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Remington SLINGER™ RM2BP Spec Review

The Remington SLINGER™ RM2BP is a gas-powered backpack leaf blower delivering 445 CFM at 150 MPH. It features a 2-cycle 27 cc engine. (Read full specs)

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Features and Specifications

Type
Type Gas-Powered
Handling Backpack
CFM Up to 445
MPH Up to 150
Blowing Force N/A
Engine
Make N/A
Engine displacement 27 cc
Strokes 2
Fuel/oil ratio 40:1
Speed settings Variable
Features
Throttle positionTube
Cruise controlYes
Fuel tank 20 fl. oz.
Vacuum No
Misc
Weight 17 lbs
Noise rating 73 dB
Warranty 2 years

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Description

Even the biggest trees can’t shed enough leaves to intimidate the Slinger™. This gas powered backpack leaf blower rounds up yard debris with a powerful and steady 145 mph stream of air at 445 cfm – and even features cruise control so you can work with ease until the job’s done. (source: Remington)

Overview of the Remington SLINGER™ RM2BP

The Remington SLINGER™ RM2BP in use

The Remington SLINGER™ RM2BP

  • Power: The Remington SLINGER™ RM2BP is a gas-powered blower with a maximum air volume rating of 445 cubic feet per minute (CFM) and an air speed of 150 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 located on the tube, which allows you to keep your left hand free. When compared to other gas-powered backpack blowers, the Remington SLINGER™ RM2BP stands out due to its lower weight: just 17 lbs.
  • Engine: The engine boasts a displacement of 27 cc. Since this is a 2-stroke engine, it’s important to remember that the SLINGER™ RM2BP cannot run on gasoline alone. The fuel must be mixed with an appropriate ratio of gasoline and oil in order for it to function properly (for this Remington model, this ratio is 40:1).
  • Speed Settings: To provide more control over their job to the user, the unit has a variable speed control setting. No matter the size of the job, the user can adjust the airflow of the Remington SLINGER™ RM2BP to match it. On top of that, maintaining the selected speed is effortless, as it also features cruise control.
  • Noise: Its noise rating of 73 dB can be considered the standard for similar gas-powered backpack blowers.
  • Fuel Tank: The fuel tank can hold 20 fl. oz. What it loses in fuel capacity compared to many other backpack blowers, the SLINGER™ RM2BP gains in portability by having a more manageable weight. In fact, it is the smallest tank of all gas backpack blowers.
  • QuickStart™: This blower benefits from Remington's QuickStart™ technology. It facilitates starting by reducing the effort required to pull start the engine.

The Remington SLINGER™ RM2BP's performance versus other blowers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea how the key specs of the Remington SLINGER™ RM2BP compare with similar leaf blowers.

  • The air speed of the Remington SLINGER™ RM2BP maxes out at 150 MPH. While more than adequate for many jobs, its air speed is below average among other gas-powered backpack blowers. For the fastest air speed in this category, you may want to consider the Husqvarna 150BT, which can expell air at a velocity that can reach 270 MPH.
  • As this unit is rated at 445 CFM (cubic feet per minute), it expells less air than most gas-powered backpack blowers. For the highest air volume, you may want to have a look at the Echo PB-9010T, which boasts with 1110 CFM.

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • Lightweight (17 lbs)
  • Cruise control
  • QuickStart™ technology
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Acceptable noise (73 dB)
WEAKNESSES:
  • Small tank (20 fl. oz.)
  • Low CFM (445 CFM)
  • Low MPH (150 MPH)

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About Remington

Remington was founded in 1921 by Arthur Mall in his home town of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The one-man operation focused on production of gas and electrically powered power tools. The company has further expanded throughout the US. However, it remains one of the smaller manufacturers to this day. Leaf blowers have been added to Remington’s portfolio in the 1990’s. Their selection is comprised predominantly of handheld blowers, many of which are cordless and function as leaf vacuums. Pricewise, Remington leaf blowers fall into the middle tier. Remington products are manufactured both in the US and Mexico.

Warranty Information

The Remington SLINGER™ RM2BP 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 Remington blowers, please contact the Remington Customer Support: 1-866-206-2707.

Questions & Answers

Is the SLINGER™ RM2BP really a 445 CFM blower as advertized?

If you look at the blower's user manual, you'll see that the 445 CFM are at the blower outlet (before the tube). The actual CFM values are 445 CFM at the blower outlet, 425 CFM inside the blower's tube and 275 CFM at the blower's nozzle.

Is the air speed of the SLINGER™ RM2BP really 150 MPH?

That's the peak air speed. The average speed recorded is around 145 MPH.

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