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Ryobi RY40LB01K - 40V 550 CFM Cordless Blower

The Ryobi RY40LB01K is a cordless handheld leaf blower delivering 550 CFM at 120 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 120
Blowing Force N/A
Engine
BrushlessNo
Voltage40 V
Speed settings Variable
Features
Battery Li-ion
Autonomy 75 mins
Cruise controlNo
Vacuum No
Misc
Battery included 1
Weight (w/ battery)5.53 lbs
Weight (tool only)5.53 lbs
Noise rating 58 dB
Warranty 5 years

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Description

The RYOBI 40V 550 CFM Blower kit delivers power than a 25cc gas blower, making it a true gas replacement. Experience the performance of gas without the gas, maintenance, or hassle. Providing 550 CFM and 120 MPH with just the pull of a trigger, it’s perfect for clearing damp/dry leaves or yard debris. (source: Ryobi)

Overview of the Ryobi RY40LB01K

The Ryobi RY40LB01K in use

The Ryobi RY40LB01K

  • Power: The Ryobi RY40LB01K is a cordless blower with a maximum air volume rating of 550 cubic feet per minute (CFM) and an air speed of 120 MPH.
  • Power delivery: The blower is battery-operated, so the operator won’t need to worry about getting tripped up by pesky cords when they’re busy getting work done.
  • Battery: It has a 4 Ah 40 V Li-ion battery (1 OP40404 battery combo included) that should work reliably for up to 75 minutes if completely charged.
  • Handling: For those who are looking for a portable and convenient leaf blower, this model is a strong candidate. It’s designed for easy handling and use, and its size means it’s easily carried and stored. At 8.43 lbs (battery included), the Ryobi RY40LB01K is within the average weight range of cordless handheld blowers.
  • Speed Settings: In order to afford more control to the user, this unit has a variable speed control. No matter the size of the job, the user can adjust the airflow of the Ryobi RY40LB01K to match.
  • Noise: As far as electric handheld blowers go, this one is average in terms of noise with a rating of 58 dB.

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The Ryobi RY40LB01K's performance versus other blowers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea how the key specs of the Ryobi RY40LB01K compare with handheld leaf blowers of similar voltage (between 36 and 48V).

  • The air speed of the Ryobi RY40LB01K maxes out at 120 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.
  • If air volume is an important feature, the RY40LB01K by Ryobi will not disappoint. Its airflow maxes out at 550 CFM (cubic feet per minute), which is more powerful than most cordless handheld blowers with a comparable voltage. If air volume is important to you, the Husqvarna 350iB, with 800 CFM, could be in your good books.
  • The RY40LB01K is within the average range for cordless handheld units that operate between 36 and 48V, offering up to 75 minutes of running time when fully charged. If autonomy is an important factor for you, the Makita CBU01Z can run for up to 300 minutes and could be worth considering.

Price comparison

As you can see from these interactive charts, when compared to other cordless blowers, the Ryobi RY40LB01K 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
  • 5 year (limited) warranty
  • High CFM (550 CFM)
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent weight (8.43 lbs)
  • Acceptable noise (58 dB)
  • Good autonomy (75 mins)
WEAKNESSES:
  • Brushed motor
  • No cruise control
  • Low MPH (120 MPH)

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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 RY40LB01K 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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