I've had my leaf-blower for 2 years now and I can say it is very dependable and very well-made. You cannot ask for a more quiet blower, that's easy to use and isn't heavy or hard on your body to carry around. My neighbors love it too because I don't make so much noise in the neighborhood. It's the best blower I've ever had. And its the kind that all the professional yard upkeep crews use too, I've notice, so it must be good!!!
May 28, 2012
A powerful and relatively quiet blower
This is my first Husqvarna purchase. I chose model 356BT largely because of its low noise technology. This seemed important since the motor is so close to the user's ears. I have not been disappointed. The unit seems to be well built, starts with just a couple of pulls, rides comfortably on my back and moves a lot of air. I have not yet had the opportunity to try "raking leaves" with it, but it does a great job cleaning up after mowing and trimming.
I was a little surprised to see in the owners manual a recommendation to take the unit to a shop to have the carburetor readjusted with a tachometer after a few hours of breakin. I have not seen this requirement for any other brand of engine that I have purchased.
September 26, 2013
Muffler hose problems
Really good blower, but I have had a continuing problem with the rubber hose that connects the muffler tubes. The original hose became brittle and began to crumble, causing a burn through of the back pack cover. Replacement now melt with one use.
July 7, 2012
Worst blower I have owned
I bought this blower a few years ago and have had multiple problems. I have had the mechanic, who is a Husqvarna distributor from whom I bought the machine, work on the blower multiple times. He kept cleaning the air filter and carb, and adjusting things but it never ran very well. It ran well for about 45 minutes then it would die out and not restart. We performed all the scheduled maintenance as directed in the manual. I added air filter oil on the air filter as directed, then the same mechanic told me it was my fault that the machine was running poorly because I damaged the carb with the air filter oil!! I then had to pay again to get the carb cleaned. I called Husqvarna and they would not help me with this matter. Got a new carb in it last week, but now it only runs for 20-minutes and then dies out and will not restart. I had to revert back to our handheld Echo blower that runs all day long. I have had my Echo for 10 years and it's never seen a mechanic!
June 23, 2012
It is good value
This leaf blower has a air speed of 1809 mph which does a great job on wet leafs
December 9, 2011
The blower starts easy and does a great job. Just one or two pulls and it starts running.
I purchased this product because I have a Husqvarna weed trimmer I purchased about five years ago and never had a problem with it. Still starts with only a few pulls and runs great.
November 30, 2011
356BT leaf moving mackine
Has serious leaf moving power. amd quiet enough I don't need earplugs(still wear them though) Used a friend's blower before buying this one and there was a noted difference in weight ,air volume,and noise. Totally satsified and would recommand to anyone.
November 1, 2011
Thar she blows!
Great blower that is easy to use and very quiet. No complaints from the neighbors!!
September 2, 2011