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Ryobi 42cc 2-Cycle Backpack Leaf Blower

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Model: RY08420
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2.4 out of 52.4 out of 52.4 out of 52.4 out of 52.4 out of 5
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Grade
Mid Grade
Style
2-Cycle Gas
Surface Area
1/4 Acre to 1 Acre
1/4 - 1 Acre
Function
Leaf Collection
Large 42cc 2-Stroke Engine
Designed to handle your toughest clearing jobs
Meets stringent California CARB emissions standards

Unique Engine Mounting
Engineered to deliver maximum air flow at all times

Contoured Shoulder/Back Harness
Provides ultimate comfort and a perfect fit

Variable Speed Trigger And Cruise Control
Easy cleaning control for large & small spaces

Angled Nozzle
Downward slope reduces effort & maximizes cleaning

Interchangable Nozzle Connections
Change the shape of the air to suit the cleaning conditions

Weighs Just 18 Pounds
Sturdy & lightweight to work longer with less fatigue

3 Year Factory Warranty
Guaranteed to perform


Engine
Starting System
Recoil Start
Engine Cycle
2-Cycle
CC
42 CCs
Fuel Tank Size
0.29 Gallons
Blower
Volume of Air
510 CFM
Air Speed
185 mph
Decibels
74 dBA
Speed Settings
Variable
Throttle
Throttle Postion
Tube Mounted
Overview
Weight
18 Pounds
Product Length
14 Inches
Product Width
15.9 Inches
Product Height
19 Inches
Consumer Warranty
3 Years
UPC
046396001122
Model
RY08420
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Ryobi RY08420 Reviews & Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
3/5
Quality
2/5
Performance
3/5
Value
2/5
Overall
2.4 out of 52.4 out of 52.4 out of 52.4 out of 52.4 out of 5
Pros
Price (9)
Light Weight (5)
Easy To Use (3)
Reliable (2)
High Quality (1)
Cons
Unreliable (10)
Durability (6)
Low Quality (6)
Difficult To Use (2)
Heavy (2)
14% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Total Reviews
38 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
470 Helpful Votes
Ryobi Ry08420 Back Pack Blower Review
Back pack blowers are normally for the pro. You see them in use by professional landscape pros all the time. So why not have one designed just for the home owner? Well Ryobi has done just that with the RY08420 back pack blower. Just from looking at the unit you can tell this is no ordinary back pack blower. The air tube is sideways which gives the air more of a direct path resulting in more velocity. It puts out 185 mph and 510 CFM from its powerful 42 cc engine.

The RY08420 is also... more
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Christopher R.
Rock Hill, SC
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
FEB.
06
2017
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Spend The Extra Money And Buy A Real Backpack Blower !!
I bought this on ebay for not very much . the add said it was non working and parts were missing. when it arrived I inspected it all over and proceeded to diagnose the trouble with it. I did a compression test and found it to be low a no start. I continued my disassembly to ascertain if the piston or the bore were scored. on removing the piston I noticed much carbon on the piston and in the bore. I thought that was strange for such a new machine.

I then did some checking and found many... more
Pros: Price, Light Weight
Cons: Unreliable, Low Quality
Christopher Does Not Recommend This Product
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Michael M.
Durham, NC
REVIEWED
NOV.
07
2016
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Unfortunate
I used this product for only one year. I did use it frequently (2/week) and would go for :30-:35 without significant issues. The only issue was the extension would come off and the clamp screw stripped.

I used the 50:1 mix that was prepared and canned for the first 10 months. I then switched to my own mix which I also used on a 20 inch Husqvarna chainsaw and Echo weed whacker.

The engine seized one day and that was all. Since I moved to a new house in the interim, I misplaced the receipt and... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Light Weight, Easy To Store, Strong force as high power
Cons: Durability
Michael Does Not Recommend This Product
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Robert
Exeter, RI
REVIEWED
DEC.
17
2016
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Worst Thing I Have Ever Bought
No stars from me. I read other reviews and should have listened. Figured I could save a little money on simple yard work machines. Most of the time it would not start and when it did it would not stay running, despite following the directions to a "T".

Never again will I waste money on a Ryobi. Don't bother taking it back to Home Depot either. They will not take back the item despite having tried to use it only three times.
Pros: NO PROS
Cons: Unreliable, Low Quality, does not run
Robert Does Not Recommend This Product
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Nnyl S.
Albany, NY
REVIEWED
NOV.
20
2016
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Shiitake
I wish I had read the reviews on this product prior to purchase. If I get it to run, once it is turned off to refill, can't start it. If I wait for a few hours, it might start. The reviews reflect exactly the performance of this piece of junk. Shame on Ryobi. Ans shame on Home Depot for selling it.
Cons: Unreliable, Difficult To Use, Doesn't run consistently
Nnyl Does Not Recommend This Product
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Walter P.
Merrimack, NH
REVIEWED
NOV.
13
2016
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Buy A Quality Blower, Not This One
Used twice, now won't start. Likely scored piston as rope feels pretty limp like no compression. Seems to be a common problem with this model. Spend $100 more and get a Husky.

You get what you pay for :)
Pros: Price
Cons: Unreliable, Durability
Walter Does Not Recommend This Product
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Thomas Day
Columbus, OH
REVIEWED
JAN.
03
2017
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Good Inexpensive Leaf Blower, Not Durable
The pull cord breaks to often, easy to repair. The engine comes loose, breaks the coil, damages the flywheel and the engine mount breaks. Good for about 1 to 2 years of use for a person that really uses the blower. Would reccomend a warranty plan
Pros: Price, Light Weight, Features
Cons: Unreliable, Durability, Difficult To Use
Thomas Does Not Recommend This Product
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Joe S.
Upstate, NY
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
DEC.
11
2016
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
When It Worked, It Was Fine.
Too bad it didn't work for very long. After several uses, it wouldn't start. I took it back to Home Depot and the tech tried several things to fix it. Finally got it running (the idle adjust was WAY OFF) and that seemed to be the issue. This blower is super easy to flood. Once you get it going, you need to be super gentle with the trigger.

Squeeze it too hard and the blower quits. Once that happens, you're in for a few hours of just letting it sit. Like so many others have said - spend a... more
Pros: Price
Cons: Unreliable, Durability, Low Quality, Heavy
Joe Does Not Recommend This Product
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Tony D.
Nashville, TN
REVIEWED
JUN.
16
2017
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Waste Of Money
Don't waste your money. Spend the extra for an echo product. This blower stops working after 10 min despite using the brand recommend mix and new gas. Cheaply made product.
Cons: Unreliable, Durability, Low Quality
Tony Does Not Recommend This Product
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Adam W.
Carbondale, IL
REVIEWED
JUL.
22
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great, Affordable Blower!
This definitely does the job for doing lawns part time. It is semi-easy to start and always does the job. Just a couple of pointers. The blower is not very efficient because of the power so be prepared to spend a little more on gas. Also, always use ear protection on this as the engine is very close to your ears and very very loud.
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, Reliable, High Quality
Cons: Heavy
Adam Recommends This Ryobi Product
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D. A.
Saginaw, MI
Total Helpful Votes
43 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
OCT.
14
2013
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Nice Blower, But...
... but nearly unserviceable. For example, despite instructions to occasionally inspect the air filter, there are no instructions on how to actually get to it. I should not have to completely disassemble it to do that, and you pretty much have to do that to get the housing off.
Pros: Price
Cons: Bad Instructions, Maintainability
D. Does Not Recommend This Product
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