The Kobalt (Lowe's) KHB 400B-06 is part of the Leaf Blower
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Leaf Blower
models like the KHB 400B-06 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.
Sweeping: Denotes speed of moving leaves.
Loosening: The speed of removing embedded leaf particles from a lawn.
Handling and ease of use: Includes ease of maneuvering, using controls, and changing modes.
WeightTo the nearest half-pound in blower mode.
cc/ampEngine cubic centimeters (cc) and motor electrical amperage (amps) are from the manufacturer.
Multiple speedsOn an electric blower or a variable throttle on a gas-powered blower, these let you increase power for sweeping on hard surfaces or open ground and decrease it around fragile garden beds.
Vacuum capabilityComes with the necessary attachments including a collection bag to convert to vacuuming mode for sucking up leaves and debris.
Translucent fuel tank
Translucent fuel tankA clear tank lets you see at a glance when fuel is running low.
Spring assisted starting
Spring assisted startingTo makes starting easier, a pull-cord assembly with this feature has a built-in spring that winds up as the starting rope is pulled, to reduce the force necessary to start the engine.
Four-cycle engineUses straight gasoline and doesn't require an oil/gasoline mixture, as do the more common two-cycle engines used on most trimmers.