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Old 02-11-2006, 08:15 PM
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Stihl Vs. Redmax Help Please!!

Hi. I am going to be purchasing a Backpack Blower before the start of the upcoming season. I was ready to buy a Eb7001 but I found out that there arent any close dealers. I have found a VERY close (within 3 minutes from my house) Stihl dealer w/ service center. I was wondering, How does the Stihl BR 600 compare to the Redmax eb7001.

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Old 02-11-2006, 08:24 PM
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The Stihl BR600 is a better, lighter, quieter blower with more blowing power.
Plus you have a close dealer verses no dealer.
It's a no-brainer...
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Old 02-11-2006, 09:39 PM
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The Red Max is a better blower overall quality wise plus it is a 2 cycle.

But, you are better off to go with a local dealer and, if that means Stihl, then so be it. I don't like the new 4 mix engines...heavier, less power and more maintenance.
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Old 02-11-2006, 11:04 PM
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Comparing the eb7001 to the br600 is apple to oranges. Did you by chance mean the ebz8000? If not, go for the stihl, it is a more powerful blower in comparison to the eb7001 it is lighter as well.
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Old 02-12-2006, 12:39 AM
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Go with the redmax. I have a stihl dealer 5 min away from me but I drive 2 hours for redmax and shindaiwa. I have 5 stihl blowers and trimmers sitting in my shop. They don't have a 1/4 of the hours my shindaiwa blowers have on them. I will never buy another stihl product unless is a chain saw.
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Old 02-12-2006, 08:19 AM
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Go with the redmax. I have a stihl dealer 5 min away from me but I drive 2 hours for redmax and shindaiwa. I have 5 stihl blowers and trimmers sitting in my shop. They don't have a 1/4 of the hours my shindaiwa blowers have on them. I will never buy another stihl product unless is a chain saw.
Why wont you buy another Stihl product?
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Old 02-12-2006, 09:32 AM
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Why wont you buy another Stihl product?
I'll answer this one. I have a Stihl FS-85 trimmer and an 017 saw. The saw has been in the shop three times for a carb rebuild and the trimmer once. The last time they both got the rebuild was last summer. They ran good for a little while but soon neither would accelerate when I squeezed the throttle.

I have never ever had so much trouble from 2 cycle equipment as I have with Stihl. I have Kawasaki trimmers, Husquvarna, Echo and Tanaka plus Redmax blowers. Over six years, only the Stihl products have given me trouble. I WOULD NEVER BUY ANOTHER STIHL ANYTHING .

Go with the 7001 Redmax blower and you will be happy. I have five of the older ones, the EB-6200 which are the same as the 7001 only without a few little modifications.
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Old 04-16-2006, 07:49 PM
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Stihl is junk Shindaiwa Kawasaki or Redmax, Redmax blowers are the best period my opinion plus i own one
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Old 04-16-2006, 08:42 PM
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i agree with greenscapes- no more stihl unless its a chainsaw. 4 mix is unproven technology!
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Old 04-16-2006, 08:43 PM
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I have the BR600, and have been very pleased with it's performance. It has plenty of power . Go with the Stihl.
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