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Makita BHX2500V

Makita BHX2500V

3.1 from 18 reviews

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3.1

18 reviews
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  • Build Quality
    3.0 (2)
  • Value for Money
    3.0 (2)
  • Ease of Use
    3.0 (2)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    3.5 (2)
  • Noise Level
    2.5 (2)
  • Safety
    3.0 (2)
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Rob West

Rob WestSydney, NSW

  • 2 reviews

A great machine

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Bought my first Makita blower vac 8 years ago, started 1st time every-time. Put it in for service & they cracked the block. I raced out & bought number 2. Best decision ever! Reliable, great tool

Purchased in March 2020 at Bunnings Warehouse for A$349.00.

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pdjhh

pdjhh

  • 4 reviews

Poor quality and design

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Purchased in December 2019 at Bunnings Warehouse for A$349.00.

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pdjhh
pdjhh

Just a follow up that I raised this to Makita and got totally brushed off so their customer service is a complete let down too.

Gaz

GazMount Cotton

Best in class

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I purchaced this machine after extensive research .Also after a friend had purchaced one . I find the vaccume function a little fiddly to set up , but very happy with blower function, Always starts first time , quiet compared to a 4 stroke , very efficient in cleaning up my yard . I have a very large area to clean with a dry river feature full of stones and rocks , this machine has no problem blowing all the leaves and rubbish from this area. Just make sure to change the oil on time and never use E10 fuel , Definatly reccomend this product .

Date PurchasedMar 2015
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Reasonably happy

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Easy starting and strong air stream. Disappointed with vacuum attachment, cumbersome to attach and weak suction. with hindsight should have purchased blower only.

Date PurchasedOct 2016
davmac

davmacAU

  • 3 reviews
  • 4 likes

Has not lasted.

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Ours has holes in the blade cover housing so leaves and debris shoot out over your fingers and all over your yard. Only a year old. Cost around $180 to fix, not worth it. Vac suction not as good as 2 Stroke models I've used. Changing from Vac to Blower is a nightmare, you need a screwdriver to do properly. Will go back to a quality 2 Stroke now. Was bad to spend so much on something that didn't last.

Date PurchasedAug 2015
Emanresu

EmanresuSydney, NSW

  • 14 reviews
  • 10 likes

New model is underpowered. It simply isn't up to the task

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mauricek

mauricekAU

  • 17 reviews
  • 13 likes

Don't tip it over the wrong way while it is running..

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Great just as a vacuum

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Tim S

Tim SQld, 4865

  • 11 reviews
  • 14 likes

Makita BHX2500V- A great performing blower

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The machine starts reliably, has plenty of air pressure/volume and really does the job better than any other leaf blower. It looks great and only needs everyday multigrade car engine oil (see owners manual) when servicing the engine.

All in all fine.

Just one drama, I am around the 14 months of ownership and an ignition fault is beginning to plague the machine once it has been in use for around 10mins of blowing. Spark plug is fine and healthy but spark becomes VERY weak and wont fire the motor until it cools.

Probably on the lookout for a 2 stroke machine to replace it, when i have an item is HAS to be reliable.

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Matt B

Matt BSydney

Wife says I'm always looking for silver bullet - this isn't it!

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Suzanne

SuzanneSanctuary Lakes

The vacuum sucks

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Although the assembly booklet was really a bit useless for a person who has never used one before my common sense got it to blow garden litter to my satisfaction. But when it came to the vacuum.... Absolutley useless plus you require two people to put together ... One to hold the motor and one to connect and turn pipes. Would not recommend this product to anyone.

Mike D

Mike DSydney

  • 2 reviews
  • 2 likes

Don't understand the negative reviews

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Admittedly my Makita is only one day old, but I love it. Motor starts immediately. Not as hard to convert from blower to vacuum as I read, a little vasilline helps. And the vacuum which is what I really wanted it for works great. quite light and picks up a lot including big pieces of bark and fair sized twigs. All that and the convenience of 4 stroke.

Jason

Jason

  • 12 reviews

Great 4 stroke blower / vac

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Not many 4 strokes on the market but otherwise this one is pretty good and easy to maintain. petrol tank smaller than my ideal but otherwise reliable start everytime. I mostly use for vac, pretty good for leaves, but you do need to ensure the tube is pretty much perpendicular to the ground to get good suction. Bag v. durable and great to use, zips open for easy tipping in the bins. Not very ergonomic in its design for a vac but not much choice out there.

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Aussie_1901

Aussie_1901NSW

  • 3 reviews
  • 3 likes

Makita BHX2500V

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Brought new 8 months ago.
Firstly it starts easily every time but to switch between BLOW - VAC is slow process and very annoying.
Then after 6 months of usage (Fortnightly only when done lawns for 40mins), it broke hole in casing took back to Makita under because it was still under 12 months warranty. 3 weeks later was contacted by Makita and told that it wasn't covered under warranty and would cost $150 to fix.
Thought this was poor as my previous blow vac was a Ryobi and lasted me 5years and never had a problem so couldn't understand that it was due to mis use
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Poor Quality for the $330 paid, Makita don't honour Warranty

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thorough lawncare

thorough lawncareqld, 4700

  • 2 reviews
  • 5 likes

Great blower/vac

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There arnt to many 4 stroke blower/vacs on the market to choose from but compared to the 2 strokes this machine is great. plenty of power for blowing and sucking, very reliable and easy to start. some downfalls, doesn't like running cold but only takes 2 mins to warm up,

small oil capacity means constant oil changes however after replacing the oil twice within the first 2 months i went to the motorbike shop and got some high quality oil designed for motocross bikes. havn't had to change the oil in 6 months but ready to change now as a standard service.
Lightweight, powerfull, easy to start
Instruction manual needs to point out the need for some very high quality oil

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Lou65
Lou65

Great blower. Very bad vac. Worst customer service ever! Just use it for blowing, save your money and buy the blower version only. Vac broke on second use, 6 months to get them to fix it!

Allsport

Allsport

  • 2 reviews
  • 1 like

OK

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$330 delivered very good price but we are still pay too much when comparing with US market.

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Tyrone95
Tyrone95

What model
Stihil have please..is it a 4 stroke blower /vacuum as well Thanks

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Questions & Answers

Nic Tanner

Nic Tannerasked

BHX2500V

How much oil does it hold?

2 answers
Thommo
Thommo

the operators manual specifies 80 cubic centimeters volume of SAE 30 oil

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Peter

Captain Enfield
Captain Enfield

About 80 ml or 2.7 US ounces. That's max capacity so when an oil change is performed it will most likely take less. I always fill the engine very slowly, let it rest for a few minutes, then check the level indicator on the oil cap. It's a bit of a pain and time consuming but worth the effort.

Thommo

Thommoasked

BHX2500V

Vacuum is weak - will not pick up sawdust from concrete floor. I noticed there are 6 rectangular slots, 10 mm X 50 mm cut into the vacuum pipe where it attaches to the fan unit. This must allow air suction to bypass the nozzle and weaken the vacuum. What is the purpose of these slots? should I tape them closed?

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engineerthomson@sctelco.net.au

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Vacuum is weak is strange. I would be looking to see if the fan blades have a build up of stuff clogging them, and also the outlet pipe can be clogged if damp stuff has been picked up and the bag can become non porous if damp stuff is inside. All these need to be clean. The slots are probably to ensure that stones can not be sucked into the blades and change the airflow to ensure that leaves are still lifted through but stones do not get any higher. Stones will break the case. This is mostly designed to pick up leaves and chop them up on the way thought the fan then blowing the chopped leaves into the bag.. An ordinary or commercial or ducted vacuum cleaner would probably be a fair bit better at sawdust..

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