The Hitachi RB24EAP is a gas-powered handheld leaf blower delivering 441 CFM at 170 MPH. It features a 2-cycle 23.9cc engine. (Read full specs)
Features and Specifications
|CFM||Up to 441|
|MPH||Up to 170|
|Fuel tank||17.6 fl. oz.|
|Noise rating||87 dB|
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Overview of 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: For those who are looking for a portable and convenient leaf blower, this model is a strong candidate. It’s designed for easy handling and use, and its size means it’s easily carried and stored. 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. As you may or may not know, 2-stroke engines require a mixture of gasoline and oil in order to keep all the moving parts lubricated while fuelling the engine’s internal combustion. The fuel/oil ratio recommended by Hitachi for the RB24EAP is 50:1.
- Speed Settings: For those who are keen on having complete control while operating their leaf blower, the RB24EAP offers variable speed settings.
- Noise: As far as gas-powered handheld blowers go, this one is average in terms of noise with a rating of 87 dB.
- Fuel Tank: It has an average fuel capacity for a handheld blower, with a tank that holds around 17.6 fl. oz of fuel.
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.
- Forced air leaving this blower’s nozzle has been clocked at 170 MPH. That makes the RB24EAP average in terms of air speed 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.
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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
- In the expected price range
- Lightweight (8.6 lbs)
- 7 year (limited) warranty
- Decent tank (17.6 fl. oz.)
- Acceptable noise (87 dB)
- Decent CFM (441 CFM)
- Decent MPH (170 MPH)
- No cruise control
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).
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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Most reliable blower I’ve had in 50 years. Don’t hesitate to purchase.
I’ve owned quite a few 2 stoke blowers, but my Hitachi is by far my favorite. Light, Easy to start, Came with a 7 year warranty(haven’t needed it !! ), and relatively powerful. People tend to focus on cfm and mph – but if the blower doesn’t put the airflow where you need it you’re stuck with a gas powered noisy fan. My Hitachi performs way above its class. Wish they were still available………
I purchased my first HITACHI RB24EAP 5 years ago and loved it then and love it now. It is a marvelous blower.. Here is my experiencs…it blows a lot of fast air, it is lightweight and most importantly, it cranks easily. It starts on the second or third pull. Like the review from JT, I used non-ethanol gas and plenty of oil. I also keep the blower in a storage room, out of the weather.
3 years ago, we bought one for our lake house and it too has given us very good service.
This blower is the best we have ever owned. Thank you Hitachi for building a good product.
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.
This blower is the best I have owned!
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.
I’ve owned mine going on for years and it works perfectly by the way