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SKIL BL4713-10 Spec Review

The SKIL BL4713-10 is a lightweight cordless handheld leaf blower delivering 500 CFM at 193 MPH. It features a 2.5 Ah 40 V Li-ion battery. (Read full specs)

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Features and Specifications

Type
Type Cordless
Handling Handheld
CFM Up to 500
MPH Up to 193
Blowing Force N/A
Engine
BrushlessYes
Voltage40 V
Speed settings Variable
Features
Battery Li-ion
Autonomy 50 mins
Cruise controlNo
Vacuum No
Misc
Battery included 1
Weight (w/ battery)7.1 lbs
Weight (tool only)4.6 lbs
Noise rating N/A
Warranty 5 years
SeriesPWR CORE 40

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Description

The digital brushless motor and PWRCORE 40™ lithium battery technology keep this cordless blower running longer, while its turbine fan design maximizes performance for up to 500 CFM of clearing power. (source: SKIL)

Overview of the SKIL BL4713-10

The SKIL BL4713-10 in use

The SKIL BL4713-10

  • Power: The SKIL BL4713-10 can force 500 cubic feet of air per minute (CFM) from its nozzle at a maximum speed of 193 MPH.
  • Power delivery: SKIL designed this unit and its brushless, battery-operated motor with top-of-the-food-chain maneuverability in mind. The BL4713-10 doesn’t need to be plugged in, so you can take it anywhere easily.
  • Battery: Its 2.5 Ah 40 V Li-ion battery (1 BY8705-00 battery included) offers a maximum autonomy of 50 minutes on a full charge.
  • Handling: Being handheld, this blower has a good maneuverability and is meant to be easier to carry around over a small period of time. When compared to other cordless handheld blowers, the SKIL BL4713-10 stands out due to its lower weight: just 7.1 lbs battery included.
  • 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 SKIL BL4713-10 to match.

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The SKIL BL4713-10's performance versus other blowers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea how the key specs of the SKIL BL4713-10 compare with similar leaf blowers.

  • It can push air from the nozzle at 193 MPH, which puts it ahead of its class in terms of air speed for battery-operated handheld blowers. If you wish to benefit from air expelled at the fastest possible speed, the Makita XBU01PT and its 208 MPH could be an option to consider.
  • It has a maximum air volume output of 500 CFM (cubic feet per minute). With this output rating, the BL4713-10 is well within average in relation to similar cordless handheld blowers. If air volume is important to you, the CAT DG651, with 800 CFM, could be in your good books.
  • The BL4713-10 is within the average range for cordless handheld units, offering up to 50 minutes of running time when fully charged. If autonomy is an important factor for you, the Toro 51822 can run for up to 140 minutes and could be worth considering.

Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other cordless blowers, the SKIL BL4713-10 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
  • Lightweight (7.1 lbs)
  • Brushless motor
  • 5 year (limited) warranty
  • High MPH (193 MPH)
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent CFM (500 CFM)
  • Good autonomy (50 mins)
WEAKNESSES:
  • No cruise control

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About SKIL

SKIL is a highly-regarded North American power tool manufacturer based in Naperville, Illinois with a rich history dating back to 1924. The ownership of SKIL has changed hands multiple times, recently including Bosch and currently, Chervon (based in Nanjing, China), the corporation behind the innovative leaf blower manufacturer EGO. SKIL is best known for its circular saws, which reportedly supported the war effort during World War II. Since then, SKIL expanded its ventures globally and broadened its product portfolio to include power tools of all kinds, including leaf blowers. Skill currently offers a limited selection of cordless blowers in the signature SKIL red color.

Warranty Information

The SKIL BL4713-10 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 SKIL blowers, please consult SKIL's warranty policies (opens in a new tab). Alternatively, you can also contact their Customer Support: 1-877-SKIL-999 (1-877-754-5999).

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