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Ryobi RY404100 Spec Review

The Ryobi RY404100 is a cordless handheld leaf blower delivering 730 CFM at 190 MPH. It features a 4 Ah 40 V Li-ion battery. (Read full specs)

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Features and Specifications

Type
Type Cordless
Handling Handheld
CFM Up to 730
MPH Up to 190
Blowing Force N/A
Engine
BrushlessYes
Voltage40 V
Speed settings Variable
Features
Battery Li-ion
Autonomy N/A
Cruise controlYes
Vacuum No
Misc
Battery included 2
Weight (w/ battery)11.6 lbs
Weight (tool only)8.5 lbs
Noise rating 57 dB
Warranty 5 years
SeriesWhisper
Other model numbersRY404100VNM

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Description

Overview of the Ryobi RY404100

The Ryobi RY404100 in use

The Ryobi RY404100

  • Power: The Ryobi RY404100 can force 730 cubic feet of air per minute (CFM) from its nozzle at a maximum speed of 190 MPH.
  • Power delivery: This blower has a brushless, battery-operated motor. Thus, the user won’t have to worry about tripping over pesky cords when they’re busy working their lawn.
  • Battery: The Ryobi RY404100 features an easy-to-recharge 4 Ah 40 V Li-ion battery (2 OP4040A1 batteries included).
  • Handling: Being handheld, this blower has a good maneuverability and is meant to be easier to carry around over a small period of time. Be aware that, at 11.6 lbs, the Ryobi RY404100 is on the heavier side of cordless handheld blowers.
  • Speed Settings: With its variable speed settings, the Ryobi RY404100 allows you to precisely control its air output. In addition, the blower is also equipped with cruise control, with which the user can easily maintain the selected settings.
  • Noise: Its noise rating of 57 dB can be considered the standard for similar electric handheld blowers.

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The Ryobi RY404100's performance versus other blowers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea how the key specs of the Ryobi RY404100 compare with similar leaf blowers.

  • Air exiting the nozzle of this blower can reach 190 MPH, which is quite a bit faster than most battery-operated handheld blowers. If you wish to benefit from air expelled at the fastest possible speed, the Makita XBU01PT and its 208 MPH could be an option to consider.
  • If air volume is an important feature, the RY404100 by Ryobi will not disappoint. Its airflow maxes out at 730 CFM (cubic feet per minute), which is more powerful than most cordless handheld blowers. If air volume is important to you, the CAT DG651, with 800 CFM, could be in your good books.

Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other cordless blowers, the Ryobi RY404100 is on the average side of the price range.

Therefore, this blower nicely fits in the expected budget for this kind of product.

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • In the expected price range
  • Brushless motor
  • Cruise control
  • 5 year (limited) warranty
  • High CFM (730 CFM)
  • High MPH (190 MPH)
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Acceptable noise (57 dB)
WEAKNESSES:
  • Quite heavy (11.6 lbs)

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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 RY404100 is covered under a warranty for up to 5 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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