Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 392
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TampaBayAreaResident Best gas leaf blower!
Bought this Hitachi Model RB24EAP blower new at Home Depot 5 years ago in early Sept 2011. What sold me was the price ($99 on sale) and the 7-year Consumer Warranty that was offered. Have used this blower regularly for 5 years to blow debris from sidewalks & driveway on a large corner lot withOUT any issues. Starts on first or second pull of the string starter. Have had a couple of other gas blowers over the years....this is the best by far. Highly recommended.
September 25, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DanS75 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 t4853 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 AlfredL 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 BoMan 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 4.0 out of 5.0 by Tarheel 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 2.0 out of 5.0 by PerfectPete 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 5.0 out of 5.0 by Seabiscuit 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