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Redmax 55 33.33%
Shindiaiwa 30 18.18%
Sthil 60 36.36%
Echo 21 12.73%
Kawasaki 6 3.64%
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Old 09-09-2009, 11:43 AM
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I have a 550 which in my opinion is just as good as the 600, with only a tad less power. Its a great blower.
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realy considering shiny, a local dealer has the 802 for $100 off and it comes with a z5gallon water cooler
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Old 09-10-2009, 10:57 PM
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Personally I would choose a 2-stroke over a 4-stroke when given a chance. I consider the 2-stroke inherently more reliable due to simplicity of design. The 3 major big 2-strokes are the Echo 755, Redmax 8001 and the Shindaiwa eb802. They are all very good and i bought the one i found the most comfortable with the best price. I am sure the Kawasaki is very good too. I am also sure that the Stihl Br600 is also a very good blower but since it is a 4 stroke i dismissed it. I bought my EB802 for $400.00 out the door and I think it was a great deal at that price. The unit is very powerful making short work of cleanups and so far it has been perfectly reliable.
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Old 09-10-2009, 11:31 PM
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realy considering shiny, a local dealer has the 802 for $100 off and it comes with a z5gallon water cooler
If you can get $100 off the Shindaiwa EB802, DONT by anything else! The Shindaiwa EB802 is THE best blower on the market, bar none. It's exceptionally well built, highly reliable, and hurricane-like powerful. At that price, hurry and get it.
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Old 09-11-2009, 04:54 PM
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If you can get $100 off the Shindaiwa EB802, DONT by anything else! The Shindaiwa EB802 is THE best blower on the market, bar none. It's exceptionally well built, highly reliable, and hurricane-like powerful. At that price, hurry and get it.
I would allready have it but I am getting a trailer in a few days ( hopefuly) other wise i would have it but the offer ends oct 15 so I most likely will have cash for it
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I can't compare. I've only used RedMax. But I see Sthil and RedMax only around here.
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Old 09-25-2009, 10:47 PM
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I am going for redmax I think, unless I can get some good reasons not to, I love my redmax edger and trimmer, so I might as well get a red max blower, I think I will get this in a few weeks
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Get a used EB7001 (not EBZ7001) off of eBay if you do go RedMax. My friends have both, and the say the power is way better on the older one, and the older EB7001 is a lot more reliable than the newer one. No strange warm-up and bogging problems. I had a Shindaiwa EB630 (which has the EB7001's engine), and it was very reliable, and lightweight. It did use a lot of gas though.
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Old 09-26-2009, 01:18 PM
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For those who know, is there a big diffrence in the 7001 and the 8001
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Old 09-26-2009, 01:32 PM
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For those who know, is there a big diffrence in the 7001 and the 8001

YES.
after using a 8001, the 7001 is a waste of time. At one time the 7001 was as good as you could get...but time is money. Saving a $100 in price, is wasting a $1000 in time.
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