Rated 2.7 out of 5 by 45
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BigAl Nice product for a basic blower
This little blower works real nice. The first time using it took a few pulls to get it started but after that, first or second pull. Runs a little ruff at first like it needs the fuel mixture adjusted but after it warms up (2 to 3 minutes) runs great. Has plenty of blowing power. I thought I need one with a trigger throttle control but after I used it found no need for that. It does have a throttle control with the flip of a lever and that is all you need. The only thing that didn't work very well was the wet leaf nozzle but the standered round one works just fine. Ordered it on line and it came real quick. Very happy with this blower. Thanks
August 8, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SMK1 Wonderfully surprised
I reviewed many different leaf blowers, and finally decided to go with gas blower, and didn't want to spend a lot of money. I was a little nervous since this blower has mixed reviews, but I have been very pleased. The blower was shipped and arrived quickly. I have never used a blower before, but opened it up and followed the instructions. It was very easy to start, and it has worked great. We have only used it to blow lawn clippings, but it has been great. One of those times was wet lawn clippings, and the attachment worked well.
May 6, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by RichC Avoid - poor quality and very poor design
Just bought this based on the price. Whoops big mistake. It started up ok, but will not run at full speed unless constantly choked. Obviously poor quality control. Design wise it's even worse. The design team apparently are all left handed or do not use leaf blowers. The design the fan intake to be on the left side anyone that is right handed will hold it in their right hand and the intake is now against your pant leg sucking in your pants. To prevent that you have to hold it in an awkward position out to your side or in front of you. Finally they located the gas tank filler on the very bottom. Not a good location while trying to add gas, you have to hold the blower up and tipped back slightly with one hand while you pour gas in with the other hand. I will be returning it tomorrow.
November 18, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by AHJ1980 Powerful, Light Weight and Good Balance
Overall, I consider this leaf blower a good buy. It's light weight is particularly desirable, considering the amount of time it takes to clean a yard. Though light weight, it is surprisingly powerful and would meet the needs of the average homeowner looking to clean up their yards, sidewalks and porches. Also, the balance of the leaf blower was appealing. It seemed to channel the power efficiently and it gave me a lot of control. As with most gas powered machines, it was a little difficult to get started.
March 26, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by eric Easy assembly easy to use and great value and performance
runs great, even in the cold.......fired up and ran perfect at 40 degrees no problem. one thing is different on this machine is that the throttle is a dial, not trigger operated but I actually like it. has a primer and choke so it has always started good for me. I bought this because of the 400 cfm and 200 mph wind speed, and of course the price compared to a stihl. I am starting a lawn care business and so far I use this 5 times a day every week so far its been great at blowing anything I put it to.
May 1, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by FLguyHere DONT BOTHER!!
I must admit that it started fine the few times i used it BUT just little over a month of owning it when I tried cranking it pulling the cord a flat washer went flying in the air broken in half followed by a loud rattling motor like a maracca at 9000 rpms!! I was like Ehhh??? Well of course took it back in its box still new smell and even though the return period at store had expired they were kind enough to give me a refund. I guess they knew how poor quality these Homelite products are!!
May 31, 2012
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Chuck shipping was good .. item price withing price range of other stores.
item would not start ..air filter missing .. original box damaged ... fixed it myself ... will not run with any air filter .. will not start with choke ... have to pull continuously (fifteen to twenty times) ... do not want hassles of returning item ... i use it several times a week and do not want another delay while waiting for another one. I consider the item a throw away tool . (use for one or two seasons and replace) would not purchase brand name again.
June 10, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Rick Piece of Garbage
Bought this and brought it home. I was going to use it to clean my gutters and thought the 200 mph air speed would do the trick. I assembled the unit (the pieces did not fit particularly well) and tried to start it.It would not start. Pulled the plug and found it had no spark. Took it back. Dont you just love that! I was standing in the return line and there was another gentleman who had the same problem. What a piece of junk.
April 22, 2012