Recently we picked up on a great deal from our local hardware
store featuring Hitachi 2-Stroke Petrol Garden Tools. The bundle
on sale including both a Hitachi Bent Shaft 2-Stroke Line
Trimmer and a 2-Stroke Blower. The Blower is model RB24EA (P)
which is available in many parts around the world. The deal was
too good to pass up on, and I had been looking for a new
2-Stroke petrol blower for a few weeks after my last McCulloch
blower finally bit the dust after many years of good service.
So this offer came at the right time, and I jumped on it. I was
looking at the more expensive Makita 4-stroke models, and the
Stihl 2-stroke models, one of which my father owns, so I will be
able eventually here to compare those two models direct.
However, I am refraining from a full review of the Hitachi
blower until I have used it for at least a few months and until
it has a good number of hours on the engine and parts.
In the meantime, I have stepped into the modern age of YouTube
and video production, and have completed a detailed unboxing and
overview video of this tool, and soon after, a video showing the
first start and run-in use of the RB24EA Blower.
A little further down the track, I'll complete the full text
review once I have a few more hours of use. But to begin with,
take a look at the Unboxing and Overview video below. Be sure to
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Here's Part 2 of the video review of the Hitachi RB24EA. In this
video we gas up the blower, film the first ever start of the
tool, discuss run-in procedure and general starting procedure,
maintenance and more. In addition, we also show the tool in use
(at half-throttle) around the house and then I provide my first
thoughts on the tool after 5 days of ownership. Check out Part 2
of the review below.
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