I bought this compact blower for three reasons: it’s small and cordless, it’s only moderately powerful and I already have 20v batteries (purchased with my DeWalt drill). Here’s my assessment based on those criteria:
This blower could not be more convenient to use. It sits on a small shelf near the garage door and can be put to use immediately (since I keep the battery charged). As for power, I was looking for a blower that would move the sprinkling of leaves I get all summer in my heavily wooded yard without blowing away the mulch I’ve put down where grass wouldn’t grow. I had no delusions that this blower would be an all-purpose blower. I have a Stihl gas-powered backpack model with an airflow of 756CFM (compared to the 100CFM of this blower) for moving the leaf onslaught of fall and winter. For this time of year, the DeWalt compact well serves my needs (e.g., keeping the dark brown mulch looking tidy and blowing off the deck, driveway and garage floor.)
Clearly, I’ve described a product worthy of five stars thus far, so why only a three-star rating? Alas, I was quite naive to think the 20v batteries that work great with my drill would work well with this blower. On first use, I exhausted both of my 1.5Ah batteries in about 11 minutes. Given that this compact blower doesn’t have major blowing power and, thus, takes longer to complete a job, that is woefully not long enough. I decided not to return it and to purchase more powerful batteries (two 5Ah) with charger because I could benefit from a longer charge for my DeWalt hedge clipper. I’m pleased with the results (I get 20-23 minutes per battery, depending on the speed selected), but given the expenditures for the blower, the 5Ah batteries & charger, it is not cost effective. Starting over, I would look at other brands for a small blower, despite my belief in the integrity of DeWalt tools.
Overall, I’d recommend this compact blower only if you already have more potent DeWalt 20v batteries (4Ah or above) in your arsenal or if you have a very limited time use in mind. If you do need more time and have to buy batteries, keep in mind that the associated starter kit seems to offer 3Ah batteries that will still only provide 20-23 minutes total time for two batteries, which is why I spent a little more for the 5Ah and got double that time.
|商品尺寸||32 x 14.5 x 19.9 厘米|
|型号 / 款号||DCE100B|
|包装清单||DEWALT DCE100B 20V MAX Compact Jobsite Blower|