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

Posted by robar (My Page) on
Sat, Oct 12, 13 at 18:23

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

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.

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