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aeures
04-28-2009, 06:55 PM
Looking to buy a backpack blower been in the business for about a year and have used a Redmax handheld blower. I want to buy a Backpack blower on dealer which sells redmax wants $400 for a 7001 and another Shindaiwa dealer has a 802 for $450. Which should i go with? I use all Redmax.

genesis215
04-28-2009, 08:47 PM
The Shindaiwa EB802 will blow the RedMax EBZ7001 away. They are not comparables in power at all. The EB802 is the very best blower on the market. And $450 is an amazing price. Some people are paying $550 to get one. Go for it. You will not be disappointed. The EBZ7001 has some problems with being cold natured, but the EB802 from what I have read starts right up first or second pull cold, and doesn't need warm-up time. The EEBZ7001 is also heavier, and doesn't have the super-nice comfort of the EB802.

aeures
04-28-2009, 09:25 PM
Thank you for the reply. I am looking towards the Shindaiwa but feel bad not to use the same dealer.

lazer 46
04-28-2009, 09:34 PM
The Red Max 8001 is the blower that would be comparible to the Shindy 802. I find it odd that the dealer is trying to sell you the 7001.