Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 116
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Gbware Really glad I finally bought one.
I've really enjoyed blowing off the back porch and sidewalks now that I have this backpack blower. It's so much less tiring than my hand held electric blower - and the best part - there's no power cord!! My only concern comes with the motor performance for the first 2-3 minutes after powering it up. The motor sputters at a reduced rpm until finally it kicks in and starting purring like a kitten and blowing with more velocity. I've thought about taking it to a repair shop to see if some adjustment might be needed, but haven't yet.
May 3, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by rick very nice machine
Arrived on time. Easy to set up. Runs smoothly and quietly. Nice and light. That being said.......it is a low powered machine, as all reviews said. But I don't have heavy leaves, mainly OPL (other people's leaves).
If you don't have heavy requirements, this is the perfect machine. I was even able to jury rig my old Husquaverna gutter blower to this blower and it did the gutters just fine. Don't forget to switch the control arm back to "on" before trying to start it. Often I shut it off and have forgotten about it when I go to use it again.
April 22, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Chas Outstanding
Perfect tool, very light, quick startup, perfect acceleration, easy to assemble. I cleaned up our three acres in less than an hour. Before it would take me at least two hours dragging extension chords all over the place. This blower is outstanding and easy to store.
May 24, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Pinpink Great compact Blower
This is a great product I would highly recommend it to others who enjoy yard work Easy to handle and compact
April 26, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by mike85 Awsome Unit
I bought this blower last fall. I could not be more happy with it. It starts up very easy and has plenty of power for my needs around my property.
May 12, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mark Great combination of power and price
For $250 one gets a pro class leaf blower. It took less than 5 minutes to review the user guide, do the small bit of assembly, add fuel to the tank and put on the ear protectors and fire it up. I used it at varying RPM's with the hand control during the break-in period for about 1/2 a tank of fuel and then let it run at half speed until the tank was dry. After that the fuel consumption dropped and the exhaust was cleaner.
Starting is very easy. I turn the lever to the start/choke position, hold down on the blower at the fan shroud with my left hand and pull the starter cord with my right hand. It takes 3 or fewer pulls to start the engine and I can then immediately move the lever to the run mode with no stumbling by the motor.
At half throttle it puts out enough air force to move 1" size rocks across the pavement so the leaf blower has power to spare.
I like having it on my back is it is easy to put on and sits comfortably and keeps my hands free. I have used the hand held blowers but greatly prefer the back mount types like this Echo.
April 24, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sam Very impressed with overall design and performance
I bought this based on the reviews and it being CARB compliant which means breathing in a lot less pollution while using it. I took it out of the box, read the directions, assembled the blower sections, put gas in the fuel tank, and in a total of 5 minutes was up and running and blowing leaves down my driveway.
The only quibble I have is with the middle straight pipe section that has too small a diameter and so does not slide onto the permanently attached section on the blower. I ended up pushing it as far as it would go and then using duct tape to keep it in place.
March 29, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Edgie Blower works GREAT!!!
After researching a variety of gas powered blowers, I decided to purchase this Echo Blower for use on a rental property. I have someone who does the yard on a weekly basis and wanted him to have the proper equipment for the job. I checked with him on the performance of the blower and he indicated it was more than sufficient in terms of being able to move the clippings, leaves and misc. trash. It's lightweight and starts right up on the first pull upon following the starting directions. Great product and price. Would definitely recommend this product.
February 23, 2016