First gas powered blower. Pleased with the power and so much easier to cart around with backpack. Only had it for a couple weeks but overall I'm pleased so far. The manual can use some work. Was hard to follow with assembly (ended up giving up on the manual and doing it myself) and the startup instructions skipped steps that should have been it the manual.
September 12, 2012
Choose This Model over the BVX
I write this review from the experience of someone who owned the 125BVX for about 8 days, and then replaced it with a 125B.
Here's why: The 125BVX model has a different starting mechanism, and the intake also has metal blades added to it for the mulching feature.
For me, this led to:
- The starter assembly breaking after a week of use! The cord would no longer retract.
- Varied performance. Because of the extra metal blades in the intake, it felt to me like the BVX had to work harder to run (more resistance and weight to turn), and did not put out as much air.
- Choppy starting and idling. (the starter is heavier)
I exchanged the 125BVX, brought home the 125B, and it has been running perfectly for several weeks.
IMHO, the vacuum and mulching feature of these blowers are totally useless. It creates a huge mess, takes a bunch of time to reconfigure the blower, you have all the minor damage from sucking up sticks and small rocks, and it just takes more time than if you would have raked the leaf pile into a wheelbarrow or bag.
So if you're asking yourself the "125BVX or 125B" question, hopefully this feedback helps.
September 10, 2012
Husqvarna, The name that starts every job
Nothing but quality, Lite weight, looks great, And most important the ease of starting. This unit is perfect for a home owner.
September 6, 2012