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Hitachi

Model # RB24EAP

Internet # 202825810

23.9 cc 170 mph 441 CFM Hand Held Gas Blower

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  • Powerful commercial grade 2-stroke engine
  • Auto-return stop switch automatically resets to on position
  • Customers love easy-to-use design (see reviews)

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Product Overview

The Hitachi RB24EAP hand held blower is one of the lightest yet most powerful blowers in its class at 441 CFM. Its 23.9 cc Commercial grade 2-stroke engine is designed for outstanding power and reliability. Weighing in at a mere 8.6 lbs. you can expect exceptional balance for use on a small clean up or larger yard work with less user fatigue. The large two finger throttle allows for easy operation by homeowners and professionals. The RB24EAP features a purge primer for quick and simple starts and a low emission PureFire engine for a cleaner environment. This hand held blower is backed by Hitachi's industry-leading seven-year consumer warranty.

  • RB24EAP 23.9 cc Hand Held Blower
  • Class-leading air volume at 441CFM for excellent debris movement
  • 23.9 cc, 1.13 hp commercial grade 2-stroke engine for outstanding power and longer life
  • Produces an impressive air velocity of 170 mph with taper nozzle
  • Industry leading warranty- 7-year consumer use, 2-year commercial use, 1-year rental use
  • Features pure fire low emission 2-stroke engine technology for a better environment
  • Auto-return stop switch automatically resets to the on position for easier starting
  • Large throttle lever for easy operation
  • Assembled dimension: 11.02 in. W x 14.96 in. D x 17.32 in. H

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Specifications

Dimensions

Assembled Depth (in.) 
14.96 in 
Assembled Height (in.) 
17.32 in 
Assembled Width (in.) 
11.02 in 

Details

Antivibration 
No 
Assembly Required 
Yes 
Blower Type 
Handheld Blower 
CA (CARB) Compliant 
CARB Compliant 
Commercial 
Yes 
Engine Cycles 
2 Cycle 
Engine Displacement (cc) 
23.9 
Engine Type 
2 Stroke 
Fuel tank capacity (oz.) 
17.6 
Interchangeable nozzle connections 
No 
Maximum Air Volume (CFM) 
441 
Maximum air speed (mph) 
170 
Noise rating (dB) 
107 
Power Type 
Gas 
Product Weight (lb.) 
8.6 lb 
Reconditioned 
No 
Returnable 
30-Day 
Start Type 
Other 
Translucent fuel tank 
Yes 
Variable speeds 
No 

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings 
CARB Compliant 
Manufacturer Warranty 
7-year consumer use warranty, 2-year commercial use warranty and 1-year rental use warranty 

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does this blower work as a vacuum also? does it include a vacuum kit?

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No
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no there is no vacuum capabilities
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July 7, 2015
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This blower is not a leaf vacuum or shredder. It can be used to blow the leaves into a pile then you can rake them into a lawn bag.
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No vacuum accessories.
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June 16, 2015
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This blower does not work as a vacuum or come with a kit for it.
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Ratio of oil to gas question

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Just bought this based on all the good reviews. I didn't find the instructions for the mix ratio of oil to gas very clear. Looks like you can use 40:1 or up to 50:1 on this blower. I fired it up with 40:1 and it runs just fine but was wondering what ratio most of you are using and if so for how long? Wouldn't want to go to 50:1 and find out it burns out the motor over time.
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July 7, 2015
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The manual states that the mixture of gas/oil should be between 25:1and 50 :1. The maximum ethanol content is 10 percent.
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June 23, 2015
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Manual said 25-50 to 1 ratio. I am using 50:1 mix in mine and works just fine. This way I can use the same as my trimmer uses.
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June 18, 2015
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50:1 for the last 2 years. I use the blower year round. I just started using ethanol gas treatment and Sta-bil storage to my gas. I want my lawn equipment running good.
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Mixing tends to be a bit of an inexact science where one drip makes a difference in small mixes. Sticking close to 40:1 should be fine and not invite premature issues with the engine.
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Hi Jack,
I'm Travis from The Home Depot. Thanks for visiting our site.
You can run different oils that prescribe 40:1 and 50:1 mixing ratios with equal results.
The difference is the quality of the base oil that is used by the oil manufacturer. Oil that has superior lubricating qualities will achieve that lubrication using less oil (50:1). Inferior oil requires more oil to lubricate (40:1).
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Hi Jack,
I'm Travis from The Home Depot. Thanks for visiting our site.
You can run different oils that prescribe 40:1 and 50:1 mixing ratios with equal results.
The difference is the quality of the base oil that is used by the oil manufacturer. Oil that has superior lubricating qualities will achieve that lubrication using less oil (50:1). Inferior oil requires more oil to lubricate (40:1).
Oil that is recommended to be mixed at a ratio of 50:1 (50 parts gasoline to 1 part oil) will lubricate any high RPM 2-cycle engine made by any engine manufacturer. Hi RPM means average engine speed greater than 5,000 RPM.
When the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) imposed clean air standards on small engines, the ratio of 40:1 was determined to meet the emissions standard set at that time.
50:1 exceeds that standard and produces fewer emissions than 40:1 does.
32:1 and other lower ratios have been eliminated from manufacture as result of these clean air requirements.
You can run 50:1 or 40:1 fuel mix in any of your equipment. 40:1 will produce more emissions, but they are within the EPA's guidelines.
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When will this blower be. in stock?

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I just called Home Depot and they indicated that they won't restock this item.
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July 10, 2015
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Dear Valued Home Depot Customer,
Thanks for your question.
Please contact our Online Customer Service Department at 800-430-3376 to get more assistance with this item.
We are available daily, between 6:00 a.m. and 2:00 a.m. (Eastern Time)Thanks The Home Depot User Generated Content Team
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When will this item be back in stock?

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Thank you for your recent inquiry with The Home Depot. Unfortunately, this item is discontinued and is no longer in stock or available to be purchased. The item will remain on the website for customer reference, and the description will be updated with “DISCONTINUED” if it has not been already. We may have an alternate item that would suit your needs. For any other questions, please call us at Read More
Thank you for your recent inquiry with The Home Depot. Unfortunately, this item is discontinued and is no longer in stock or available to be purchased. The item will remain on the website for customer reference, and the description will be updated with “DISCONTINUED” if it has not been already. We may have an alternate item that would suit your needs. For any other questions, please call us at HomeDepot.com Customer Service 800-430-3376. Thank you for shopping Home Depot. Read Less
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Customer Reviews

Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 391 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Product, Happy so far with purchase! I had been previously using a blower attachment on another brand Weed Eater. It was clumsy, heavy, took a few times to start up and didn't do what I needed it to do so I decided to upgrade to an actual hand held blower. I needed it to be light, powerful and affordable. I did a LOT of research and the Hitachi seemed to fit the bill. A lot of my decision was based off of reviews like this. So far the product has lived up to the hype. It's super light, very powerful and its doing the job I hoped it would. We'll see if it stands the test of time but as of now, I do recommend this product for DIY homeowner. January 20, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Hitachi blower. Have been using this blower for about a month now. It is very easy use even for our granddaughter. Starts very easily. It is just the right one for our smaller property. Very pleased with the performance and well worth the price. July 14, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by The best blower on the market! I first purchased an EGO 56v battery blower. After 10 minutes at full speed the battery died. After 2 uses, I called their customer and all they wanted to do was sell me a more improved battery for $199.00 which is the same cost of the full unit.. There was no interest on their part to help or satisfy me, their customer. Hence, I packed up the unit and returned for a full refund. After reading the reviews on the Hitachi 2 stroke gas blower, I decided to give it a try...what an outstanding unit. Well made and lightweight. The power of this unit exceeded my expectations and I could not be happier. Starts every time on first pull after pumping the fuel bulb 3 or 4 times. I would recommend this blower to anyone who wants excellent power to get the job done right. Thanks Hitachi for make a well made, reliable and reasonably priced unit. It really does a fantastic job at my home! May 7, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great product! This is the best leaf blower I've owned. If starts easily, is well balanced and the engine speed is easy to control. This is a keeper! May 31, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by This product is hard to start I was looking for the greatest air mph force at the lowest price. I own 2 Stihl's and have no complaints. They are the gold standard so far as I am concerned. I do not expect to have to use this Hitachi as much so I decided to cheap out. The old adage that you get what you pay for holds true here. I found this unit hard to start. When it does get going, it performs well, like all the rest. March 19, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by I like the trigger control for blower speed. I like this Hitachi because it has been easy to start and operate with the trigger control. Compared to the old brand I had it has a lot higher air flow. The noise level is ok. For me it does get a little heavy after using for a few minutes. June 11, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Best leaf blower on the market Best hand blower out there. Have had it for three seasons now, most powerful hand held blower I've ever used. Starts on the second pull every time ! choke once and then no choke for the start. I'm a small engine machanic and have never done any maintenance to this blower in 3 years. Always starts on the second pull. Well done Hitachi ! Couldn't ask for a better blower and its a good price too. November 21, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Product The leaf blower arrived quickly. It was easy to assemble. It started right up the first and second time I used it. The blower is easy to handle and cleans sand, grass and stones easily. It is extremely quiet compared to my previous blower. As for the air inlet on the left I did not find it a problem as long as you are aware of it. The balance of the handle could use an ergonomic design review for comfort but I am really satisfied so far with this product. I am planning to purchase a Hitachi string trimmer when my current one fails. You will not be disappointed with this blower. I wish that more service locations were available should I need warranty assistance in the future. July 7, 2015
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