The Worx WG584 40V Power Share Turbine Cordless Leaf Blower with Brushless Motor opens up a new option for homeowners who want the ease of using a power tool for leaf removal.
Worx has packed 40 volts of power into a model with a brushless motor that weighs just over seven pounds fully loaded.
This piece of lawn equipment delivers strong airflow, up to 430 cubic feet per minute (CFM) and 90 miles per hour at top speed.
It’s strong enough to remove damp leaves or dry debris in a hurry, but is still lightweight and doesn’t produce fumes or involve cumbersome extension cords.
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Its innovative engine and dual 20-volt batteries make it one of the best cordless blowers, with three speeds, a turbo option, and the ability to last almost three times longer than similar handheld models without recharging.
It’s part of the Worx company’s Power Share line, with more than 75 pieces of lawn equipment and other tools that are all able to be powered by the same Worx batteries, whether 20V, 40V, or 80V.
I’ve had the pleasure of using this model for garden chores this past spring and fall, and I’m a fan.
I’m looking forward to sharing more of the advantages of the Worx WG584, available via Amazon, along with the very few situations where a gardener or homeowner might want to choose a different model for better results.
Before we’re done, I’ll also give you the results of my personal experience with the manufacturer’s claim that you can hold it in one hand to operate.
Here’s what’s coming up:
Worx WG584 Cordless Electric Leaf Blower
Pluses of a Powerful Cordless Leaf Blower
When you’re choosing a leaf blower for autumn yard work and to whoosh away other dry garden debris without touching a rake, options include gas-powered, corded electric, and cordless electric models.
While gas-powered and electric corded models tend to be more powerful, cordless versions like the WG584 have distinct advantages.
For one, you’re not tethered to a power source that must be draped over bushes and other obstacles in the yard.
Nor is this model tough to drag around the yard to remote areas with debris that needs removal. It measures 37.87 inches long by 11.38 inches high by 8.5 inches wide, and weighs just over seven pounds.
It lives up to the manufacturer’s claim that you can hold it in one hand, even when it’s operating at its maximum speed of 90 miles per hour.
And while there is some assembly required, it’s fairly simple, well within the average adult’s capabilities.
You simply attach the upper blower tube to the handle and turbine housing, and then attach the lower blower tube to the upper tube.
They click together easily, with two fasteners equidistant on either side of the tube.
To me, it’s no more complicated than adding an attachment to a vacuum cleaner, or clicking a dog collar shut. This means the blower breaks apart easily, too, so you don’t have to store it at it’s full 37-inch length.
The batteries are easy to slip into place and stay firmly attached via the sturdy prongs. The lack of a power cord also means no extension cords to trip over.
And when you use a battery-powered model in lieu of one fueled by gas, you avoid the fumes and the inevitable splashes of gasoline incurred when filling the tank.
The two 20V batteries included with this model (unless you’re purchasing the tool only) must both be attached for the blower to operate.
The Worx WG584’s lithium ion batteries have 2.5 amp hours each, and the two combined can last for 40 minutes at the blower’s highest speed of 90 miles per hour. The charge lasts for up to an hour at lower levels.
It’s simple to track what percentage of the charge is left by activating the blower’s on-board battery indicator.
Once the power is expended, the charger will recharge both 20V batteries at once in 180 minutes on average, or just one in about 110 minutes.
Like most lithium ion batteries, you can expect the batteries to last for two or three years of recharging before you have to purchase new ones.
That’s pretty appealing when you contrast it with the need to continually purchase fuel for a gas-powered leaf blower.
It’s also possible to buy the charger separately from the blower or batteries. Home Depot, for example, offers a dual-port Worx 20V charger.
This model also has an extended battery life in comparison to other smaller electric cordless versions available today across all brands.
Its brushless motor and turbine fan combine to make the engine run more efficiently, while the dual batteries add extra life to each yard work session.
A Greenworks 40V Cordless Leaf Blower, available on Amazon, in contrast, is much lighter weight, at 3.27 pounds.
But it runs for just 15 minutes at its high speed of 150 miles per hour, compared to 40 minutes for the WG584 when it blows 90 miles per hour.
Another advantage of this model: It’s fun to use! With a simple flick of the air velocity control switch, you can segue from lower to higher airspeed and increase the CFM of the airflow.
At speed 1, the air whooshes out in a casual, battery-life-friendly 270 CFM at 55 miles per hour. I found this to be ideal for clearing the walkway of dry leaves in a hurry.
It’s also effective for clearing spiderwebs from tight corners, cedar chips from the back of the dog house, and dry grass clippings from the sidewalk a day or two after mowing.
Speed 2 delivers 320 CFM at 65 miles per hour, which takes care of leaves and light debris on flat, open lawn.
Speed 3 amps up to 360 CFM at 75 miles per hour, and it’s pretty darn fast at clearing even slightly damp leaves around trees or bark chips in need of relocation.
And most fun of all is the Turbo boost, which revs up to 430 CFM at 90 miles per hour.
Now, that speed comes nowhere near what some other battery-operated models can provide, like the EGO Power+ LB5804, available on Amazon, which can blast air at 580 CFM and 168 miles per hour.
But the WG584 delivers plenty of boost to power a leaf clump out of a corner, or lift several inches of packed leaves up and away from the sprouting bulbs they’re covering.
This brings me to one caution about capability. I am married to Wade, a lawn care pro, and he favors this Worx model for clearing the driveway beneath our pecan trees and the leaves that tend to settle on our raised bed vegetable gardens.
We both like how it’s easy to lift and tote.
But it’s not the leaf blower you’d want to use if you’re tackling the kind of projects Wade does at work, like clearing vast lawns, deep leaf piles, wet clumps of grass clippings, shredded bark mulch, or heavy, wet leaves.
For modestly sized yards where you’ll return to remove more leaves throughout the season, the WG584 is top-notch.
But for commercial or heavy-duty jobs, you’ll need one with more strength that lasts longer on a single charge, or a corded electric or gas-powered model.
The same company offers an electric model with even more oomph, the Worx WG520 120V Turbine 600 Corded Electric blower, available via Amazon.
It weighs just 6.4 pounds and features a Hyper-Stream air nozzle that blasts away heavier debris or deep leaf piles at 600 cfm and 110 mph, and operates at 320 CFM and 60 mph at its lower speed.
It does rely on a cord for its power, so you can use it continually without the bother of recharging.
The drawback compared to the WG584 is that this cord is only 11.5 inches long and requires extension cords for operation, which can be awkward for lawns that cover a big area or include shrubs or other landscape features a cord can catch on.
Pros and Cons
For those with a smaller lawn and average body strength for hefting garden gear, this model has far more advantages than drawbacks.
One of the nifty features is a dual charger that’s included with purchase or sold separately.
The dual charger also has a function for charging a single battery at a time.
It features indicator lights that turn green when the batteries are fully charged, flash green as they power up, and turn red to indicate a defective battery.
The charger performs at temperatures between 32 and 110°F, and will stop operating and flash red at temps below or above that range.
Another plus for the WG584: It’s easy to use, with an ergonomic handle, and a 7.3-pound weight that allows gardeners with average strength to operate this blower one-handed, even at Turbo speed.
I can vouch for that!
It also features an easy-click electric starter that allows you to shift to any of its three speeds or Turbo boost with just one finger, without taking your hand off of the handle.
Being able to adjust the speed makes it simple to target specific jobs, and extend the battery life by using the slower speeds for light-duty leaf removal.
When you press its button, the power indicator light that’s right on the body of the blower lets you know how quickly the blower is using up its charge.
It has a row of five green lights, with one going dark each time it expends another 20 percent of the battery.
If you’re one who depends on lots of battery-operated tools and lawn equipment, it’s a big plus that the WG584 Power Share batteries are interchangeable with at least 75 other Worx products, including lawn equipment, power tools, and work lights.
Just a few examples of other Power Share products in the line include a 20V Power Share Cordless LED Work Light, available on Amazon, a 40V Power Share 14-inch Cordless Lawn Mower, and a 20V Power Share Exactrack 6.5-inch Circular Saw, also available via Amazon.
When you have more than one Power Share product from Worx, a plus for the WG584 is the option to buy it without battery or charger, instead relying on those from another piece of equipment.
Just keep in mind that the WG584 requires two 20V batteries to operate.
The company offers a 30-day money back guarantee for any customers who are not 100 percent satisfied with their purchase, minus shipping and handling costs. The day count starts on the day you receive the WG584.
Your purchase includes a user manual and a two-year limited consumer warranty that is automatically extended to three years when the new owner registers online or by using the included registration mailer within 30 days of receipt of the product.
The warranty covers a Worx blower that becomes defective because of faulty materials or workmanship during the coverage period.
The manufacturer also has a limited warranty guarantee of the battery packs included in the combo purchase for a year, regardless of whether you register the product.
Warranty claims are expedited via the Worx Helpline.
Its brushless motor is another key strength of the WG584. It increases operating efficiency, which makes the battery last longer between charges, and reduces noise.
To give you an idea of the noise levels, this model produces 62 decibels at top speed, compared to 50 decibels for the Worx WG521 Turbine 800 Electric Leaf Blower, which is available from the Home Depot.
On the other end of the spectrum is the Southland SWB163150E Leaf Blower, available via Amazon, which is rated at 76 decibels. In its defense, the Southland model also boasts 1,200 CFM air volume at 150 miles per hour.
There are a few drawbacks to this model. If you’re all about noise reduction, it’s not as quiet as some electric models that have cords. And it’s more expensive than some similar corded versions.
While the charge lasts longer than that of other lightweight battery-powered models, it still gives out after about an hour.
If you’re looking for a piece of equipment that can continue blowing for hours, other options might make more sense for you, though you can count on them to be heavier or have cumbersome cords attached.
In my experience, this wasn’t the best model for blasting wet leaves or debris up from the ground. It’s really not intended for that use, though, and does just fine with damp leaves, so I don’t hold that against the WG584.
Honestly, you’d need an expensive industrial-grade blower to consistently remove wet leaves.
Most homeowners and gardeners fare better waiting for fallen leaves to dry a bit and then using a model like this that’s reasonably priced, quiet, and quite effective in removing damp or dry leaves.
Still considering? Here’s a recap of the specs for this product:
- Dimensions: 37.87 inches deep x 11.38 inches high x 8.5 inches wide
- Accessories included: 2 batteries, dual port charger with fully charged, defective battery, and temperature protection indicator lights
- Blower weight with batteries installed: 7.3 pounds
- Total product weight including chargers: 9.69 pounds
- Battery power type: Lithium ion
- Battery amp hours: 2.5 Ah
- Engine type: Electric motor
- Maximum air speed: 90 miles per hour
- Maximum air volume: 430 cubic feet per minute (CFM)
- Noise rating: 62 decibels
- Power type: Cordless
- Start type: Electric
- Manufacturer’s warranty: 3 years with online registration within 30 days of receipt; 2 years otherwise
A Blowhard, Low Noise, Battery-Powered Blower
As a gardener who performs light yard work every year in spring and fall, I’ve been tickled with this Worx blower in the year we’ve owned it.
I particularly like that it’s light enough to haul around for small jobs, like blasting maple leaves from the bottom of the dried-up bird bath, or whooshing spilled potting soil off of the patio.
Don’t tell anyone, but I’ve been known to bring it into the house for a few minutes to gently blast dust bunnies made of dog hair from beneath our hefty, immovable china cabinet. I use speed 1 for that.
I hate to admit that I can’t readily lift more than about 40 pounds, but that’s the truth. So I’m glad to have a model I can carry with one hand even while it’s operating at Turbo speed. And it’s so light my arm doesn’t get tired for at least an hour.
The lack of any associated gasoline smell or cords to trip over are huge pluses for me, too.
But that’s just me, wanting less noise and fewer fumes.
My husband, the lawn care pro, isn’t as concerned about either of those things. But he gives the Worx WG584 a 10 out of 10 for use in the home lawn or garden – as long as you’re not tackling huge piles of leaves or more than a half-acre of property.
He based his high opinion on the superior power for a battery-powered model, and the ease of handling. He’s worked with many backpack battery- or gas-powered blowers in his business, and says this tool is easier to tote and maneuver than any models he’s encountered.
He also gave the two 20V batteries highest marks for holding their charge, especially compared to some older battery-powered models.
If obtaining a leaf removal tool is on your agenda, you have a hearty endorsement from both of us for the Worx WG584.
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About Rose Kennedy
An avid raised bed vegetable gardener and former “Dirt to Fork” columnist for an alt-weekly newspaper in Knoxville, Tennessee, Rose Kennedy is dedicated to sharing tips that increase yields and minimize work. But she’s also open to garden magic, like the red-veined sorrel that took up residence in several square yards of what used to be her back lawn. She champions all pollinators, even carpenter bees. Her other enthusiasms include newbie gardeners, open-pollinated sunflowers, 15-foot-tall Italian climbing tomatoes, and the arbor her husband repurposed from a bread vendor’s display arch. More importantly, Rose loves a garden’s ability to make a well-kept manicure virtually impossible and revive the spirits, especially in tough times.