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Snapper HD 1687968 Spec Sheet

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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  • $159.16 - April 7, 2021
  • $155.19 - March 27, 2021
  • $151.79 - March 26, 2021
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Since: March 26, 2021
  • Highest Price: $159.16 - April 7, 2021
  • Lowest Price: $151.79 - March 26, 2021

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 8.8 lbs
Noise rating 96 dB
Tube length N/A
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. (source: Snapper)

Overview of the Snapper HD 1687968

The Snapper HD 1687968 in use

The Snapper HD 1687968

  • Power: The Snapper HD 1687968 can force 450 cubic feet of air per minute (CFM) from its nozzle at a maximum speed of 120 MPH.
  • Power delivery: The HD 1687968 is a battery-operated unit, so it doesn’t need to be plugged in during use. Users will enjoy the added mobility of its cordless design.
  • Battery: Its 2 Ah 48 V Li-ion battery (1 battery included) means that a user can operate the HD 1687968 for an estimated 20 minutes on a full charge.
  • Handling: With its handheld design, this leaf blower was created with portability in mind. Most users will have no problem using it almost anywhere. However, for a cordless handheld blower, the Snapper HD 1687968 is heavier than most, weighing 8.8 lbs.
  • Speed Settings: For those who wish to have complete control while operating their leaf blower, the HD 1687968 offers variable speed settings, and moreover, is also equipped with cruise control, which allows the user to comfortably continue blowing at their preferred setting.
  • Noise: Note that this blower is somewhat on the noisy end of electric handheld blowers, as its engine can reach an operating noise level of around 96 dB.

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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.
  • The HD 1687968 is average in terms of air volume. It's rated at 450 CFM, which is common for cordless handheld blowers. If air volume is important to you, the Snapper XD PowerGrip, with 700 CFM, could be in your good books.
  • Users can expect an 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 EGO POWER+ LBX6000 which offers up to 96 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 CFM (450 CFM)
  • Decent MPH (120 MPH)
WEAKNESSES:
  • Quite heavy (8.8 lbs)
  • 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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