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Hitachi Tanaka THB-260PF - 393 CFM Gas Handheld Blower Vac

The Hitachi Tanaka THB-260PF is a 3-in-1 blower/vacuum/mulcher delivering 393 CFM at 180 MPH. It features a 2-cycle 25cc engine. (Read full specs)

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Features and Specifications

Type
Type Gas-Powered
Handling Handheld
CFM Up to 393
MPH Up to 180
Blowing Force N/A
Engine
Make N/A
Engine displacement 25cc
Strokes 2
Fuel/oil ratio 50:1
Speed settings Variable
Features
Cruise controlYes
Fuel tank 20.3 fl. oz.
Vacuum Yes
Mulcher Yes
Mulching ratio 14:1
Misc
Weight 10.9 lbs
Noise rating 81 dB
Warranty 3 years

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Description

The Tanaka THB-260PF commercial grade hand held blower features an innovative high-volume fan nozzle, which provides more control for increased blowing efficiency. In addition, it comes standard with cruise control, a soft elastomer grip and is shredder/vacuum capable.

Overview of the Hitachi Tanaka THB-260PF

  • Power: The Hitachi Tanaka THB-260PF is a gas-powered blower with a maximum air volume rating of 393 cubic feet per minute (CFM) and an air speed of 180 MPH.
  • Handling: Being handheld, this leaf blower is inherently easier to manage and transport compared to larger alternatives like backpack or walk-behind models. At 10.9 lbs, the Hitachi Tanaka THB-260PF is within the average weight range of gas-powered handheld blowers.
  • Engine: The blower is fitted with a 25cc engine. It's important to remember that this blower's engine operates on a 2-cycle system, meaning it relies on a specific blend of gas and oil for optimal performance. For the Hitachi Tanaka THB-260PF, this ratio is 50:1..
  • Speed Settings: The Hitachi Tanaka THB-260PF offers customizable airflow through its variable speed settings, along with integrated cruise control for convenient operation.
  • Vacuum: With its versatile design, the Tanaka THB-260PF serves as both a blower and a vacuum, ensuring efficient leaf management by swiftly gathering debris into a collection bag (THV-260 (opens in a new tab) bag not included).
  • Mulching: This mulcher’s 14:1 mulching ratio means it can reduce 14 bags of leaves and debris down to one bag of mulch.
  • Noise: At 81 dB, the noise produced by the Tanaka THB-260PF is in line with what you'd expect from other gas-powered handheld blowers.
  • Fuel Tank: It has an average fuel capacity for a handheld blower, with a tank that holds around 20.3 fl. oz of fuel.

The Hitachi Tanaka THB-260PF's performance versus other blowers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea how the key specs of the Hitachi Tanaka THB-260PF compare with similar leaf blowers.

  • With a rated maximum air speed of 180 MPH, this blower falls within the expected range 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.
  • The Hitachi Tanaka THB-260PF delivers air at a rate of 393 CFM (cubic feet per minute), placing it towards the bottom of the range for gas-powered handheld blowers. For the highest air volume, you may want to have a look at the Craftsman B225, which boasts with 650 CFM.

Price comparison

As you can see from these interactive charts, when compared to other blower vacs, the Hitachi Tanaka THB-260PF 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
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent weight (10.9 lbs)
  • Decent tank (20.3 fl. oz.)
  • Acceptable noise (81 dB)
  • Decent MPH (180 MPH)
WEAKNESSES:
  • Leaf collection bag not included
  • Low CFM (393 CFM)

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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 Tanaka THB-260PF is covered under a warranty for up to 3 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.

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