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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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Price history for the Ryobi RY40480
Latest updates:
  • $109.99 - October 7, 2021
  • $114.99 - September 16, 2021
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Since: September 16, 2021
  • Highest Price: $114.99 - September 16, 2021
  • Lowest Price: $109.99 - October 7, 2021

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 11.9 lbs
Noise rating 68 dB
Tube length N/A
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: The RY40480 is a cordless blower made by Ryobi. It has a maximum air speed of 110 MPH and its nozzle can expel a max air volume of 525 cubic feet per minute (CFM).
  • Power delivery: The RY40480 is a battery-operated unit, so it doesn’t need to be plugged in during use. Users will enjoy the added mobility of its cordless design.
  • Battery: It has a 4 Ah 40 V Li-ion battery (1 battery included) that can work reliably for up to 30 minutes if completely charged.
  • Handling: Being handheld, this blower has a good maneuverability and is meant to be easier to carry around over a small period of time. However, for a cordless handheld blower, the Ryobi RY40480 is heavier than most, weighing 11.9 lbs.
  • Speed Settings: For those who are keen on having complete control while operating their leaf blower, the RY40480 offers variable speed settings.
  • Noise: As far as electric handheld blowers go, this one is average in terms of noise with a rating of 68 dB.

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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.

  • The air speed of the Ryobi RY40480 maxes out at 110 MPH. While more than adequate for many jobs, its air speed is below average among other 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.
  • If air volume is an important feature, the RY40480 by Ryobi will not disappoint. Its airflow maxes out at 525 CFM (cubic feet per minute), which is more powerful than most cordless handheld blowers. If air volume is important to you, the Ryobi RY404100, with 730 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 EGO POWER+ LBX6000 which offers up to 96 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:
  • Acceptable noise (68 dB)
WEAKNESSES:
  • Quite heavy (11.9 lbs)
  • 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 Craftsman, 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: 1-800-860-4050.

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