Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 128
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Verified Reviewer Great purchase
I bought this same blower ten years ago, and I have only had to replace the gas filter twice($15) and the bulb once. It has ran like a champ. The larger model which blows a little better is a little too heavy for my old back, so I go with this model. This blower has been used everyday at my workplace, so it is a great buy for home or work.
August 23, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Adam Great Product, great store
Purchased this at the end of last season. It's a work horse. Used it a total of ~20 times without issue. Had an issue last weekend where the engine began to sputter and the unit stalled. Brought it into the Home Depot location in Marlboro and was told that there was a 30 day window for returns on power equipment (with gas engines). Was about to begin a battle when the nice lady at customer service recommended that I go see "Frank' over in tool rentals and that they could likely help me. Frank and Enrico pulled the unit behind the desk on the spot and did a full blown diagnostic/ service. Changed the gas, cleaned the filters, etc- all in about 5 min. Started right up and runs better than new. They even gave me tips on gas/ oil mixing and gas storage. Frank and Enrico are the real reason for the review because that level of service is something I have not seen in some time. Made me respect brick and mortar and HD in general a lot more. Great team- these guys are mechanical magicians.
August 23, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Brenda Not a lot of power
This blower would be great to blow off your porch, small driveway, and small tasks. It doesn't have a lot of power. We bought this just to have as a back up for our lawn business. We have a commercial grade but wanted one to have if anything ever happened to that one while on a job. Didn't want to get stuck with nothing.
We knew it was not commercial grade and would only use if we got in a bind. But it wasn't worth even having for that. It doesn't blow hard at all. We are just going to return and upgrade.
Its our fault. We should of known better.
The product itself is good. We only use Echo products. Its built well. It's lightweight (one of the reasons I wanted it). I'm sure it would do good for a homeowner to use for light jobs.
If you want to use it for a business or for heavy duty jobs, spends the extra $$$ and upgrade.
August 2, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Speedtechguy VERY powerful!!
The blower is amazing. Very powerful. The only downside to it is that you sometimes have to really pull to get it started. Also due to its power you will can feel the engine rocking your whole body at times.
August 10, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mark Great Blower
This is a great blower with enough power for what I needed. Light weight also
July 12, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Wayoutwest1 Motor is just too small!
Bought it 2 years ago. Used premixed gas the whole time. Worked well the first year of use then started losing power. At the end of year two it lost all lower and couldn't blow a 6 inch twig across rocks.
Took it apart and found the engine was blown.
The 25 cc engine is lightweight but just doesn't have the power. You have to run at full throttle 24/7 which just puts strain on the motor.
I replaced it with the 580T and the new blower has so much more power, doesn't have to run at full throttle either.
June 19, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by CC2 Excellent backpack.
Good power for a small property. So easy to start is a plus. Highlight is how it weighs very little on your back. You never get tired of using it.
June 28, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Walla Great Deal
Very minor assembly required. A normal home owner should not have a problem. Does exactly what I needed it for.
June 21, 2016