Very pleased with this blower. Easy to start. Does the Job!
September 29, 2012
I love the easy start and the way it it handles. The power it great for blowing the leaves off my property and it is light enough so it does not strain your shoulder if you use it for a long period. It can also be used as a vacuum.
September 20, 2012
Disappointed with initial startup
After researching blowers on the internet, I decided to spend a little more and purchase the 125BVX model. The blower looks great. But, I had a hard time starting the blower, after carefully following the instructions. Once started, the blower would reverberate, with the air speed swinging at a constant trigger setting. Called tech service : They gave me two shops to have the carburetor adjusted. I called them both - one would not do the work, the other one was closed due to a fire. I am not very happy.
September 17, 2012
Hand held Pile of manure
Works for 3 months and then dies, replaced by lowes, works for 3 months and dies again.
September 16, 2012
If only it would idle....
Would give item 5 stars if I could get it to idle. I returned my original purchased blower for the same reason. Runs great while the choke is engaged. It runs great at full throttle. The problem starts when you let it idle. If it idles for more that 5 to 10 seconds, it shuts off. Mixed 3 different cans of gas with the same result. Guess its just one of those things.
September 15, 2012
This Blower is POWERFUL!!!
Best handheld blower!!! Very easy to start. The power is Super Strong which makes my yard work a breeze. Vibration is a minimum to the arms. Have not yet used the vacuum, but sure look forward to the fall leaves!
September 13, 2012
Go with the 125B Instead. Mulching = Problems.
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 11, 2012
Fuel lines failed after about 9 months
fuel lines failed less than a year after purchase.
September 11, 2012