Even those of us who don’t have a green thumb like to keep control of our landscapes; it’s amazing what a good tidy up of the lawn and flowerbeds can do. The biggest culprit for messing up are gardens is leaves, especially if you are fond of trees.
A simple solution that is cheap and quick is a leaf blower. You can pass the blower over your garden and collect all of the wet and dry leaves into a pile. The added advantage of the leaf blowers that we are going to look at is that they are vacuums and mulchers. Today, we are going to compare the 3-in-1 Worx WG505 vs WG509, and we will start with what they have in common.
Both the Worx WG505 and the Worx WG509 have a 12AMP motor. This is a great size for a leaf blower, making them some of the most powerful motors for this type of leaf blower on the market.
The new design of the Worx WG505 and the Worx WG509 comes with a metal impeller. This makes easy work of wet and dry leaves as well as debris. The metal impeller turns the garden debris into mulch, which you can then use as compost for your garden.
The end of the Worx WG505 and the Worx WG509 has a specifically designed angled lip. This lip makes it easier to access harder to reach areas like under garden furniture or fixtures. This will save you having to bend down to collect leaves that have been missed.
The power cord on the Worx WG505 and the Worx WG509 is 12 inches long. They come with a retainer, so when you attach an extension cable, the connection won’t fall out while you are working.
Features for Ease of Use
There is a mulching bag that comes with the Worx WG505 and the Worx WG509. They each have a quick-release button which makes them both easy to use and easy to clean.
Side by Side Comparison
Now that we have seen how the Worx WG505 and the Worx WG509 are similar, we will talk a look at how they differ.
Realistically, there is no difference in their design. They are both compact and black and orange.
It measures 20 x 15 x 9 inches. It can be operated with one hand thanks to its lightweight, just 9.5 pounds.
The dimensions are the same at 20 x 15 x 9 inches, but it weighs a fraction less at 9.3 pounds.
The Winner Is- A Tie
With the metal impeller, both 3-in-1 machines have great mulching abilities.
This has a mulching ratio of 16:1. This means for every 16 bags of vacuumed leaves and debris will be mulched into one bag.
This has a higher ratio and 18:1, so generally speaking, it will cut leaves down into finer pieces.
The Winner Is- The Worx WG 509
Leaf blowers will have an average speed of 140-270 miles per hour. The CFM (cubic feet per minute), which measures the airflow is 350 for both, but their speeds vary.
There are variable airspeeds. The lowest setting is 80mph and the highest is 210mph. The lower speed is handy for areas that are more delicate.
The maximum speed is still 210mph, however, the lowest speed is 77mph. There isn’t a great difference but still noticeable.
The Winner Is- The Worx WG509
Pros and Cons
The Worx WG505 and the Worx WG509 are so similar, the following pros and cons may help with the buying decision.