When Popular Mechanics tested several battery-operated models, the magazine rated the EGO Power+ LB 6504 Best Overall, citing an airspeed of 134 mph at 6 inches from the tip of the tube and “a focused air stream, with sharp edges, extending beyond the end of our test area.”
While the LB6504 was not the quietest or lightest blower tested, Popular Mechanics found the effective run time to be nearly a half hour when the trigger was used judiciously and nearly 17 minutes on the turbo setting.
Doug Mahoney of the New York Times also gave the LB 6504 high marks, comparing its power to some corded models and noting that it was a good entry point into EGO’s wide line of cordless yard care tools. “For the money,” he wrote, “you’re getting the absolute best combination of power, portability, and ease of use, and it’s an especially smart investment if you plan to expand your collection of EGO’s successful system of lawn tools, including lawn mowers, string trimmers, and snow blowers.”
The LB6504 also has a 4.6-star average rating from nearly 4,000 Amazon buyers. User Anime Dad gave it five stars and wrote, “I must say, the EGO Power+ LB6504 Leaf Blower Bundle exceeded my expectations. Both the leaf blower and the battery have been game-changers. I’m definitely sticking with EGO for my electric tools.”