Makes my weekly chores a lot easier.
I bought this to take care of some neglected chores. I live in a pretty rural area, in fact, inthe middle of a cornfield. I bought it to avoid having to manually sweep grass, dust, and dirt, off my deck, 46' front porch, and to blow out my garage. I cut my time down drastically and the job is so much more thorough. My garage is pretty big and gets really nasty, especially during harvest season. This thing just blows everything right out the garage doors and doesn't let the wind carry it right back in, like manually sweeping does. Haven't got any trees big enough to have many leaves yet, so I can't comment on the vac option yet. Also is the easiest starting piece of gas equipment I've got.
I did a lot of research into this and found the reviews to be really good and the price was right. Don't be fooled by the cheaper junk out there.
July 24, 2011
This blower is easier to start, and runs quieter than the one (other manufacture) it replaced. Not as powerfull though.
July 23, 2011
This is a great blower
This blower does exactly what it is designed to do. There is plenty of power and it doesn't take a genius to run it. I use it every time I mow and trim my yard because it gives a finishing touch. I like the governor switch that will let you rev it up or down depending on the need. Also, it starts on the first or second pull. I really like having a machine I know will start every time. I haven't used the vacuum on it yet, but I know I will later this fall. That's why I bought this model.
I would highly recommend this blower.
July 17, 2011
Excellent for blowing; workable for vacuum
This is an excellent blower for the price. Good power, starts easy, comfortable to use -- a real champ. It falters a bit on the vac side. Getting the vac attachments put on (and taken off) is a chore. It's a bit clumsy to use with the vac attachment, and it will clog more often than other brands I've used. It is not the best choice if you do mainly or all vac work. But if your main use is as a blower with vac use once in a while, this is an excellent choice. Been very happy with mine for the past year. Not the most powerful hand-held blower I've used, but certainy the best value for the price.
July 10, 2011
So far so good
Used 3 times so and it works great. It looks very much a Poulan that was not so good I had to replace 2 poulans with in a couple of months of purchase only geetting about 20 uses each time.
July 7, 2011
After trimming, mowing, hedging and edging... I break out the 125BVx to put everything back in its place: blow the mulch back into the raised beds, the grass clippings off the walk, the gravel back into the driveway and even the pollen off the porch.
Has good power for a little guy. Easy to start. Built like a rock.
P.S. Also makes gutter cleaning a 20 minute chore instead of an all-afternoon event. Sometimes I worry that it's going to blow off my gutters, though. (j/k)
June 22, 2011
this blower is very good. starts readily, and pulls easily. wish they had a foam re washable air filter to keep flipping, but otherwise ok. the broad blower tip could be just a little longer and be able to swivel left and right to blow off to a side somewhat while ergonomically holding the blower straight. hope it lasts a long while. I have only used about a month. An ergonomic blower.
June 8, 2011
I have owned other blowers, the most recent lost power after 1 year. I love this blower. It starts up right away, is very light to carry and is so easy on the wrist with its design. For being so lightweight it has plenty of power. I also love the reverse mode to mulch leaves out of our flower beds. You cannot rake leaves out of these areas without causing damage and the vac does a great job. For the price I would highly recommend this unit and even my wife can operate it easily.
June 7, 2011