EGO POWER+ LB5302 – The Most Powerful battery Leaf Blower?
The original EGO POWER blower demonstrated that a battery-powered leaf blower is capable of matching the performance of unwieldy corded blowers and fussy gasoline-powered backpack blowers. EGO has since followed it up with this new and improved POWER+ LB5302, the world’s most powerful battery leaf blower. The battle is over! There is now no reason to not go with the convenience of a battery-powered blower. It’s almost like when laptop computers finally caught up with desktop computers in price and performance, and the rest was all she wrote.
Equipped with an advanced 56V Arc lithium battery with 2.5Ah capacity, the EGO POWER+ LB5302 blower operates at 3 variable speeds: airflow rated at 250 cfm, 400 cfm, and 530 cfm. The 530 cfm airflow volume in turbo mode makes the LB5302 the most powerful cordless leaf blower available. In fact, the volume is higher than comparably priced gas-powered blowers. One would have to go up to a commercial backpack leaf blower to surpass the LB5302.
On the other hand, the top speed of this blower is not as high as gas-powered blowers, though still good enough at 114 mph. After all, it’s a battery-powered unit. Note that it’s the airflow volume and not the speed that determines the ability to move lots of leaves. At just 7.4 pounds including the battery, the effortless portability of the EGO POWER+ LB5302 more than makes up for any shortcoming. It’s also not as noisy as its gas-powered counterparts. It must be said that the battery lasts only 15 minutes in turbo mode, but then, the 2.5Ah Arc lithium battery takes merely 30 minutes to charge, so get a couple of spares and you’ll be able to tackle any task with this blower. Better yet, get the 5.0Ah or 7.5Ah battery, both of which can be used with other EGO cordless power tools. It’s a pleasure to use and you’ll enjoy cleaner air quality than burning gasoline.
Now that we know the LB5302 works great, how about the technical aspects? Well rest assured you’ll be satisfied in this department as well. This blower incorporates turbine fan engineering, an element of advanced aeronautics technology. Overkill? Maybe, but if it’s on offer, we’re not going to argue! Besides, the EGO POWER+ series, including this blower, won the 2015 Pro Tool Innovation Award, so Ego must have done something right.
- Equipped with brushless motor for higher efficiency and reliability.
- Very lightweight at only 7.4lb.
- Ergonomic design with great balance and weight distribution.
- IPX4 rated water resistance.
- Made in the USA.
- Very generous 5-year manufacturer warranty.
- Low battery life when operating at top speed.
- Top air speed of 114 mph is lower than gas blowers, not as good at dislodging things.
- It’s on the expensive side, so the portability comes at a price.
- Lacks the mulch feature of some gas-powered blowers.