Sweepers: Sweepers are the lightest and the smallest leaf blowers you may find. They are available in cordless, electric and gas varieties and have low CFM ratings. They are great for cleaning small areas such as driveways and decks. They can also remove light debris. However, they cannot clean the huge yard.
Light Duty: Light duty leaf blowers are a little bit more powerful than sweepers. Just like the previous type, they can be used for simple tasks and run on electricity and gas. They are perfect for small yards, up to a quarter of an acre. But they don't have the power to clean larger areas.
Medium and Heavy Duty: Medium and heavy duty leaf blowers are powerful devices that mostly run on gas. They are great for cleaning large yards though you can use them for smaller tasks. They can even be used to clean commercial properties but because they are heavy they are uncomfortable to hold.
Professional: Professional models are usually worn on the back and have the highest CFM ratings. These blowers are used on commercial properties, large yards and long stretches of sidewalk. They can also perform smaller tasks, but their noise output and power requirements make them less suitable for residential use. They only run on gasoline and are the most expensive.