WORX WG591 Leaf Blower:
|Model:||WG591||Battery Amp Hours:||2 Ah|
|Motor:||Electric||Battery Type:||Lithium Ion|
|Rated Voltage:||56V Max||Charging Time:||≈90 Mins|
|Adjustable Speed:||Yes||Noise Rating:||75|
|Air Speed:||60/125 MPH||Warranty:||3 Years|
|Air Volume:||225/465 CFM||Weight:||8.1 LBS|
- 1x WORX WG591 Leaf Blower
- 1x 56V MaxLithium Battery
- 1x 56V Battery Charger
- 1x WG591 User Manual
Ask a group of people what it takes to maintain a clean and tidy garden, and unsurprisingly, mowing the lawn will be listed time and time again. Yes, it’s a valid answer, but it’s just one part of what it takes to keep your garden looking pristine.
You already knew that though, otherwise, you wouldn’t be reading this article!
Between the grass clippings that don’t quite make it into your lawn mower’s catcher bag, to the cuttings from the edges of your garden that seem to congregate around paths, decks, and patios after you’ve used a string trimmer, there’s no doubt that it can be a lot of work keeping your lawn in tip-top condition.
Don’t even get us started on the leaves that arrive during Fall or after a large storm, either. They’re bad enough when they come from your trees, but even more frustrating when you watch the leaves from each of your neighbors’ trees as they seem to make the conscious decision of avoiding their gardens in favor of gathering in yours.
Have fun picking those out from between your garden’s plant beds, rock features, and other intricate details!
You have a couple of options – either the slower, backbreaking route of manually raking them into a pile and picking them out one by one or, you can choose the quicker and easier option and use a leaf blower. We know which option we prefer – and with a leaf blower like the WORX WG591, there’s no reason why you need to spend more time than you need to maintain your garden.
Thanks to features like its TURBINE technology, TURBO boost function, brushless motor and lithium-ion battery, the WG591 is aimed at homeowners who want the power and convenience of using a leaf blower, but without the extra weight, noise and fuel-mixing hassle that comes from using a gas-powered leaf blower.
But is it the right choice for you?
Let’s find out by looking at everything you need to know about the WORX WG591 battery powered cordless leaf blower…
We’d recommend the WORX 2G591 to non-professional users such as homeowners.
It’s best-suited to the type of person who will use it now and again as a better alternative to manually sweeping up leaves and grass clippings during Fall, or after using a lawn mower or a string trimmer, and someone who wants to avoid the hassle of a noisy and heavy gas-powered leaf blower.
We wouldn’t recommend it to anyone tasked with commercial-grade gardening activities, for example, professional gardeners and landscapers, for a couple of reasons. Firstly, the runtime is only around 10-15 minutes on its highest setting which probably won’t be enough to tackle areas larger than a regular sized garden, and it doesn’t feature a vacuum function which may put more serious users off.
As mentioned, the WORX WG591 leaf blower is best suited to non-professional users like homeowners. Based on this, and the fact that it features a leaf blower function only (it doesn’t work as a vacuum), it’s a good choice for the following tasks:
- Blowing leaves from your garden, driveway, deck, or patio.
- Blowing leaves from rockeries and plant beds (when used on a lower setting).
- Blowing grass clippings after using a string trimmer.
- Cleaning out leaves from your gutters when used with a gutter attachment (sold separately).
- Removing cobwebs from the exterior of your home or garage.
- Cleaning dryer vents.
- Blowing powdery snow from paths and driveways.
- Drying your car.
After all, it doesn’t matter how easy something is to use, or how comfortable it feels in the hand of the user – if it can’t perform the task it’s designed for, or it can’t function in the kind of conditions that the bulk of users will experience, it’s a waste of money. There are no two ways about it.
Thankfully, the WORX WG591 is more than capable of handling even the toughest of conditions that the average homeowner can throw at it thanks to a few key features which boost power.
Firstly, it features WORX’ TURBINE technology (see image below) which is specifically designed to provide a powerful, high-capacity output without the need of substantially increasing the motor size, and this helps the relatively small brushless motor provide a good maximum air speed of 125 MPH, and a maximum air volume of 465 CFM.
Secondly, it features an innovative Hyper-Stream air nozzle as shown below which helps to concentrate the airflow as it exits the leaf blower, further increasing power versus comparably sized leaf blowers to help you blast away particularly tough leaves when required.
And finally, need more power? Not a problem. The WG591’s TURBO capability will help you handle the toughest tasks by providing extra power when you need it most. Simply select the top setting using the leaf blower’s variable speed control dial, and you’re good to go.
Brushless motors like the WG591’s are becoming more and more popular thanks to the fact that they require less maintenance and they have a longer lifespan versus brushed motors, and this ultimately saves you time, money, and effort in the long-run.
They also provide more power thanks to the fact that they have less energy-reducing restrictions versus brushed motors, and perhaps of most benefit to users, they allow for longer runtime generally and require less battery charging thanks to increased efficiency.
The choice of a lithium-ion battery also helps to play a large part in improving the WG591’s performance, as these types of battery benefit from having a much higher ‘energy density‘ versus other types of battery. This helps provide the additional power needed for energy-hungry items like this leaf blower, and it also helps to provide a longer runtime between charges.
Having said that, even lithium-ion batteries have their limitations, and so it isn’t surprising why using the WG591 continually on its maximum setting will drain the battery in around 10-15 minutes. A simple way to overcome this is to use the appropriate output speed for each task, for example, using a much lower setting when blowing away grass clippings to increase runtime.
As mentioned, one of the best ways to preserve the WG591’s battery life and increase its runtime is to vary its output speed to each task. You can do this quickly and easily with this model using the variable speed control dial located conveniently at the front of the handle to allow you to continue operating it one-handed while you adjust the leaf blower’s output (see image below), which also functions as an on/off switch.
Position 0 is the off-position, while Position 1 provides the lowest possible air speed of 60 MPH and an air volume of 225 CFM, and this would be best-suited to blowing grass clippings or handling delicate requirements such as blowing leaves out of planted beds, for example.
The highest setting provides an air speed of 125 MPH and an air volume of 465 CFM and is a better option when you need to tackle tough requirements such as wet leaves, for example.
You aren’t just limited to a low and high setting though, as there are a variety of output levels available in between too which you can choose depending on your needs.
One of the main benefits of choosing a battery-powered cordless leaf blower versus a gas-powered alternative (for example, the Husqvarna 125B) is how easy they are to use. There’s no denying that gas-powered tools are usually more powerful, but quite often this comes at the expense of them being noisier, heavier, more hassle to start given that you often need to mix oil and gasoline and you need to tug on a pull-starter continually.
Contrast this to the WG591 where you simply insert the supplied MaxLithium battery (compatible with a variety of different WORX products and charges in approximately 90 minutes), select the appropriate output level using the speed control dial, and you’re good to go. Simple!
Using it over the long-term won’t be a struggle either, as it only weighs 8.1 lbs and it has been ergonomically designed to distribute weight evenly to prevent unnecessary strain on the user’s wrist.
And when you’ve finished? Transporting and storing the WG591 couldn’t be easier given that the nozzle attachment can be quickly removed at the push of a button without the need for any tools, while the built-in wall mount will allow you to store it safely and securely in a shed or garage with ease.
If you’re in the market for an affordable battery-powered cordless leaf blower that provides a good balance between power, convenience, and ease of use, the WORX WG591 will likely be a top contender.
It comes packed with more than enough features to make it a good match for more expensive leaf blowers on the market, but yet comes at a low enough price tag to offer considerable value for money.
It’s perhaps because of the lower price tag that it features a couple of downfalls though which mean that it isn’t quite perfect. For example, the runtime is only 10-15 minutes when using it at full pelt despite the fact it features a powerful lithium-ion battery and more efficient brushless motor, and it also doesn’t come with a vacuum function which may put more serious users off.
If we’re honest, though, it’s still more than enough leaf blower for the vast majority of homeowners, and definitely shouldn’t be overlooked especially at this price point.
We’ve included a summary of the various advantages and disadvantages of this particular WORX leaf blower below to help you make up your mind.
WORX WG591 Leaf Blower
- Homeowners can handle the majority of their leaf/cut grass blowing needs with ease thanks to the WG591’s mid-range maximum power output (125 MPH air speed / 465 CFM air volume).
- Benefit from the WG591’s TURBO boost function and specially designed Hyper-Stream air nozzle, both of which maximize the blower’s output to help you tackle tougher requirements.
- Get gas-like performance from this battery-powered WORX blower without the additional noise, weight, and hassle of mixing oil and gasoline.
- Easily change the output air speed and air volume to best suit each task using the variable speed control dial positioned on the leaf blower’s handle.
- Reduce the strain of using the WG591 over long periods given its cruise control function (it doesn’t have a trigger that needs to be continually pressed like on other models), and its light weight of only 8.1 lbs.
- Enjoy longer-lasting performance thanks to this model’s high-capacity 56V lithium-ion battery and its brushless motor.
- Spend more time making your garden look pristine and less time waiting around for batteries to charge given the WG591’s fast charge time of around 90 minutes.
- Enjoy the flexibility of using the WG591 with other WORX gardening products that share its 56V MaxLithium battery, including lawn mowers, hedge trimmers, and string trimmers.
- Store and transport it easily thanks to its removable blower tube which can be installed and removed quickly.
- The runtime is only 10-15 minutes when using the WG591 on its maximum setting. This should be more than enough for most users, but users with larger gardens may struggle.
- It doesn’t have a vacuum function.
WORX WG591 vs WG520
The main difference between the WORX WG591 vs WG520 is that the former is cordless and battery-powered using a 56V lithium-ion battery, whereas the latter is a corded electric leaf blower.
The next major difference is power, and the WG591 features a more powerful output as it is capable of an airspeed of 125 MPH versus the WG520’s 110 MPH, and a significantly higher air volume of 465 CFM versus the WG520’s 600 CFM. While the WG591 benefits from being quieter (75 dB vs 82 dB), it’s quite a bit heavier as a result of its lithium-ion battery (it weighs 8.1 LBS versus the WG520’s 6.4 LBS).
The decision as to whether to go with the WORX WG591 vs WG520 will likely come down to your preference of using a battery-powered versus a cordless electric leaf blower. There are positives and negatives to both that you need to consider carefully, for example, the limitations that arise from having a power cord and the reduced runtime of cordless versus corded leaf blowers.
Here is a summary of the key details for each model:
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There are many genuine WORX accessories available to help you in your fight to maintain a clean and tidy garden.
The first option below is the WORX WG926 combo pack which include the leaf blower featured in this article, and the WG191 string trimmer which will help keep your garden’s edges looking pristine.
Next up is their electric leaf mulcher and yard bag which can either be used together or separately, helping you blow any leaves and grass clippings into submission to achieve the clean, tidy lawn you’re after.
WORX WG926 56V String Trimmer/Leaf Blower Kit
Handle even more of your gardening needs with the WORX WG926 combo kit. It includes the WG191 string trimmer for trimming weeds and edging, and the WG591 leaf blower featured in this article to blow leaves and grass clippings into a tidy pile.
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WORX WG430 13-Amp Electric Leaf Mulcher
The WG430 is capable of mulching up to 53 gallons of leaves per minute and works well with the WA0030 yard bag. It uses a bladeless system with a trimmer line to achieve an 11:1 mulching ratio, and features handy tool-free assembly.
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WORX WA0030 26-Gallon Landscaping Yard Bag
This 26-gallon collapsible spring bucket is ideal for collecting all of your garden debris, including fallen leaves, grass clippings and more. It collapses down to three inches for easy storage and pops up effortlessly before use thanks to its spring design.
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- Does the WORX WG591 function as a vacuum as well as a leaf blower?
- I’ve noticed the WORX WG591.9 leaf blower. What’s the difference versus the WG591?
- Is it corded electric or battery powered?
- Does the WORX WG591 come with a battery and charger?
- How long does it take to recharge the batteries?
- Is the speed variable?
- Does the WORX WG591 leaf blower have a cruise control function?
- Does it feature a trigger lock?
- Does it come with a shoulder strap?
- Does it come with a flat nozzle?
- How much assembly is required?
- Can it be wall mounted for easier storage?
WORX WG591 Leaf Blower