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Handheld blowers with best p/w ratio?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by dishboy, Jul 23, 2004.

  1. dishboy

    dishboy LawnSite Platinum Member
    from zone 6
    Posts: 4,234

    Want a handheld for my wife, what manufacturer has the most output with the lightest weight in handheld blowers?
  2. HighGrass

    HighGrass LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Z5 MA
    Posts: 1,237

    You can easily look at all the specs but I like my Echo. Easy to start and lasts a LONG time.
  3. beaver

    beaver LawnSite Member
    Posts: 90

    ive used both echo and stihl i seemed to like the stihls weight and power better
  4. ince8728

    ince8728 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 249

    redmax, demo it. need i say more?
  5. J-dub

    J-dub LawnSite Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 44

    I agree, ince. The HBZ2500 is a good machine as would be the HB2300.
  6. Martino

    Martino LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 1,772

    From experience, I would say that ease of starting would be the most important factor for a non-LCO female when it comes to all power equipment. You can always buy a strap for the blower, but if she can't start it, she won't use it.

    Go shopping together and let her start a few models.....performance will all be roughly the same within a category.

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