The Husqvarna 525BX is a gas-powered handheld leaf blower delivering 459 CFM at 192 MPH. It features a 2-cycle 25.4cc engine. (Read full specs)
Features and Specifications
|CFM||Up to 459|
|MPH||Up to 192|
|Blowing Force||15 N|
|Fuel tank||15.22 fl. oz.|
|Noise rating||91 dB|
|Tube length||22 in|
|Other model numbers||967284202|
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Overview of the Husqvarna 525BX
- Power: The 525BX, built by Husqvarna, is a gas-powered leaf blower capable of expelling a maximum air volume of 459 cubic feet per minute (CFM). Its air speed is rated at 192 MPH.
- Handling: With its handheld design, this leaf blower was created with portability in mind. Most users will have no problem using it almost anywhere. When compared to other gas-powered handheld blowers, the Husqvarna 525BX stands out due to its lower weight: just 9.48 lbs.
- Engine: This blower is fitted with a 25.4 cc X-Torq® 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 Husqvarna for the 525BX 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 525BX 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.
- Noise: With a decibel rating of 91 dB, the 525BX is neither louder nor quieter than its rivals in the gas-powered handheld category.
- Fuel Tank: Its tank can hold 15.22 fl. oz., so it falls squarely in the average in terms of fuel capacity for handheld blowers.
- X-Torq®: The X-Torq® is Husqvarna's latest technology for two-stroke engines. It reduces fuel consumption by up to 20% and harmful exhaust emissions by up to 60% while increasing torque over a wider rpm range.
The Husqvarna 525BX's performance versus other blowers
The following charts are provided to give you an idea how the key specs of the Husqvarna 525BX compare with similar leaf blowers.
- Upon exiting the nozzle, the air can reach speeds of up to 192 MPH, which is rather impressive for a gas-powered handheld blower. 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.
- It has a maximum air volume output of 459 CFM (cubic feet per minute). With this output rating, the 525BX is well within average in relation to similar 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 Husqvarna 525BX is on the expensive side of the price range.
While certainly not the cheapest of its kind, purchasing it could most likely also mean enjoying the reliability of a high-end product.
The bottom line
- Lightweight (9.48 lbs)
- Cruise control
- X-Torq® engine
- High MPH (192 MPH)
- Decent tank (15.22 fl. oz.)
- Acceptable noise (91 dB)
- Decent CFM (459 CFM)
- On the expensive side
Founded in 1689 in the town that bore its namesake, Husqvarna is a Swedish company that has been developing and manufacturing quality tools and accessories for 325 years. This makes Husqvarna one of the longest-operating manufacturers of outdoor products. Thanks to its reputation and a passion for innovation and quality, Husqvarna continues to be an industry leader in the outdoor power tool market.
The Husqvarna 525BX 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 Husqvarna blowers, please consult Husqvarna's warranty policies (opens in a new tab). Alternatively, you can also contact their Customer Support: 1-800-487-5951.
Husqvarna also has an extended warranty program (opens in a new tab) for 2-stroke handheld blowers like this one.
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This is a pro grade blower. I have had a 125B for yrs and this is way better. Lots of power and easy to start. The only issue is this thing gets HOT. While running you can manage the heat to your hand, but when turned off there is no air flow to cool it and this thing actually gets hotter for a while on top til it finally cools down.
I loved old design stihl tools,(BG86), but heard enough bad about new ones that I saw fit to look elsewhere. I also had great luck with redmax trimmers in the past. I found this Husqvarna blower, (exact same look, specs as redmax model), and figured I couldn’t miss on the price. Bought in late 2018, used on light snows and by late spring, idle is out of adjustment. I hope that’s all it is. I now see also that I need a special tool to fit adjustment screws. Not impressed if this is what Husky/ redmax has become since Husky takeover. Never had such an issue with older stihl, echo or redmax tools.