160 MPH 520 CFM 25cc Gas Jet Fan Blower Review
The RYOBI 2 Cycle Jet Fan Blower is the most powerful gas handheld blower. Period. Producing 520 CFM at 160 MPH, this blower delivers backpack performance in a compact, handheld size. This blower features an innovative 3-stage jet fan design for maximum clearing force and a full crank engine for longer life. With its variable speed trigger with cruise control, you have the power to move large debris and the control to clear a delicate flower bed. This blower also has an anti-vibe handle with over-molded grips for optimized user comfort. Backed by a 3-year warranty.
- 520 CFM for maximum clearing power
- Variable speed trigger for adjustable clearing power
- Soft grip anti-vibration handle for user comfort and reduced fatigue
- Jet fan engineered for powerful performance
- 3 position cruise control for ease of use
- 3-year limited warranty
- California residents see Prop 65 WARNINGS
Let me start by saying I am a big Ryobi fan! I have a dozen Ryobi tools and really have been thoroughly pleased with them. Two weeks ago I purchased the Ryobi 40430, the 40volt battery-powered Jet Fan blower. Charged the battery then started the blower. Worked great for about 8 or 9 minutes toggling between regular power and turbo. It was nice…then you could hear something inside change and it went to about 5% power and did not produce any air velocity. Charged the battery again, but never would operate correctly. Returned it. Got a new one. This time, 5 minutes and then the same exact failure. I am pretty handy with tools and am sure it was not user error. They both failed the same way in under 10 minutes of use.
So, yesterday I purchased the Ryobi Gas Jet Fan Blower. It has been flawless for the two decent size jobs I have used it yesterday and today. It is not heavy for a gas-powered unit…not much heavier than the 40-volt blower. It cranks easy and air output is better, as you would expect than the battery unit.
Just had the pleasure of using this blower to clean up the first salvo of many leaves coming throughout the next few weeks just outside of Atlanta. I had to replace a blower attachment on my trimmer and wanted a handheld unit. I considered battery units, but to be honest, this blower looks like a cruise missile, I like Ryobi and it was cheaper than a few other units I was considering.
Out of the box and using in minutes. Little to do besides fill the fuel tank and go. Mine started after 4-5 attempts. Others have stated, no need to hold a trigger down, saves you fingers from fatigue. I wasn’t sure if the unit would power backward and fatigue your arm holding the unit while operating. Not the case, I comfortably used for about 60 minutes.
I didn’t bother with the shoulder strap, didn’t think it was necessary and it wasn’t, at least for me. Lots of power, but not as noisy as I thought it might be.
Gas molding blow no longer available I think so. A worthy replacement in terms of power, of the same company. It will save you from noise and bad smell of exhaust gases.