When It Comes to Blowers, the decision is really simple. Why? No complicated setup. Since there is only a brushed motor with a small propeller. People use blowers for the following purposes. Blowing air for PC, vacuum cleaning keyboards, Car Interiors, Wood Shop, Blacksmithing, and some outdoor usage to blow off leaves during Autumn. In this article, we help you choose the best air blowers for your needs.
If you use the blower for a woodworking shop, PC Cleaning, or blowing leaves then go with a High Power Blower. If you are someone using it for Blacksmithing, then you don’t really need a high wattage model. Whichever you own, does the job. Go with the lowest wattage possible.
Also, If you are looking for a variable speed setup for your blower, please read this Article on Controlling the Speed of Power Tools using SCR.
Note: This List is sorted according to what we consider as VFM (Value for Money). Most blowers can also be used as vacuum cleaners just by shifting the pipe to the inlet port. Some come with Vacuum Bag. But they don’t create enough pressure for the job. Every job has its own needs of Air flow requirements. This list will be regularly updated depending on market changes.
The Ultimate Blower with all the necessary features included all with a reasonable price tag is the iBell EB60-69 model. This iBell Blower is powered by a 600-watt motor. The Air Volume produced is about 3300 liters/min. The variable Speed selection feature on this machine helps you to control the airflow by reducing the speed of the motor. This machine also comes with a dust collecting bag which comes to use while vacuum cleaning. The quality of the blower is very good. The Fit and Finish levels are also great. Overall, worth what you pay.
This blower has build quality reasonable to its price. Except for Fit and Finish, this model performs its job well. I have been personally using this model for 3 years and its runs perfectly without any problems. This product is highly sold on Amazon India with over 3.6 ratings. The motor is rated at 700 watts. The Air Volume output capacity is 2700 liters/minute. For our Jakmister Air Blower Full Review, click on the YouTube link at the end of this article. Overall this Jakmister Air Blower is the Best Budget Air Blower for dust cleaning. This blower has build quality reasonable to its price. Except for Fit and Finish, this model performs its job well. I have been personally using this model for 3 years and its runs perfectly without any problems. This product is highly sold on Amazon India with over 3.6 ratings. The motor is rated at 700 watts. The Air Volume output capacity is 2700 liters/minute. For our Jakmister Air Blower Full Review, click on the YouTube link at the end of this article. Overall this Jakmister Air Blower is the Best Budget Air Blower for dust cleaning.
Bosch GBL 620
Comes from a Brand which is a word of mouth. Widely used by professionals. Has always been loyal to its customers. The Quality of this blower is great and the machine is reliable too with no worries about its spare parts. This model doesn’t have a Variable speed function. This model produces air volume up to 3500 liters/min. The motor is rated at 620 watts. This model has achieved over 4.4 ratings on Amazon India. Except for the absence of the Variable Speed feature, the Bosch GBL 620 is still one of the Best Air Blowers in India.
Similar to the Jakmister model, this Cheston 600-watt blower also comes with a similar build quality. This blower has the lowest price tag among its competitors. The motor is rated at 600 watts and the Air Volume output is 3000 liters/min. This model is also highly sold on Amazon achieving 3.6 stars. If you are looking for a Blower under 600₹ this is the only model to look for. Worth the price paid.
The Stanley STPT600 blower will be a good choice to buy among DIYers. It has a variable speed function. The parts used are of good quality. This model produces air volume up to 3500 liters/min with its motor rated at 600 watts. The plastic feels premium. Similar to the iBell model, this also comes with Dust Bag. Rated at 4.4 stars, this machine is also worth the price paid. Perfect choice for customers always willing to buy products for long-term usage.
This Jakmister model is the cheapest one to buy with Dust Bag. Has similar specs comparing its 700-watt model. The air volume produced is about 2700 liters/min. This model too doesn’t come with the variable speed function. This Jakmister 675 watt model has achieved over 3.6 stars on Amazon. If a Dust bag is not a necessity, I suggest you buy their 700-watt model and if a Dust bag is required, you can go with this model. Both have a similar build quality and are very reliable if maintained well. More on that at the end of this article.
Bosch GBL 82-270
We already discussed the GBL 620 Model which misses out on the Variable Speed function. This Bosch GBL 82-270 is an upgrade to the GBL 620 with all the necessary features included. The model gets the most powerful motor among all its competitors which is rated at 820 watts. This produces an Air Volume of 4500 liters/min. The box includes 2 pipes, 1 high-pressure pipe, and a Dust Bag. With its variable speed feature, this Bosch GBL 82-270 is rated at 3.9 stars on Amazon making it Value for Money in its segment.
This model has all that is needed. It has reliability, power, highest blowing capacity in its price range. It also has a variable speed option. Your investment never goes wrong with this product. The Fit and Finish levels and quality justify its price making it one of the best VFM products in the market with 4.4 Stars on Amazon India.
The Blower comes with Dust Bag. For its power rating, it can pump out 4500 liters of air per minute and has a vacuum suction capacity of 2500 liters/min of air with a motor rating of 800 watts.
So, what most people think about Blowers is that the higher the power, the more air will be blown. This is wrong. Output Air also has pressure. Air is sucked into the blower and compressed using a propeller. This increases its pressure and makes the air hot. Blade angles of the propeller decide the Air Flow Rate and its Pressure. People also use Blowers as Vacuum Cleaners. Vacuum Cleaning needs more suction capacity which Blowers won’t provide. So, Blade Angles decide the performance of a Blower and not its Power Rating. The design and Angle of the Propeller decide whether the machine is to be called Blower or Vacuum Cleaner.
Things to remember when you own an Electric Air Blower
1. All Electric Power Tools have a Power Factor rating, which indirectly mentions the time limit for continuous usage. All cheaper ones shouldn’t be used for more than 5-8 minutes continuously without break in between. Doesn’t matter at all for PC Cleaning because no one locks the Trigger at ON Position. In such cases, you can use it for an unlimited amount of time. Just let the motor cool.
2. When using for Blacksmithing or BBQing (if any) as I do, please use a speed controller. I have used these blowers continuously for more than 1.5 hours but with its speed controlled running at very low RPM. This keeps the motor cool. Watch the below video to build a Speed Controller for yourself for under 500₹.
3. No one uses a Blower only near the power socket. If using it for any kind of DIY purposes, you need some extra length of wire. I suggest you buy a 2 Pin Plug and Socket Combo along with a 0.75 sqmm Cable with length as per your needs. This will cost you about 200-300₹.
4 . Here is the reality of applying warranties on Power Tools. When a brand mentions warranties on its products, it doesn’t mean they provide you with Onsite repair of their product. You need to take the Product yourself to the repair center or Mail the product to them. Once you send the product to them, just forget about it. They will consume their own time to get it repaired. There won’t be any proper Phone numbers to contact with. So, use Power Tools responsibly with care.