DeWalt DCBL720 20V MAX Lithium Ion XR Brushless Blower
DeWalt DCBL720 20V MAX Lithium Ion XR Brushless Blower is a cordless leaf blower powered by DeWalt 20V MAX or 20/60V MAX FlexVolt batter, and features brushless motor and axial fan design for maximum efficiency, air volume and operating time on the single battery charge.
DeWalt DCBL720 20V MAX Lithium Ion XR Brushless Blower is available in two versions, DeWalt DCBL720P1 (blower, battery, charger) and DeWalt DCBL720B (bare tool only).
Published: March 6, 2020.
DeWalt DCBL720P1 20V MAX 5.0 Ah Lithium Ion XR Brushless Blower Features and Specifications
If you already own DeWalt 20V MAX or 20/60 MAX FlexVolt batteries, and you don't need additional batteries, DeWalt DCBL720B (bare tool only) may be found at very acceptable price.
However, DeWalt DCBL720P1 offers cordless blower, battery and battery charger at very affordable price. As package, DeWalt DCBL720P1 comes with:
- DeWalt DCBL720 cordless leaf blower,
- DeWalt DCB205 5.0A 20V Lithium-Ion MAX XR Battery,
- DeWalt DCB115 20V MAX battery charger (older models came with DeWalt DCB101 battery charger),
DeWalt DCBL720 is one of the most popular cordless leaf blowers on the market. It achieves maximum air speed of 90 mph (144 kmh, 40 m/s) and maximum air volume of 400 CFM (Cubic Feet per Minute), making it suitable for cleaning large(r) amounts of dry leaves and similar lighter debris. If required, unit is capable of cleaning wet leaves and heavier debris, but such types of debris should be cleaned using blowers with much faster air flow (150-200 mph).
Note: DeWalt DCBL720 cordless leaf blower is very simple to use and maintain unit, but when it arrives, be sure to read the manual thoroughly.
Thanks to the efficient motor and axial turbine, DEWALT DCBL720P1 is rather low noise (61 dB) leaf blower, allowing the unit to be used even in residential areas with practically no issues due to the noise.
Fully charged 5.0 Ah battery is enough for ~30 minutes of operation at full speed. DeWalt DCBL720 features variable speed controlled by the trigger - the stronger it is pressed, the faster the air blows. Also, to help people clean larger areas, it is possible to turn the unit ON and 'lock' it in ON position.
Of course, by manually adjusting the required air speed, operating time of the unit may be extended significantly.
Unit is rather robust and reliable and when compared with other cordless units, it is far from being lightest - it weighs 7.1 pounds (~3.2 kg) without the battery, but it can be easily controlled using just one hand. DeWalt DCB205 battery itself weighs ~2.1 pounds.
Like all other DeWalt tools, DEWALT DCBL720P1 leaf blower is not cheap unit, but it comes with DCB205 5.0 Ah battery that may be used for powering many other DeWalt tools designed around DeWalt MAX 20V lithium battery system.
Of course, if the user already has such battery, DEWALT DCBL720 may be purchased as 'bare tool' at rather affordable price (DCBL720B model).
DeWalt DCB205 battery features maximum voltage of 20 volts and nominal voltage of 18 volts.
Using DeWalt DCB115 standard battery charger, it takes some 75 minutes to fully charge DeWalt DCB205 battery. DeWalt DCB115 battery charger features only one charging port - it can charge only one battery at the time. It is used for charging all DeWalt 12V - 20V MAX lithium ion batteries in 90 minutes or less.
If You don't have many DeWalt tools, DeWalt DCB115 battery charger is right pick for your needs.
On the other hand, DeWalt DCB104 20V MAX battery charger features four independent charging ports and is suitable for charging 12V MAX, 20V MAX and FlexVolt 20/60 MAX lithium batteries.
For example, DeWalt DCB104 is able to charge four DCB204 batteries in 40 minutes, four DCB205 in 50 minutes, four DCB606 batteries in 60 minutes etc.
If required, DeWalt DCB104 may be purchased later, with or without additional batteries.
Long Story Short: DeWalt DCBL720P1 or DeWalt DCBL720B are well designed, balances cordless leaf blowers that do their job well - they blow large amount of air at reasonable speed and are able to clean light snow, dry leaves and similar debris.
DeWalt DCBL720P1 can be used for cleaning even the debris like wet leaves, but such debris should be cleaned with the blowers featuring exhaust speed in 150+ mph range.
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