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Old 12-17-2013, 05:23 PM
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It is more blower for sure

I bought the Redmax 8500 yesterday after demoing it last week and I have been running it against my Sthil 600 and Echo 770 and it will def move more leaves faster... I also did a little test putting a block on concrete and the Redmax blows the block 3 feet further than the Sthil and 2 feet further than the echo... I'm satisfied with my new purchase. The Echo is sold and if the Sthil sales I will be get the 7500 next.
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Old 12-17-2013, 05:44 PM
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What did you end up paying for it ? Did you demo the 7500 too ?
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Old 12-17-2013, 05:56 PM
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No I didn't demo the 7500 and I don't know price yet... I charged it becuase the owner wasn't there yet so they just charged it for MSRP til he gets back and he will knock some off and I will pay then.... They just didn't know what he would charge me... But the MSRP was like 564 I think... He will prob come down to $540 or maybe little less...
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Old 12-17-2013, 06:34 PM
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Wait til it gets broken in good!! I've never had a piece of equipment step-up in power after a break-in period like this thing has.
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Old 12-17-2013, 06:35 PM
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How many tanks will it take to break it in good?
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Old 12-17-2013, 06:49 PM
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How many tanks will it take to break it in good?
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You will start noticing quite a difference after 5 or 6 tanks. I ran probably about the 15th tank through mine today and seems to still be picking up power.
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Old 12-17-2013, 06:51 PM
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You the one with the Sthil tip on it
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Old 12-17-2013, 07:02 PM
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You the one with the Sthil tip on it
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I am. After a lot of adjustments, I ended up coming back up into the flair about a .25 inch and cutting it there. That's where it will stay. I like the narrower air stream and better scouring it provides. Where I live we have a lot of Laurel Oaks and the narrow leaves get stuck in the grass and are hard to blow out. That's my reason for the mod. I absolutely love the way this blows now.
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Old 12-17-2013, 07:04 PM
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So you cut a quarter of a inch off the end of the tip?
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Old 12-17-2013, 07:14 PM
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So you cut a quarter of a inch off the end of the tip?
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The Stihl tip flairs down to a straight section. Basically, cut the straight section plus a .25' off of the stihl tip.
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