Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 133
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Benn Lacks power but pretty great for small jobs
Bought this unit, starts first pull, super quiet, super light weight, love the seperate throttle, and great reliability. Only complaint for me is that it doesnt have the power to blow the larger leaves once i start a pile, So lesson here is to blow multiple small piles, then pickup. I do recomend.
October 22, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BobD A perfect blower for me!
When I first started this blower, I was a little disappointed. The whir/noise from my previous backpack unit just was not there and I thought I might need to consider the next step up. As soon as I started using it, I found that was just not the case. It has plenty of blowing power for my application of a 300 foot driveway plus our decks and roofs. The speed control idles down for fine work as well. What is not there is the noise and the weight. At 13 plus pounds, and my 68 year old body, I will be able to easily use this for years to come. Also an added benefit, it seems to take much less fuel than my last back pack blower. It is well made and well engineered. (my background) Granted if you unintentionally turn the wrong way, you won't blow the utility shed over but for most home applications this is a perfect blower.
October 3, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by John Excellent -- a favorite
Starts and runs every time. After doing leaves in northern Wisconsin ( live in the woods) I take it along to Tucson Az for yard maintenance at the house there. It works so well that it's fun to use
October 8, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Lakelover Love it
Purchased the leaf blower after my husband broke his back. Very easy to assemble and use, lightweight. Just love it, never thought I would look forward to blowing leaves.
October 4, 2016
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