Homelite UT26HBV leaf blower

This Homelite 26-cc, gasoline handheld leaf blower weighs 9.7 lbs., and has vacuum capability. It comes with a 2-year warranty.

About

The Homelite UT26HBV is part of the Leaf Blower test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Leaf Blower models like the UT26HBV are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

Sweeping: Denotes speed of moving leaves.

Loosening: The speed of removing embedded leaf particles from a lawn.

Vacuuming: How quickly models picked up leaves and how finely they mulched them.

Specs

Weight (lbs.) Weight To the nearest half-pound in blower mode.
9.7
cc/amp cc/amp Engine cubic centimeters (cc) and motor electrical amperage (amps) are from the manufacturer.
26-cc
Multiple speeds Multiple speeds On an electric blower or a variable throttle on a gas-powered blower, these let you increase power for sweeping on hard surfaces or open ground and decrease it around fragile garden beds.
Yes
Vacuum capability Vacuum capability Comes with the necessary attachments including a collection bag to convert to vacuuming mode for sucking up leaves and debris.
Yes
Translucent fuel tank Translucent fuel tank A clear tank lets you see at a glance when fuel is running low.
Yes
Spring assisted starting Spring assisted starting To makes starting easier, a pull-cord assembly with this feature has a built-in spring that winds up as the starting rope is pulled, to reduce the force necessary to start the engine.
No
Four-cycle engine Four-cycle engine Uses straight gasoline and doesn't require an oil/gasoline mixture, as do the more common two-cycle engines used on most trimmers.
No