Makita BHX2500 Commercial Grade 24.5cc 4-Stroke Gas-Powered 145 mph Handheld Blower
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- Fuel efficient 4-stroke engine - up to 60% fuel cost savings
- Quick start - low compression engine for easy starting
- Lightweight (9.8 lbs.) for easy maneuverability
- Improved exhaust emissions are EPA Phase II, CARB Tier III compliant while maintaining power and performance
- Non-CARB compliant; not for sale in California
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|Item Dimensions||13.78 x 14.96 x 15.75 inches|
|Item Weight||13 pounds|
|Manufacturer Part Number||BHX2500|
|Shipping Weight||14.33 pounds|
Top Customer Reviews
Starts INSTANTLY with a partial pull. A pleasure to start compared with mass-market 2-stroke blowers.
Off switch poorly located, you can turn it off by accident, easily.
Engine noise is much lower frequency than a 2-stroke and engine seems to operate at low rpm vs. a 2-stroke. It is NOT quiet, you still need headphones.
Must have a big fly-wheel as when you rotatate it, effort is significantly greater than other hand-helds I have used.
Adequate power. The slow turning engine makes you think it is pushing less air than it really is. Nothing approaching a backpack unit, though.
Light weight. Comfortable handle.
Box says warranty is 3 years. Owners manual inside says 1 year as does Makita's web site. Warning: keep the box or at least the warranty statement on it!
Oil changes every 10 hours required.
Manual was clearly written by someone who is not very good with English language. Kind of Micky Mouse for Makita to do that. Hey Makita, next time send it to me for proofing...I'll do it for free.
Nice high quality unit and a pleasure to use, but a high quality (Stihl, Echo) 2-stroke will be just as easy to start, cost a little less, weigh less, and probably be more powerful. But it will be more shrill in operation. It is a good buy at one-seventy-five or less, questionable above that.
1- 4-Cycle, no need to mix the fuel.
2- Easy start
4- Relatively light, considering it has a 4 cycle engine, but still gets heavy after 10 minutes.
1- The plastic speed lock gets loosen after few minutes, and causes the blower to slow down. You can take the adjustment up every 5 minutes or don't use the lock and keep squeezing the trigger to ensure it works in full speed.
2- Despite it is relatively light, this types of blowers are not practical if you are going to use them for more than 20 minutes. The ones that you can backpack are ideal. But this issue is not specific to this model but all of the hand-held blowers.
For $200, this is a great buy. However, I would be happy if I found a backpack version of a 4 cycle blower that cost around $200, there is none with high reviews. I would recommend this to anyone who is looking for a dependable 4 cycle blower.
BUY IT !
There is one thing mentioned in a previous review that warrants repeating again. There was not sufficient oil in the crankcase of this blower out of the box. I had to add around a half cup to get it to what I consider a safe reading, so beware. I wonder how many new owners will fire theirs up without enough oil in it. Speaking of firing up, this unit started on the first pull.
I like it!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Still going after 6 years, I would be on my second or third 2 cycle blower by now.Published 1 month ago by Terry Wolf
This is a solid blower...not the most powerful, but it is fine for the average homeowner doing their own yard work.Published on November 20, 2012 by S
Specifically ordered the BHX2500 from Amazon and received a BHX2500CA (Califorina Carb model) from the Amazon's seller. Read morePublished on November 27, 2011 by Reviewer
I have only used this blower about 4 times and every time it starts on the first pull. Plenty of power for all my needs and it doesn't weigh that much. Read morePublished on October 13, 2011 by Curtman60
This is a great handheld blower. Low maintenance, easy starting, ample power, reasonably quiet, it's a "Harry Homeowners delight". Read morePublished on May 7, 2011 by Rick J
This is by far the best blower I have ever owned. I have had it 5 months. Very strong and
has cranked on the very first pull each time. Read more
According to the Makita website, this is a 145MPH blower, but honestly it feels a lot stronger. I had no trouble blowing off old wet leaves that had been on my driveway for... Read morePublished on February 5, 2011 by John P. Reed
Bought this to clean up the leaves in our yard. When we opened box from Amazon, one of the buttons was broken, so we got another. Read morePublished on January 15, 2011 by CTmomma4