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Ryobi RY404180 Spec Review

The Ryobi RY404180 is a cordless handheld leaf blower delivering 730 CFM at 190 MPH. It is powered by a 40V battery system. (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
Autonomy 40 mins
Cruise controlYes
Vacuum No
Misc
Battery included 2
Weight (w/ battery)9.8 lbs
Weight (tool only)6.5 lbs
Noise rating 57 dB
Warranty 5 years
SeriesWhisper
Other model numbersRY404180VNM

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Description

Overview of the Ryobi RY404180

The Ryobi RY404180 in use

The Ryobi RY404180

  • Power: The Ryobi RY404180 is a cordless blower with a maximum air volume rating of 730 cubic feet per minute (CFM) and an air speed of 190 MPH.
  • Power delivery: If you don’t like dealing with cords, you will be delighted to know that this blower is equipped with a brushless, battery-operated motor.
  • Battery: The Ryobi RY404180 comes with two 6 Ah 40 V Li-ion batteries. These batteries can be used through a versatile system which allows the user to equip it with a single battery, or to extend its capabilites by a backpack power supply unit which houses up to three batteries. We provide further details about the backpack power supply unit below.
  • Handling: Ryobi markets this unit as a handheld/backpack blower. However, we consider this blower handheld, since the user has to carry the unit's full weight with their arm, even when using the backpack power supply.
  • Speed Settings: To provide more control over their job to the user, the unit has a variable speed control setting. No matter the size of the job, the user can adjust the airflow of the Ryobi RY404180 to match it. On top of that, maintaining the selected speed is effortless, as it also features cruise control.
  • Noise: Its noise rating of 57 dB can be considered the standard for similar electric handheld blowers.

Backpack Power Supply Unit

Ryobi's 40V backpack power supply with 3 batteries

Ryobi's 40V Backpack Power Supply

Ryobi's 40V backpack power supply allows you to maximize runtime when tackling big jobs. It consists of a hard shell that can contain up to 3 batteries, built-in adjustable straps, and a power adaptor.

To use the backpack power supply, the user inserts the desired number of batteries into the backpack, and plugs the power adaptor into the blower's battery slot. The leaf blower is powered by one battery pack at a time. If there are more than one battery pack installed, the one of the most charge will be used when the blower is turned on.

The backpack also features a USB charging port that can provide up to 2 amps of charging power for your cell phone, MP3 player, tablet, or other USB devices

The adaptor features an LCD display which provides an instant reading on each battery's charge. The backpack can also be used as a multiport rapid charger and is compatible with select tools in the RYOBI 40V collection.

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The Ryobi RY404180's performance versus other blowers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea how the key specs of the Ryobi RY404180 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.
  • Regarding its air volume, the Ryobi RY404180 boasts an impressive airflow that can reach 730 CFM (Cubic Foot per Minute). This places it amongst the most powerful 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 RY404180 is on the expensive side of the price range.

While certainly not the cheapest of its kind, purchasing it could most likely also mean enjoying the reliability of a high-end product.

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • The backpack power supply can carry up to 3 batteries
  • Brushless motor
  • Cruise control
  • 5 year (limited) warranty
  • High CFM (730 CFM)
  • High MPH (190 MPH)
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Acceptable noise (57 dB)
WEAKNESSES:
  • On the expensive side

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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 RY404180 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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