Gas-powered leaf blowers allow more maneuverability and typically more power than their electric counterparts. As we move into the autumn season, we are taking a look at the top five best rated gas powered blowers for 2012, based on actual customer reviews.
The Makita BHX2500CA Commercial Grade 4-Stroke 24.5cc Handheld Blower has a fuel-efficient 4-stroke engine. It is a lightweight 9.8 pounds for easy maneuverability. It has a low compression engine to allow it to start quickly and easily. It comes with a 3 year manufacturer warranty.
The Husqvarna 350BT 2-Cycle X-Torq is a Gas Powered 180 MPH Midsize Back Pack Blower. It has an adjustable fan speed setting and an air purge feature for easy starting. It is equipped with a load-reducing harness with hip belt and wide shoulder straps.
The Husqvarna 125BVx 28cc 2-Cycle Gas Powered 170 MPH Blower is lightweight and features and ergonomic design. It has a flare nozzle for higher speed and a vacuum kit. The blower tube length is also adjustable.
The Makita BBX7600CA is a Commercial Grade 4-Stroke Backpack Blower with a large capacity muffler to ensure quiet operation. It features wide straps and a ventilated back panel to enhance operator comfort. It is compliant with EPA Phase II and CARB Tier III standards and has a 3 year warranty.
The Hitachi RB24EAP is a 2 Stroke 170 MPH Gas Powered Handheld Blower that weighs just under 9 pounds. It has an auto-return stop switch to reset the blower to the on position to make starting easier. It comes with a seven year warranty.
Click the links above to read the customer reviews and to see higher resolution pictures of each blower.