Side by Side Comparison of: Hitachi vs Husqvarna
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User Rating (Amazon)
User Rating (Amazon)
Five Star Reviews:
August 28, 2017
This is easily the best blower I've ever had, starts up promptly and kicks butt!
Best one I've had and perfect timing
August 24, 2017
Best one I've had and perfect timing. My health is not great and this baby will start with about a 12-inch arm pull. Recommended highly!
Easy start, plenty of power
July 20, 2017
This works great. Good value. Glad I got it. Blows rocks back into the gravel portion of our driveway.
Great blower. Tons of power
January 21, 2017
Great blower. Tons of power. I love this thing and has taken my abuse for a few years now. Holds up to daily use as I am an arborist and it gets heavily used on a daily basis
Gas Powered Air Blower Exceeds Expectation
July 24, 2015
Arrived quickly. Very happy with my choice as I researched several other brands like Echo, Husqvarna, and Stihl.
I got it assembled in about 3 minutes. Starts very easy on 2.nd pull. Very quit at idle. Dependable.
Revs up very nicely,. Air nozzle helps direct and funnel the air flow to where you want it.
I wanted a better model than typical at the big box store. So far this has performed above expectation. I would recommend it.
My mom loves it
February 7, 2016
Runs fantastic, easy to start and lightweight enough to use all day without the usual muscle fatigue. Powerful enough for routine work, gutters, driveway and even blows smallish sticks out of the flowerbeds. My Mom used it for 5 straight hours around our property with no pain/problems when she can't run a handheld for more than 30 minutes. Would highly recommend.
This is a great lightweight leaf blower
October 16, 2015
This is a great lightweight leaf blower. now the leaves are starting to fall - I look forward to giving it a workout.
Silent powerhouse !!!
October 10, 2015
This compact lightweight unit has unbelievable power. Starts easily, runs quietly, and will blow even wet leaves and mud. I used it to clean debris off our driveway and blew out the gutters too. It is as light as a little daypack. Every homeowner NEEDS one of these !
Husqvarna backpack blower
December 16, 2014
Works great! The backpack style gives relief for a normally uncomfortable situation. It was a gift and should have gifted myself with one. I have an electric over the shoulder and get tiring after awhile. This one is plenty powerful and a great price.
Great product! I have about an acre of land ...
December 1, 2014
Great product! I have about an acre of land that has a lot of trees and this handles everything easily. I would recommend this blower to anyone. Well worth the money!!
Four Star Reviews:
January 5, 2017
Great machine. A little heavy to handle.
December 8, 2016
Great blower. Powerful. Starts easy.
April 22, 2016
Had some trouble getting started. However everything Working good. Strong blowing power,, wish tube couple inches longer, had Echo for twelve years so was Leary at first, good price so decided to try. Starting procedure and start button confusing at first, now starts right up. So far so good.
Happy with the product, vibrates a bit.
October 1, 2015
Ive used this maybe 2 hours total now and its plenty powerful even when the leaves are wet. Only complaint is the vibration, which i can only really compare to the backpack style blowers and electric ones ive used in the past. I could see the vibration getting old if you were to use this for hours at a time.
February 18, 2013
Tanaka is a quiet clean and powerfull machine. Unfortunately it is a 23.9cc engine, not a 25cc as advertised, but that is marginal.
Much bettert han my older Craftsman blower
December 13, 2012
Starts easily, and blows a lot harder than my previous blower. I used to have to reach in and scoop out material when blowing out my gutters, but this Tanaka blower makes quick work of even the most plugged gutters. I have a Catalpa tree overhanging part of my house, anyone who knows these trees knows how messy they are. No issues for this blower, It would be 4 1.2 stars, my only negative is t he fuel primer button is located in a difficult position to get to and it sometimes is so powerful it sucks leaves, and your clothes against the intake side. Better for a left-hander,
October 16, 2016
Not as powerful as my last blower but it gets the job done. Really disappointed that you have to by the nozzle after market. For this price all accessories should be included
nice blower. Buy the 50cc
November 7, 2015
Bought this, nice blower. Buy the 50cc... no matter the yard size.
Starts up easily and extremely powerful compared to my 22
October 2, 2015
Have had this blower for 2 months now. Starts up easily and extremely powerful compared to my 22.5cc that it replaced - very pleased!
I feel like a pro with this powerful blower
June 3, 2015
I feel like a pro with this powerful blower . It's a shame that it doesn't include a narrow nozzle. I had to order one for $21.
but it's a good quality blower that I expect to last a good ...
May 26, 2015
It's a little tricky getting this baby started, but it's a good quality blower that I expect to last a good number of years.
Three Star Reviews:
starts easily and does as advertised
September 6, 2017
This product performs perfectly, starts easily and does as advertised, but....
The pull cord starter assembly is a weak point. It worked great for 6 months but one day my lawn guy pulled too hard (???) and the pull string broke right off. Evidently this is a know weakness because the part was backordered from the manufacturer and took 3 months before I received the replacement part, the whole summer without. If this does happen make sure get the right part. There are 2 parts available depending on manufacture date.
power is now pretty good. The blower is heavier than I expected
September 16, 2015
It took several weeks for the engine to break in;power is now pretty good.The blower is heavier than I expected.I wanted a blower that was mulcher compatible(I just received the vac kit).If you don't need to mulch,I would recommend the Tanaka/Hitachi lightweight handheld;it has the same engine as mine and is 2 lbs lighter.Much lower cost as well.
This does appear to be heavy duty and should last a long time.Parts can be bought online.If you're near to a Stihl dealer,have a look at their commercial handheld blower;I had one 5/6 years ago and their product may be a better bet than my Tanaka.Cost is about the same.In hindsight maybe I should have gone back to Stihl.
Be careful. ......
July 20, 2015
Unit starts great, light to handle, air flow is powerful. But the recoil housing gets hot. Using this for the first time, my leg came in contact with housing. And yes, it left a nice burn mark.. I wish they would update unit/ a cover to house the metal recoil. Will contact manufacturer.
oKAY BUT SUCKS IN MY PANTS.
December 6, 2014
iT WORKS GOOD BUT SUCKS IN MY PANTS AND i HAVE TO SWITCH SIDES. tHE OLD ONE DID NOT WORK THAT WA Y AND i HAD IT FOR 5 YEARS BEFORE I WAS BROKEN..
Poor design with intake sucking in your cloths
August 17, 2014
Poor design with intake sucking in your cloths. I had trouble getting mine to start but that may just be mine. I switched to no ethanol gasoline and it seems too work better. I also think the longer blow arm makes it feel unbalanced compared to my old Stihl and Husqvarna but I was ready to try something new. It seems well built.
Buy the bigger unit if you can handle the weight.
January 27, 2017
It is a Dog, overly restricted for emissions.
quick-start label missing
November 21, 2016
Would like to give it a 5/5 however product is missing the quick-start label on the gas tank. How can I get one? See picture for location where the label is normally present on the 130BT.
Starts great. Lite weight
August 9, 2016
Starts great. Lite weight. Good for blowing grass off the driveway. Just a little too weak for trying to blow wet grass, leaves.
Limited Residential Use Only
June 18, 2015
It arrived timely...it works...its definitely a harry/harriet homeowner version. This is adequate for residential use with dry leaves/materials and for property 1/2 acre or less.
Good blower for the price.
April 23, 2015
I like the blower, only thing I dislike is I thought it would be a little stronger.
Two Star Reviews:
Gas primer line came loose after 4 months, and ...
September 7, 2016
Gas primer line came loose after 4 months, and unable to fix/repair as defective, and unable to get Amazon or Tanaka to stand behind their product and warranty. I guess it is junk..
December 23, 2014
Blower was defective. Amazon took care of the problem.
Runs strong, but comes up short
October 25, 2013
Bought this blower here on Amazon, the design is very poor in that if you carry the blower in your right hand and make any contact with or block the fan intake, the motor overspeeds and the fan and flywheel contact the case and ignition coil creating a useless piece of junk. The good news is that the parts for a do it yourselfer cost about $35.00 total to repair it. It is very annoying that I am repairing this blower for the third time in the 1 year of ownership. When it runs. this thing does KICK BUTT!
Not that great
June 23, 2012
Well I recieved this last July and have used it maybe a total of 3 hours and the fuel line busted, so I caleed their so called coustmer service and it was like a big deal to find out where to take this for service since it has a 7 year warrenty at least I hope so cause the clown at the repair center didn't know if this was cover I spend a little extra buying what I thought would be a good product and it broke down in less than a year.Now I have to wait about two weeks to get it fixed I guess I should have went to Lowes and brought one there I will never buy this brand again.
Great Warrantee (You Will Need It!)
June 13, 2012
This was much stronger and dependable than my previous blower (Craftsman), for about a year. After almost a year of ownership I noticed all the gas had leaked out, I discovered the fuel line to be full of holes. I trimmed the gas line and move it up, only to have it tear as well. It appears all the lines will need to be completely replaced they are all falling apart. Aside from that my machine has started idling extremely rough. It feels and sounds like its trying to destroy itself from the inside. To get these items fixed I will need to travel 80 miles round trip to drop it off and 80 miles round trip to pick it up in order to find an authorized service center. In the mean time I will have to buy another blower since I use this one regularly. Next time it will not be a Tanaka and it will be purchased locally.
October 16, 2017
the choke switch is cheap and doesn't have good power.
Questionable Starting Instructions/Leaking Fuel
October 30, 2016
I just received the unit yesterday. Once running, it ran fine. However, it only started after I did the OPPOSITE of the instructions, which says NO throttle and FULL choke. I was only able to start it with FULL throttle and NO choke. Has anyone else experienced this? UPDATE: After two days of reasonable reliability, the unit started leaking fuel as I used it today. No obvious source of the leak. That was the last straw-return. Like others have said, I really wanted to like it, but too many issues right out of the box.
September 22, 2015
Stopped working in 40 days of purchased
One Star Reviews:
Leaf Vacuum DOES NOT come with a leaf bag! Huh? Also, try returning it!
December 20, 2016
NO LEAF BAG PROVIDED. People, listen up! If you spend an extra $90 for the Vacuum Capable Unit, you WILL NOT get a leaf bag! It kind of defeats the purposes, don't you think? Who's idea was this?
Also, you CANNOT return this item!
What a Disappointment
November 23, 2016
I would give this product zero stars if I could. I have had 3 gas blowers through the years, I read all the good reviews about this product so when I needed a new blower I purchased this one. What a mistake! Reviewers said after 3 pulls the motor started. It took about 12 pulls before the motor started the first time I used the blower. It took a lot of effort to pull the cord and I am not a small guy.. A week later I attempted to use the blower again. It would not start! My wife saw me straining to pull the cord and could not believe it would take that much effort. Needless to say, I called Amazon and am getting a refund. When it worked it did have a lot of power, but it was heavier than blowers I have used in the past. Incidentally, Tanaka is the commercial division of Hitachi. My last blower was a Hitachi and I will probably be going back to that.
*********** DO NOT BUY - DOESN'T START ******************
October 8, 2016
This is absolutely, positively, without a doubt THE WORST blower I've ever had and I've had a dozen or more over the years! I'd tell you how it worked . . . but it simply will not start. Put it together, used the oil/gas mix, turned it on, primed it, used the choke as instructed. After a half hour and bloody fingers from pulling the %*$&%$%$ cord, it would not start. Not even a burp. So, I figure there will be a number for the company to call. No. None, No way to contact them.
The only positive is that Amazon was outstanding in doing what they could to fix it. STAY AWAY FROM THIS COMPANY AND THIS MODEL IN PARTICULAR. IT DOES NOT WORK!!!!!
Rope on new unit broke on 4th start
July 5, 2016
I must admit, the first 3 times I used the blower, I was impressed with the blowing power. The fourth time, the recoil rope broke at mid pull, not at extension, so there was an oblivious flaw in the rope or the rope was of poor quality--or both. The rope broke after 30 days, so I couldn't return it. I called Tanaka and they said the rope wasn't under warranty and I would have to take it to a Tanaka service location 1.5 hours away (I live in an MSA). Tanaka was kind enough to give me the telephone number for replacement parts where I ordered the part for $14, which is to be shipped directly from Tanaka for $10. What should have happened? Tanaka could see from my Amazon order that the blower was new and this was an incident of infant mortality. At this point, they should have apologized for my inconvenience shipped the part to me without charge. Stay away from Tanaka lawn tools.
Made a bad Choice
May 4, 2016
I purchased this blower last March two and a half months ago, before I needed it. Last week I needed it, took it out of the box and fueled it as per instructions. Started up on second pull, I used it several times, started very easy every time, I still have just under one half of original tank of oil gas mix. I tried to start it yesterday, nothing, not even a pop. reviewed starting procedure, realized I was already doing it just as they say in manual. Tried several more times nothing. Checked for spark has good spark. Checked fuel, can see it going through return line, and can smell it tried again nothing. Removed plug and pulled rope several times to help dry it out if flooded. I let it sit for 2 hours tried again nothing. Removed plug again and held on to it and pulled rope to check for spark again,(I don't recommend this method but I needed to know,if it had spark) it did, so I left plug out and pulled rope many times, then left it overnight to make sure it was dried out. The next day I put plug back in and pulled rope it has definite compression. pumped primer two times watched fuel go through return line, tried to start nothing. I am really disappointed with this blower. It ran so good for the first four times I guess about 20 or 30 minutes, now its impossible to get started I'm so mad I want to smash it with a double jack. The reason I bought it to start with was because of the good reviews. What a mistake that was.
Nice weight on unit but not enough power
October 28, 2016
Nice weight on unit but not enough power. Buy a larger unit to push leaves. Good for very light duty cleanup
September 2, 2016
Took out of box assembled, put oil has mix in, primed and set Rhine to choke and presto..... I had a great shoulder work out and an engine that wouldn't start!
July 5, 2016
Has no power not worth the 249.99$ My hand held blower is way more powerful for 80$
July 2, 2016
Wouldn't start after two times and the the pull cord broke while I was trying to get it started. Cord couldn't of had more than 100 pulls on it.
November 14, 2015
Leaked gas everywhere so we returned it. Saw another user said the same thing.
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Hitachi - Outdoor Power
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Hitachi - Outdoor Power
Hitachi - Outdoor Power
7 year consumer / 2 year commercial / 1 year rental
23.9 cc commercial grade 2 stroke engine provides excellent performance and reliability
Class-leading air volume at 441CFM allows you to get the job done faster
Lightweight (only 8.6 lbs) & well-balanced for comfortable use and less fatigue
Produces an impressive air velocity of 170 MPH (with taper nozzle)
7 Year Consumer Use Warranty
The powerful and easy to start X-Torq engine in combination with efficient fan design delivers high air speed and air flow
145 MPH air speed
Ergonomic adjustable handles for superior operator comfort