great little blower
I've been using the Husky 125b handheld blower for over four years without a problem. I suspect that the negative reviews I read are primarily due to folks using gasoline with ethanol in it. I use only non-ethanol premium unleaded with a premium oil mix, such as Husqvarna's XP synthetic blend. The little blower starts easy and is great for blowing leaves and pine needles off the roofs of buildings and sidewalks.
September 30, 2013
Do not buy this product.
This product has been a nightmare from the very first pull of the cord. Right out of the box it was difficult to start and keep running. It has NEVER started on one pull, two pulls, or even ten pulls for that matter. For the amount of time I spend starting it, I might as well rake/sweep by hand. I have followed all manufacturer recommended fuels, lubricants, and maintenance. I will be throwing this product away and taking the loss. I wouldn't give it away if somebody asked for it.
September 29, 2013
Bad Fuel Lines less than 2 years old
I purchased this blower 10/18/2011. Today 9/15/2013 I tried to start the blower and the primer bulb would not work. On closer inspection I can see the fuel line is broken and will need to be replaced. This blower was great while it was working. It definitely lived up to my expectations while it worked. I live around a lot of trees so I need to fix this quick the leaves are starting to drop a little bit each day.
September 15, 2013
No fuel prime
Had the blower for one year, no issues. Today I tried to start it and the fuel bulb won't fill to prime engine.
After reading the hundred bad reviews about fuel issues I guess I'll trash it and go buy an Echo blower today.
September 8, 2013
Fuel line Rot
I have had a Husqvarna trimmer for several years and after having great success with it, I purchased both the 125B blower and a chainsaw last year. (I have a Husqvarna riding mower as well.) The blower ran great and I have so far had good success with the chainsaw; however, recently the blower was suddenly not starting, so I after I changed the gas (not old) and the spark plug (no corrosion), I opened it the housing to see that the fuel line had rotted. Since the blower does not have that many hours on it (& not 1 year old), I figured that i should just get another assembly and replace it. I came to the website and saw all the comments and was completely shocked.
Since the trimmer continues to run well with the same gas and mixture, I would have to guess that Husqvarna is using cheaper parts. The product should be durable enough that we can put any gas in it, including ethanol. As a previous advocate for Husqvarna, this experience is badly tarnishing the brand. I am now having to debate if I want to go spend the money/time to replace the fuel line myself or go buy another blower (not Husqvarna). It is obvious from the comments that going to a repair shop is not is not a good option.
If there is any consolation, at least Husqvarna allowed critical comments on their site so that I know my options.
September 7, 2013
Stopped working after 6 months - absolute junk
Mine stopped working after 6 months. It was working fine until all of a sudden it stopped and I couldn't get it started again. Gas was leaking every time I tried starting it. I was going to take it to get it repaired but based on the reviews it looks like it is a common problem and cannot be fixed. Even worse, it is not covered under warranty. This is the last time I purchase this brand and will be going back to the cheaper brands that lasted for 7 years.
August 23, 2013
Bad Fuel Lines
Like so many of the other reviews below I have also experienced the fuel line disintegration; not once but twice. We all can't be using bad gas. This is the same gasoline that I use in all my other lawn equipment and vehicles and only the Husqvarna has this problem. I use the exact same mix in my generator, Craftsman blower and Echo trimmer.
I had an authorized Husqvarna dealer repair the blower the first time. They stated it was a know problem and that standard 87 octane gasoline with ethanol (the standard today) rots the fuel lines, saying they see the problem constantly. They replaced the lines but stated Husqvarna would not warranty the part. After stating my displeasure they agreed to cover the cost themselves. They also stated it would happen again. Sure enough, not just 4 months later it's happened again. Same exact problem, same tube, completely rotted.
This was my first and last Husqvarna purchase. What a shame as I was happy with it when it was running.
August 22, 2013
Lightweight Easy to Use
Lightweight and easy to use. Mine has seen "A LOT" of use and continues to run like a champ.
August 21, 2013