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best handheld blower

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Kingbman1, May 5, 2004.

  1. Kingbman1

    Kingbman1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 176

    In your opinion, what is the best handheld blower to buy?
  2. Lbilawncare

    Lbilawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,116

    I don't see all that much difference in handhelds as long as they are commercial quality. We use Stihl because that's what our backpacks are, I wouldn't use a handheld as my primary blower.
  3. stslawncare

    stslawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    from DE
    Messages: 1,484

    in my opinion all the good trimmer brands have good blowers also. echo, stihl, redmax etc etc etc
  4. twwlawn

    twwlawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 283

    I use a Stihl BG 85, alot power for a hand held, use it as a back up.
  5. impactlandscaping

    impactlandscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,332

    We use Shindaiwa eb 240 handhelds. Plenty of power for blowing sidewalks, etc.. I keep one older backpack on the truck, the rest stay in the garage until fall. I found them getting to much abuse during the year for lawns.
  6. qwikv6

    qwikv6 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 63

    I use a Stihl BG65c. It serves my purpose because I use to clear off drives and sidewalks. I did use it to move some leaves last year and it did ok. Not bad for around $170.00.
  7. Cheesedawg1

    Cheesedawg1 LawnSite Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 283

    Do not buy a homelite handheld. Thats all I can say.
  8. stslawncare

    stslawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    from DE
    Messages: 1,484

    dont buy craftsman either
  9. chines63

    chines63 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 47

    I have a Weed-eater brand and love it. It does a good job for the money, Around $100.00, Can't complain.
  10. fga

    fga LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,449

    I was thinking about buying a cheap hand held, for the awkward situations that the Red Max BP right hand side blower tube is a PITA.
    Why not a sub-commercial blower if you're going to be using it 10 minutes a month? Weed eater? I think i saw that at "Odd Job" for $70. I guess its worth it.

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