I was very excited to get this best in class blower. I followed every step in set up and it would not start. I took back to Lowes and the manager and lawn and garden guys were very helpful. I told them I really wanted this unit but my arm was worn out trying to start it. The manager got another new one out of the box and we three went to the outdoor garden area and they assembled, just as I did, according to instructions. To my disappointment and their amazement it would not start or even cone close. Two brand née ones, three guys and no start. I ended up at home depot purchasing an Echo that cranked right up and has since. This machine will frustrate you.
July 14, 2012
My first Husqvarna!
I have used several different Husqvarna Chain Saw's in the past while working with my dad. Now that I am a home owner, I I have even usedd it in the winter for light snow just to clear my sidewalk and patio. Worked awesome. I am now in the market for a new 445 chain saw and also a new lawn tractor. They will all be Husqvarna. You get what you pay for. I buy Husqvarna!
July 9, 2012
Perfect for the dedicated home owner
Blower is perfect for the person who wants to keep there yard looking good without any overkill. Starts great, moves a lot of air while still fitting into its price range.
July 2, 2012
No More Gum Balls!
This blower has incredible power! I use it on a monthly basis and in only the second month I can again stroll through my back yard with bare feet because it is strong enough to pull the gum balls out of the grass 4" deep! The mower won't even shred them and this is a savior! Dogs can now run and not have sore paws as well! Thank you!
June 26, 2012
This Product is spot on
This blower is my first backpack style and am I ever happy with it. I only have a small lot so it takes me no time to get things down with it. I used to use a hand held blower, a top of the line for that style, and thought I was doing a good job. Due to health issues I had to switch to a backpack style which is MUCH easier on my back. This blower is also MUCH easier on my hearing. And this blower is about twice as fast as my old blower at getting my yard cleaned up. Just wish I had made the switch years ago. In doing the Pros vs. Cons in this review I found there were no cons in this purchase, at least for me.
June 8, 2012
Excellent addition to my yard arsenal!
This blower is absolutely wonderful! I have a little over an acre yard and it is perfect for all the leaves, grass clippings, etc. Very useful, very helpful!
June 8, 2012
No neighbors , it's not a hurricane -
I have run echo for years .When I was shopping for a replacement/upgrade blower Husqvarna has over 200 cfms of airflow at the same weight and price.I am familiar with the quality of Husqvarna chainsaws and clearance saws I've owned in the past ,thought I'd switch back. I have been impressed with the machine since my purchase , ask me again in 5 years.
June 1, 2012
nice blower for homeowner
Could use more power, but it does what I need and it starts quickly and runs without issue - my biggest requirement in a 2 stroke engine.
May 26, 2012