Hart 20V Blower Takes a Straightforward Approach to Residential Lawn Cleaning
The Hart 20V Turbo Blower (HGBL021VNM) doesn’t rely on fancy features, unique designs, or excessive power to impress you. Instead, it provides homeowners with small to mid-sized yards a reliable and affordable option for adding those final touches to their weekend yard work.
- Offers ample power for small residential applications
- Budget-friendly kit
- 20V platform ensures decent run time for a home blower
- Struggles with wet leaves due to the absence of a metal scraper on the tube end
Hart HGBL021VNM Offers Small Size Blowing Power
In a world where OPE manufacturers often prioritize professional-grade capabilities and runtimes, Hart has come up with a model that caters to those of us who simply want to groom our small lawns effortlessly.
Designed with a brushed motor and inline axial fan, the Hart 20V Turbo Blower delivers 315 cubic feet per minute (CFM) airflow and 100 miles per hour (mph) airspeed, making it easy to move dry leaves and yard trimmings. While these numbers may not set a new benchmark for battery-powered blowers, they can still get a lot done. Additionally, the low cost of entry makes it an attractive option for clearing driveways, pathways, or terraces.
Naturally, the blower performs best with dry yard waste. It lacks a metal scraper on the tube end to assist with wet debris, but this is a feature that is not commonly found in many residential models.
We were initially concerned about the smaller 4.0Ah battery pack’s runtime, but the Hart 20V Blower managed to run continuously for an impressive 12 minutes and 27 seconds. This duration should be sufficient for small to medium-sized lawns. If you require more time, you can always borrow an extra battery from your other Hart power tools to double your run time.
To further extend the run time, you can adjust the blower’s speed using the variable speed trigger, applying only the necessary power for each task. However, it would be great to see future models incorporate a “cruise control” knob for more precise throttle control.
Hart 20V Blower Ergonomics
Another advantage of using a 20V battery pack is that the weight of the blower remains manageable compared to the bulkier 40V+ packs favored by many manufacturers. Hart’s 20V blower weighs in at only 6 pounds and 11 ounces (including the 4.0Ah battery), making it comfortable to use.
However, it’s worth noting that there is a seam in the center of the handle, which may cause some discomfort during prolonged use. This issue can easily be resolved by wearing a pair of gloves.
Hart’s Turbofan Blower Specifications
Hart’s turbofan blower design surpasses other 18V blower kits in terms of value.
|Model||Hart HGBL021VNM||Rima P21120VNM||Vaux WG547.9|
|Battery platform||Max 20V (4Ah)||18V High Voltage (4Ah)||Max 20V (4Ah)|
|Design||“turbo” inline||“Jet” inline||“turbo” inline|
|Maximum air volume||315 cubic meters||350 cubic feet||360 cubic meters|
|Maximum airspeed||100 mph||110 mph||75 mph|
|Variable speed trigger||Yes||Yes||No|
The Ryobi HP Leaf Blower may offer slightly better performance, while the Worx blower falls short while costing more. In terms of overall value, the Hart 20V Turbofan Blower, which includes the 4.0Ah battery and charger, is an excellent choice. Hart’s extensive range of tools and their affordability make them an ideal brand for homeowners with smaller yards.
The “meat and potatoes” approach pays off when it comes to pricing. The Hart HGBL021VNM 20V Turbofan Blower Kit is available for $128 at Walmart and online. The kit includes the blower, a 4.0Ah battery, and a charger. Additionally, it comes with a 3-year warranty that covers both the blower and battery.
Hart 20V Turbo Fan Blower Specifications
- Model: Hart HGBL021VNM
- Motor: Brushed
- Maximum airspeed: 100 mph
- Maximum air volume: 315 CFM
- Dimensions (L x W x H): 6.69 x 9.65 x 21.26 inches
- Weight: 6 lbs 11 oz. (with 4.0Ah battery)
- Warranty: 3 years
- Price: $128
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