Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 225
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by High Desert Excellent product
Purchased this unit at the end of March, 2016. Initially, I did not know what to expect as I have never had a backpack style blower before. Am I ever impressed! This unit is light or its size, easy to get on and off, padded, adjustable straps (others have none to minimal padding, unless you want aftermarket straps), starts super easy by 2nd or 3rd pull, has a sufficient size tank to allow me to get things done without running out of fuel, and I really like the hand control setup as it is very comfortable. This thing moves a lot of stuff, not just leaves, so you do have to be careful where you point it! Also, it takes a bit to learn how to control the airstream to get debris to go where you want it to. Also, Kudos to the seller I purchased from (Horizon Dist., in Bend, Or.) as they had the unit fully assembled for me when I went to pick it up!! I am very pleased wit this unit and actually enjoy using it to keep my place cleaned up. As I have acreage, and deciduous trees, cleanup can be fun. Highly recommend this product as I did a lot of research to arrive at this unit over Sthil and Husqvarna. The product setupop and warranty really won me over.
May 4, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by leafblower J Good blower but it has had issues with starting.
I have had issues with this blower starting. When running, it is great, very powerful. But the starting issues are disappointing. I had a previous Echo blower for 13 years and it always started with ease every time.
March 16, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by DRzz Not too happy
Have had less than 2 years with minimal use - estimate less than 20 hours. Does not run. Taking into local shop for what I hope to be fully-covered warranty work.
March 21, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DonnieD So quiet even pups watch
Great blower for price; easy to start and use; low noise
October 20, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Wayne5 Lots of Leaves
I very happy with the unit so far. Wish I would have gotten this a lot sooner. I might try using it on lite snow. Liked the dealer, Eblings. Need to watch how store. Will try to store with Echo's special gas blend. Wish was little more powerful, but the price was right.
December 11, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jacob0804 Great
Picked this up on clearance at Home Depot and it is a great blower. Blower starts right up, runs great and is very powerful. This blower is relatively quiet and vibration free. Blower is also not too heavy, and feels good on your back. I used it for close to an hour this weekend with no fatigue or aches afterwards. Highly recommended.
November 23, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by David Very satisfied with this blower
I was lucky to find this blower in the discount section of the store and it was already assembled. I have used it several times and it has worked well each time. I knew I was going to need a new blower with our house in the mountains of North Georgia and just happened to see this one in the store in Clayton. It came with a 1 year warranty and has worked well for me. We have a driveway that is a quarter of a mile long and decks on the back of the house both upper and lower. I am very happy with this purchase.
April 14, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by anut4tuna ECHO PB- 500 H
This Echo PB 500 H was given to me by my brother-in-law and I can't thank him enough. Starts right up 1st 2nd pull cold start. I have had it 1 1/2 years now with no problems. READ THE OWNERS MANUEL. I do not store gas in the unit, I empty it and burn the gas out of the carb. gas mixture will break down and can and will cause problems. I use 93 octane gas but I'm going to start using the premix that Home Depot sells. More cost but cheaper than repairs in my book. Take care of this machine and it will take care of you is my out look. Hope this helps you out. It is a very nice product.
November 11, 2015