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Yes all the time i hate it! 8 17.39%
Im to lawn savy for that to happen to me! 18 39.13%
Dum poll, never post again! 20 43.48%
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Old 10-09-2008, 10:50 PM
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Backpack Blower

Now that we are getting into leaf season, how many of you hate it when you get the pack on and it shuts down. Do to it not being warmed up enough! This really bugs me, when i think its good to go it never is!
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Old 10-10-2008, 08:35 PM
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Thumbs down

It's not always because it cold sometimes its just being a pain and I hate it!
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Old 10-10-2008, 08:58 PM
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the ones that have skill (like me) can reach behind with it still on my back and start it with a nice easy pull. the new guys try that and look like a duck flaping a broken wing, not to mention its hard on the recoil when you cant do it right.
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Old 10-11-2008, 08:42 AM
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I got the redmax 7001 and it doesn't happen often. Its usually when I'm in the middle of using it and a customer wants to chat and I have to shut it off. Like Picasso said if you've been doing this for a while you can master the art of reaching behind your back to start it without breaking anything.
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Old 10-11-2008, 05:12 PM
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Doesn't bother me that much. . . I can't start it behind my back, but then again I try to avoid customers when I'm blowing.

BTW it's savvy, not savy - and dumb, not dum.
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Old 10-12-2008, 01:15 AM
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I have an echo so it never happens to me!!....
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Old 10-12-2008, 09:00 PM
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I have an echo so it never happens to me!!....
yep I only shut mine off when I have to talk to someone
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Old 10-12-2008, 11:59 PM
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yep I only shut mine off when I have to talk to someone
Exactly!!!
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Old 10-13-2008, 01:11 AM
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I plan to buy a backpack blower probably next season along with a stick edger. So we'll see.
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Old 10-14-2008, 11:15 AM
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it always happens when you get into a hurry no matter what. you get in a hurry nothing runs right. Nobody on the highway has any clue what speed limit means and gas prices go up...lol..
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