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Makita BHX2500CA 4-stroke Handheld Gas Powered Blower Review-This Thing Blows!

Makita BHX2500CA 4-Stroke Handheld Gas Powered Blower
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The Makita BHX2500CA 4-stroke handheld gas powered blower  features a 24.5cc 4-stroke engine that provides 358 cubic feet/minute of air volume with max air speeds of 145 MPH and no need for a fuel/oil mix. It has a large sized fuel tank (17.7-ounces), low compression engine for easy starts, and cruise control lever for extended use jobs. The improved maintenance configuration allows for easy access to routinely checked parts such as the air filter and spark plug. The Makita BHX2500CA weighs in at 9.8 pounds and comes with a 2-year warranty.

Makita BHX2500CA 4-Stroke Handheld Gas Powered Blower– Specs.

  • 4-stroke 24.5cc commercial-grade low- compression engine
  • Soft grip handle with cruise control lever
  • Large capacity muffler for quieter more efficient operation
  • Dual stage replaceable air filter
  • Streamlined maintenance configuration
  • 2-year warranty
  • Weighs 9.8 pounds
  • EPA Phase II and CARB Tier III compliant

What the reviewers say…


The ease of use for the Makita BHX2500CA was a high point for many reviewers. The 4-stroke engine eliminates the need to mix oil and gas, as the blower has a separate tank for each. An improved engine configuration makes it easy to do routine maintenance such as cleaning/replacing spark plugs, air filters, and fuel lines. Compared to similar 2-stroke models the BHX2500CA is much quieter, produces less emissions, and is much more fuel efficient. The cruise control lever is a helpful feature for big extended use jobs.

The cruise control switch will keep those hands from cramping on big leaf clearing jobs.

Although most reviews were positive, the main complaints about this blower, were that, with extended use, it can become heavy at a weight of 9.8 pounds. Also while most agree that the BHX2500CA is plenty powerful for most jobs, it is less powerful than some comparable 2-stroke models. Since this is a 4-stroke engine, holding the blower at extreme angles can cause oil to get into the crankcase and smoke. Not a problem for most tasks, but its something to think about depending on what you plan on using the blower for.

The Good

  • Powerful enough for most light-medium duty jobs
  • No mixing oil and gas
  • Cruise control lever reduces strain on hands
  • Easy to maintain
  • Excellent fuel efficiency

The Bad

  • Blower can become heavy with extended use
  • Can not be used at extreme angles due to smoking

Gas and oil each have their own tanks. No need to mix oil and gas.

Bottom Line

The Makita BHX2500CA is a good choice if you’re looking for a blower that is easy to start, operate, and maintain, and it makes short work of most blowing/sweeping tasks. The more efficient 4-stroke engine makes this blower heavier than some comparable models, but if you can handle the extra weight the BHX2500CA is a solid choice in the handheld blower category. 

Have you used or already own the Makita BHX2500CA? Let us know about your experience with this product by leaving a comment below.


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