2 cycle or 4 cycle Leaf Blower.....which is better?

robarOctober 12, 2013

Can anyone comment on what they like better.....the 2 or 4 cycle gas leaf blower? What brand do you prefer?

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I like 4 cycle engines better than 2 cycle. With a 4 cycle engine you do not need to mix the oil and gas, and worry about getting the wrong ratio. Unlike a 2 cycle engine, with 4 cycles you are not putting 2% residuals into the carburetor. (50 to 1 gas oil mixture.) to evaporate and clog the jets and other small passage ways.

Performance wise I do not think there is any difference. The net maintenance is the same. With 4 cycles you check the oil before use, with 2 cycles you mix the oil. With 2 cycles, you will have to spend more time to ensure the carburetor is clean and residuals do not build up.

Other considerations a 4 cycle will weight a few onces more, and will not run upside down, so you have to be careful when you are cleaning the cobwebs from the ceiling of the porch.

    Bookmark   October 12, 2013 at 8:47PM
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