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Homelite UT26HBV Spec Sheet

The Homelite UT26HBV is a 3-in-1 blower/vacuum/mulcher delivering 400 CFM at 150 MPH. It features a 2-cycle 26 cc engine. (Read full specs)

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Homelite UT26HBV 400 CFM Gas Blower Vac
Homelite UT26HBV 400 CFM Gas Blower Vac
Homelite UT26HBV 400 CFM Gas Blower Vac
Homelite UT26HBV 400 CFM Gas Blower Vac
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Features and Specifications

Type
Type Gas-Powered
Handling Handheld
CFM Up to 400
MPH Up to 150
Blowing Force N/A
Engine
Make N/A
Engine displacement 26 cc
Strokes 2
Fuel/oil ratio 50:1
Speed settings Variable
Features
Cruise controlYes
Fuel tank 14.3 fl. oz.
Vacuum Yes
Mulcher Yes, plastic impeller
Mulching ratio 12:1
Misc
Weight 9.5 lbs
Noise rating 75 dB
Tube length N/A
Warranty 2 years
CARB-compliantYes

Unlike many websites, we did our best to research each of the specs above. That being said, we are not immune to making the occasional mistake or omission. Should you notice any missing or incorrect values, don't hesitate to suggest improvements so we can address the issue. Should you wish more detailed specs on the Homelite UT26HBV, the user manual is available here (opens in a new tab).

Description

Overview of the Homelite UT26HBV

The Homelite UT26HBV in use

The Homelite UT26HBV

  • Power: The Homelite UT26HBV is a gas-powered leaf blower. It sports a max air speed of 150 MPH and a max air volume rating of 400 cubic feet per minute (CFM).
  • Handling: With its handheld design, this leaf blower was created with portability in mind. Most users will have no problem using it almost anywhere. Among other gas-powered handheld blowers, the Homelite UT26HBV can be considered light, weighing only 9.5 lbs.
  • Engine: The blower is fitted with a 26 cc engine. Please be aware that 2-cycle engines like this one require a mixture of gas and oil in order to run. For the Homelite UT26HBV, this ratio is 50:1.
  • Speed Settings: There are times when you only need a little more power, while other times you will want a bit more precision when clearing leaves and debris. For this purpose, the UT26HBV offers variable speed settings, adding you, the user, more control, and a cruise control mode, which will allow you to maintain it comfortably for as long as you wish.
  • Vacuum: It features a vacuum allowing it to suck up leaf and debris once the sweeping job is complete (bag included).
  • Mulching: The manufacturer’s specifications give it a mulching ratio of 12:1. For every 12 bags you put in, it will reduce down to just one bag of mulch. The unit uses a plastic impeller.
  • Noise: With a decibel rating of 75 dB, the UT26HBV is neither louder nor quieter than its rivals in the gas-powered handheld category.
  • Fuel Tank: With a capacity of 14.3 fl. oz., this Homelite blower is average when compared to other gas handheld blowers.

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The Homelite UT26HBV's performance versus other blowers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea how the key specs of the Homelite UT26HBV compare with similar leaf blowers.

  • Upon exiting the nozzle, the air can reach speeds of up to 150 MPH, which is on the lower end for gas-powered handheld blowers (the one expelling air at the fastest speed being the Poulan Pro PPBV25 with 230 MPH).
  • Regarding its air volume, the airflow of the Homelite UT26HBV can reach 400 CFM (Cubic Feet per Minute), which is on the low end for gas-powered handheld blowers (the biggest expelled air volume belonging to the Troy-Bilt TB2MB JET with 650 CFM).

Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other blower vacs, the Homelite UT26HBV is on the cheap side of the price range.

It can therefore be a really good buy if you're looking to acquire a budget blower.

Good to know: It's the cheapest gas-powered blower vac.

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • Inexpensive
  • Lightweight (9.5 lbs)
  • Cruise control
  • Leaf collection bag included
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent tank (14.3 fl. oz.)
  • Acceptable noise (75 dB)
WEAKNESSES:
  • Plastic impeller
  • Low CFM (400 CFM)
  • Low MPH (150 MPH)

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About Homelite

The Homelite Corporation, shortly known as Homelite, is an American power equipment manufacturer, most well known for its iconic, red chainsaws. Homelite Corp. was founded back in 1921 as the Home Electric Lighting Company, and produced almost exclusively portable generators, which aided both civilians and the troops. Postwar, the company expanded with the invention of the first modern chainsaw, of which they were and quite possibly still are the largest manufacturers. However, Homelite manufactures other power tools as well, including leaf blowers. The company is nowadays a subsidiary of Techtronic, under which it has shifted its portfolio to include almost exclusively lawn equipment. Homelite products are reported to be manufactured mainly in China.

Warranty Information

The Homelite UT26HBV is covered under a warranty for up to 2 years. This warranty may not cover all parts of the blower.
For more information about the warranty of Homelite blowers, please consult Homelite's warranty policies (opens in a new tab). Alternatively, you can also contact their Customer Support: 1-800-242-4672.

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    Bought 2. They both quit running at the same time. One is 1 year old. The 2nd is 45 days old. I’ve had Homelite for 30 years but DO NOT buy any leaf blower From them. You will spend more $ in repairs than buying a better Product. I will definitely spend more and buy a reliable product. These are JUNK!

    + PROS: None
    - CONS: This unit will quit running and you will spend more $ in repairs than the cost of the blower. Do not buy. Spend more $ for a quality product.
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