The Weed Eater FB25 is a gas-powered handheld leaf blower delivering 300 CFM at 170 MPH. It features a 2-cycle 25cc engine. (Read full specs)
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Features and Specifications
|CFM||Up to 300|
|MPH||Up to 170|
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Overview of the Weed Eater FB25
- Power: The Weed Eater FB25 is a gas-powered blower with a maximum air volume rating of 300 cubic feet per minute (CFM) and an air speed of 170 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 Weed Eater FB25 stands out due to its lower weight: just 8.1 lbs.
- Engine: The engine boasts a displacement of 25 cc. Please note that, because the Weed Eater FB25's engine is a 2-cycle one, it runs on a mixture of oil and gasoline. According to Weed Eater, the proper fuel mixture ratio for this blower is 40:1.
- 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 Weed Eater FB25 to match.
The Weed Eater FB25's performance versus other blowers
The following charts are provided to give you an idea how the key specs of the Weed Eater FB25 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. 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.
- Regarding its air volume, the airflow of the Weed Eater FB25 can reach 300 CFM (Cubic Feet per Minute), which is on the low end for gas-powered handheld blowers. For the highest air volume, you may want to have a look at the Craftsman B225, which boasts with 650 CFM.
The bottom line
- Lightweight (8.1 lbs)
- Decent MPH (170 MPH)
- Low CFM (300 CFM)
About Weed Eater
Weed Eater is a notorious power tool company with a complicated history, most well known for its green string trimmers. The company was founded in Texas, US, back in 1971 and over the years, exchanged owners several times, notably Emerson Electric, who merged them with Poulan, and Electrolux, who transferred the outdoor division under Husqvarna AB. However, green Weed Eater products could be found in North America, and included a line of mostly electric leaf blowers. Their products were unmistakable, as they featured a unique, green, alien-like design.
The Weed Eater FB25 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 Weed Eater blowers, please consult Weed Eater's warranty policies (opens in a new tab). Alternatively, you can also contact their Customer Support: 1-800-849-1297.
Questions & Answers
What is the recommended spark plug and spark plug gap (Asked May 9, 2022)
Spark plug should be Champion RCJ-6Y or equivalent. Spark plug gap is 0.025".
Used it for about 3 seasons. Ran great. I then put it away when I switched to cordless leaf blowers from Worx and eGo.
I decided to use it again for maintenance. It started right up and finished the job successfully. I tried to start it up again the following day; NOTHING. After some diagnosis, I found it had no spark. Replaced the condenser and spark plug. Both properly gapped. It now had spark but NOTHING.
I’ve replaced the piston and ring, carburator, new fuel lines. NOTHING. It still won’t start. It has spark, compression, and fuel. What am I overlooking? Any help is appreciated.
Weed Eater FB25 leaf blower…Piece OF JUNK…HARD TO START RIGHT OUT OF BOX…Used premium gas in ALL of my small engines…Mixed gas/fuel ratio as stated…USED 3 times and POS WON’T start!!!
Works better after gapping plug, better quality pull cord and rewinding pull spring better than OEM after reassembly works better than new!
Don’t understand why not like this from new.
I only used it twice because I can’t start it myself. Not good for women
Purchases less than a year ago, (2nd one that I owned)..Last month had a cord pull out, that was replaced by warranty. I picked it up at the warranty business, started it fine, but after one tank of gas it stopped, took it back to the shop and the fixed it under warranty. Brought it home and ran it for 5 minutes and fan quit, took it back again, and they replaced the nut on blower. Finally after one tank of gas, blower stopped working…I believe its the piston again..but I am giving up. After spending 30 minutes each way on the drives, (5) total..its heading to dumpster.