Hitachi RB24EAP Leaf Blower Review
Hitachi RB24EAP Leaf Blower Review

Whether you’re a homeowner or a professional looking for a powerful leaf blower, you’ll love this Hitachi RB24EAP Commercial Gas Powered Leaf Blower since it will last a really long time.

Review Summary Hitachi RB24EAP Leaf Blower

Hitachi leaf blower has a 23.9 CC commercial-grade 2-stroke engine.

The engine offers incredible power to clean up a yard with very little effort, even if you’ve got a big one.

Plus, the 2-stroke engine was designed with durability in mind.

Built as a commercial leaf blower, this machine was crafted to stand the long hours.

If you’re a professional you may have to use it to do several yards in a day.

Compared to other similar leaf blowers, this one was built to last for years.

This is proven with Hitachi’s incredible warranty as you’ll learn below.

We can agree that weight is one of the most important factors when it comes to purchasing a new leaf blower especially if you have a large yard and huge pile of leaves to clean.

Although gas-powered leaf blowers are usually a bit heavier than electric ones, that’s not the case with this one.

It weighs only 8.5 pounds and it’s compact, efficient and powerful.

A combination of these three factors will make your leaf blowing process easier and faster.

With an air volume of 441 cubic feet per minute (CFM), this leaf blower by Hitachi is able to handle bigger jobs with ease.

Every year, when autumn comes, this leaf blower will be your best friend. It is powerful and it’s easy to handle large volumes of debris with it.

Hitachi RB24EAP Leaf Blower (Gas Powered)
Hitachi RB24EAP Leaf Blower (Gas Powered)

Hitachi RB24EAP – a Quick Overview

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Lightweight Commercial Leaf Blower

Whether you have a huge amount of leaves to organize and clean up, or you just cut the lawn and you need to remove a wide range of stray grass clippings, you will be able to clean up large areas much faster than other comparable commercial leaf blowers.

The Hitachi RB24EAP Commercial Gas Powered Leaf Blower is made to handle any commercial leaf blowing by anyone working in trades or landscaping.

However, despite its ability to do much bigger jobs, it’s still quite lightweight.

At only 8.6 pounds, this is one of the best lightweight commercial leaf blowers available. While it’s a bit heavier than non-commercial leaf blowers, It’s much easier to maneuver compared to other commercial leaf blowers.

The design was made for landscapers who have bigger complex-style jobs to do, making it an impressive leaf blower commercial and residential use.

Main features of Hitachi leaf blower are:

  • handheld,
  • lightweight,
  • two-stroke engine,
  • easy to use.


It’s built tough as a commercial leaf blower.

This Hitachi RB24EAP Leaf Blower has 170 MPH air velocity. It is able to reach incredible speeds of up to 170 miles per hour.

You can hit these speeds when you attach the included taper nozzle.

If you know you’ll be dealing with tight corners, hard to reach places, or you simply just have a heavy load of debris and leaves covering the yard, then you won’t have an issue with these high speeds.

Hitachi RB24EAP Leaf Blower

Easy Operating Two Finger Throttle

When you’re lugging around a bigger leaf blower (especially a commercial leaf blower), it can get quite uncomfortable after a few minutes.

However, with the Hitachi RB24EAP Commercial Gas Powered Leaf Blower, you won’t have to worry about a sore arm or even a sore hand.

This commercial leaf blower includes a two-finger throttle to relieve the strain on your fingers and hand as you leaf blow the entire yard.

Plus, for even more convenience, this leaf blower’s auto-return stop switch resets back to the “on” position automatically when you’re firing the leaf blower up again.

Environmentally Friendly PureFire Low Emission

Gas leaf blowers often get a bad name due to nasty emissions.

Depending on the brand you choose, your gas-powered leaf blower could be potentially harmful to the environment.

Thankfully, Hitachi recognized this issue and crafted the RB24EAP with the environment in mind.

This Hitachi leaf blower features a low emission Pure Fire II engine. The two-stroke engine is powerful as it has 1.13 horsepower.

But, it won’t harm the environment as other gas-powered leaf blowers might.

It packs the power, but it doesn’t release as many fumes and emissions, making it much safer for the environment.


The Hitachi RB24EAP comes with an industry-leading warranty.

If your leaf blower breaks down for any reason, Hitachi offers an incredible 7-year warranty for consumer use.

For commercial use, it’s covered by a 2-year warranty. If it’s being used in rental applications, it is covered by a 1-year warranty.

What Buyers Say About It

Users are generally satisfied with its features and functions. Most users agrees that it is very powerful and easy to use, even if you are beginner.

Some of them had issues with gas leaking, so you better be aware of this problem.

Also, some of them find assembly a bit difficult because you need to be super precise or else it won’t work. But, overall, it’s great for snow, for small debris, for all types of leaves and it has power!

Frequently Asked Questions

What type of oil do you need?

Basic 2 cycle engine oil is all you need. It’s best to use 50:1 gas mixture. Always use fresh fuel if you want this leaf blower to last a longer periods of time.

Is this model good for wet leaves?

Although you can try to clear wet leaves from your backyard, it can struggle to remove every single of them. It’s better for dry leaves.

How long is the tube?

The tube is 19 and a half inches long. Also, when you start the leaf blower, you can notice it’s a bit noisy so you can wear protection for your ears just in case.

Final thoughts

What do you think about this model? We believe there is no perfect leaf blowers, but this one is pretty neat and handy.

We think that this model is definitely a great value for the money.

It’s easy to set up and use, it has enough power for regular users and it’s lightweight.

The warranty lasts an unbelievable seven years for customers, and two years if you use the leaf blower commercially.

If your budget is not limited, you can try it and let us in the comments section your personal experience.

Hitachi RB24EAP commercial leaf blower is gas-powered and it can be used for commercial use.

I hope my review will be helpful if you are considering to try and buy this model.

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Last updated on November 24, 2020 5:20 pm