Echo PB-250LN leaf blower

 
Price range:
$8.99 - $190.99
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Summary: This Echo 25.4-cc, handheld leaf blower is gasoline-powered, weighs 9.5 lbs., and lacks vacuum capability. It comes with a 5-year warranty.
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Type: Gasoline handheld blowers
User Reviews
User Reviews

 
5.0
Powerful and gets the job done
12/23/2015
Pros
Easy to Use
Powerful
Well Balanced Feel
Cons
Best Uses
Blowing Leaves
Comment:
Having several large trees around my house this leafblower gets used regularly. It can usually be started on the first pull with the choke at full or 3/4, then immediately backing down on the choke once started. I am impressed with the power of the leafblower and it has been very reliable for 1.5 years I've owned it. The leafblower is pretty well balanced and easy to navigate. The only that would be better is if it were 4-stroke instead of 2-stroke and having to mix oil and gas.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

 
5.0
Excellent blower
11/28/2015
Pros
Easy to Use
Great At Sweeping
Powerful
Well Balanced Feel
Cons
Best Uses
Blowing Leaves
Blowing Light Snow
Clearing Sawdust
Comment:
I own the PB-255LN while my father owns the PB-250LN, which makes it easy to compare the two. Both are easy to use. Both are powerful and well balanced, considerably more so than the comparable Craftsman and Troy they replaced. The 255 is definitely easier to cold start, typically only taking 2-3 pulls (spring assist makes this even easier), while the 250 usually takes 6-8 pulls and has more resistance when pulling. Both start easily with 1 pull once hot.<br /><br />(It helps to know the knack for cold starting a two cycle engine - prime, full choke, full throttle with one hand and pull with the other until it coughs. Move to half choke/full throttle and 1-2 more pulls should start it. Keep at full throttle for 20-30 seconds for warm up while opening the choke after 10 seconds.)<br /><br />Both are much better at sweeping/loosening compared to what they replaced, but the 255's flattened nozzle is better at sweeping driveways/sidewalks while the 250's round nozzle is better at loosening leaves from the lawn, so purchase according to your needs. Despite both being LN (low noise) models, I should note the 255 is a bit more quiet than the 250, enough so that I don't feel I need hearing protection except when using it in the garage, though even the 250 is noticeably quieter than the craftsman it replaced.<br /><br />One other *major* thing to mention - serviceability. My Echo and Stihl products have all easily outlasted all other brands, but even they still break on occasion. Most lawn care pros use Echo/Stihl, which means there's always at least one local service center to quickly fix them. My father originally purchased the Craftsman with assurances it would be easy to obtain service for. Turns out even in a city of over a million it had to be sent off for repairs to another city, meaning it took over a month to get it fixed. After the same part broke again (gas tank mount), he dumped it and got the Echo. We've both been extremely happy with them; money well spent.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
A little pricey but good quality
11/1/2015
Pros
Easy to start
Easy to Use
Powerful
Well Balanced Feel
Cons
Not Competitvly Priced
Best Uses
Blowing Leaves
Comment:
I bought this leaf blower a little over a year ago, so this is second season of use. This blower has enough power to move small piles of leafes. Not overly loud. Although this unit is not the largers still after 30 mins of use hands need some rest.<br />On the down side this blower has rather peculiar starting procedure. First put the choke on and pull the cord 8 times. Then close the choke and pull the cord again that is supposed to start the engine. Only need to follow this procedure on the cold start. Once warmed up it starts right up.<br />I use this blower thru the months of Oct-Nov probably 6 times total. And maybe one time during spring cleaning, then it sits in the garage until next fall. No problem starting after long storage time. Overall it was a good purchase, I am glad I did not go for electric blower. My yard is .2 acre so this little blower is just enough to manage it. For larger yard I would probably needed a large unit that goes like a backpack.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
The Echo PB-250LN is part of the Leaf blowers test program at Consumer Reports. The Echo PB-250LN Leaf blowers features and specs include Multiple speeds, Translucent fuel tank, Four-cycle engine, Spring assisted starting, Vacuum capability, cc/amp, Weight (lbs.). In our lab tests, Leaf blowers models like the Echo PB-250LN are reviewed on Noise at 50 ft., Sweeping, Vacuuming, Noise at ear, Overall score, Handling and ease of use, Loosening. Consumer Reports subscribers share reviews of the Echo PB-250LN based on personal experience. The user reviews of the Echo PB-250LN include star ratings, pros, cons, best uses, and a bottom line review to help guide your purchasing decision of the Echo PB-250LN.
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