Tested: Is the Ego 765 Leaf Blower Really the World’s Most Powerful?

When it comes to battery blower performance, this is one of the toughest competitors.
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A person using the Ego Power+ 650 CFM 56V Leaf Blower to clear debris from a sidewalk.
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The Ego Power+ 765 cubic feet per minute (CFM) 56-volt (V) leaf blower has been out for a couple of years now, and I finally had a chance to test it. Anyone shopping online for a new leaf blower has likely seen the Ego 765 CFM blower as a leading search result, and for good reason. Not only is it the most powerful Ego 56V leaf blower, but it claims to be the most powerful handheld blower in the industry. We will see about that.

Ego Power+ is known for its versatile 56V Arc Lithium rechargeable battery platform and has been a leading outdoor power equipment brand for more than a decade. I’ve had the pleasure of testing its leaf blowers, lawn mowers, string trimmers, and chainsaws alongside other top brands like Greenworks, DeWalt, Ryobi, Husqvarna, and Stihl, and I’ve recognized a high level of consistency across its product lines. Ego equipment consistently ranks near the top in terms of power, runtime, and overall value.

I spent a month using the Ego 765 blower for all kinds of yard cleanup projects, from clearing grass clippings off the driveway, to cleaning mulch and soil clumps after planting, to gathering up fall leaves. Although it was not perfect, it proved to be an extremely capable blower. In this Ego leaf blower review, I detail my experience using the Ego Power+ 765 CFM leaf blower, why I think it really is one of the best handheld models around, and why some users may prefer a different option.

Ego Power+ LB7654 765 CFM Blower: At a Glance

Rating: 8.9/10

The Ego Power+ 650 CFM 56V Leaf Blower sitting on cement.
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  • Battery: 56V 5.0 amp-hour (Ah)
  • Average runtime: 90 minutes
  • Max runtime: 150 minutes on low
  • Charge time: 30 to 100 minutes, depending on charger type
  • Max air volume: 765 CFM
  • Max airspeed: 200 miles per hour (mph)
  • Weight: 9.75 pounds (with battery)


  • Produces airspeed and volume comparable to gas-powered backpack blowers
  • Excellent runtime per battery charge for more production with less downtime
  • Compact handheld model takes up less space in storage than a backpack blower
  • Includes cone and fan nozzles to tackle a variety of cleaning projects


  • Heavier and more tiring to operate than most other handheld battery-powered leaf blowers
  • More expensive than most other handheld battery blowers

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What is the Ego Power+ LB7654 765 CFM blower?

Ego Power+ claims that its LB7654 765 CFM blower is “ the world’s most powerful handheld blower.” Powered by the included 56V 5Ah rechargeable lithium battery, it moves air at a rate of 765 CFM, at speeds up to 200 mph. But it’s not just powerful. The efficient brushless motor conserves battery life for an average of 90 minutes of runtime per charge.

The LB7465 features a variable-speed trigger, cruise control, and a Turbo button for enhanced blow force. The blower achieves top airflow of 765 CFM in Turbo mode. Without Turbo, air volume varies between 260 and 580 CFM—still well above average for handheld blowers. To accommodate a wider range of cleanup projects, the kit also includes a cone nozzle and a fan nozzle. With the cone nozzle in place, the blower reaches a top airspeed of 200 mph.

A person pressing the on/off button on the Ego Power+ 650 CFM 56V Leaf Blower.
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Ego 765 CFM Blower Control and Comfort

As for the overall build and balance of the machine, the Ego 765 leaf blower is pretty good. The handle has a comfortable rounded profile and grippy texture, which made it easy to direct the blow tube in whatever direction I wanted. The variable-speed trigger accelerated smoothly, and the Turbo button was centrally positioned for right- or left-handed operation. The thumb-operated cruise control was located on the left side of the handle, so it could only be used one-handed by righties.

If there was a weak point to the Ego Blower 765, it was its weight. It took a fair degree of strength and endurance to operate this 10-pound handheld leaf blower. For short increments, it was not too bad; but since runtime is a major selling point, it bears mentioning. I found myself switching hands every few minutes to get a little relief. With that being the case, some users may prefer a backpack blower for similar power and runtime with less physical strain, while others may prefer to rotate batteries more frequently in a lighter-weight handheld model.

A person using the Ego Power+ 650 CFM 56V Leaf Blower to clean a crack in a sidewalk or driveway.
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Ego 765 CFM Blower Power and Performance

The Ego 765 blower packs plenty of blow force and ample runtime for all kinds of yard cleanup. Dry leaves and grass clippings were not a problem. I was able to stand on one side of my 20-foot-wide driveway and blow grass clippings all the way across and off the other side. It also made quick work of the smattering of mulch and clumps of dirt left on the sidewalk after planting a flower bed. Once after a storm, I used it to blow wet matted leaves into a pile. It worked every bit as hard as my gas-powered backpack blower.

The runtime was impressive, too. For normal yard cleanup, I locked the trigger on high power and ran the blower for about an hour per charge. That was enough to blow grass clippings or leaves off my 150-square-foot front porch; 2,000-square-foot driveway; 200-square-foot patio; and 110 linear feet of curb along the street twice, with one bar still left on the battery-life indicator.

A person using the Ego Power+ 650 CFM 56V Leaf Blower to clean a crack in a sidewalk or driveway.
Photo: Debbie Wolfe for Bob Vila

Ego 765 Leaf Blower vs. Ego 650 Leaf Blower

A couple of years ago I tested the Ego 650 CFM leaf blower. It was the best Ego leaf blower available at that time, and I discovered quite a few things that I really liked about it. Now that I’ve had a chance to test the Ego 765, I can offer a quick comparison.

At a glance, the two models appear quite similar. The overall dimensions and weight are virtually identical. Both kits include the 56V 5.0Ah battery and charger. However, in addition to the blow force ratings, there are a few differences in the controls and available runtime.

The 765 and the 650 have the same control switches of a variable-speed trigger, thumb-operated Turbo button, and cruise control dial on the side. They are nearly identical except for a tiny knob on the 765 that provides an improved grip for thumb control.

As for the blow force ratings, the 765 blower is more powerful than the 650. The model names reflect the maximum air volume, which is produced when the Turbo button is engaged (765 CFM and 650 CFM). Using just the trigger and/or cruise control, the variable air volumes range from 260 to 580 CFM for the 765, and 225 to 500 CFM for the 650. The cone nozzles must be attached for the fastest air speeds: 200 mph for the 765, or 180 mph for the 650.

Both models claim average runtimes of 90 minutes. The 765 gets up to 15 minutes on Turbo or 150 minutes on Low. The 650 gets up to 15 minutes of runtime on Turbo or 200 minutes on Low.

In action, the Ego 765 actually felt noticeably more powerful than the 650. When I pushed the Turbo button, it produced a bit of kickback that the 650 did not. That extra power was helpful for moving the heaviest yard debris, like wet leaves.

Is Ego 765 CFM blower right for you?

The Ego 765 CFM leaf blower is built with ample power and runtime for extensive yard cleanup jobs or multiple smaller projects per charge. It is the most powerful blower in Ego Power+’s extensive tool lineup, but not the most powerful handheld on the market. That honor belongs to the Husqvarna 350iB Leaf Blaster. At $349, the Leaf Blaster is a little pricier than the Ego 765, but it weighs about the same and boasts a higher maximum air volume of 800 CFM and a maximum air speed of 200 mph.

If a heavyweight handheld blower doesn’t sound appealing, the lightweight Stihl BGA 60 handheld blower might be a better choice. Priced about the same as the Ego 765, it weighs in at just 5 pounds. But it also offers less blow force, with a max air volume of 459 CFM and a 154 mph max airspeed rating.

On the other end of the spectrum, the Ego Power+ commercial backpack blower delivers comparable blow force ratings to the Ego 765 at 800 CFM and 190 mph. For the premium $699.00 price, it comes equipped with a deep padded harness system, two 56V 6Ah Ego batteries, and a dual port rapid charger. It offers up to 120 minutes of runtime per charge.

But the Ego Power+ 765 CFM leaf blower is one of the best leaf blower values around. It did a great job on all of my yard cleanup projects and covered lots of square footage per charge. In the sub-$300 price range, no other leaf blower produces this amount of blow force, and few can run at their high-speed setting for a full hour. If you’re looking to get lots of bang for the buck, this is an excellent pick.

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Meet the Tester

Mark Wolfe is a writer and product tester with an extensive background in the nursery and landscaping industry. For more than 20 years, he mowed, edged, planted, pruned, cultivated, irrigated, and renovated beautiful landscapes. Now he tests and writes reviews about the latest outdoor power equipment, hand tools, lawn care products, and other outdoor living goods.

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Mark Wolfe is a second-career freelance writer based in Georgia and has an extensive background in the horticulture industry. Since 2020, he has contributed numerous gardening and home improvement articles to, along with a variety of consumer product reviews.