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Hitachi RB24EAP Spec Review

The Hitachi RB24EAP is a gas-powered handheld leaf blower delivering 441 CFM at 170 MPH. It features a 2-cycle 23.9 cc engine. (Read full specs)

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Features and Specifications

Type
Type Gas-Powered
Handling Handheld
CFM Up to 441
MPH Up to 170
Blowing Force N/A
Engine
Make PureFire®
Engine displacement 23.9 cc
Strokes 2
Fuel/oil ratio 50:1
Speed settings Variable
Features
Cruise controlNo
Fuel tank 17.6 fl. oz.
Vacuum No
Misc
Weight 8.6 lbs
Noise rating 87 dB
Tube length N/A
Warranty 7 years

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Description

Covered by Hitachi's industry leading 7-year Consumer warranty, the RB24EAP hand held blower is one of the lightest (8.6 lbs) and most powerful (at 441 CFM) blowers in its class. Available to both homeowners and professionals, the RB24EAP features a purge primer for quick and simple starts, a low emission PureFire engine and a large two finger throttle for easier operation. The exceptional balance and light weight make it ideal for small clean up, while it has the power to handle larger yard work.

Overview of the Hitachi RB24EAP

The Hitachi RB24EAP in use

The Hitachi RB24EAP

  • Power: The RB24EAP, built by Hitachi, is a gas-powered leaf blower capable of expelling a maximum air volume of 441 cubic feet per minute (CFM). Its air speed is rated at 170 MPH.
  • Handling: It’s handheld, so naturally it’s easier to handle and carry than larger leaf blowers, such as backpack models or walk-behinds. When compared to other gas-powered handheld blowers, the Hitachi RB24EAP stands out due to its lower weight: just 8.6 lbs.
  • Engine: This blower is fitted with a 23.9 cc PureFire® engine. Please note that, because the Hitachi RB24EAP's engine is a 2-cycle one, it runs on a mixture of oil and gasoline. According to Hitachi, the proper fuel mixture ratio for this blower is 50:1.
  • Speed Settings: In order to afford more control to the user, this unit has a variable speed control. No matter the size of the job, the user can adjust the airflow of the Hitachi RB24EAP to match.
  • Noise: With a decibel rating of 87 dB, the RB24EAP is neither louder nor quieter than its rivals in the gas-powered handheld category.
  • Fuel Tank: It has an average fuel capacity for a handheld blower, with a tank that holds around 17.6 fl. oz of fuel.

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The Hitachi RB24EAP's performance versus other blowers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea how the key specs of the Hitachi RB24EAP compare with similar leaf blowers.

  • Upon exiting the nozzle, the air can reach speeds of up to 170 MPH, which is pretty much what is to be expected for 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.
  • Regarding its air volume, the airflow of the Hitachi RB24EAP can reach 441 CFM (Cubic Feet per Minute), which is on par with other 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 Hitachi RB24EAP 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
  • Lightweight (8.6 lbs)
  • 7 year (limited) warranty
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent tank (17.6 fl. oz.)
  • Acceptable noise (87 dB)
  • Decent CFM (441 CFM)
  • Decent MPH (170 MPH)
WEAKNESSES:
  • No cruise control

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About Hitachi

Founded by Namihei Odaira in 1910, Hitachi operates business segments spanning the gamut from construction & outdoor products to information & telecommunication systems. Aside from its various other product lines and services, Hitachi has established itself as a trusted name in the lawn and landscape maintenance manufacturing industry. Hitachi recently aquired the German company Metabo and is progressively rebranding to Metabo HPT (Hitachi Power Tools).

Warranty Information

The Hitachi RB24EAP is covered under a warranty for up to 7 years. This warranty may not cover all parts of the blower.
For more information about the warranty of Hitachi blowers, please consult Hitachi's warranty policies (opens in a new tab). Alternatively, you can also contact their Customer Support: 1-800-706-7337.

Questions & Answers

What is the fuel requirement. Is JASOFD OK? instead of the JASOFC. (Asked December 10, 2019)

Hitachi recommend to always use branded 89 octane unleaded gasoline.

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Hitachi RB24EAP
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    Clifford Gilbert June 5, 2021 at 2:38 am
    4.75
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    I’ve owned mine going on for years and it works perfectly by the way

    + PROS: It's a really good reliable blower. Not incredibly powerful but it's powerful enough. It's just a really good blower. I don't know if they could have done better cept install vibration pads
    - CONS: Far too much vibration in the handle for any long.. You need to wear a glove and I use neoprene covering over the handle also. It does not shift good from right to left hand because the air intake sucks up to your clothes. I would have like to seen a little bit bigger gas tank and that's about it it's a really good blower
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  2. 5
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    I’ve had my Hitchi RB24EAP leaf blower now for 12 years and still running strong. Its a 5 star if I’ve ever seen one, and I’ve had a few over the years. I love this thing, I’ve never had a blower last this long and it just keeps firing up easily every time. Even though I didnt need another one, I decided I’d buy another one just as a backup. I just figured since it was so old, it would eventually die. Its been so reliable, best to get another. Well to my disappointment, they are no longer available.

    + PROS: I dont think it will ever die.
    - CONS: None
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  3. 5
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    This blower is the best I have owned!

    + PROS: I purchased this model on 11/24/2012, and I had to replace the fuel pipe with the return grommet. Till this date, 11/20/2021, this blower has performed well-blowing leaves and snow flurries.
    - CONS: The manual has the blow-up assembly parts numbered description in French only.
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  4. 3.9
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    I love mine. It starts with 3 pulls every time. I bought it in 2012. What do I consider the reason it has lasted so long? 1. A very gracious ratio of oil to to gasoline. 2. I always use and have used ethanol free gasoline. 3. Sta-bil fuel stabilizer in my gas…always …and I make sure any gas left at seasons end becomes weed killer, not fuel for my yard equip. If you own this little toy then count yourself, lucky.

    + PROS: Lightweight, easy starting, reliable,powerful.
    - CONS: Unobtanium
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