Hitachi RB24EAP 23.9cc 2 Stroke 170 MPH Gas Powered Handheld Blower (CARB Compliant)

Hitachi RB24EAP 23.9cc 2 Stroke 170 MPH Gas Powered Handheld Blower (CARB Compliant)

  • The blower features a 23-9/10cc commercial-grade, two-stroke engine for excellent performance and reliability
  • Class-leading air volume at 441 CFM allows for quick clean-up
  • Lightweight at only 8-3/5 pounds; well-balanced for comfortable use and reduced fatigue
  • Auto-return stop switch resets the blower to the on position for hassle-free starts
  • Backed by a seven-year consumer-use warranty

RB24EAP Features: -23.9 cc Commercial grade 2-stroke engine for outstanding power & longer life.-Lightweight (only 8.6 lbs) & well-balanced for comfortable use and less fatigue.-Class leading air volume at 441 CFM for excellent debris movement.-Produces an impressive air velocity of 170 MPH (with taper nozzle).-Large two-finger throttle lever for easier operation.-Features PureFire low emission 2-stroke engine technology for a better environment.-Auto-return stop switch automatically resets to t

List Price: $ 149.95

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3 thoughts on “Hitachi RB24EAP 23.9cc 2 Stroke 170 MPH Gas Powered Handheld Blower (CARB Compliant)

  1. 57 of 57 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    This is the one to get, September 13, 2011
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    AM “Andy” (San Jose, CA) –

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    This review is from: Hitachi RB24EAP 23.9cc 2 Stroke 170 MPH Gas Powered Handheld Blower (CARB Compliant) (Lawn & Patio)
    This is a quality machine – and is the same as the Tanaka, a brand used by many pro gardeners and landscape maintenance persons. I’ve had McCulloch, Ryobi and a Sears Craftsman (that I returned after the first use). This machine is lighter, runs much quieter, and has quite a bit more power than any of the others. It isn’t really in the same league. This one runs flawlessly, has a ton of power, and a quality feel.

    Be aware of the mph ratings on some of these yard blowers. They get those ratings by including a worthless little tiny nozzle. That’s how the Craftsman got its impressive ratings. But the thing had very poor real-world performance. This Hitachi doesn’t come with gimmicky nozzles. You get ONE nozzle, that you always leave on, and that one works very well. For normal yard cleanup where you can’t justify one of the expensive backpack units, this one has plenty of grunt.

    I originally wanted a blower-vac. No longer. The vac units all get mediocre reviews at best. The Sears blower I had for week was a poor performer, and the vac feature was useless. If you’re like me and think you need the vac, re-think it. You probably don’t need that worthless feature, and besides, it is a pain on most of these to convert from blower to vacuum. I suggest that you will be much happier with a quality blower-only.

    Some of the newer machines have a trigger lock so that you don’t always have to hold the trigger. Unless you have a huge yard and are going to use the blower for an hour nonstop, that’s another feature that you don’t need. In this case it would be nice to have, but don’t base your buying decision on it.

    I think this one is a great choice. It’s not too much money – actually about $25 less money than the Echo at the local home improvement store, has a 7 year consumer warranty, starts easy hot or cold, and really moves some air.

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  2. 91 of 96 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Check for nearest Hitachi / Tanaka repair shop first, April 19, 2011
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    JLA (Vienna, VA United States) –

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    This review is from: Hitachi RB24EAP 23.9cc 2 Stroke 170 MPH Gas Powered Handheld Blower (CARB Compliant) (Lawn & Patio)
    I agree with all of the excellent reviews. I would add just one tip: This blower is equivalent to the Tanaka TRB24EAP. The only differences are the the extra “T” in the model number, color, the name on the label, AND where you can get it serviced under that great 7-year warranty. They are even priced the same on Amazon as of this review.

    Tip: Take a few minutes to search the HitachiPowerTools.com and Tanaka-USA.com web sites to see which make has the most convenient certified repair shops for you.

    I managed to break the fuel pipe while moving things around in the shed in a hurry (my fault). I’m in a major metropolitan area with several small engine repair shops within a short drive, but the nearest certified Hitachi repair shop is an hour away. In contrast, the nearest Tanaka repair shop is 5 minutes away (there seem to be more Tanaka dealers in general). I’m going to pay for the repair out-of-pocket rather than driving 2 hours round trip or taking the time to mail the thing back to the factory for service.

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  3. 65 of 72 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars
    It broke after 2 years, October 18, 2011
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    T. Tran “TAT” (Roanoke, VA.) –
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    This review is from: Hitachi RB24EAP 23.9cc 2 Stroke 170 MPH Gas Powered Handheld Blower (CARB Compliant) (Lawn & Patio)
    I bought it 2 years ago. I was good until the 2nd year. First the blower very slowly lost some blowing power. Then last week, as it was running, it made loud sharp metal noises like some loose metal banging inside. And that was it, the noises remained. The warranty was for 5 or 7 years (I forgot which), so I went online to report to Hitachi. The site said the blower had to be checked by “an authorized Hitachi service center first”. OK…OK..They provided a map in the US to locate the closest ones. It gets really good now: there are only 9 authorized centers in the US! The only way to get to the closest one to me is to fly there by air! It is less expensive just to ditch away the blower!

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