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Weed Eater WE12B Spec Sheet

The Weed Eater WE12B is a 2-in-1 blower/vacuum delivering 360 CFM at 200 MPH. It features a 12-amp motor. (Read full specs)

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Features and Specifications

Type
Type Electric
Handling Handheld
CFM Up to 360
MPH Up to 200
Blowing Force N/A
Engine
BrushlessNo
Amp12 Amp
Voltage120 V
Speed settings 1
Features
Cord lock Yes
Vacuum Yes
Mulcher No
Misc
Weight 8.2 lbs
Noise rating N/A
Tube length N/A
Warranty 2 years

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Description

The all-new Weed Eater WE12B electric leaf blower is compact, super-lightweight, easy to start, and easy to use, with simple, intuitive controls. With a 12 amp motor, it's perfect for clean-up of medium- to larger-sized yards, plus driveways, sidewalks, porches, and decks. With 360 CFM of blowing force and 200 MPH air speed, there's plenty of power to blow away grass, leaves, and other stubborn debris. It powers up instantly with the simple press of a button, with no pull cords, gas, oil, or fumes; and it's vacuum-capable, should you choose to remove debris rather than blowing it into a pile or out of sight. Plus, it has a nifty built-in cord retainer for simple, hassle-free storage. (source: Weed Eater)

Overview of the Weed Eater WE12B

The Weed Eater WE12B in use

The Weed Eater WE12B

  • Power: The Weed Eater WE12B is an electric blower with a maximum air volume rating of 360 cubic feet per minute (CFM) and an air speed of 200 MPH.
  • Power delivery: As it is a corded model, the blower needs to be plugged in to a power source in order for the 12 Amp motor to operate. Please note that some manufacturers don’t include the cord with the unit. If this is the case, or if you’re looking to buy a backup, please use our gauge calculator to ensure you’re buying the right cord for your blower.
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    The Weed Eater WE12B features a 12-amp motor, which works on 120V

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  • Cord Lock Mechanism: It has a cord lock mechanism, so there’s far less risk of having the cord come unplugged when the unit is in operation.
  • Handling: Being handheld, this blower has a good maneuverability and is meant to be easier to carry around over a small period of time. Be aware that, at 8.2 lbs, the Weed Eater WE12B is on the heavier side for electric handheld blowers.
  • Speed Settings: As with similar models of its class, this leaf blower has just one operating speed.
  • Vacuum: For those who really want to make leaves disappear, the WE12B has a handy 'blower vac' feature (the keyword here being 'vac', aka 'vacuum'). It allows the operator to collect leaves and light debris in a collection bag to be easily discarded after the job is finished.

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The Weed Eater WE12B's performance versus other blowers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea how the key specs of the Weed Eater WE12B compare with similar leaf blowers.

  • Air exiting the nozzle of this blower can reach 200 MPH, which is quite a bit faster than most electric handheld blowers. If you wish to benefit from air expelled at the fastest possible speed, the Craftsman CMEBL7000 and its 260 MPH could be an option to consider.
  • It has a maximum air volume output of 360 CFM (cubic feet per minute). With this output rating, the WE12B is well within average in relation to similar electric handheld blowers. If air volume is important to you, the Worx Turbine WG521, with 800 CFM, could be in your good books.

Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other blower vacs, the Weed Eater WE12B 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
  • High MPH (200 MPH)
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent CFM (360 CFM)
WEAKNESSES:
  • Quite heavy (8.2 lbs)
  • No speed variation

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About Weed Eater

Weed Eater is a notorious power tool company with a complicated history, most well known for its green string trimmers. The company was founded in Texas, US, back in 1971 and over the years, exchanged owners several times, notably Emerson Electric, who merged them with Poulan, and Electrolux, who transferred the outdoor division under Husqvarna AB. However, green Weed Eater products can be found to this day in North America, including a strong line of mostly electric leaf blowers. Their products are unmistakable, as they feature a unique, green, alien-like design.

Warranty Information

The Weed Eater WE12B is covered under a warranty for up to 2 years. This warranty may not cover all parts of the blower.
For more information about the warranty of Weed Eater blowers, please consult Weed Eater's warranty policies (opens in a new tab). Alternatively, you can also contact their Customer Support: 1-800-849-1297.

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