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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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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

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Description

Overview of the Homelite UT26HBV

The Homelite UT26HBV in use

The Homelite UT26HBV

  • Power: The UT26HBV, built by Homelite, is a gas-powered leaf blower capable of expelling a maximum air volume of 400 cubic feet per minute (CFM). Its air speed is rated at 150 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 Homelite UT26HBV stands out due to its lower weight: just 9.5 lbs.
  • Engine: This blower's engine has a displacement specification of 26 cc. Being that this is a 2-stroke engine, it must be fuelled using a mix of gas and oil. The proper fuel ratio set by the manufacturer for the UT26HBV 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: Its mulching ratio is 12:1, meaning that it will turn 12 bags of soft debris into one bag of mulch. The unit uses a plastic impeller.
  • Noise: Its noise rating of 75 dB can be considered the standard for similar gas-powered handheld blowers.
  • Fuel Tank: It has an average fuel capacity, with a tank able to hold around 14.3 fl. oz of fuel.

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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.

  • The air speed of the Homelite UT26HBV maxes out at 150 MPH. While more than adequate for many jobs, its air speed is below average among other gas-powered handheld blowers. For the fastest air speed in this category, you may want to consider the Poulan Pro PPBV25, which can expell air at a velocity that can reach 230 MPH.
  • Its max air volume rating (400 cubic feet per minute) means it is really not the biggest air producer of gas-powered handheld blowers. For the highest air volume, you may want to have a look at the Troy-Bilt TB2MB JET, which boasts 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!

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    - 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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