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herdfan
Premium
join:2003-01-25
Hurricane, WV
reply to garys_2k

Re: Backpack Leaf Blower Suggestions, Please

I am all Stihl, all of the time. They just make the best stuff. Also some of the most expensive, but to me it's worth it.

Zach1
Premium
join:2006-11-26
NW Minnesota
said by herdfan:

I am all Stihl, all of the time. They just make the best stuff. Also some of the most expensive, but to me it's worth it.

Stihl all the way here too. All of my stuff is from the commercial/professional line so I can't make a call on the consumer-grade product line.

Edit to add:

Of the choices linked, the Stihl would be my choice....no doubt about it.
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Zach

robbin
Premium,MVM
join:2000-09-21
Leander, TX
kudos:1
said by Zach1:

Stihl all the way here too. All of my stuff is from the commercial/professional line so I can't make a call on the consumer-grade product line.

Interesting. How do you tell the difference? Both the Stihl and the Echo have 2 year commercial warranties. But the Echo goes further with a 5 year consumer whereas the Stihl only carries a 2 year consumer. In addition, the Stihl blowers only have a 60 day warranty for rental where the Echo provides 90 days. Call it what you want, the Echo is every bit as professional as Stihl and the warranties are as good or much better.

Zach1
Premium
join:2006-11-26
NW Minnesota
said by robbin:

said by Zach1:

Stihl all the way here too. All of my stuff is from the commercial/professional line so I can't make a call on the consumer-grade product line.

Interesting. How do you tell the difference? Both the Stihl and the Echo have 2 year commercial warranties. But the Echo goes further with a 5 year consumer whereas the Stihl only carries a 2 year consumer. In addition, the Stihl blowers only have a 60 day warranty for rental where the Echo provides 90 days. Call it what you want, the Echo is every bit as professional as Stihl and the warranties are as good or much better.

My post was making reference to the Stihl product line (pro vs. consumer) which is why, no where in my original post was the word "Echo" mentioned.
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Zach

robbin
Premium,MVM
join:2000-09-21
Leander, TX
kudos:1
Once again, you haven't stated how you can state that Echo is not Pro. The Pro shop here recommends them over Stihl.

Zach1
Premium
join:2006-11-26
NW Minnesota

1 recommendation

said by robbin:

Once again, you haven't stated how you can state that Echo is not Pro. The Pro shop here recommends them over Stihl.

For the last time.....

Given the fact I did not say ANYTHING about Echo, will you please explain how you drew the conclusion that I said Echo is not a professional product? I said that my stuff is from the Stihl professional line rather than the Stihl consumer line and thus, can't comment on their consumer product line. I've have a 40-year track record with Stihl and based my recommendation on that record. I don't own Echo products and didn't make a comment about them.
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Zach

robbin
Premium,MVM
join:2000-09-21
Leander, TX
kudos:1
My mistake -- I took your statement as Stihl was commercial/professional and Echo consumer-grade. As the Stihl linked to as well as the Echo are both commercial/professional grade machines I guess I don't understand the point you were trying to make regarding consumer grade.

Zach1
Premium
join:2006-11-26
NW Minnesota

1 recommendation

The point about consumer vs. professional was in response to the post to which I originally replied where it was stated that Stihl is simply the best. It's very doubtful that a Stihl consumer grade product is comparable to an Echo professional model. What's strange is the fact Echo pro appears to be distributed through Home Depot. My local Echo dealer, who is also a Honda generator dealer, claims the professional line is only available through authorized Echo dealers and not big-box outlets.
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Zach

ke4pym
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join:2004-07-24
Charlotte, NC
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said by Zach1:

...Stihl is simply the best.

There's a lot of documentation on the interwebz (take it how you may) that would suggest otherwise.

Zach1
Premium
join:2006-11-26
NW Minnesota

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said by ke4pym:

said by Zach1:

...Stihl is simply the best.

There's a lot of documentation on the interwebz (take it how you may) that would suggest otherwise.

Your reply might have more impact if you direct it toward herdfan See Profile. Hint: second reply for the top. Had you read more closely rather than being so ready to condemn, you would have noticed it wasn't me who stated the offending comment(s) about Stihl, Echo, Husky or for that matter, anything else.
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Zach

primeomega

join:2004-03-11
De Pere, WI
reply to herdfan
said by herdfan:

I am all Stihl, all of the time. They just make the best stuff. Also some of the most expensive, but to me it's worth it.

All I use in my lawn care biz. Never a issue, and has yet to let me down!