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RedMax EBZ6500 Spec Review

The RedMax EBZ6500 is a gas-powered backpack leaf blower delivering 632 CFM at 232 MPH. It features a 2-cycle 65.6 cc engine. (Read full specs)

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Features and Specifications

Type
Type Gas-Powered
Handling Backpack
CFM Up to 632
MPH Up to 232
Blowing Force 30 N
Engine
Make Strato-Charged®
Engine displacement 65.6 cc
Strokes 2
Fuel/oil ratio 50:1
Speed settings Variable
Features
Throttle positionHip
Fuel tank 71 fl. oz.
Vacuum No
Misc
Weight 22.7 lbs
Noise rating 97.1 dB
Tube length N/A
Warranty 2 years
Other model numbers966758001

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Description

A lightweight backpack blower designed for commercial use. At 632 CFM and 232 MPH this machine has the air volume to move heavy debris and the speed to lift wet leaves and compacted sand. For added durability, the EBZ6500 is designed with a frame mounted throttle virtually eliminating downtime due to damaged cables. The Strato-Charged engine reduces fuel consumption by up to 20% while providing more torque over a wider RPM range. (source: RedMax)

Overview of the RedMax EBZ6500

  • Power: The RedMax EBZ6500 is a gas-powered blower with a maximum air volume rating of 632 cubic feet per minute (CFM) and an air speed of 232 MPH.
  • Handling: As this unit is a backpack leaf blower, the majority of the unit is distributed so that the user can operate it with ease for most reasonable periods of use. Its throttle is hip-mounted, which can make it easier on your right hand if you operate it over an extended period of time. All told, it weighs 22.7 lbs — the RedMax EBZ6500 is neither the lightest nor the heaviest gas-powered backpack blower on the market.
  • Engine: This blower is fitted with a 65.6 cc Strato-Charged® engine. Please be aware that 2-cycle engines like this one require a mixture of gas and oil in order to run. For the RedMax EBZ6500, this ratio is 50:1.
  • Speed Settings: In order to afford more control to the user, this unit has a variable speed control. No matter the size of the job, the user can adjust the airflow of the RedMax EBZ6500 to match.
  • Noise: Its noise rating of 97.1 dB can be considered the standard for similar gas-powered backpack blowers.
  • Fuel Tank: Its tank can hold 71 fl. oz., so it falls squarely in the average in terms of fuel capacity for backpack blowers.

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The RedMax EBZ6500's performance versus other blowers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea how the key specs of the RedMax EBZ6500 compare with similar leaf blowers.

  • It can push air from the nozzle at 232 MPH, which puts it ahead of its class in terms of air speed for gas-powered backpack blowers. If you wish to benefit from air expelled at the fastest possible speed, the Husqvarna 150BT and its 251 MPH could be an option to consider.
  • The EBZ6500 is average in terms of air volume. It's rated at 632 CFM, which is common for gas-powered backpack blowers. If air volume is important to you, the Shindaiwa EB910RT, with 1110 CFM, could be in your good books.
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Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other gas backpack blowers, the RedMax EBZ6500 is on the average side of the price range.

Therefore, this blower nicely fits in the expected budget for this kind of product.

Strato-Charged Engine Technology

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RedMax's Strato-Charged 2-stroke engines are efficiently designed with just 3 moving parts. This allows them to be up to 20% more fuel-efficient than standard 2-stroke engines, to be 20 to 25% lighter than 4-stroke engines of the same size, and to produce low emissions that meet regulations without the need for a heated, heavy catalytic converter. Offering much less operator fatigue, these engines have a high power to weight ratio and can therefore be classified as high-performance.

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • In the expected price range
  • Strato-Charged® Engine
  • High MPH (232 MPH)
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent weight (22.7 lbs)
  • Decent tank (71 fl. oz.)
  • Acceptable noise (97.1 dB)
  • Decent CFM (632 CFM)
WEAKNESSES:
  • The RedMax EBZ6500 doesn't have any notably low specs.

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About RedMax

RedMax is an established power equipment brand in North America, known for its trimmers, chainsaws and, of course, leaf blowers. Interestingly, the company traces its roots back to Japan, where it was founded in 1910 as the Tokyo Gas Kogyo Company. TGCK went through numerous name changes and settled with the names Komatsu Zenoah (globally) and RedMax/Zenoah (North America), under which they sell their products to this day. The company was acquired by Husqvarna in 2007. RedMax has a somewhat extensive portfolio of more than 10 leaf blowers, both backpack and handheld, and has recently launched a battery powered product line. RedMax products are produced in various plants over the globe, which are not limited to Japan.

Warranty Information

The RedMax EBZ6500 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 RedMax blowers, please consult RedMax's warranty policies (opens in a new tab). Alternatively, you can also contact their Customer Support: 1-800-487-5951.

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