The blower is powered by a Harbor Freight 5 HP compressor duty motor propelling a 14 impeller from Jet Tools (now called WMH Tools). Please look at the Cost Analysis for the prices of these items. Although its a 5 HP motor, it draws 15 amps, so it is really much closer to a 3 HP motor. I had my friend whos a machinist make a custom ... Dec 04, 2012 I have been trying to work out the best way to make that happen. Yesterday, I bought a new leaf blower for $39 at HD. It is one of those electric blowers with the vacuum adapter. It has 2 speeds, a quiet 150 mph speed, and a 220 mph speed.