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Echo PB-2620 Spec Review

The Echo PB-2620 is a gas-powered handheld leaf blower delivering 456 CFM at 172 MPH. It features a 2-cycle 25.4 cc engine. (Read full specs)

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Features and Specifications

Type
Type Gas-Powered
Handling Handheld
CFM Up to 456
MPH Up to 172
Blowing Force 15.8 N
Engine
Make N/A
Engine displacement 25.4 cc
Strokes 2
Fuel/oil ratio 50:1
Speed settings Variable
Features
Cruise controlYes
Fuel tank 20.3 fl. oz.
Vacuum No
Misc
Weight 9.7 lbs
Noise rating 70 dB
Tube length N/A
Warranty 5 years
CARB-compliantYes

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Description

ECHO's X Series PB-2620 handheld leaf blower has the power to move leaves and debris. Whether your cleaning up hedge clippings, wood chips or grass from the walk areas, the commercial features and durability make it a must have for landscape professionals. (source: Echo)

Overview of the Echo PB-2620

The Echo PB-2620 in use

The Echo PB-2620

  • Power: The Echo PB-2620 is a gas-powered leaf blower. It sports a max air speed of 172 MPH and a max air volume rating of 456 cubic feet per minute (CFM).
  • Handling: It’s handheld, so naturally it’s easier to handle and carry than larger leaf blowers, such as backpack models or walk-behinds. All told, it weighs 9.7 lbs — the Echo PB-2620 is neither the lightest nor the heaviest gas-powered handheld blower on the market.
  • Engine: This blower's engine has a displacement specification of 25.4 cc. Since this is a 2-stroke engine, it’s important to remember that the PB-2620 cannot run on gasoline alone. The fuel must be mixed with an appropriate ratio of gasoline and oil in order for it to function properly (for this Echo model, this ratio is 50:1).
  • Speed Settings: To provide more control over their job to the user, the unit has a variable speed control setting. No matter the size of the job, the user can adjust the airflow of the Echo PB-2620 to match it. On top of that, maintaining the selected speed is effortless, as it also features cruise control.
  • Noise: With a decibel rating of 70 dB, the PB-2620 is neither louder nor quieter than its rivals in the gas-powered handheld category.
  • Fuel Tank: With a capacity of 20.3 fl. oz., this Echo blower is average compared to other gas handheld blowers.

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The Echo PB-2620's performance versus other blowers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea how the key specs of the Echo PB-2620 compare with similar leaf blowers.

  • Its max air speed of 172 MPH places it at the approximate midpoint in comparison to other gas-powered handheld blowers. If you wish to benefit from air expelled at the fastest possible speed, the Craftsman BV2500 and its 250 MPH could be an option to consider.
  • The PB-2620 is average in terms of air volume. It's rated at 456 CFM, which is common for gas-powered handheld blowers. If air volume is important to you, the Craftsman B225, with 650 CFM, could be in your good books.

Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other gas handheld blowers, the Echo PB-2620 is on the average side of the price range.

Therefore, this blower nicely fits in the expected budget for this kind of product.

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • In the expected price range
  • Cruise control
  • 5 year (limited) warranty
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent weight (9.7 lbs)
  • Decent tank (20.3 fl. oz.)
  • Acceptable noise (70 dB)
  • Decent CFM (456 CFM)
  • Decent MPH (172 MPH)
WEAKNESSES:
  • The Echo PB-2620 doesn't have any notably low specs.

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About Echo

ECHO Inc. was founded in Northbrook, IL, in 1972 (originally known as Kioritz Corporation of America). Throughout its 40-year history, ECHO has made a name for itself by striving to exceed industry standards with its high-quality, technologically superior outdoor equipment. They offer a full line of outdoor power tools and products, the majority of which are built in the United States.

Warranty Information

The Echo PB-2620 is covered under a warranty for up to 5 years. This warranty may not cover all parts of the blower.
For more information about the warranty of Echo blowers, please consult Echo's warranty policies (opens in a new tab). Alternatively, you can also contact their Customer Support: 1-800-432-ECHO (3246).

Questions & Answers

What is the advantage using 50 to 1 fuel from home depot. Compared to using the echo 2 cycle oil and adding gas. (Asked November 16, 2020)

Convenience of a pre-mixed fuel.

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