Weed Eater FB25 Specs:
- 8.1 pounds
- 25cc engine
- 2 cycle
- Variable speed throttle
- Anti-vibration handle
- Gas powered
- Non-CARB compliant
- 2 year limited warranty
My Weed Eater FB25 Review:
It’s always great when you receive a product you ordered in the mail and it doesn’t require much assembly. The Weed Eater FB25 is one of those products. Simply attach the blower tube and it is ready to go. They also include some oil mix, so all you need is some gas to mix it with and you are ready to go.
The next step, you will really want to pay attention to or it might cloud your view of the blower right out of the gate. In order to start it, you will need to carefully follow the instructions. The instructions are included in the manual and also located clearly on the side of the blower. They are not complicated, but they need to be followed in order for the blower to start properly. Also, a number of users reported that it takes a few more starts to get the blower running the first time, but after that it usually only takes a couple of pulls.
There’s a couple of other things that might catch your attention when starting out. The blower has a spring loaded handle. I haven’t seen this before on any other leaf blowers. This helps make the blower vibrate less in your hand, which is nice if you are planning on using it for an extended period of time.
You will also notice that Weed Eater FB25 is a variable speed unit. However, it is set up differently from other leaf blowers. There is no finger trigger, but instead a sliding, small handle. The only problem with this set up is that you can not control the speed with just one hand.
Unfortunately, I found out the blower does not produce air speeds of up to 170 mph, but the blowing power is more than adequate. It’s not built to handle large leaf clean ups. Although, it will work well for blowing out flower beds, patios, sidewalks, etc. When owners of the blower used it for those types of tasks, they were more than satisfied.
There were a few small improvements that I thought could be made to the Weed Eater FB25 blower. For starters, it’s a little louder than other comparable models. It’s never a bad idea to use hearing protection when using a leaf blower or other lawn equipment. Also, the gas tank is smaller than others, so the blower needs to be refilled more frequently.
The Weed Eater FB25 is not the best gas leaf blower I have used this year. But it is a nice blower that should last and is priced less than many of the other top models. The blower is a good value if you use it on areas that it is intended for.