Flex 24V Jobsite Blower Puts Power in Your Hands
According to PTR reviewer Josh McGaffigan, the Flex 24V battery-operated jobsite blower is “adorable.” While his initial response may or may not be helpful, our focus lies on its practicality for our cleanup tasks.
Advantages: Powerful Performance and User-Friendly Design
- Robust Flex Brushless Motors deliver exceptional performance.
- Lightweight and compact design.
- Precise control of airflow power and direction.
- Ergonomic handle design for comfortable operation.
- Versatile and flexible nozzle.
- Includes accessories for easy inflation and deflation of large items.
Shortcomings: Limited Package Options
- Currently, no package options are available.
- Some individuals may prefer traditional flip flops.
Innovative Design for Optimal Performance
A jobsite blower differs significantly from a leaf blower typically used in yards. It tends to be smaller, lighter, and specifically designed for cleaning hard surfaces on construction sites.
Even when compared to other cordless jobsite blowers, the Flex stands out with its unique design. With a battery-included length of slightly over 28 inches, it maintains a standard size. However, it deviates from convention in terms of the handle and controls.
The slender, chiseled handle boasts an aggressive overmolded texture, providing a comfortable grip. The rear handle design sets it apart from other leaf blowers that are held from the top. Although it may feel slightly unusual at first, the angle of the blower is surprisingly efficient.
The nozzle is fully rubberized and soft, distinguishing itself from standard leaf blower nozzles that are prone to cracks and breakage upon impact. The Flex’s nozzle, on the other hand, rolls with the punches and quickly returns to its original shape.
Impressive Performance for Efficient Cleanup
Flex equipped this blower with a highly efficient and powerful brushless motor, providing an airspeed of 185 MPH and a CFM (cubic feet per minute) of 115. While these figures may not seem as remarkable as those of a battery-operated leaf blower that exceeds 700 CFM, such design decisions were intentional. By prioritizing high airspeed, this blower effortlessly moves larger debris that lower-speed blowers struggle with. It excels at targeted cleaning, effectively removing anything from wood chips to pebbles.
The controls are refreshingly simple, without any triggers. The blower features a cruise control dial and a turbo button, with the turbo function functioning independently from the cruise control. Personally, I found this arrangement highly convenient. Left-handed individuals need not worry either, as controlling the speed with both hands is effortless.
The Flex blower offers a runtime of approximately 14 minutes on high speed with the included 2.5Ah battery. The turbo mode operates for approximately 10 minutes. For extended operation, we tested it with a 3.5Ah stacked lithium battery, achieving 19 minutes on high power and just under 14 minutes on turbo boost.
Versatile Applications for All Cleaning Needs
As a construction site blower, the Flex FX5441 excels at tidying up after our work while keeping our workspace intact. Unlike wide-nozzle leaf blowers that scatter debris into corners, this blower provides greater control over cleaning.
Additionally, it offers numerous cross-uses. Its slender, flexible nozzle combined with its powerful airspeed make it ideal for lawn chores and cleaning up after mowing, be it porches, decks, or driveways.
Additional Field Notes
- The motor stops rapidly once the blower is turned off.
- Noise levels: 84 dB HF, 84 dB Turbo (measured from the operator’s ear).
- The noise tone can be slightly annoying.
- Weight: 2.8 lbs without the battery, 4.4 lbs with the 3.5Ah stacked lithium battery.
- Includes an inflator/deflate nozzle.
Quick Comparison of Construction Site Blowers
|DeWalt DCE100||Flextronics FX5441||Milwaukee 0884|
|Maximum Airspeed||135 mph||185 mph||160 mph|
|Maximum Air Volume||100 cubic feet||115 cubic meters||100 cubic feet|
|Bare Weight||2.5 lbs||2.8 lbs||2.6 lbs|
The DeWalt DCE100 is also available as a kit with a 4.0Ah battery for $259.00.
Flex 24V Battery-Operated Construction Site Blower Prices
Flex offers its jobsite blower as a standalone unit priced at $119.99, with no current kit options available. In comparison to other high-end professional brands, the Flex blower sits at the more affordable end of the price spectrum. The tool comes with a 5-year warranty, and if you register before 31st December 2022, you will receive an upgrade to the Flex Founder’s Lifetime Warranty.
While the blower may not be currently available as we write this review, we anticipate it will soon be stocked at Flex retailers.
The Bottom Line: A Powerful and Cost-Effective Solution
The Flex 24V battery-powered jobsite blower is a force to be reckoned with. Its combination of power, intelligent design, and competitive pricing establishes it as a top choice. Whether you are already using the Flex 24V battery system or looking for a reliable blower to speed up your cleanup tasks, this model is an excellent investment.
Flex 24V Battery Operated Construction Site Blower Specifications
- Model: Flextronics FX5441
- Power Source: Flex 24V battery
- Maximum Airspeed: 185 MPH
- Maximum Air Volume: 115 CFM
- Estimated Runtime with 2.5Ah Battery: 14 minutes (high), 10 minutes (turbo)
- Weight: 2.8 lbs without battery, 4.4 lbs with 3.5Ah stacked lithium battery
- Price: $119.99 (bare tool)
- Warranty: 5 years