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Worx Turbine 12 Amp Corded Leaf Blower Review

Review of the Worx Turbine 12 Amp Corded Leaf Blower

As of this writing, there are 1,152 customer comments and 126 answered questions for the Worx Turbine 12 Amp Corded Leaf Blower. I have read the customer feedback and then condensed the results into this review. I hope this review helps you when shopping for the best leaf blower to make yard work easier.

Best Features

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    Lightweight
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    3-year warranty
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    Variable speed control
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    Comes with a power cord retainer
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    Powerful

Item Specifics

The Worx Turbine 12 Amp Corded Leaf Blower delivers forceful, high-capacity air volume that is up to twice as fast as professional gas blowers. The dynamic airflow design and Hyper-Stream nozzle are made for maximum performance. This leaf blower has variable speed control to adapt to your outdoor cleaning challenges. Unlike many other leaf blower option, this product is very lightweight, only weighing 6.4 pounds. The rated power is 12 amps. This leaf blower comes with a power cord retainer for hassle-free leaf blowing. The Worx Turbine 12 Amp Corded Leaf Blower includes a manufacturer’s 3-year warranty.

Powerful

For an electric leaf blower, this is very powerful according to customers. Keep in mind that it won't be as powerful as a gas leaf blower of this size. But for an electric leaf blower it is powerful. One person said, "This is the most powerful handheld electric blower available. If you're serious about getting the job done quickly, this is the baseline. The next power tier is a gas backpack blower at five times the cost, then an even more powerful backpack, and then four-digit specialty tools from companies like Billy Goat. I bought the Worx because I didn't want to spend three hours raking a half-acre of grass."

Performs Well Blowing Wet Leaves

Damp leaves are going to be heavier and harder to blow than dry leaves. Some leaf blowers simply can't handle blowing heavy leaves weighted down by water. However, The Worx Turbine 12 Amp Corded Leaf Blower did well at blowing wet leaves away according to customers. Here is one of the positive comments. The customer reported, "I'm greatly impressed with the power of the air that comes out of it. I used it for the first time this morning. The leaves were very wet after several days of rain. I had no issues creating piles of leaves or getting leaves that we're stuck in the grass. This is far better then the blower and vacuum machine that I had previously. The volume of air appears to be more important then the speed of the air that comes out. In the past I could only use the blower when the leaves were very dry and not to deep. Today I was creating large piles a very wet leaves with no problems."

Good Cubic Feet Per Minute Output

The amount of air that comes out of the end of this blower is enough to blow a good volume of leaves. A customer explained the difference between speed and CFM (Cubic Feet Per Minute) by stating, "SPEED, as I found, is not even close to being the most important factor. rather the most important factor being CFM or how much air comes out the end. an easier way to visualize is to think of a garden hose on full blast as compared to a 12" pipe. even flowing much slower the wider pipe pushing out more air gives you the most bang for your proverbial buck. So with that in mind I totally ignored all the over-hyped air speeds most put front and center in the product descriptions. most of those omitted any mention of CFM output because if they did nobody would buy them." With that being said, the majority of customers were very happy with the amount of air that came out of the end of this leaf blower.

You May Need Two Hands

The description states that this is a one hand operation machine. However, some people felt that it was more of a two-hand power tool. Of course, this will depend on how strong you are so how heavy it is, is relative. A customer who felt it was definitely a two-handed machine for her said, "OK, so I may be hyper-critical, but I have a dairy farm and use blowers at least 4 times a day. I ordered this one because it looked well built and the intake was on the rear. It said 'one hand operation'. Look closely at the pics, it's a MAN using it with one hand. I'm a 5'1" woman and carry 50# bags of feed frequently, but this thing is HEAVY for one hand. And, if you use 2 hands, it sucks all your clothes in, so if you're a guy--get it. If not and you don't want wrist strain, then get another brand. Now, to be fair, I complain about my other blowers also. They all have the intake on the bottom and that's not ideal either--if you ever hang those down, they suck your clothing. The ideal placement for the intake would be on the front of the blower, away from your body--guess they need some women to help with designs. Overall, the motor is good, but it's too unwieldy for my frequent use."

Great Price

The majority of people who bought this blower and also left comments felt that the price was very good for what they got. Here is just one of the many positive comments left about the price. A customer said, "Amazing blower!! I found this online after getting tired of having to constantly recharge the battery of a cordless Ego model that cost over $180. Upon reading about the 600CFM and seeing a YouTube video of a brick being blown across a smooth surface, I was sold on this particular Worx model. With a big yard, I do switch hands every now and then since my arms can get fatigued from handling the sheer power of this thing. Medium speed is plenty, but it's nice to have the higher setting for tougher jobs. Saving money with this PLUS a $20 Amazon Basics outdoor cable over the expensive cordless was the best decision ever made!"

Not Too Loud

One of the benefits of buying electric power tools over gasoline operated power tools is that the noise level is lower.  The Worx Turbine 12 Amp Corded Leaf Blower is not going to be one of the noiser leaf blowers. This is nice, especially if you live in an area with close neighbors. A lower noise level allows you to blow leafs at early morning and also evening hours without worry of waking a neighbor up. A customer commented, "Noise: This unit is considerably quieter than the B&D LeafHog I have. Though not whisper quiet, and not quiet enough to carry on a conversation over, it's still my quietest blower, even compared to my little sweepers (a corded Toro and a cordless Ryobi). It's on par with a vacuum cleaner, I would say, whereas the B&D verges on needing earplugs."

Quick Assembly

It shouldn't take much once you get The Worx Turbine 12 Amp Corded Leaf Blower out of the box, to get going with working it. This is nice if you don't feel like reading a bunch of directions. A customer said, "Let me just say...Oh My Goodness! This is what I'm talking about! I gave this blower to my Dad for his birthday. I unboxed it in the kitchen and assembled it in all of two minutes."

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Pros

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    Good price
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    Fairly lightweight   
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    Quieter than gas powered leaf blowers   

Cons

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    Some people needed two hands to operate it 
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    Must deal with dragging cord around
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     Need to be connected to power outlet to use it

Worx Turbine 12 Amp Corded Leaf Blower Conclusion

The Worx Turbine 12 Amp Corded Leaf Blower has a forceful, high-capacity air volume that is up to twice as fast as professional gas blowers. The dynamic airflow design and Hyper-Stream nozzle are made for maximum performance. Variable speed controls let you choose according to the job at hand. This leaf blower is very lightweight, weighing in at 6.4 pounds. The rated power is 12 amps. This leaf blower comes with a power cord retainer for hassle-free leaf blowing. The Worx Turbine 12 Amp Corded Leaf Blower includes a manufacturer’s 3-year warranty. Customers found that it assembled in a matter of minutes and was easy to work. Some people thought it was lightweight while others said it took two hands to work it. The price is great for what you get. It won't be as powerful as a gas powered leaf blower, but it will be quieter and less expensive. The majority of comments left for this leaf blower were very positive.

Common Questions

Here are some top questions that I found for people considering buying the Worx Turbine 12 Amp Corded Leaf Blower.

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    Does this have a 3 prong plug or just 2?  It only has a 2 prong plug.
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    How long is the power cord?  The power cord is not very long. It only measures about a foot long. You will need an extension cord.
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    How many Amps is this?  This is a 12 Amp tool.
Mariann Foster

I am one of our content writers for Everything Backyard. I am a mother and business owner of Big Horn Mountain Alpacas in Wyoming. I love farm life, cutting my own firewood in the mountains, and participating in local trail run races.

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