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10-29-2004, 06:56 PM
what do you guys think about the home depot echo backpack blower pb260l for$279 and the straight trimmer echo at home depot for $199? Also, what's the advantage of a 2 cycle mower engine?????

10-29-2004, 07:54 PM
what do you guys think about the home depot echo backpack blower pb260l for$279

NNOOooo! If that's the one I'm thinking of, it's just a handheld blower mounted to a backpack frame!! Don't waste your money.

For $200-250 you can get a nice commercial quality backpack blower with a 40cc engine on ebay.

10-29-2004, 08:00 PM
This is the same as the one you're looking at:


It's only a 25cc engine. That's the same as the Craftsman handhelds.

If you search for "backpack blowers" on eBay, you'll see plenty of much better deals. Good luck.

10-29-2004, 08:26 PM
gogetter has the right idea, I always check ebay before I buy anything, I actually bought the Echo 260l and I love it, has all the power you want and I got it off Ebay for $186, almost a hundred cheaper...good luck

10-29-2004, 08:27 PM
Actually mine is a 261L not sure of the difference.

10-30-2004, 12:47 AM
cool thanks for the ebay tip guys!

Metro Lawn
10-30-2004, 08:40 AM
You can get a decent trimmer at HD. We use the Echo SRM-230s and they have been great. HD is about $40 cheaper than the mower shop and open 24 hours.

10-30-2004, 12:56 PM
cypress, I treid to PM you, but you're not excepting PM's.
So shoot me an e-mail when you get a chance if you're interested in a used bp.