Characteristics Of The Ryobi RY38BP

  • Ryobi RY38BP 1
  • Ryobi RY38BP 2
  • Ryobi RY38BP 3

The Ryobi RY38BP is a gas-powered backpack leaf blower delivering 760 CFM at 175 MPH. It features a 2-cycle 38 cc engine.
  • Ryobi RY38BP 1
  • Ryobi RY38BP 2
  • Ryobi RY38BP 3

Features and Specifications


Type Gas-Powered
Handling Backpack
CFM Up to 760
MPH Up to 175
Blowing Force N/A


Make N/A
Engine Displacement 38 cc
Strokes 2
Speed Settings Variable


Cordless Yes
Fuel Tank N/A
Vacuum No
Mulcher No


Weight 20.2 lbs
Noise Rating 75.5 dB
Tube Length N/A
Warranty 3 years

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Overview of the Ryobi RY38BP

  • Power: The Ryobi RY38BP is a gas-powered leaf blower. It sports a max air speed of 175 MPH and a max air volume rating of 760 cubic feet per minute (CFM).
  • Handling: Like most backpack blowers, this model is technically heavier than a handheld. That being said, it can feel lighter and more comfortable because of the way it is carried, even when used over extended periods of time. All told, it weighs 20.2 lbs — the Ryobi RY38BP is neither the lightest nor the heaviest gas-powered backpack leaf blower on the market.
  • Engine: The blower is fitted with a 38 cc engine. As you may or may not know, 2-stroke engines require a mixture of gasoline and oil in order to keep all the moving parts lubricated while fuelling the engine’s internal combustion. You can find the manufacturer’s specific gas/oil ratio in your user manual.
  • Speed Settings: Sometimes you just need a little more power, while other times you may want a little more precision when moving leaves and debris. That’s why the RY38BP features variable speed settings for added control.
  • Noise: As far as gas-powered backpack blowers go, this one is average in terms of noise with a rating of 75.5 dB.

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 leaf blowers (the one expelling air at the fastest speed being the Husqvarna 150BT with 251 MPH).
  • If power is an important feature, the RY38BP by Ryobi will not disappoint. Its airflow maxes out at 760 CFM (cubic feet per minute), which is more powerful than most gas-powered backpack leaf blowers (the biggest expelled air volume belonging to the Stihl BR 700 with 912 CFM).

The bottom line

  • High CFM (760 CFM)
  • Acceptable Noise (75.5 dB)
  • Decent Weight (20.2 lbs)
  • 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 Craftsman, 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. Alternatively, you can also contact their Customer Support: 1-800-860-4050
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