Snapper XD PowerGrip Spec Review

The Snapper XD PowerGrip is a cordless handheld leaf blower delivering 700 CFM at 140 MPH. It features a 4 Ah 82 V Li-ion battery. (Read full specs)

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Features and Specifications

Type
Type Cordless
Handling Handheld
CFM Up to 700
MPH Up to 140
Blowing Force N/A
Engine
BrushlessYes
Voltage82 V
Speed settings Variable
Features
Battery Li-ion
Autonomy 60 mins
Cruise controlYes
Vacuum No
Misc
Battery included 1
Weight (w/ battery)9.7 lbs
Weight (tool only)4.4 lbs
Noise rating 96 dB
Warranty 5 years
Series82V Max
Other model numbersSXD2BL82K, 1688056

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Description

Lighter than a gas blower, this unit makes it easier for all of your clean up needs on your deck, patio or driveway. (source: Snapper)

Overview of the Snapper XD PowerGrip

  • Power: This cordless leaf blower has a maximum air volume rating of 700 cubic feet per minute (CFM) and an air speed rating of 140 MPH.
  • Power delivery: The XD PowerGrip is a brushless-motor, battery-operated blower. Therefore, it doesn’t require to be plugged in when it’s being used. The user will enjoy the added mobility of its cordless design.
  • Battery: The blower comes with a 4 Ah 82 V Li-ion battery which, unlike any other battery of similar cordless units, does not get inserted directly into the tool. Instead, a battery harness is included. This harness allows you to wear the battery around your waist, which reduces arm and back fatigue and as a result, makes it easier to work longer.
  • Handling: The unit is handheld but features Snapper's PowerGrip. PowerGrip enhances comfort of use and provides a more ergonomic grip, with a tube-mounted handle and an arm-support strap. Just like that, PowerGrip makes the blower's 9.1 lbs feel even lighter than they already would have.
  • Speed Settings: There are times when you only need a little more power, while other times you will want a bit more precision when clearing leaves and debris. For this purpose, the XD PowerGrip offers variable speed settings, adding you, the user, more control, and a cruise control mode, which will allow you to maintain it comfortably for as long as you wish.
  • Noise: The manufacturer specifications state that the XD PowerGrip can generate engine noise approaching 96 dB. This is louder than other electric handheld leaf blowers.

The Snapper XD PowerGrip's performance versus other blowers

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

  • The Snapper XD PowerGrip expels air at speeds up to 140 MPH, making it standard 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.
  • If air volume is an important feature, the XD PowerGrip by Snapper will not disappoint. Its airflow maxes out at 700 CFM (cubic feet per minute), which is more powerful than most cordless handheld blowers. If air volume is important to you, the CAT DG651, with 800 CFM, could be in your good books.
  • Its battery is standard in terms of autonomy for a cordless handheld product. Fully charged, it should run for up to 60 minutes. If autonomy is an important factor for you, the Makita CBU01Z can run for up to 300 minutes and could be worth considering.

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • PowerGrip system
  • Lightweight
  • Battery harness
  • Brushless motor
  • Cruise control
  • 5 year (limited) warranty
  • High CFM (700 CFM)
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent MPH (140 MPH)
  • Good autonomy (60 mins)
WEAKNESSES:
  • High noise (96 dB)

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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 XD PowerGrip 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 Snapper blowers, please contact the Snapper Customer Support: 1-800-317-7833.

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