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Factory-Reconditioned: Hitachi RB24EAP 23.9cc 2 Stroke 170 MPH Gas Powered Handheld Blower (CARB Compliant) - Hitachi

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Factory-Reconditioned: Hitachi RB24EAP 23.9cc 2 Stroke 170 MPH Gas Powered Handheld Blower (CARB Compliant) - Hitachi
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Five Star Reviews:

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75%
Nice!
October 6, 2017
Been using about six months and have had no problems what so ever. Just wish it was reversed engineered to have the air cooling fan facing out for right handers (which most of us normal people are). I have to use left handed to avoid pants material from being sucked up into the fan. Otherwise this is a great value.
Good buy on a great easy to use blower.
July 30, 2017
Had already owned one bought new 2 yrs ago. Loved it so bought this recon unit....can't tell apart other than the warranty is a lot less.
Five Stars
March 22, 2017
Bought this to replace one that was stolen, used it once but it started right up with little effort.
170MPH?
November 13, 2014
Mine looks brand new. I use 90 octane gas and Hitachi's oil and it revs high and loud. I've owned a fine electric Toro for years but I'm tired of hauling the 100' cord. What has surprised me with this Hitachi is it's rated 170MPH while the Toro was 230MPH, but it's obvious the ratings for blowers don't conform to a set standard. This Hitachi is a LOT more powerful, and smooth as silk with its easy variable speed trigger. I have no problem moving twigs/broken small branches, some dirt, even small rocks. When it snows this should easily do the job to clear a few inches assuming it's not 'wet' snow. It goes quite a while too on just over half a quart tank. This may be the best buy for this quality blower.
... this as my last blower finally went out after like 3 years
September 25, 2014
I ordered this as my last blower finally went out after like 3 years. After the reviews, I decided to take a chance on this product. The box came with just the reconditioned product inside, no manuals. That wasn't a big deal since you can pull manuals off the internet. I added the 2 cycle mixed fuel, primed, choked and on first pull started right up. This thing has some power to it. It is so powerful it vibrates. I have a corner lot and I live in the south so the weather is only cold down here for around 3 months. So the other 9 months the grass grows like crazy. I use this atleast every 10 days. Thus far I've used it twice and it has worked flawlessly. Starting immediately on the first pull after priming. Great buy!
You would never know it was reconditioned!
August 14, 2014
Looked brand new when it arrived! Fires right up every time!

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Four Stars
September 2, 2016
was a gift to my husband, he said he likes it. Starts on first pull/
Good value
May 8, 2016
Does a good job. Starting is easy . Only thing is the trigger sometimes sticks on.
It does a great job moving grass
March 18, 2016
The unit functions as promised - it is light and powerful. It does a great job moving grass, leaves, twigs, sticks and other debris after yard work duties. Surprisingly it will even move the cobble stones edging some of my walkways! I was not expecting that from such a compact unit. I only gave it 4 stars because it did not come with an owners manual and had to download a PDF - a minor inconvenience but annoying nonetheless. All in all it is an excellent value for the money.
Very good for the price
March 2, 2015
Very good for the price. Good power - handles my St. Augustine lawn as well as hard surfaces. As a previous poster mentioned, the intake on the left side is a minor distraction. Will suck in loose shorts when held in the right hard.
Directions would have been nice to have for installing the Tubes but you will ...
December 27, 2014
Powerful Blower,the most power that I have ever had from a Gas Blower.Directions would have been nice to have for installing the Tubes but you will figure it out eventually.Highly recommended but Ebay will save you $10 Less for the same unit and Brand new.
My husband is thrilled which makes me happy. Only issue was didn't come with a manual ...
October 7, 2014
bought this for my husband..found it for $139 new then while thinking about it found it refurbished for $106...so I went for it. My husband is thrilled which makes me happy. Only issue was didn't come with a manual but I found it online and really didn't need it. If you have used any small gas engine (weedeater, etc) you know how to mix the gas/oil, etc. I'd recommend this

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Work fine from the start but the nozzle blew off and ...
May 28, 2017
Work fine from the start but the nozzle blew off and I can't l find it. Also the air intake is on the inside when holding it in your right hand. It suck your pants leg against it which is uncomfortable and slow the velocity.
Better safe than sorry
October 22, 2016
I returned it. The reconditioned one I received showed significant wear. I will often buy reconditioned products but this was the first one that looked like it had been through the ringer.Might have been just fine if they gave it all new guts, I just figured I'd spend the extra money to make sure it would be. The base of it had significant scrapes and scratches as well. Thought I had a pic of that but didn't, I did however attach a photo of the blower tube which you can see.Like I said, might have been fine so it gets three stars...
Power
May 19, 2015
not a powerful as I expected. My electric blower is much more powerful.
Strong blower but starting it requires skill
May 28, 2014
It is very powerful and blows everything like it should. I am not experienced starting a motor you have to pull a handle hard to start. It would be easier to press a button. I used to have an electric leaf blower which did not have much power but was easy to start.

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... this a few months ago hoping Ia got a good deal. It worked fine for about 2 months
August 22, 2016
I bought this a few months ago hoping Ia got a good deal. It worked fine for about 2 months. It now runs like crap, makes really loud grinding noises and the primer ball leaks like crazy. Not a happy camper. I was hoping I got a good deal after reading all the positive reviews but i'm guessing I got a lemon.
Two Stars
September 12, 2014
Wouldn't start. Returned.
Caution - On Hitachi blower
July 14, 2014
It came with no instruction booklet, had to take apart to attach blower shaft because it was to big to fit in the "provide slots", showed use and internals looked dirty. I have other reconditioned and this has been a disaapointment in comparison!!!!!

One Star Reviews:

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$755...Really?
December 7, 2015
I bought the same blower at Lowe's 2 years ago for about $80. I don't know why anyone would purchase it for $755. Do not buy this product at this price. It is not bad for $80. I worked it pretty hard until there was an electrical fire from the power cord and was searching Amazon to buy another. For $755 it should come with someone to operate it for you. Wow.
PLastic
November 12, 2015
Plastic parts do not hold up!
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Won't buy it again
August 29, 2017
I wasn't real happy with this blower from the beginning. There was NO owners manual with it. No documentation whatsoever. But, It seemed to work okay although I don't like the all-or-nothing concept with the speed trigger. It's been very difficult to control any kind of intermediate speed. It was either full low or full speed. Also, the position of the fan on the left side means it's always trying to pull my pants leg into it. I'm right handed, so that's the hand I most often use to operate it.However, all that became moot when the gas line sprung a leak. When I try to prime it for starting, I can't because the gas spurts out of the line. I've only had this for 8 months.I intend to try to return it. Since there was no documentation with it I don't know if there is even a warranty.
Refurbished For A Reason
April 15, 2017
I previously owned this same blower for 6 years and it was fantastic. I purchased this refurbished one and it looked great upon arrival. I live in Montana so I didn't need to use it until this weekend . I was never able to get it started !! I watched numerous YouTube videos on this model and I did everything correctly. I never should have purchased a refurbished model. I guess I have no choice but to trash it and buy a new one from Home Depot. I've never had a problem with anything I've purchased from Amazon. I guess my luck ran out.
Blow Your Money Away
March 22, 2017
Used only 2 times. Worked adequately but now it won't start. It was properly maintained after every use, so it wasn't due to misuse. It was the right size and weight, but now a piece of trash.
DOA. $15 more for a factory new one, ...
November 7, 2016
DOA. $15 more for a factory new one, what was I thinking. WOULD. NOT. START.
One Star
November 12, 2014
The "refurbished" version is pretty beat up and has functional issue. Will not buy refurbished again!!!!!!
Not A Good Purchase For Me
August 4, 2014
I realize for the most part this leaf blower got good reviews but I had to return mine. I used it for all of about 5 minutes and then tried it again the next day to see if I was over reacting. The vibration made my hand numb after a couple of minutes. Also, I set it down with just the motor on, no blowing and it danced all over. The fumes were intolerable. I actually smelled like gasoline after five minutes. Perhaps I just got a bad one but I'm not willing to try another.
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Old Price
Old Price
Price
Price
$755.72updated: Jan 20, 2018
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$106.98updated: Jan 20, 2018
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Article Number
Article Number
0898029695792
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Binding
Binding
Electronics
Tools & Home Improvement
Brand
Brand
Positec
Hitachi
Currency
Currency
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USD
Formatted Price
Formatted Price
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$149.95
Height
Height
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472.4 in
Length
Length
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1889.8 in
Manufacturer
Manufacturer
Positec
Hitachi Reconditioned Tools
Model
Model
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RB24EAP -R
MPN
MPN
WG508
RB24EAP
Number of Parts
Number of Parts
WG508
RB24EAP
Product Group
Product Group
PC Accessory
Home Improvement
Product Type
Product Type
COMPUTER_COMPONENT
TOOLS
Publisher
Publisher
Positec
Hitachi Reconditioned Tools
Quantity
Quantity
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1
Release Date
Release Date
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2013-11-16
Reviews
Reviews
Score
Score
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9.2
Studio
Studio
Positec
Hitachi Reconditioned Tools
Warranty
Warranty
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1 Year Manufacturers Warranty
Weight
Weight
46.0 oz
39.5 oz
Width
Width
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472.4 in
Feature
Feature

Positec WG508 WX ELECTRIC 240 MPH Blower Mu

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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

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