Rated 3.5 out of 5 by 240
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by ArizonaBob Good Value
Easy to assemble. Half the price of the equivalent Toro unit with similar features. Doesn't seem as durable as the equivalent Toro. The engine air intake is on the left side of the unit, so it sucks pants when you hold it with your right hand. Worth buying when on sale.
August 23, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Nmccracken12 DO NOT BUY!
Do not waste your money. I bought this blower and before I used the initial oil that came with it for a gallon of gas, it died. I took it back to home depot and they told me that it was dead, had been run low on oil, and could not be warrantied.. Tried to explain that I am still using the oil and initial gallon of gas that I mixed and that was exactly what the booklet said do. No dice. Didn't care. Called Ryobi to explain the issue and same thing. Basically, we are sorry, but if he said its been run low on oil, then that is what we go with. Will never waste my money on another Ryobi product. Customer service does not care about their products and home depot does not care to listen when you explain, that you followed the book. Heading to lowes to buy another leaf blower.
August 6, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Homeuse Great for home and even large driveways
The simple version is this is perfect for a $100.00 blower.
It is not commercial grade but doesn't masquerade as such anyway. Had it about 6 months and used it plenty, Pushes dirt, grass, weeds, small stones and light sticks around no problem, my driveway is about 2000 sq ft (with an uphill) and takes me about 30min or so to completely clean it. I have never pulled it more than 4 times to get it started, but I use the pre-mixed gas from home deport every time (THIS IS IMPORTANT). A couple of primes and a choke and starts right up. I haven't used the vacuum part so I can't attest to that, but for my money I would buy this again in a second.
June 22, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Dab No longer works after one year
Only use twice a month and no longer starts, had to purchase a new one, different brand of course
August 27, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DA Powerful and light
Lightweight yet powerful, and easy to use. The cruise control feature is great to have. Uses very little gas/oil mix and gets the job done for a 12,000 square foot lot in no time. And, Home Depot delivered before promised date. Highly recommend.
August 4, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by KMM GOOD PURCHASE
EASY TO ASSMEBLE AND EASY TO USE. ITS LIGHT ENOUGH FOR ME TO CARRY AROUND OUR BIG YARD. BLOWER WORKS GREAT AFTER A FEW USES, HAVENT TRIED THE VACUUM ABILITY YET BUT IM VERY HAPPY WITH THE PURCHASE!
August 8, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by kruger good price
hope this one last as long as the Homelite did, has it for 10yrs
August 14, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by RichS Ryobi Blower First Impressions
I have used this blower less than 6 times. Starting is difficult despite following the priming instructions. It takes 15+ pulls to get it going. However, once started it runs fine. Restarting when warm is quick. I am using new gasoline and oil that came with the blower.
Also, compared to a Stihl that I have used, the power is noticeably less. It is OK for easy blowing, but if leaves are wet or small, or embedded in the grass, this blower struggles.
The design uses a left-side air intake which is against your leg if you are right-handed. But I knew this before purchase. It is just another feature that could be better.
I have not used it for vacuuming yet.
June 14, 2016