Dewalt has come out with a new 60V Max FlexVolt cordless air blower kit, DCBL772X1, which boasts specs that beat their 20V Max, 40V Max, and previous FlexVolt 60V Max blowers and leaf blowers.
Houston wrote in with the tip:
Any info on this mean looking blower?? This is the first I’ve heard/seen of it. Is it a Home Depot exclusive item? Gotta say, I do appreciate this design better than the original FLEXVOLT, or 40v for that matter, it’s more akin to the 20v.
This is the first I’ve seen or heard of the new blower as well! Thank you Houston for the tip!
The new Dewalt cordless leaf blower, which was not announced via press release or any other official public means, does seem to be a Home Depot exclusive. We can’t find it in stock or even listed anywhere else, nor can it be found in a bare tool format. Maybe that will change, but at the time of this posting, you can only buy it at Home Depot. Furthermore, it’s only available at stores, for pick-up or “express delivery.”
The new Dewalt FlexVolt cordless blower has an “axial” style design, with the blower fan inline with the output tube.
This is a similar design as Dewalt’s 20V Max cordless blower.
The new blower can power through debris at up to 600 CFM of air volume at 125 MPH.
- 125 MPH air speed
- 600 CFM airflow
- Variable speed trigger
- Speed lock
- Brushless motor
- Weighs 9.1 pounds
The kit comes with a DCB115 charger and 3.0Ah FlexVolt battery.
I should note that Home Depot’s product listing says that the new blower delivers 129 MPH air speed and 423 CFM airflow volume. These were accurate to the previous FlexVolt blower model. Dewalt’s specs say 125 MPH and 600 CFM. Also, the previous model comes with a concentrator nozzle, but there’s no mention of a nozzle being included with the new DCBL772X1.
Price: $269 for the kit
From what I can tell, the new Dewalt cordless blower is an improvement in all areas. It has the axial (inline) form factor of the 20V Max cordless blower, which I find to be compact, comfortable, and convenient, and has significantly upgraded specs compared to previous FlexVolt and 40V Max blowers.
I can’t even guess why Dewalt hasn’t officially announced the new blower, or why it only appears to be in stock at Home Depot stores. From what I have seen, “Express Delivery” option means that an order would be fulfilled from a local store, rather than from a regional warehouse.
It could be that Dewalt wants to keep things hush so that they could continue to sell their other blowers in the meantime, or maybe this is a limited-time test? Normally, lawn and garden tools are announced well ahead of the season.
While the context and availability behind the new blower is uncertain, it’s clearly an upgraded model, at least on paper.
However, one thing to keep in mind is that the faster air speed and greater volume will definitely come at a price. Run the new Dewalt FlexVolt cordless blower at full speed, and it is all but guaranteed to have decreased runtime. That is probably why it’s available in a kit with a 3.0Ah (9.0Ah in 20V Max mode) battery. But, the other FlexVolt blower kit also comes bundled with a 3.0Ah battery.
The price for the kit is the as for the other FlexVolt blower kit, $269.
So, do you go for the traditional blower fan-style design, or the higher-spec axial-style design? Unless Dewalt has worked some kind of engineering-defying magic (which although unlikely is possible), I would presume that the new blower won’t last as long as the older design, given that it delivers more and faster air at full speed.
Dewalt has not specified the noise rating for the new blower.