Handheld Power Equipment WARRANTIES

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When you are looking at buying handheld power equipment like trimmers, edgers, blowers, and the like, one thing to take into consideration is the products' warranty. Different brands have different length warranties, and they differ from consumer to commercial. Here is a list of some of the major brands' warranties.

---Echo Power Equipment
Echo offers a 5 year consumer, 2 year commercial warranty.
echo warranty.jpg Best Consumer Warranty Longest Commercial Warranty | ECHO USA

---Stihl Power Equipment
Stihl offers a one or two year consumer warranty on most of their equipment. Their commercial warranty ranges from 90 days to 2 years, depending on the product. Look at the specifics here:
stihl warranty.jpg STIHL Products Limited Warranty Information | STIHL USA
They also offer an incentive where if you purchase a 6-pack of oil when you purchase your piece of equipment it will double your warranty! :thumbsup: Other brands might also have this.
stihl double your warranty 2.jpg STIHL Engine Oil - Ultra Limited Warranty Information | STIHL USA

---Tanaka Power Equipment
Tanaka has a really long warranty! 7 year consumer, 2 year commercial! :thumbsup:
tanaka warranty.jpg Warranty Info

---Other Brands
Here are some other brands' warranties.
kawasaki.jpg kawasaki warranty.jpg Leading Edge Warranty | Kawasaki - Engines, Replacement Parts, and Power Products
husqvarna.jpg husqvarna warranty.jpg Product Warranty Information


***I do not guarantee the warranty information above is 100% accurate. If you are making a purchase decision on the length of the warranty, I would check with your local dealer to get more information.
 
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lmf,

Good information....and I agree one of the most important factors I consider for purchases!! I'm still leaning towards the Echo backpack blowers because of (a)the warranty and (b)the gutter kit works for other than their handheld blower models. Also, didn't know about the Stihl oil purchase/double warranty. Good to know!! I still haven't found any other brand blowers(Redmax is still a "maybe") that advertise the gutter kit works with their backpack models:0(
 
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lmf,

Good information....and I agree one of the most important factors I consider for purchases!! I'm still leaning towards the Echo backpack blowers because of (a)the warranty and (b)the gutter kit works for other than their handheld blower models. Also, didn't know about the Stihl oil purchase/double warranty. Good to know!! I still haven't found any other brand blowers(Redmax is still a "maybe") that advertise the gutter kit works with their backpack models:0(

Yeah, I think Echo is a good brand for your needs. What model would you be looking at, the PB-500H, PB-500T, or another model?
The only difference between the 500H and 500T is the location of the throttle.
PB-500H.jpg PB-500T.jpg

PB-500H: ECHO PB-500H Emission-Compliant Hip-Mounted Throttle Backpack Leaf Blower - ECHO USA | ECHO USA

PB-500T: ECHO PB-500H Emission-Compliant Tube-Mounted Throttle Backpack Leaf Blower - ECHO USA | ECHO USA
 

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lmf,

Good information....and I agree one of the most important factors I consider for purchases!! I'm still leaning towards the Echo backpack blowers because of (a)the warranty and (b)the gutter kit works for other than their handheld blower models. Also, didn't know about the Stihl oil purchase/double warranty. Good to know!! I still haven't found any other brand blowers(Redmax is still a "maybe") that advertise the gutter kit works with their backpack models :0(

The warranty is a real good thing to look for when buying any equipment but better than the warranty would be a dealer that you trust and will back it up. Often times warranty's are pushed to being the fault of the consumer.

You mention the Echo Backpack blowers and this is just my opinion but if you buy the Echo stay away from any of the Hip mount throttles they're a PITA stay with the tube.
 

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Yeah, I think Echo is a good brand for your needs. What model would you be looking at, the PB-500H, PB-500T, or another model?
The only difference between the 500H and 500T is the location of the throttle.

LMF Have you ever heard the 550T run?
 

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Personally i wouldnt worry to much with warranty when buying a machine.
Its just a sales gimmick.

A warranty issue usually happens in the 1st hour of equipment being used.
After the hour then 9 out 10 times its usually end user fault.

To qualify for warranty you will need to have your equipment serviced every year by a dealer and use genuine Parts.

2stroke product is only really designed for a 3-5 year life cycle.
What this means is it will perform at an optimum level in this period before faults start to occur.

Buy from a dealer and they will usually look after depending how much money you spend in a
year. :laughing:
 

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Problem with warranty is seldom is it understood before the money is already paid and the unit gassed up and running by the owner. As often as not it is not even understood until the unit has a malfunction and then half the folks still do not get it. Carbs seem to be made of poor metals these days, and most carb trouble is not covered at all or not very well. Folks get upset when the cheap homeline stuff cost half the cost of the unit to repair a carb and they pay for it or do not get the unit back. Service centers pretty much know what is wrong with a unit and do not want to work on them beause the real cheap stuff is not worth it and they fear they will not get paid by the owner. They need some protection in the form of a fee to look it over. Most of the time on the lower end the best warranty is the store that you purchased it from will let you return it for thirty days. Some will not. Lower end items are often refused by the tech as well because the owner simply ran it to long. There is always a good many items parked at Lowes returned within the 30 days that have been run very long and hard from the looks of them and then returned. Several string trimmers I loked over last fall had a note on them saying the owner returned it because it was uncomfortable, to heavy, made their hands go numb etc. They had the look of some long hard days one after another.
 

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The warranty on Honda trimmers is 24 months for residential customers, 12 months for commercial users. The drive shaft has a lifetime warranty, but only for the original retail customer. All other aspects of the warranty will transfer with ownership.

Full details here: Distributor's Limited Warranty
 

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No, why? :redface:
Ric,
I too am curious why...the Echo PB550T is rated at 70db, same as the Stihl BR200. Are the specs not "accurate"? Or does the "basic sound" of the engine itself fall into an "irritating" frequency versus other brands. LMF....yeah, even without the comment from ric, I was onlu interested in a tube-mounted throttle.
 
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