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Ryobi RY40470 - 40V 550 CFM Cordless Brushless Blower

The Ryobi RY40470 is a cordless handheld leaf blower delivering 550 CFM at 125 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 550
MPH Up to 125
Blowing Force N/A
Engine
BrushlessYes
Voltage40 V
Speed settings Variable
Features
Battery Li-ion
Autonomy 20 mins
Cruise controlNo
Vacuum No
Misc
Battery included 1
Weight (w/ battery)9.7 lbs
Weight (tool only)6.6 lbs
Noise rating 59 dB
Warranty 5 years
Other model numbersRY40470VNM

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Description

Part of the Whisper Series™ Family of blowers it delivers all the power without the noise. The Brushless Motor and Jet Fan Design increase airflow and optimize performance delivering an impressive 550 CFM at only 59 decibels. (source: Ryobi)

Overview of the Ryobi RY40470

The Ryobi RY40470 in use

The Ryobi RY40470

  • Power: This cordless leaf blower features a maximum air volume rating of 550 CFM and an air speed rating of 125 MPH.
  • Power delivery: With its brushless motor, the Ryobi RY40470 delivers cordless functionality, allowing users to maneuver freely and efficiently during lawn care routines.
  • Battery: With its 4 Ah 40 V Li-ion battery (1 OP4040A1 battery included), the Ryobi RY40470 has a standard, full-charge run time of up to 20 minutes.
  • Handling: Being handheld, this blower has a good maneuverability and is meant to be easier to carry around over a small period of time. It's important to note that the Ryobi RY40470 tips the scales at 9.7 lbs, making it heavier compared to many others in the cordless handheld category.
  • Speed Settings: For those who are keen on having complete control while operating their leaf blower, the RY40470 offers variable speed settings.
  • Noise: With a decibel rating of 59 dB, the RY40470 is neither louder nor quieter than its rivals in the electric handheld category.

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The Ryobi RY40470's performance versus other blowers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea how the key specs of the Ryobi RY40470 compare with handheld leaf blowers of similar voltage (between 36 and 48V).

  • The air speed of the Ryobi RY40470 maxes out at 125 MPH. While more than adequate for many jobs, its air speed is below average among other battery-operated handheld blowers between 36 and 48V. For the fastest air speed in this category, you may want to consider the Makita XBU01PT, which can expell air at a velocity that can reach 208 MPH.
  • The Ryobi RY40470 is a powerhouse, boasting an airflow capacity of 550 CFM (Cubic Foot per Minute), firmly establishing itself among the most potent cordless handheld blowers. If air volume is important to you, the Husqvarna 350iB, with 800 CFM, could be in your good books.
  • Users can anticipate a maximum autonomy of 20 minutes from its battery, suggesting that the RY40470's runtime is below average among cordless handheld units. To enjoy the best possible autonomy in this category, you could have a look at the Makita CBU01Z which offers up to 300 minutes of runtime.

Price comparison

As you can see from these interactive charts, when compared to other cordless blowers, the Ryobi RY40470 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
  • 5 year (limited) warranty
  • High CFM (550 CFM)
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Acceptable noise (59 dB)
WEAKNESSES:
  • Quite heavy (9.7 lbs)
  • No cruise control
  • Low MPH (125 MPH)
  • Low autonomy (20 mins)

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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 RY40470 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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