Deal DetailsPromoted 12-04-2012 at 09:11 AM View Original Post
Price Research: Our research indicates that this Hitachi RB24EAP 23.9cc 2 Stroke 170 MPH Gas Powered Handheld Blower is $31 lower (23% savings) than the next best available price from a reputable merchant with prices from $130. - daisybeetle
(Average price has been about $130)
(There was a rebate a year or two back but not sure what final price was...might have been close to this. Either way, haven't seen it in a long time).
Hitachi RB24EAP 23.9cc 2 Stroke 170 MPH Gas Powered Handheld Blower (CARB Compliant for $98.99 with Free Super Saver Shipping from Amazon.com
Not sure how long price will last this low! (it is even lower than used - and Amazon is famous for selling a few low then going back up...so you have been warned)
The blower features a 23-9/10cc commercial-grade, two-stroke engine for excellent performance and reliability
Class-leading air volume at 441 CFM allows for quick clean-up
Lightweight at only 8-3/5 pounds; well-balanced for comfortable use and reduced fatigue
Auto-return stop switch resets the blower to the on position for hassle-free starts
Backed by a seven-year consumer-use warranty
RB24EAP Features: -23.9 cc Commercial grade 2-stroke engine for outstanding power & longer life.-Lightweight (only 8.6 lbs) & well-balanced for comfortable use and less fatigue.-Class leading air volume at 441 CFM for excellent debris movement.-Produces an impressive air velocity of 170 MPH (with taper nozzle).-Large two-finger throttle lever for easier operation.-Features PureFire low emission 2-stroke engine technology for a better environment.-Auto-return stop switch automatically resets to the ON position for easier starting.-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''. Dimensions: -Dry Weight: 8.6 lbs. Warranty: -Industry leading warranty- 7-year consumer use, 2-year commercial use, 1-year rental use.
* it has known seal problem with cap, and gas will spill on you
* it has known problem with gas lines, only runs on half-choke
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Review of 8 blowers by Popular Mechanics. Includes the Hitachi and it's rated 4 out of 5.