Husqvarna 2-Cycle Handheld Blower

Last updated date: May 2, 2019

DWYM Score
8.4

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We looked at the top 1 Backpack Blowers and dug through the reviews from 15 of the most popular review sites including BestReviews, A Top Daily, Helpful Habit, Wise Pick, Heathy Handyman, The Tool Boss, Consumer Reports, Best Reviews Guide, Tools Total, Best Plus Reviews, The Filter Master, Best Backpack Blower, Leaf Blower Reviews, Home Leaf Blowers and more. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Backpack Blower you should buy.

Overall Take

In our analysis of 131 expert reviews, the Husqvarna Husqvarna 2-Cycle Handheld Blower placed 5th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
8.1
15 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.9
235 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Lightweight and easy to carry. Decent power in spite of lower cfm rating. Start with just 1-2 pulls.
- BestReviews
This blower has a smart design for its engine which only produces little heat and harmful emission while increases more energy for quick blowing.
- A Top Daily
Harness and tube mounted controls were designed with an ergonomic intent and make the unit easier to maneuver over long periods of time.
- Helpful Habit
One of the blower’s highlighting feature is the air purge system that removes air from the carburetor and the fuel tank, so that it starts in the very first try.
- Wise Pick
It provides excellent power with an ergonomically-conscious design that keeps user fatigue at bay when used for extended periods of time. Controls are conveniently placed for easy access and a throttle lock, a.k.a. cruise control, lets the user “set and forget” their blowing speed.
- Heathy Handyman
The 130BT comes with an ergonomically designed handle that has rubber inserts to make the grip extra secure and comfortable. It also has an extra padded backpack harness that has several adjustments that are designed to fit the contours of the human body. It also has adjustable handles for convenience.
- The Tool Boss
Moved leaves and other debris especially quickly.
- Consumer Reports
The best thing about it is that you will get ergonomic handles that contain rubber inserts. That makes it extra comfortable and secure while you are working. It also includes padded backpack harness that you can adjust by yourself so that it fits your body. The handles are also adjustable.
- Tools Total
It is very comfortable thanks to the ergonomic handle which has rubber inserts that can be adjusted to suit the desired positions. It also comprises comfortable harnesses that can be shaped appropriately to fit the unique contours of the operator.
- Review Moon
December 2, 2017 | Full review
The blower is comfortable to carry and operate. You will get a handle that is adjustable and ensures a firm grip with rubber inserts. Also, the straps are padded with a perfect shape to fit the user.
- Best Plus Reviews
Better choice for the environment thanks to fuel efficiency and reduced emissions.
- The Filter Master
The product is quite light, making a minimum strain on your body and back.
- Best Backpack Blower
April 24, 2015 | Full review
The handle has small amounts of rubber for customization, but it is also adjustable in height.
- Leaf Blower Reviews
July 23, 2015 | Full review
The fan speed can be set for easier handling.
- Home Leaf Blowers
September 29, 2017 | Full review
What experts didn't like
Not powerful enough for bigger leaf blowing jobs. Can struggle to move wet grass from pavement.
- BestReviews
Wasn’t designed to be used in any sort of commercial application.
- Helpful Habit
Makes a lot of noise even though the manufacturers say otherwise.
- Wise Pick
Commercial users, and homeowners with especially large properties, may find it underpowered for their needs.
- Heathy Handyman
It doesn’t have the blowing power of larger machines.
- The Tool Boss
One disadvantage is that is best suited for right-hand users. That means that you cannot use it in your left hand because all controls are on right side. It may be awkward to operate in case that you are left-handed. But after a while, you will get used to it.
- Tools Total
It is very strong and powerful and hence is unsuitable for very sensitive electronics such as computers, phones and some television sizes. That means, they are largely of limited use.
- Review Moon
December 2, 2017 | Full review
Some users found out the nozzle a bit wider. They said to make the nozzle a bit narrow.Not ideal for commercial application: If you need a commercial grade backpack leaf blower Husqvarna 350BT is suitable. It is good for home use.
- Best Plus Reviews
Lacks a bit of the brute force of higher powered options.
- The Filter Master
On the down side, we’ll just point out that this is a gas backpack blower. Usually, these products are renowned for making loud noises. Therefore, be ready to equip yourself with a pair of headband hearing protectors.
- Best Backpack Blower
April 24, 2015 | Full review
If you think that you can blow leaves off the lawn or garden, you are wrong. The leaf blower mostly works on hard surfaces only.
- Leaf Blower Reviews
July 23, 2015 | Full review
No Vac facility for those upgrading from a handheld.
- Home Leaf Blowers
September 29, 2017 | Full review

From The Manufacturer

The Husqvarna 130BT is a unique lightweight back pack blower with the large landowner in mind. It combines very low weight and ease of use for those who have to work for longer periods of time. Features include a new X-Torq engine for increased power, better fuel economy and reduced emissions. Harness and tube-mounted controls improve operational ergonomics. Handheld leaf blowers are typically lighter in weight and provide the best maneuverability in tight spaces. They are ideal for light-duty yard projects like blowing out flowerbeds and removing grass clippings from sidewalks, driveways and smaller lawns. Some handheld blowers are vacuum capable, allowing you to collect debris. Husqvarna cordless leaf blowers allow you to choose the style and features that fit your needs best. Our 356T backpack blower is especially designed to emit low noise, enabling you to work without concern in residential areas. The 125 BVX gas blower not only blows debris, but is also vacuum capable to collect debris. Professional landscapers benefit from our Air Injection centrifugal air cleaning system that reduces wear and extends the operating time between filter cleanings. From handheld to backpack, to tube mount or frame mount throttles, we offer solutions to make your tough tasks easier and more efficient. Our leaf blowers are all ergonomically designed to reduce fatigue and strain on your body. Low Vib technology provides effective anti-vibration dampeners that absorb vibration, minimizing the stress on your arms and hands. Our adjustable handles minimize tiring vibration and can be angled on most of our backpack blowers for maximum comfort. The load-reducing harness makes your Husqvarna backpack blower comfortable and easy to use by reducing the strain on your back. Husqvarna’s X-TORQ engine technology reduces harmful exhaust emissions by up to 75% and increases fuel efficiency by up to 20% on gas blowers. The 436LiB battery cordless leaf blower is powerful but light weight and quiet. Best of all, it's cordless, giving you maximum mobility. It uses the same rechargeable battery as other battery series handheld products. That’s good for the Earth and your wallet.

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Expert Reviews: 10
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Expert Reviews: 27
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Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 6
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Overall Score: 8.5
Expert Reviews: 21
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Expert Reviews: 15
6. DEWALT 40V Max Lithium Ion Backpack Blower
Overall Score: 8.3
Expert Reviews: 6
7. EGO V Backpack Blower
Overall Score: 8.1
Expert Reviews: 4
8. Troy-Bilt 4-Cycle Backpack Blower
Overall Score: 7.7
Expert Reviews: 15
9. Troy-Bilt 2-Cycle Backpack Blower
Overall Score: 7.0
Expert Reviews: 4
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Overall Score: 7.0
Expert Reviews: 8

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