I have had this blower for 2 months and have now spent more time trying to get it to start than I have actually using the blower. Once it gets going, it works great, but that is the problem - getting it going.
We have, on various occasions, done the following: followed the starting directions to a tee, pumped the primer only 5 times instead of 10, pumped the primer 15 times instead of 10, opened the choke, replaced the spark plug. Now we have to take our new blower in for service already just so we can use it.
Maybe I just ended up with a bum unit but this this has been a pain in my rear and wasted hours of my time - time I was hoping to save over the old, slow, electric blower...
May 27, 2012
Research gave it many thumbs-up and I was not disappointed. The price was great. Assembly was a snip. It started easily and packs a punch for domestic use. Even my wife now uses it. I recommend spending the little extra for synthetic oil and 89 oct gas. The amount you need per use is so little, overall cost would be negligible but go a long way in it's performance, reliability, and life.
May 23, 2012
My first backpack blower
As I have aged, I found that using a hand-held blower was increasingly hard on my back. So I purchased a Husqvarna backpack blower on the advice of a neighbor. I purchased the 130BT unit, and I am very satisfied with it. Yard cleanup takes about 3 hours of nearly constant blowing, and I am not worn out when I am finished. At first I was concerned about not having a battery powered starter so I could start it after I put it on my back, but that proved to not be a concern. The unit is light enough to lift and easily put on my back after starting on the ground. I am impressed with my 130BT, and will readily recommend it to others!
May 20, 2012
Not one complaint
I run two of these on my trailer for the fact that they are low cost, easy to start, and excellent on power. We use them on a daily basis and have for 2 years and only changed air filters and spark plugs. The results from this product is excellent and if something were to happen to either of them like they fall off the trailer or get stolen, than the replacement cost is next to none for the quality and value that you get.
May 19, 2012
For some time, I fought with brand-x handheld blowers. I'm not sure what tired my arms out more; holding it out at an uncomfortable angle or the 25 dead-pull attempts to start them up. My new 130BT is light years ahead of all of them. It starts great, runs great, and very comfortable to use... Im totally delighted with it! I live in Michigan, and it is powerful enough to clear the many light snow falls without hauling out the 2-stage all the time. Great product.
May 17, 2012
I was amazed at how quiet and powerful this lightweight blower is.
This my third backpack blower and it is the best!
Richard in Memphis
May 8, 2012
This is a well built tool just right for the homeowner. Light weight ,strong blower,Even at 81 years old I can use it in my yard work.
May 4, 2012
i had bought this backback blower 1 week ago and it works great
April 28, 2012