CPO Makita has temporarily dropped the price on this reconditioned blower, model BHX2500-R. The blower features “the world’s lightest” 4-stroke commercial gas engine, a 17.7 oz fuel tank, quick start engine, and it weighs in at less than 10 lbs.
The price on the reconditioned Makita blower was $150, and is now $130 plus $7 shipping. This deal is good through Friday 4/8/11. A new non-reconditioned blower is priced at about $240, with the CARB-compliant version at $200-240.
Makita Reconditioned Blower via CPO Outlets
New Makita Blower via Amazon
CARB-Compliant Version (New) via Amazon
I bought one of these reconditioned POS last year. Not worth it.
I recently bought 2 of these from CPO. One worked great right out of the box, just added oil and gas. The second one had a hole in the fuel line which caused some aggrevation but once I figured it out and replaced it, it works great. Not quite the air flow as a real good Echo 2 stroke but I like being able to now use straight gas on all my motored yard tools (Honda 4 stroke weedeater and lawn mower).