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FThera
06-04-2010, 12:55 PM
The "BOSS" needs a new handheld blower that she can start. Tell me your opinions.

piediddy
06-04-2010, 01:08 PM
the cheapest piece of equipment i own starts the easiest and quickest. 2 pulls every time the echo handheld from home depot, dont remember the model number but it cost about $160.

fastbs
06-04-2010, 01:12 PM
my echo 250pb will start on the first pull if i flip the choke off quick enough. always starts on the 2nd pull. seems easy to pull to me but i've found that my easy pull start and my weekend planner's easy pull start are different concepts.

cujrh10
06-04-2010, 01:57 PM
the cheapest piece of equipment i own starts the easiest and quickest. 2 pulls every time the echo handheld from home depot, dont remember the model number but it cost about $160.

Yup, i ordered the echo pb-255 from their online store and picked it up from my local dealer. it was actually a bit cheaper to order on their online store. i was amazed at how easily the thing pulled. I just have to let it run for a minute to warm up before i go to town otherwise it wants to dog out on you. I have no complaints thus far though and have little doubt that my other half could easily use it. mmmm, mmmmm something about women and power equipment :D

anyway, I also purchased a mosquito guard fogger attachement for this modeal as well as it was one of only a couple they make that was compatible. apparently it is supposed to kill spiders, ants, ticks, mosquitos and a whole host of others. the attachment, back pack tank and liquid repellent was only 25 bucks on ebay. i'm going to use it this weekend. I could really see this being useful for someone that has ponds or something like that. i'm sure going around the edge of your pond would really kill the larva. anyway, i got it to keep the fleas out of my yard for my dog.

best of luck, hopy you find one you like.

fastbs
06-04-2010, 02:03 PM
my echo 250pb will start on the first pull if i flip the choke off quick enough. always starts on the 2nd pull. seems easy to pull to me but i've found that my easy pull start and my weekend planner's easy pull start are different concepts.

my bad
mines a 255pb

Just Mow
06-04-2010, 02:04 PM
BG56 C-E around 199.00
or if you want the biggest BG86 C-E

TheOctagon
06-04-2010, 02:14 PM
The little full 4 stroke dolmar starts amazingly easy. pb250.4

morgaj1
06-05-2010, 12:28 AM
I have an Echo PB-251 that is the easiest starting handheld I have.

topsites
06-05-2010, 12:39 AM
Tell your boss they all start easy so long you pull enough.
Then, start looking for a new job lol

lawnboy dan
06-05-2010, 08:51 AM
good luck -women cant start any thing-except a fight

yardguy28
06-05-2010, 08:54 AM
i don't use the handheld blowers but my stihl br400 is not hard at all to start........

nvc0117
06-05-2010, 09:02 AM
Get the stihl Bg 86 C-E

FThera
06-05-2010, 03:01 PM
I'm leaning toward the Stihl regular BG-86. She can start my Kawasaki KGT27A trimmer, so she should be able to handle the Stihl. I can get the BG-86 for $200 out the door.

Alan0354
06-06-2010, 05:21 AM
To me it is not about how many pull, it is more about how hard is the pull. I have the Shindaiwa C4 EB3410. It takes 3 pull to start. But the good thing is it is very light to pull, Compare to my Shindaiwa M242, the 24cc Shindaiwa is so hard to pull compare to this 34cc blower. If you ever try to start a Honda 4 cycle trimmer, you'll see what I mean about easy to pull. For woman, this is a lot more important than one pull start and hard to pull. Have her go try out the Shindaiwa C4 hand held, you have 24.5cc or 34cc to choose from. Another good thing is it need NO warmup.

Groh's Mows
06-06-2010, 10:41 AM
Tanaka THB260 handheld. Good power and the easiest starting 2-cycle I own. The cord pulls easier than my BG85 and it starts on 1-2 pulls cold and one pull hot. The Stihl is hard to start cold and harder to start once it is warmed up.

morgaj1
06-06-2010, 10:43 AM
The Stihl is hard to start cold and harder to start once it is warmed up.

I agree. I had a Stihl BG55 that was the hardest starting handheld I have ever used. I ended up returning it because of this.

shepoutside
06-06-2010, 10:50 AM
Stihl has a "easy to start" model, BG 56 C-E