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Ryobi RY38BP - 760 CFM Gas Backpack Blower

The Ryobi RY38BP is a gas-powered backpack leaf blower delivering 760 CFM at 175 MPH. It features a 2-cycle 38cc engine. (Read full specs)

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Features and Specifications

Type
Type Gas-Powered
Handling Backpack
CFM Up to 760
MPH Up to 175
Blowing Force N/A
Engine
Make N/A
Engine displacement 38cc
Strokes 2
Fuel/oil ratio 50:1
Speed settings Variable
Features
Throttle positionTube
Cruise controlYes
Fuel tank 30 fl. oz.
Vacuum No
Misc
Weight 20.2 lbs
Noise rating 75.5 dB
Warranty 3 years

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Description

The RYOBI 2 Cycle Backpack Blower is the most powerful residential backpack blower on the market. CROSSFORCE Fan Technology delivers a best in class 760 CFM and 175 MPH. The large 38cc engine provides more clearing power and is uniquely positioned for increased efficiency. This blower features a variable speed trigger and cruise control, giving you the ability to conveniently adjust the speed for each task. Enjoy comfort and support no matter how long you work, with the adjustable shoulder straps and contoured back. (source: Ryobi)

Overview of the Ryobi RY38BP

The Ryobi RY38BP in use

The Ryobi RY38BP

  • Power: The Ryobi RY38BP is a gas-powered leaf blower. It features a maximum air speed of 175 MPH and a maximum air volume rating of 760 cubic feet per minute (CFM).
  • Handling: With its backpack design, this leaf blower prioritizes user comfort and ease of use, allowing for extended operation with minimal strain on the user. Its throttle is located on the tube, which allows you to keep your left hand free. In the realm of gas-powered backpack blowers, the Ryobi RY38BP is distinguished by its lower weight, offering ease of use at just 20.2 lbs.
  • Engine: This blower's engine has a displacement specification of 38cc. As with most 2-stroke engines, the RY38BP requires a fuel mixture of gas and oil to function efficiently. The fuel/oil ratio recommended by Ryobi for the RY38BP is 50:1.
  • Speed Settings: Users can fine-tune airflow with the variable speed settings of the RY38BP, complemented by intuitive cruise control for effortless use.
  • Noise: As far as gas-powered backpack blowers go, this one is average in terms of noise with a rating of 75.5 dB.
  • Fuel Tank: While the fuel tank of the RY38BP may not be as capacious as others in its class, holding 30 fl. oz, its lighter weight ensures greater convenience during operation and transport.

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The Ryobi RY38BP's performance versus other blowers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea how the key specs of the Ryobi RY38BP compare with similar leaf blowers.

  • Maxing out at 175 MPH at full power, this blower is on the lower end in terms of air speed for gas-powered backpack blowers. For the fastest air speed in this category, you may want to consider the Husqvarna 150BT, which can expell air at a velocity that can reach 270 MPH.
  • At 760 CFM, the RY38BP's air volume output is typical for gas-powered backpack blowers. If air volume is important to you, the RedMax EBZ9000RH, with 1245 CFM, could be in your good books.

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Price comparison

As you can see from these interactive charts, when compared to other gas backpack blowers, the Ryobi RY38BP is on the cheap side of the price range.

It can therefore be a really good buy if you're looking to acquire a budget blower.

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • Inexpensive
  • Lightweight (20.2 lbs)
  • Cruise control
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Acceptable noise (75.5 dB)
  • Decent CFM (760 CFM)
WEAKNESSES:
  • Small tank (30 fl. oz.)
  • Low MPH (175 MPH)

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About Ryobi

Ryobi Limited is a manufacturer of power tools, outdoor equipment, and various other types of electronic products and components. Founded in Japan in 1943, Ryobi has since expanded to become a multi-brand, multinational company aimed at providing affordable, pro-featured products. It is now owned by Techtronic Industries, a company overseeing production and marketing of brands such as Ridgid and Homelite.

Warranty Information

The Ryobi RY38BP is covered under a warranty for up to 3 years. This warranty may not cover all parts of the blower.
For more information about the warranty of Ryobi blowers, please consult Ryobi's warranty policies (opens in a new tab). Alternatively, you can also contact their Customer Support: 1-800-525-2579.

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Ryobi RY38BP
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  1. 0.9
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    Super weak blower. Just as heavy as my stihl. I’ll just stick with it, because it’s a boss.

    + PROS: The contoured back was pretty nice, but that's it.
    - CONS: Everything else.
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  2. 2.15
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    Ryobi has a known issue with this blower. Seems the clearance between the fan housing and the fan are too close. On some machines this causes the two parts to touch creating great deal of friction and as a result extreme heat between the two. IF the machine is not stopped immediately, they melt together as the engine cools causing the engine to bind when trying to restart. I have worked on many many engines. This is not the first I have seen with this problem. Ryobi refuses to send replacement parts provided under their warranty. Do not buy this machine.

    + PROS: Nice while it lasts
    - CONS: Ryobi refuses to send replacement parts provided under their warranty. Do not buy this machine.
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  3. 2.25
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    Totally dissatisfied with the RY38BP backpack blower. Less than a year old and in the middle of yard work the engine quit working properly. It was running great and just lost all power…and now will not rev to full speed. It appears to be the throttle body/ carburetor failure. Really after 1/2 season of use and prepped and winter stored like all my other equipment. ( which btw all started and are running perfect). I’m told to replace the carb it will cost $54 plus labor… I have an abundance of Ryobi equipment but this one could just change my next purchases. Would like someone from Ryobi to contact me…

    + PROS: Reasonably priced, comfortable to wear
    - CONS: Poor workmanship and quality. Hope this is a one off... but will have a hard time giving anyone a recommendation to buy this unit
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    KITANO PROPERTIES May 26, 2020 at 2:28 am
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    The control handle is too short, maneuvering is difficult due to no flexibility in the nozzle hose. Extremely noisy to operate.

    + PROS: At 175 mph, the performance is adequate, as well as the price.
    - CONS: The control handle is too short, maneuvering is difficult due to no flexibility in the nozzle hose. Extremely noisy to operate.
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  5. 1.15
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    almost everything on this blower is just to big and bulky i needed something that was heavy duty but not heavy this thing ways 22 lbs or more i was not impressed so I returned it and got my money back and now Im going to buy a stihl br 200 do not buy this ryobi 230 dollars is not worth it

    + PROS: straps
    - CONS: almost everything on this blower is just to big and bulky i needed something that was heavy duty but not heavy this thing ways 22 lbs or more i was not impressed so I returned it and got my money back and now Im going to buy a stihl br 200 do not buy this ryobi
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