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Snapper HD 1687968 Spec Review

The Snapper HD 1687968 is a cordless handheld leaf blower delivering 450 CFM at 120 MPH. It features a 2 Ah 48 V Li-ion battery. (Read full specs)

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Latest updates:
  • $172.77 - May 18, 2022
  • $209.77 - May 13, 2022
  • $209.83 - May 10, 2022
  • $175.46 - April 30, 2022
  • $175.43 - April 28, 2022
  • $166.13 - April 20, 2022
  • $166.17 - April 9, 2022
  • $165.95 - March 30, 2022
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Since: March 1, 2022
  • Highest Price: $209.83 - May 10, 2022
  • Lowest Price: $165.58 - March 1, 2022

Features and Specifications

Type
Type Cordless
Handling Handheld
CFM Up to 450
MPH Up to 120
Blowing Force N/A
Engine
BrushlessNo
Voltage48 V
Speed settings Variable
Features
Battery Li-ion
Autonomy 20 mins
Cruise controlYes
Vacuum No
Misc
Battery included 1
Weight (w/ battery)7.2 lbs
Weight (tool only)5.11 lbs
Noise rating 96 dB
Warranty 3 years
Series48V Max
Other model numbersBL48K

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Description

This cordless blower includes features like infinite speed control, boost mode and easy trigger starting so you can take the hassles out of yard work.

Overview of the Snapper HD 1687968

The Snapper HD 1687968 in use

The Snapper HD 1687968

  • Power: This cordless leaf blower has a maximum air volume rating of 450 cubic feet per minute (CFM) and an air speed rating of 120 MPH.
  • Power delivery: Those who don’t want to fuss with cords will be glad to know that this blower is battery-operated.
  • Battery: With its 2 Ah 48 V Li-ion battery (1 BSB2AH48 battery included), the Snapper HD 1687968 has a standard, full-charge run time of up to 20 minutes.
  • 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. All told (including the battery), it weighs 7.2 lbs — the Snapper HD 1687968 is neither the lightest nor the heaviest cordless handheld blower on the market.
  • Speed Settings: With its variable speed settings, the Snapper HD 1687968 allows you to precisely control its air output. In addition, the blower is also equipped with cruise control, with which the user can easily maintain the selected settings.
  • Noise: The manufacturer specifications state that the HD 1687968 can generate engine noise approaching 96 dB. This is louder than other electric handheld leaf blowers.

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The Snapper HD 1687968's performance versus other blowers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea how the key specs of the Snapper HD 1687968 compare with similar leaf blowers.

  • Its max air speed of 120 MPH places it at the approximate midpoint in comparison to other 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 450 CFM (cubic feet per minute). With this output rating, the HD 1687968 is well within average in relation to similar cordless handheld blowers. If air volume is important to you, the EGO LB7654, with 765 CFM, could be in your good books.
  • Users can expect a maximum autonomy of 20 minutes from its battery, which means the HD 1687968 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 Toro 51822 which offers up to 140 minutes of runtime.

Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other cordless blowers, the Snapper HD 1687968 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
  • Cruise control
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent weight (7.2 lbs)
  • Decent CFM (450 CFM)
  • Decent MPH (120 MPH)
WEAKNESSES:
  • Brushed motor
  • High noise (96 dB)
  • Low autonomy (20 mins)

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About Snapper

Snapper Inc. is a Northern American lawn equipment company, mainly focused on the production of lawn mowers, pressure washers and, of course, leaf blowers. Snapper’s roots extend all the way back to 1894. Originally Southern Saw Works, the company focused on production of lumber equipment. Snapper was renamed, rebranded and reorganized many times throughout their history, and now remains a subsidiary of Briggs & Stratton. The company still produces some of its products in its US plant, in Wauwatosa, WI. However, most of Snapper’s products are nowadays produced overseas.

Warranty Information

The Snapper HD 1687968 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 Snapper blowers, please contact the Snapper Customer Support: 1-800-317-7833.

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