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Realslowww
07-26-2010, 03:59 PM
and reliable? Thanks!

Jake4551
07-26-2010, 04:25 PM
I believe it is the Shindaiwa EB3410, a hair under 200 mph.

http://www.shindaiwa.com/usa/en/products_2/blowers/eb3410.php

You got to have a good hold when this thing is at full power. More power than a lot of backpacks.

Puddle of Oil
07-26-2010, 04:53 PM
it also depends on the tube. if its flat, more power, round, you lost about 40mph coming out the blower. ive got a bg 85 (now its a bg86) had it for 3 years now, never had a single problem with it!

genesis215
07-26-2010, 06:11 PM
The Shindaiwa EB3410 is a very powerful and very reliable handheld blower. I think it's about the most powerful handheld.

Next in line would be the Stihl BG 86, and Maruyama BL3200, but there are hardly any dealers and parts for Maruyama. The Stihl has wide dealer support.

Frue
07-26-2010, 06:12 PM
echo pb251.......

Realslowww
07-26-2010, 06:45 PM
is the shin 4 stroke?

Alan0354
07-26-2010, 07:11 PM
I have the Shindaiwa EB3410. It is a 4 cycle blower. No complain about it. It is supposed to be the strongest. I think the Maru and Stihl BG86 are very very good. One thing to look out, Shindaiwa is like a pound heavier.

For cheap, Husky 125B for $149 and come close to the above three is very impressive.

That's all for big hand held. I don't think the others come close.

Best thing about Shindaiwa is easy start, always 3 pull. AND last but most important, it pull full power right away, no warmup, try that on those 2 cycles.

Clark Griswold
07-26-2010, 07:18 PM
I believe it is the Shindaiwa EB3410, a hair under 200 mph.

http://www.shindaiwa.com/usa/en/products_2/blowers/eb3410.php

You got to have a good hold when this thing is at full power. More power than a lot of backpacks.

Hell, my $89 Walmart Ryobi handheld is 200 mph, it breaks you throw it away & get a new one!

But going strong on 3 years now!

Puddle of Oil
07-26-2010, 07:54 PM
Hell, my $89 Walmart Ryobi handheld is 200 mph, it breaks you throw it away & get a new one!

But going strong on 3 years now!

i had a homelite i picked up for about 50 bucks, lasted me 4 years! had about the same power as my stihl has!

Grubrunner
07-26-2010, 07:54 PM
The Stihl BG86 is truly amazing when it comes to sheer power.

Reliability?It's a Stihl.

Nuff' said.

Alan0354
07-26-2010, 08:43 PM
Hell, my $89 Walmart Ryobi handheld is 200 mph, it breaks you throw it away & get a new one!

But going strong on 3 years now!

It is not mph, it is the cfm at the tube that is important.

I know most of the cheap brands advertize cfm with no tube, that don't mean anything. You can squeeze the tip of the tube to get a lot of mph, but cfm go down to nothing.

You really want biggest bang out of the buck, Husky 125B is the best, at $100 cheaper than the top three and give those a good run for the money.

Realslowww
07-26-2010, 08:49 PM
thanks mmmmm

topsites
07-26-2010, 08:55 PM
You're not going to find backpack power in a hand held, if that's what you were after.

balreadysaid
07-26-2010, 09:00 PM
125bvx takes a beating! 3 years on mine doing fall and spring cleanups with the vac kit and doing hedge cleanups in the summer really impressed for the money.

Alan0354
07-26-2010, 09:08 PM
With the same size engine, hand held is going to out blow bp by quite a bit. It is just simple physics that hand held have a much shorter tube that offer minimal resistance. The big three compare favorably with any bp less than 45cc. But it is not going to compare with Husky 150Bt at 50cc. And the 64cc+ bp is going to be a lot stronger.

For hand held, you really cannot go with anything smaller than the 4 we have been talking, it would be too weak.

I own both the Shindaiwa EB3410 and Maruyama BL8100 64.7cc bp. It is a big difference between the two. So be realistic about the expectation.

joed
07-26-2010, 09:59 PM
I've owned the Stihl BG86 since last fall. Great little blower. Good power, very good on fuel, easy to start. I also have the vacuum conversion kit and it works well too. One of the best purchases I've made. In the fall, I actually hold the BG86 in my left hand while operating my backpack blower with my right hand. The little guy adds about 400 cfm to the backpack's 700 or so. That's a grand total of about 1100 cfm hitting leaves. Not too bad. Doesn't match a wheeled blower but it's alright for what I do.

AOD
07-26-2010, 11:38 PM
I've heard lots of good things about the Makita/Dolmar/Robin 4 stroke handheld blowers too. Hard to ind dealer support, but really, how often does a blower break? They're pretty simple machines.

Golfpro21
07-27-2010, 07:51 AM
have the husqvarna 125 and just bought a stihl 55 as a second hand held....the stihl is twice as powerful as the husqvarna

ewemule
07-27-2010, 08:03 AM
My Dolmar 250.4 puts out 320 CFM and 150 mph.
It's back pack brother gives 763 CFM and 195 mph.
Marty

Grubrunner
07-27-2010, 11:33 AM
I've owned the Stihl BG86 since last fall. Great little blower. Good power, very good on fuel, easy to start. I also have the vacuum conversion kit and it works well too. One of the best purchases I've made. In the fall, I actually hold the BG86 in my left hand while operating my backpack blower with my right hand. The little guy adds about 400 cfm to the backpack's 700 or so. That's a grand total of about 1100 cfm hitting leaves. Not too bad. Doesn't match a wheeled blower but it's alright for what I do.

Isn't that cumbersome and just awkard?

Alan0354
07-27-2010, 12:47 PM
Isn't that cumbersome and just awkard?

No. If you have one blower, it is hard to control the direction because with only one tube, the leaves tend to blow in all direction. With two tubes a few feet apart, you have a wide blow path and it is a lot easier to control the direction. Yes it is heavy, but the efficiency more than make up. And a little of :weightlifter::weightlifter: will help too!!!:laugh:

Jake4551
07-27-2010, 01:18 PM
I have the shindaiwa and the stihl 55, the shindaiwa is twice as strong as the stihl. I bought this thing after an LCO returned it because they couldn't hold on to it. It has some serious kick. Only ended up buying the shindaiwa after I started to have some carb problems with the stihls that were built in the early 2000's. EPA really screwed them up for a while. Never had a problem with chainsaws, trimmers, edgers, just blowers.

Alan0354
07-27-2010, 02:33 PM
I have the shindaiwa and the stihl 55, the shindaiwa is twice as strong as the stihl. I bought this thing after an LCO returned it because they couldn't hold on to it. It has some serious kick. Only ended up buying the shindaiwa after I started to have some carb problems with the stihls that were built in the early 2000's. EPA really screwed them up for a while. Never had a problem with chainsaws, trimmers, edgers, just blowers.

Some LCO are just cry baby!!!! The EB3410 is strong, but not that strong!!! Even my Maru bp is double the power, it ain't pushing me around!!!!:weightlifter::weightlifter:

:laughing: :laughing: :laughing: :laughing: :laughing:

Yes the Shindaiwa is a little heavy, nothing is perfect. I look at it this way, you don't use a hand held to do blowing for over 5 minutes, anything longer, bp is the way to go. For small quick job, the no warm up thing got to be the best bar none. Don't make sense to warmup one minute to blow 2 minutes.

AOD
07-27-2010, 02:58 PM
No. If you have one blower, it is hard to control the direction because with only one tube, the leaves tend to blow in all direction. With two tubes a few feet apart, you have a wide blow path and it is a lot easier to control the direction. Yes it is heavy, but the efficiency more than make up. And a little of :weightlifter::weightlifter: will help too!!!:laugh:

I've seen guys running two handhelds at once but never a handheld and a BP.

You'd need a good handheld that has good balance and low vibration, or it would make your hand tired fast, esp. a cheapie that twists your hand when you run it wide open. .

Jake4551
07-27-2010, 03:16 PM
That is what I thought Alan

S man
07-27-2010, 08:58 PM
Redmax hbz2601!!!! Have had mine for a few years and love it