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Review of Hitachi RB24EAP 23.9cc 2 Stroke 170 MPH Gas Powered Handheld Blower (CARB Compliant)$124

Review of Hitachi RB24EAP 23.9cc 2 Stroke 170 MPH Gas Powered Handheld Blower (CARB Compliant)

Very Good
Rating
4.40 stars
720
Reviews
$124.99-$165.40
Price Range
Reviewed on: February 27, 2014
Author: BoolPool.com

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Professional grade, two-stroke engine for excellent performance and reliability
  • Easy to start; Starts on first or second pull every time
  • Lightweight and has low vibrations
  • Easy to use and control; Well-balanced
  • Quiet for a blower
  • Air volume of 441 cfm makes it suitable for big jobs
  • Good value for money
Cons
  • Intake is on left side which causes problem for most right handed users
  • Eats up rubber gaskets and fuel lines

Review Summary

This is the summary of consumer reviews for Hitachi RB24EAP 23.9cc 2 Stroke 170 MPH Gas Powered Handheld Blower (CARB Compliant). The BoolPool rating for this product is Very Good, with 4.40 stars, and the price range is $124.99-$165.40.

The Hitachi RB24EAP is a Gas Powered Handheld Blower with 23.9cc 2 Stroke commercial grade engine. It  is one of the lightest yet most powerful blowers in its class at 441 CFM and it is designed for outstanding power and reliability. This blower has low vibrations and exceptional balance that makes it easy to use for a small clean up or larger yard work with less user fatigue. The large two finger throttle allows for easy operation by homeowners and professionals. It is easy to start and starts at first or second pull every time. The RB24EAP features a purge primer for quick and simple starts and a low emission PureFire engine for a cleaner environment. It is quiet for a blower and comes at a very good price and Hitachi's industry-leading seven-year consumer warranty.

However, many user reviews say that Hitachi designed this blower for left-handed people, since the intake is on left side which causes problem for most right handed users. Also it eats up rubber gaskets and fuel lines. Some users say the fuel line is not of the best quality and needs replacement.

Overall, the Hitachi RB24EAP 23.9cc 2 Stroke 170 MPH Gas Powered Handheld Blower is highly rated and recommended by users for its power, lightweight and reliability.

Specifications:

  • Engine Type: 2-Stroke
  • Displacement: 23.9 cc
  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 17.6 fl. oz.
  • Air Volume: 441 CFM
  • Air Velocity: 170 MPH
  • CARB Tier III Compliant: Yes
  • Gas/Oil Ratio: 50:1 (Hitachi FD Rated)
  • Dimensions (WxH): 8-5/64" x 13-25/64"
  • Dry Weight: 8.6 lbs

User Voice

Cluster Help
Review Group #: 1
(4.50 stars)
28 Reviews
Easy to start Starts on first or second pull every time
Review Group #: 2
(4.50 stars)
9 Reviews
Air intake is on the left side of the unit, so if you hold it with your right hand then the air intake will be right next to your legOnly requires you to attach nozzleThe intake should have been on the right side of the housing away from the user
Review Group #: 3
(4.50 stars)
23 Reviews
Powerful, lightweight, and easy to startLow vibrationEasy to controlLots of powerful air for cleaning drive and walkways Quiet for a blower
Review Group #: 4
(3.50 stars)
22 Reviews
The fuel line is not rated for fuel Many users replaced fuel lineIt eats up rubber gaskets and fuel lines
Review Group #: 5
(4.50 stars)
8 Reviews
The throttle lever makes cleanup easyEasy to set upSurprisingly powerful for its sizeProfessional quality

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