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RedMax HB281 Spec Sheet

RedMax HB281 1

The RedMax HB281 is a gas-powered handheld leaf blower delivering 425 CFM at 170 MPH. It features a 2-cycle 28 cc engine.

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Features and Specifications

Type

Type Gas-Powered
Handling Handheld
CFM Up to 425
MPH Up to 170
Blowing Force N/A

Engine

Make N/A
Engine Displacement 28 cc
Strokes 2
Fuel/oil Ratio 50:1
Speed Settings Variable

Features

Cordless Yes
Fuel Tank 18.5 fl. oz.
Vacuum No
Mulcher No

Misc

Weight 9.4 lbs
Noise Rating 109 dB
Tube Length N/A
Warranty 2 years

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Description

The HB281 is the ideal blower for the operator looking for high performance and durability in a handheld. The HB281 handheld blower features a 28.0 cc, 1.1 horsepower engine that produces a maximum air speed of 170 mph. This high power to weight ratio enables the operator to complete the job quickly with minimal fatigue. A gutter kit is available as an optional accessory. (source: RedMax)

Overview of the RedMax HB281

  • Power: The HB281 gas-powered blower, manufactured by RedMax, is rated for a max air volume of 425 cubic feet per minute (CFM) and a max air speed of 170 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 RedMax HB281 stands out due to its lower weight: just 9.4 lbs.
  • Engine: The engine boasts a displacement of 28 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 HB281 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 HB281 to match.
  • Noise: The manufacturer specifications state that the HB281 can generate engine noise approaching 109 dB. This is louder than other gas-powered handheld leaf blowers. In fact, it is the noisiest of them.
  • Fuel Tank: Its tank can hold 18.5 fl. oz., so it falls squarely in the average in terms of fuel capacity.

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The RedMax HB281's performance versus other blowers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea how the key specs of the RedMax HB281 compare with similar leaf blowers.

  • Upon exiting the nozzle, the air can reach speeds of up to 170 MPH, which is pretty much what is to be expected for gas-powered handheld blowers (the one expelling air at the fastest speed being the Poulan Pro PPBV25 with 230 MPH).
  • The HB281 is average in terms of air volume. It's rated at 425 CFM, which is common for gas-powered handheld leaf blowers (the biggest expelled air volume belonging to the Troy-Bilt TB2MB JET with 650 CFM).
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Price comparison

As you can see from this dynamic chart, when compared to other gas handheld blowers, the RedMax HB281 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.

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The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • Lightweight (9.4 lbs)
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent Tank (18.5 fl. oz.)
  • Decent CFM (425 CFM)
  • Decent MPH (170 MPH)
WEAKNESSES:
  • On the expensive side
  • High Noise (109 dB)

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Warranty Information

The RedMax HB281 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. Alternatively, you can also contact their Customer Support: 1-800-487-5951.
RedMax also has an extended warranty program for 2-stroke handheld blowers like this one.

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