Another Hard Starting blower...
I'm on my 2nd. year with this model. It is no better at starting then when it was new. In addition to the hard starting when cold or warm this blower ran very lean with the factory L and H fuel fuel adjustments. A special tool is required to adjust the L and H which is not available to the general public. A home made tool can be fabricated with little trouble. A 1/4 turn CCW on the L screw made all the difference in the world. The blower will now respond crisp without bogging down. However the hard starting remains a serious problem. Performance is decent but due to the hard starting I cannot recommend this blower.
November 1, 2014
Six Years of Operation
I use a blower for residential use about once a week or so. I'd prefer a 4-cycle engine, but I don't want to strap one to my back. I have tried a number of brands, and had gotten used to the idea that I may get maybe two years of use before a new one is needed. I've never met a long-term 2-cycle tool of any type. But in 2008 I bought this model. It still runs, though it is beginning to show its age. It is getting harder to start and stay running. But considering that I have done absolutely NOTHING to maintain it, six years is a magnificent run! Today, after over six years, I broke down and purchased a new blower. I asked around and got many different opinions, but I stuck with what I already know is a good engine. Today I purchased the same model again, and it too started on the first pull. I then cranked up the old one for old time's sake. Six years for this price is a value.
My only issue is that the air intake is on the side, fine if you're right-handed. But everything is made for right-handers. That stinks. It sometimes grabs my clothes.
October 29, 2014
Very hard to start
I am totally frustrated with this unit. I've on my second year with the blower. It is rediculous how hard it is to start. It has nothing to do with ethanol gasoline. I have always used the 50:1 mix ready to use TRUFUEL with same results as other reviews. It is almost impossible to start. I also purchased this unit based on the Husqvarna name. It is time for Husqvarna to step up and do the right thing for its customers.
October 27, 2014
Trouble since I bought it
I bought the Husqvarna 125B a couple years ago at Lowe's and had issues with starting it after the first couple of months. I took it to a local dealer and they tried to fix it because it wouldn't start. They were able to fix it so it would start, but it never ran properly. It has always been a challenge to start. I am worn out once I do get it started. Now it won't start at all. I am so frustrated because I did a lot of research and Husqvarna had good ratings. I would NOT recommend getting this blower, it has too many issues. I spent $160 and now I have to go get a new blower. Not a good value.
October 25, 2014
This is a awesome leaf blower!
I bought this at Lowe's this morning. Assembled it in less than 5 minutes. The blower started on the first pull and worked as well as hoped it would.
October 25, 2014
I've used this blower for about three years now and have had zero issues with it. It works great, it's powerful, and durable. Highly recommended.
October 20, 2014
great work out machine
bought new at Lowes 3 months ago. It takes about 25 to 30 pulls to start. Whew - man - its tough.
October 6, 2014
this should have been my first purchase.
First, let me say, this blower was not purchased to be used at your typical suburban home. Rather, it spends it life blowing off a 10 car parking lot and 20,000 sq feet of floor space at minimum once a week but often more. Added to that my employees borrow it on weekends to use at their homes. So this blower sees a ton of abuse. I use regular unleaded ethanol gas. (as a sidebar, it never sits around long enough to gum up, at my home I use premixed Trufuel in my 2 stroke equipment) Previously we had a weedeater brand tool. It lasted less than two months and would no longer start even after servicing the carburetor. Then to replace it I bought a Ryobi. It was a good blower on paper, though heavy, but it lasted 9 months before the crank snapped and the rod shot out the bottom of the block. This blower is now coming up on a year and a half and I haven't done anything to it but add gas. it starts right up every time and it has plenty of power. I am so impressed by the performance and quality I bought a trimmer as well and now a HU725AWD for my home.
September 20, 2014