Homelite Ut26hbv 150 MPH 400 CFM 26cc Gas Handheld Blower Vacuum Review
The Homelite 150 MPH 400 CFM Gas Blower/Vacuum is designed to provide you flexible operation to help you accomplish various tasks around your yard. This product features a variable speed throttle with cruise control that can clear debris from your yard to your landscape beds. The interchangeable blower tubes and mulching or vacuum capabilities make this a versatile blower that can perform many different tasks in your yard. This blower features an anti-vibration handle and lightweight design making it easy to carry during use, so you can finish the job.
- Anti-vibration handle for reduced user fatigue
- 2-year limited warranty
- Cruise control provides simple operation
- Advanced start system offers quick starting
- 150 MPH maximum airspeed moves many kinds of yard debris
- 12:1 mulching ratio
- Interchangeable nozzle connections for versatility on the job
- Variable throttle for ideal setting
- 400 CFM maximum air volume delivers great blowing power
However on this “new model” I was incredibly disappointed with design features.
With in 3 minutes of taking it out of the box I wanted to return it!! …….. The only reason I didn’t was, I needed to get some work done immediately with this unit and didn’t have time to waste shopping around for another different unit. I was furious!!
I cannot believe the HOMELITE designers of this “new model” couldn’t design this “new model” with out having to use a SCREW DRIVER to put on and off the VACUUM HOSE and BLOWER TUBE!! I own tons of construction tools and equipment and I am not afraid of using tools. But to be forced to needlessly use a screwdriver for a simply yard tool like this is ridiculous. Particularly when there older version worked flawlessly….. A typical / homeowner customer of this Blower / Vac wants to simply put on and off the attachments without complications like my older Homelite unit!!! The older unit is almost identical to the new one and NO SCREWDRIVER was ever needed. They have over complicated making use of a good simple item, to making it more frustrating than necessary.On the OLDER version you simply “twisted” the Vacuum tube in place and it worked.
On the NEW version you need a screwdriver to put on and off the Vacuum Tube — what a pain for a simply item to use.Homelite, are you thinking of the typical home consumer who wants simplicity ????
It’s over complicated and unnecessary, they need better mechanical design engineers!!
To release the Bagging Tube to a Blower Tube you need a Screwdriver to release a latch to twist the tube out. I think this is ridiculous to make a home owner need a tool for such a simple task.
I like the machines performance and value but, the Tube and Hose design is simply stupid.
Kiss …. unbelievable!!!!