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MikeKle
06-17-2009, 04:16 PM
I am looking for a new backpack blower and have got it down to 2 models, the redmax EBZ8001 or the Shindaiwa EB802, both are 2 strokes bescause I hate the hybrid 4 stroke engines. The shindy has the biggest engine of any BP at 79.9cc, the redmax is 71.9cc (I think.) The shindy is $489. and the redmax is $529. Im leaning toward the shindaiwa becasue its cheaper and I saw a video on you tube of someone blowing a cinder block around with one!!! Both have 2 year warrantys, Whts everyones opinon on which I should buy? Thanks.

Wizz
06-17-2009, 04:22 PM
The cheaper one in this scenario imo...unless you like the fit of the Redmax better then that's worth paying extra for. But all else equal go with the Shin, good blower and cheaper. If the Redmax blower was cheaper I'd say get the Redmax...hardly any difference in performance in the bigest line of blowers, mainly comes down to fit/comfort/price. Best of luck and enjoy.

STIHL GUY
06-17-2009, 04:25 PM
i would say the cheaper one too because the're just about the same. i just got a Sthil BR600 for $489 + tax

hockeyman20
06-17-2009, 04:31 PM
i would go with shindy. A: because shindy makes a great product. B: it is cheaper

Tray
06-17-2009, 04:42 PM
I have the Shindy EB802 and it has been great so far. I haven't faced anything thing that it can't handle. Its also comfortable to wear.

dlaros
06-17-2009, 05:32 PM
I like Shindy blowers.

tjlco
06-17-2009, 05:35 PM
I have the redmax and it is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!

bieger
06-17-2009, 10:33 PM
DON"T buy Shindy in North Ga!! No service or good reps!!

G. Ramey
06-17-2009, 10:49 PM
I live in Habersham Ga. The shidaiwa dealer hear is topnotch. Warranty issues are handled quickly. I don't know how their prices compare to other dealers in other areas. An eb630 is $450.00

Glenn Lawn Care
06-17-2009, 10:52 PM
i was just gunna make a thread about this. i love shindy and i want to stick weith them but i have heard some good things about redmax and i wanted to give it a try

bieger
06-19-2009, 08:09 AM
Hey Ramey, do they have any 8520's?

Tray
06-19-2009, 10:35 AM
i was just gunna make a thread about this. i love shindy and i want to stick weith them but i have heard some good things about redmax and i wanted to give it a try

Both are good companies. Go demo your dealer and pick the one you like that will give you the best service and go with their products. At this level of the game, the products are all very similar. The dealer is what will make the difference. For me the Shindy dealer is tops. The fact they sell good products is just icing on the cake! :)