What a great blower! I am impressed at the velocity that this Craftsman Blower exhales. I think anyone that buys this blower will be impressed by its strength and ease of use. The weight is very manageable my 71 year old Aunt used it with ease. Enjoy the blowing power of this machine.
I bought this gas blower after reading all the great reviews about how wonderful it is. I have to say I am not impressed at all. After assembling it and putting in the oil and gas mixture, I tried to start it. After about 5 pulls it finally started. Per instructions, I let it ideal for about 10 seconds before I started to blow the leaves. I found it to be very noisy and not a powerful blower as you have to really hold it close to the ground in order for the leaves to blow. After two uses it made a noise and will not start up again. I unassembled it and put it back together and even remix the new oil for it but still no luck of getting this blower to start. I have to call customer service to see if they can assist me with this blower. This is the second craftsman blower I have owned and have countless issues with both. I love craftsman product but they are not what they used to be. Very iffier.
I like it. It works great.
Followed instruction carefully to get it out of box and mix fuel/oil etc, but man this thing is indeed very difficult to start. You have to prime/pull several cycles before it can start and stay running. Even when it does get started, you have to keep throttle in start position forever instead of in run position(as supposed to) which would shut off the blower. After 2 days of struggling with it, I've decided to return it.