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Ryobi RY08420 leaf blower

 
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$199.00 - $274.99
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Summary: This Ryobi 42-cc, backpack leaf blower is gasoline-powered and weighs 18 lbs. It comes with a 3-year warranty.
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Type: Gasoline backpack blowers
About - Ryobi RY08420
Sweeping: Indicates the speed of moving a pile of leaves.
Loosening: Indicates the speed of removing embedded leaf particles from the lawn.
Vacuuming: Reflects how quickly and effectively models with vacuum capability pick up leaves and how finely they are mulched.
Handling and ease of use: Includes ease of maneuvering, using controls, and changing modes.
Noise at ear: Blower-mode noise is based on our measurements at the operator’s ear level. Models rated Fair or Poor at ear level emitted at least 85 dBA, loud enough to warrant hearing protection.
Noise at 50 feet: Blower-mode noise is based on industry-standard measurements at 50 feet. Models rated Very Good or Excellent at 50 feet should meet common municipal limits of 65 decibels (dBA).
Features & Specs - Ryobi RY08420
info Weight (lbs.) 18.0
info cc/amp 42-cc
info Multiple speeds Yes
info Vacuum capability No
info Translucent fuel tank No
info Spring assisted starting No
info Four-cycle engine No
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User Reviews - Ryobi RY08420
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2.0
You Get What You Pay For
4/4/2015
Pros
Easy to Use
Powerful
Cons
Breaks Down
UNRELIABLE
Best Uses
Blowing Leaves
Blowing Light Snow
Clearing Sawdust
Comment:
I purchased from my local Home Depot this last fall based on CR user reviews. The first one would start for a few seconds then stall. I had a hard time restarting it, but realized the trigger mechanism to control the speed was sticking, so I returned it for the same blower.<br />The second one worked ok, but was very temperamental when trying to increase the speed but worked well enough once it was warmed up. I learned you had to gradually increase the speed. If you tried to increase it all at once, it would stall.<br />I went to use it again for the first time this spring (after draining the gas and running fuel stabilizer through it) but again it kept stalling out.<br />It would start fine, but when adjusting the choke to Run, it would run for about a minute then stall out. Nothing I did would fix this. After taking it to my local lawn equipment dealer to see if they could fix it, I was told the engine isn't serviceable and basically this was disposable.<br />In hindsight, it's better to spend the extra money and get a backpack blower that's more reliable.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Won't accelerate
11/9/2014
Pros
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
It started fine right out of the box, but it would only bog down and eventually quit when working the accelerator. The troubleshooting guide said to make sure it was warmed up, which I did - but that didn't help. I called customer service (and got thru to a real person pretty quickly on a Saturday morning); he said it sounded like the carburetor needed an adjustment, and the options were to find a service center or take it back. So back it goes.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
3.0
not perfect
11/1/2014
Pros
Powerful
Well Balanced Feel
Cons
Contacted Ryobi
Contacted Ryobi About Ser
Difficult to Start
Best Uses
Blowing Leaves
Comment:
Worked great at first, always proper mixture and used Sta-bil. This spring it ran well, but as I used it more it would be difficult to start and then run poorly. Contacted Ryobi about service. local dealer adjusted carb, he indicated to me that this was a problem with this blower, it ran much better than before after this adjustment
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
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