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Makita RBL250 / RBLV250

Makita RBL250 / RBLV250

RBL250 and RBLV250
4.2 from 5 reviews

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not happy

i have owned this machine for 4 years in 6 months the handle for the bag ripped out , replaced under warranty 6 months later zipper failed fitted a sthil bag no problems 2 years vacum tube cracked so i bought a new one that has cracked now going out to buy a sthil

Date PurchasedMar 2012


Have owned it for nearly 3 years, I work it pretty hard once a month plus easily / moderate several times a year.
Reasonably quiet and plenty of blow. Starts easily, idles well and accelerates as required.
Reasonably light and able to shorten the blower tube which make it easy to clean out gutters ( motor and 12 inches of blower pipe) and other tight spots.
Only problem I've had was the kill switch failed so i could not start it - I rebuilt the kill switch and ok. Kill switch is flimsy and the contact terminals separated and the plastic switch would not slide far enough to disengage the engine stop position. My blower was made in Japan. Recommend it.
Reliable, reasonably priced and works well
Kill switch flimsy and failed

Top unit

I am laid up at the moment and my wife handles it easily. She uses it daily and has no trouble starting and using it. Quiet enough to not trouble the neighbours. Fuel usage seems to be efficient. Good unit we would recommend it to anyone. Price was reasonable in comparison to others.
Easy to start and light enough to be very managable.
Non so far

Brilliant little machine

Have owned for not a very long time, but all the use i have gotten out of it has been very impressive. Cheap, quiet and good quality (Japanese makita not Chinese) it is also very light and fuel efficient for doing bigger tasks. I have no complaints and certainly does not lack power, Perfect blower for anyone - and that's coming from a Stihl man
Quiet, lightweight, inexpensive, Japanese not Chinese, economical, user friendly

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It's a great little machine I'm quite surprised with the power it has , extremely happy


In the short time i have owned it i have done a lot of work with it and its light weight design, easy use (my kids can and do use this) i find it to be an exelent well made product as you would expect from makita. In terms of value and quality its the best blower i have ever owned. I would have no hesitation in recomending this makita blower to anyone from profesional to small home owner and the price will be apealing to both. I have no doubt in years to come i will still be using this blower for both home and work.
the very first thing i liked was how light it is making it good for just about anyone to use. Also its very easy to start. air speed is exelent most of the time i run it on half throtle making fuel consumption better. This blower is great value for money.
locking the throtle control is a bit fiddley this setup may work wll on electric power tools but not on petrol driven outdoor equipment.

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Also think this is a good little machine,but for some reason mine doesn't seem to have the air speed as strong as it should be?? Engine runs fine,starts easy.

Questions & Answers

How can I get the part of this model please?
1 answer
Tools Spare Parts

How much engine oil mix to petrol?
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I put in 10 /15 / % of two stroke oil into the petrol mix - it's more then recommended and sometimes the engine smokes a bit thru exhaust but it will not damage the engine worst case scenario take out the spark plug and give it a cleanThanks25 to 1 or 25ml per liter of fuel

My blower seems to be not as powerful in air speed as listed(260km/hr) compared to another blower with the same air speed!the motor runs fine,starts easy,any info appreciated?...
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Hi Jim, as far as I can work out from the information provided it could be a problem with the fan that pushes the air, I'd first check that to see if the fan is damaged in a way to limit performance... Also maybe get the engine looked at as it might run fine but could be running not as effectively as possible, so wether that could be incorrect carby tuning or a lower compression or anything should be checked... Hope that helps!


Makita RBL250Makita RBLV250
CategoryPetrol Blower VacuumsPetrol Blower Vacuums
Price (RRP)253253
Maximum Air Velocity264264
Vacuum FunctionNoYes
Release dateFeb 2010Feb 2010

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