I have used the small hand blowers of a different brand before and was pleased until it tore up. I decided to purchase the BT-130 and was so surprised at the extra power for a little more money. I have been more than pleased with the BT-130 with the ease of starting, light-weight and so far reliability. I would recommend this product highly.
November 22, 2012
+ side This blower has a big bang for the buck!
- side Could use chest strap between the shoulder straps to help hold in place.
Overall a great product !!
October 22, 2012
Blower handled grass clippings and pine straw with ease - even when wet.
October 9, 2012
This blower is very difficult to start. It requires many pulls on the cord. I usually have to spray a carb cleaner into the carb to get the blower started.
I took it to a service location one time and the tech had a hard time starting it, too. He sprayed carb cleaner and suggested that I do the same. It's really annoying.
September 20, 2012
Perfect! My old backpack was a bit larger roughly 40cc so I was worried about strength but that has not been a problem. Plenty of power. Starts right up. Very easy to use. Very easy to maneuver.
September 9, 2012
I've had it for a month. It's smooth, relatively light, and certainly powerful enough for yard/leaf work. I am very pleased with the performance so far.
Assembly was a bit of a chore, made easier by having some lubricant to slide the hose sections together.
It's ergonomically made, and I look for opportunities to use it since it does so well.
August 31, 2012
Have been using for a month. Blower does a good job.
August 29, 2012
Easy to assemble/start and use
Added a 14 inch extension to the end with a 2.375x.5 id
and 45 degree bend
This puts more direct pressure to the outlet and gets the air under the leaves/grass to fluff them for a cleaner faster operation
August 23, 2012