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Ryobi RY42WB Spec Sheet

The Ryobi RY42WB is a gas-powered wheeled leaf blower delivering 520 CFM at 200 MPH. It features a 2-cycle 42 cc engine. (Read full specs)

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Features and Specifications

Type
Type Gas-Powered
Handling Walk-Behind
CFM Up to 520
MPH Up to 200
Blowing Force N/A
Engine
Make N/A
Engine displacement 42 cc
Strokes 2
Fuel/oil ratio 50:1
Speed settings Variable
Features
Self-propelled No
Fuel tank 22 fl. oz.
Vacuum No
Misc
Weight 30 lbs
Noise rating 74 dB
Tube length N/A
Warranty 3 years

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Description

This RYOBI 200 MPH 520 CFM 42cc Gas Wheeled Blower is a great choice for large jobs. The 2-cycle, wheeled blower allows for heavy duty blowing without the fatigue of hand carrying the equipment. This blower features a variable speed trigger, allowing you to clear debris with precision or power through larger areas. Designed for comfort and convenience, this blower has a soft-grip handles that collapses for easy storage. (source: Ryobi)

Overview of the Ryobi RY42WB

  • Power: The Ryobi RY42WB is a gas-powered blower with a maximum air volume rating of 520 cubic feet per minute (CFM) and an air speed of 200 MPH.
  • Handling: Walk-behind blowers such as the Ryobi RY42WB are the most powerful. They are wheeled, heavy, have to be pushed and are mostly used by professionals.
  • Engine: This blower's engine has a displacement specification of 42 cc. Since this is a 2-stroke engine, it’s important to remember that the RY42WB cannot run on gasoline alone. The fuel must be mixed with an appropriate ratio of gasoline and oil in order for it to function properly (for this Ryobi model, this ratio is 50:1).
  • Speed Settings: For those who are keen on having complete control while operating their leaf blower, the RY42WB offers variable speed settings.
  • Noise: With a decibel rating of 74 dB, the RY42WB is neither louder nor quieter than its rivals in the gas-powered walk-behind category.
  • Fuel Tank: The fuel tank can hold 22 fl. oz. What it loses in fuel capacity, the RY42WB gains in portability by having a more manageable weight. In fact, it is the smallest tank of all gas walk-behind blowers.

The Ryobi RY42WB's performance versus other blowers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea how the key specs of the Ryobi RY42WB compare with similar leaf blowers.

  • Upon exiting the nozzle, the air can reach speeds of up to 200 MPH, which is rather impressive for gas-powered walk-behind blowers – it's actually the blower expelling the fastest air!
  • Regarding its air volume, the airflow of the Ryobi RY42WB can reach 520 CFM (Cubic Feet per Minute), which is on the low end for gas-powered walk-behind blowers (the biggest expelled air volume belonging to the Eliet BL 450 EZR with 3814 CFM).

Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other gas walk-behind blowers, the Ryobi RY42WB 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
  • High MPH (200 MPH)
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Acceptable noise (74 dB)
WEAKNESSES:
  • Small tank (22 fl. oz.)
  • Low CFM (520 CFM)

Do you own the Ryobi RY42WB and agree (or disagree) with these strengths and weaknesses?

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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 RY42WB is covered under a warranty for up to 3 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. Alternatively, you can also contact their Customer Support: 1-800-860-4050.

Questions & Answers

QCan air flow direction be adjusted? (Asked October 26, 2019)

ANo it can't. But the blower is pretty light, so you can easily tilt it a bit.

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    I would like to use it on my leaves but I could never figure out how to get started,set at a prime 10x until tries to start.set at b,run 1min.or so.didnt work but one time.then gets hot starts losing power when stops will not start again.to bad I like it

    + PROS: easy to handle good air speed moves a lot of debris,leaves,etc. i like it.
    - CONS: never get it started,pull and pull for ever,if you do get it started your to tired to use it.got it started once,run a tank of fuel never got to see it run again.too bad
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