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Old 03-24-2010, 10:54 AM
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Hand held blowers Echo vs Stihl

Hi, I am in a market buying a handheld blower, now I am narrowing down to Echo pb250 (5 yrs warranty), and BG55 (2 yrs) warranty. any suggestions between the two? This is for home use only, I know the Stihl can purchase w/additional vac attachement.
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Old 03-24-2010, 04:37 PM
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I wouldn't go with either. Redmax is the way to go. Best quality equipment on the market, for professionals or just around your house. You won't have to replace it anytime soon.
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Old 03-24-2010, 06:18 PM
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I like the Echo. I use ours alot and have not had any problems with it.
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Old 03-24-2010, 09:46 PM
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I bought a Stihl BG55 a couple of years ago and ended up returning it. It was extremely hard to start, which irritated me. I may have gotten a bad one, but I did not like it. I bought an Echo ES-210 and absolutely loved it. That handheld blower would not quit. It was easy to start and ran like a champ. I sold it when I bought my backpack blower and now I regret selling it. I wish I still had it.
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Old 03-25-2010, 05:29 PM
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I have a bg55 good blower. But it is getting retired this wekend by a new redmax 7001
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Old 03-25-2010, 06:17 PM
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We use all echo and they work GREAT easy to start and we have had no problem at all and I have a great dealer.
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redmax is deff..the best...just upgraded everything from echo to redmax..best decisio i ever made
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Old 03-25-2010, 09:36 PM
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don't worry about warranties, just buy from a reputable, competent dealer. stay away from lowes/home depot/tractor supply, etc!
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Old 03-26-2010, 11:09 AM
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don't worry about warranties, just buy from a reputable, competent dealer. stay away from lowes/home depot/tractor supply, etc!
What to you mean don't worry about warranty's we are all out working to make money and if I buy something with a 5 year warranty I'm gonna use it if something breaks I don't like paying 50 to 75 dollar shop rates that why I Buy new equipment every 5 years not because its worn out its because you can still get good money out of it and I try to keep every thing under warranty's.
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Old 03-25-2010, 09:37 PM
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and how many threads are you gonna start on this subject?
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