Husqvarna 125B Review
This small, 9.4-pound blower packs a wallop with a strong, powerful engine that moves even wet leaves easily. Users seem to have almost no trouble getting it started, even after it's been sitting all winter. It also complies with California's strict emissions standards and is not too loud for a gas machine.
For those who just want a cheap gas blower that doesn't vacuum or mulch, the Husqvarna 125B (starting at $143, Amazon)is small and moderately powerful. Users posting Husqvarna 125B reviews at Lowe's are delighted to find that the machine starts up every time, usually on the first pull. They say it doesn't take long to get going even on the first startup after it's been sitting all winter. At 9.4 pounds, it's light for a gas blower and easy to carry around for a fairly long time, according to Husqvarna 125B reviews. Still, one user who posted a review at Sears recommends getting the shoulder strap (which costs an additional $10) to save your arms a bit of strain.
The Husqvarna 125B has a 28 cc engine, which places it squarely in the middle of the other two gas blowers on our list. It's fairly powerful for such a small machine, pushing out 420 cubic feet of air per minute. It comes with two nozzles to control the airflow. It blows at 170 mph using a flat nozzle and 130 mph using a round nozzle. While the power is not as great as you would find in a gas-powered backpack blower, most users posting Husqvarna 125B reviews find the airflow strong enough to move wet leaves and pinecones. Consumers who are used to commercial-grade blowers find the 17-ounce fuel tank small. The machine's low emissions make it CARB compliant, so it can be sold in California.
Consumers call the Husqvarna 125B comfortable to use and easy to hold. They note that the airstream is in line with the handle, which keeps you from having to twist your arm to use it. Many users also like the "auto-on" feature, which lets you keep your finger off the trigger when you want to run the machine for a while. One gripe is that the air intake is on the right side, so left-handed users find that it pulls on their pant legs. The Husqvarna registers 70 decibels at 15 meters, which is fairly low for a gas blower, and users find it quiet enough to talk over it. One user who posted a review on Amazon had a conversation with a child who had iPod earbuds in while the blower was idling.
If you have small jobs to do in your yard but do not want the irritation of dragging a cord around, the gas-powered Husqvarna 125B is a solid choice for clearing leaves, mown grass, and even light snow.