A leaf blower for those who need to work in large areas or where electric power sources are limited. This 2-stroke gas powered leaf blower from Husqvarna packs very good ergonomics, power, and vacuuming and mulching capabilities in this rather compact device.
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Pro No limitations on the working area
Since there is no power cord, you can cover large areas around you.
Pro Adjustable power level
The power can be adjusted with a trigger on the handle. This allows for precise power dosing to work in various conditions.
Pro Very powerful
The 2-stroke engine produces a maximum of 8000 RPM and 1.1 horsepower. The maximum airflow speed is 170 mph. This may not sound much compared to other gas leaf blowers, but the fact that it can produce speeds like this from a wide nozzle allows it to cover wide areas faster.
Pro Has a cruise control feature
This 2-stroke gas leaf blower comes with a switch that allows you to set the fan speed at whatever level you like without having to hold the trigger.
Pro Additional accessories included
Vacuum kit, harness, a round nozzle, and a flat nozzle are included in this kit.
Pro Has vacuuming and mulching functionality
This blower also works as a vacuuming and a mulching device. However, the transformation process isn’t as natural as with other leaf blowers.
Pro Has a always 'On' switch
When you stop the blower, the power switch will automatically go back to the 'On' position. This avoids unnecessary confusion next time that you are starting the device with forgetting to switch it to the 'On' position.
Pro Ergonomic handle
The easily adjustable soft-grip handle is comfortable to hold for extended periods of time.
Pro Can be brought to California
The unit is CARB compliant so that it can be legally shipped to California.
Pro Excellent power to weight ratio
This leaf blower weighs around 10 pounds. That may sound a lot for a handheld unit but thanks to the comfortable weight distribution it isn’t that bad. Even after prolonged usage, there will be no wrist or back pain.
Con Can get loud
Since it uses a gasoline powered engine, it will be noisier than electric alternatives. It can reach noise levels up to 100dB (just as if you'd stand near a running train) so be careful with the neighbors.
Con Produces pollution
Like with other gas-powered engines it produces fumes and carbon dioxide. So if saving the planet is a thing for you better go for an electric alternative.
Con Preparation can take a while
As the motor uses gasoline, it takes some time to prepare the unit for work. You need to mix and fill up the fuel, and after that, you need to start it manually, and that may not happen on the first pull.
Con Quality issues
Some users have found that the attachments can’t be installed properly and they tend to fall off.
Con Not the best for vacuuming
The unit has vacuuming and mulching capabilities. The included bag can hold up to 17 gallons of yard debris. That is impressive for a unit weighing 9.6 pounds. The mulching function of this leaf blower compresses 16 parts of waste down to 1 part mulch. The tiny mulching knives inside this device do this job, and while this sounds fantastic at first, in reality, it only does a tremendous job with small debris and tweeds. Large and wet leaves will simply clog the unit.