SKIL BL4714B-10 - 20V 400 CFM Cordless Brushless Blower

The SKIL BL4714B-10 is a lightweight cordless handheld leaf blower delivering 400 CFM at 100 MPH. It features a 4 Ah 20 V Li-ion battery. (Read full specs)

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Features and Specifications

Type Cordless
Handling Handheld
CFM Up to 400
MPH Up to 100
Blowing Force 9 N
Voltage20 V
Speed settings 6
Battery Li-ion
Autonomy N/A
Vacuum No
Battery included 1
Weight (w/ battery)6.1 lbs
Weight (tool only)4.4 lbs
Noise rating N/A
Warranty 5 years
SeriesPWR CORE 20

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The digital brushless motor and PWRCORE 20™ lithium battery technology keep this cordless blower running longer, while its turbine fan design maximizes performance for up to 400 CFM of clearing power. (source: SKIL)

Overview of the SKIL BL4714B-10

The SKIL BL4714B-10 in use

The SKIL BL4714B-10

  • Power: The SKIL BL4714B-10 is a cordless blower with a maximum air volume rating of 400 cubic feet per minute (CFM) and an air speed of 100 MPH.
  • Power delivery: Since the device is powered by a brushless, battery-operated motor, it doesn’t require to be plugged in and therefore, it allows superb freedom of movement.
  • Battery: The SKIL BL4714B-10 is powered by an easy-to-recharge 4 Ah 20 V Li-ion battery (1 BY519601 battery included).
  • Handling: It’s handheld, so naturally it’s easier to handle and carry than larger leaf blowers, such as backpack models or walk-behinds. When compared to other cordless handheld blowers, the SKIL BL4714B-10 stands out due to its lower weight: just 6.1 lbs battery included.
  • Speed Settings: Not all jobs need full power. The BL4714B-10 has 6 speed settings so, you can blow more or less air from the blower depending on the job.

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The SKIL BL4714B-10's performance versus other blowers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea how the key specs of the SKIL BL4714B-10 compare with handheld leaf blowers of similar voltage (between 18 and 24V).

  • Air expelled from the nozzle of this blower can reach 100 MPH. When compared to others of this type, the BL4714B-10 has a lower air speed than most battery-operated handheld blowers in the 18 and 24V range. For the fastest air speed in this category, you may want to consider the Makita XBU07SM1, which can expell air at a velocity that can reach 143 MPH.
  • Regarding its air volume, the SKIL BL4714B-10 boasts an impressive airflow that can reach 400 CFM (Cubic Foot per Minute). This places it amongst the most powerful cordless handheld blowers with a comparable voltage. If air volume is important to you, the Ryobi PBLLB01K, with 510 CFM, could be in your good books.

Price comparison

As you can see from these interactive charts, when compared to other cordless blowers, the SKIL BL4714B-10 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

  • In the expected price range
  • Lightweight (6.1 lbs)
  • Brushless motor
  • 5 year (limited) warranty
  • High CFM for its voltage
  • Low MPH (100 MPH)

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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 BL4714B-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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