Model # RB24EAP

Internet #202825810

Hitachi 23.9 cc 170 mph 441 CFM Hand Held Gas Blower

Discontinued Hitachi

23.9 cc 170 mph 441 CFM Hand Held Gas Blower

  • 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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Product Depth (in.)
Product Height (in.)
Product Width (in.)


Blower Type
Handheld Blower
CA (CARB) Compliant
CARB Compliant
Engine Displacement (cc)
Engine Type
2 Cycle
Translucent Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity (oz.)
Maximum Air Volume (CFM)
Maximum air speed (mph)
Noise rating (dB)
Power Type
Product Weight (lb.)
Start Type
Recoil Start

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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Customer Questions & Answers

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

Asked by: Jay1
Answered by: Bruce
Date published: 2015-09-20

Ratio of oil to gas question

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.
Asked by: MouseKiller16
The manual states that the mixture of gas/oil should be between 25:1and 50 :1. The maximum ethanol content is 10 percent.
Answered by: Seabiscuit
Date published: 2015-11-08

When will this blower be. in stock?

Asked by: Less
I just called Home Depot and they indicated that they won't restock this item.
Answered by: Mike
Date published: 2016-12-01

why is this now discontinued at home depot? it had high ratings. this is still available at Lowes...

why is this now discontinued at home depot? it had high ratings. this is still available at Lowes but now I'm hesitate to purchase it?
Asked by: mimi
Ours is a couple years old and it is ready for a carb rebuild. But it has leaked gas for at least the past year. In today's disposable society, we will probably just replace it with a good one. It worked great for the first year to year and a half. But then it became really hard to start - 10 pulls. Gradually it became hard to get it up to speed and keep it running. Bottom line - buy a Stihl once and pay the extra money and get something that will last.
Answered by: PerfectPete
Date published: 2016-12-20
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Customer Reviews

23.9 cc 170 mph 441 CFM Hand Held Gas Blower is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 392.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 1st pull, EVERYTIME Because of my experience with weed wackers and chain saws, I assumed that most, if not all gas powered lawn products were worthless after a few times. I can't tell you how many gas string trimmers I've had, finally giving up and getting an electric one--better to drag a 100 ft cord around than fight starting a heavy, bulky, blue smoke emitting trimmer, and my old blower was no different. BUT very surprised at this. Everything I imagined a blower COULD be. Starts on the 1st pull EVERY time, and powerful, lightweight. Had to get one for my friend's birthday, even. Have to check to see if Hitachi makes a weed wacker.
Date published: 2013-06-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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!
Date published: 2014-05-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Deserving of it's great reviews I have an Echo trimmer which I love, but based on the reviews I went with the Hitachi blower. This thing starts right up every time and has plenty of power to boot. Some complain about the intake, but I don't see it as an issue because I don't rest the blower on my side. I used TruFuel the first time and will continue to use it because it runs very smoothly and there will be no risk of voiding my warranty due to the Ethanol in today's gasoline. Speaking of which, this blower seems very fuel efficient. I highly recommend this product. Great price and great quality.
Date published: 2013-08-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best tool I have ever purchased This is my 3d leaf blower and not only the best blower I have ever owned/used but the best tool I have ever owned/used. It always starts on the first pull and never loses power no matter how long I use it. I used it all fall removing leaves and debris but the biggest benefit I have received is removing SNOW from my driveway, sidewalks and even the road in front of my house. I thought I would give it a try when we got a light snow and it worked perfectly. A few days later we got a heavier snow and I was able to use it on that. It worked so well that I went all around the neighborhood blowing snow to the side of the road. I don't expect it to work on heavier, wet snow but I have been able to set my snow thrower aside for the time being.
Date published: 2014-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from From Minnesota Just bought this. I was looking for a small compact Gas blower (with no vaccum) that my Wife could also use. So the lighter the better. Ipicked up all the ones on display, and they were so heavy that you would struggle blowing for any length of time. It started like a dream, with very little effort. It works great, and is very powerful. I used it on the roof to blow out the gutters of leaves, and it is so light that it makes it easy, without the worry of carrying a heavy load on the roof, and fear of falling. I would definitely recommend this blower, yeh! it's more expensive but worth it.
Date published: 2011-10-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Gas powered Hand held blower Having a farm, something always needs cleaned off or out, this is ideal, no cord, easy starting and gets into areas which used to just have to stay dirty or run the compressor to try to get it. Love this thing should have made this purchase long ago saves about half a day cleaning out the combine, swather, tractors and bailer. Leaving all that dust and debris in there attracts moisture which starts things rusting and increases the maintenance cost of the equipment. Also attracts mice looking for a free meal, should cut down on mice eating the wiring.
Date published: 2014-09-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid, yet quiet blower. I bought this product based on the reviews that I had read on-line. I must admit that I have not been disappointed in the least. Very easy assembly, and it starts on the 1st or 2nd pull every time. This blower is reasonably priced, and very light weight. My only suggestion would be for Home Depot to stock it in there stores, rather than having to buy on-line.
Date published: 2012-10-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Blower. Outstanding performance. Light weight. Great Blower. We were going to purchase a backpack, but my wife often uses the blower and when she strapped the 22 pound bower to her back, she was like... no way. We opted for the Hitachi based on reviews, power and weight. This is by far the most powerful blower I have ever used. It quickly piled the oak leaves and acorns. I think its better than a backpack.
Date published: 2013-10-29
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