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Ryobi RY40480 Spec Review

The Ryobi RY40480 is a cordless handheld leaf blower delivering 525 CFM at 110 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 525
MPH Up to 110
Blowing Force N/A
Engine
BrushlessNo
Voltage40 V
Speed settings Variable
Features
Battery Li-ion
Autonomy 30 mins
Cruise controlNo
Vacuum No
Misc
Battery included 1
Weight (w/ battery)9.4 lbs
Weight (tool only)6.3 lbs
Noise rating 68 dB
Warranty 5 years
SeriesJet Fan
Other model numbersRY40408

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Description

Gas-like power delivers 525 CFM and 110 MPH. Jet fan design for increased airflow. Variable speed trigger for user control. Turbo button for maximum power (source: Ryobi)

Overview of the Ryobi RY40480

The Ryobi RY40480 in use

The Ryobi RY40480

  • Power: This cordless leaf blower has a maximum air volume rating of 525 cubic feet per minute (CFM) and an air speed rating of 110 MPH.
  • Power delivery: Those who don’t want to fuss with cords will be glad to know that this blower is battery-operated.
  • Battery: Its 4 Ah 40 V Li-ion battery (1 OP4040A1 battery included) offers a maximum autonomy of 30 minutes on a full charge.
  • Handling: With its handheld design, this leaf blower was created with portability in mind. Most users will have no problem using it almost anywhere. All told (including the battery), it weighs 9.4 lbs — the Ryobi RY40480 is neither the lightest nor the heaviest cordless handheld blower on the market.
  • Speed Settings: For those who are keen on having complete control while operating their leaf blower, the RY40480 offers variable speed settings.
  • Noise: With a decibel rating of 68 dB, the RY40480 is neither louder nor quieter than its rivals in the electric handheld category.

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The Ryobi RY40480's performance versus other blowers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea how the key specs of the Ryobi RY40480 compare with similar leaf blowers.

  • Air expelled from the nozzle of this blower can reach 110 MPH. When compared to others of this type, the RY40480 has a lower air speed than most battery-operated handheld blowers. 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 RY40480 is powerful, with an airflow rating of 525 CFM (cubic feet per minute). This is certainly on the high end compared to other cordless handheld blowers. If air volume is important to you, the CAT DG651, with 800 CFM, could be in your good books.
  • Users can expect a maximum autonomy of 30 minutes from its battery, which means the RY40480 won't run as long as many other cordless handheld units before needing to be plugged in. 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 this interactive chart, when compared to other cordless blowers, the Ryobi RY40480 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
  • 5 year (limited) warranty
  • High CFM (525 CFM)
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent weight (9.4 lbs)
  • Acceptable noise (68 dB)
WEAKNESSES:
  • Brushed motor
  • No cruise control
  • Low MPH (110 MPH)
  • Low autonomy (30 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 RY40480 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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