There’s a lot to be said for simplicity when it comes to keeping your garden tidy. Husqvarna’s 125B handheld leaf blower embodies this sentiment, providing a quick and efficient way of clearing leaves, dirt, twigs and other loose debris from lawns, drives and pathways with the minimum of hassle. Designed primarily for residential use, this compact little machine makes keeping your garden tidy pleasingly simple while also offering all of the toughness and long lasting performance for which Husqvarna tools are rightly renowned.
A compact yet potent 28cc two-stroke petrol engine, fitted with a traditional recoil starter system and primer bulb to help ensure ease of operation, powers the 125B. The 0.8kW this engine produces is channelled into the 125B’s fan system, allowing it to achieve maximum in-pipe airflow of up to 12.03m³/?min at speeds of 76m/s. This provides enough power to quickly tackle the vast majority of domestic clearance jobs, and with an extendable blower tube and both a round and a flat nozzle included as standard it is easy to tailor the 125B to suit the job at hand. A capacious 0.5 litre fuel tank, moreover, offers enough run time to help ensure that you can work uninterrupted by the need to refuel.
And while one of the 125B’s greatest virtues is the simplicity of its design, such as having the blower tube in line with the handle to enhance manoeuvrability, it does boast a couple of handy little features designed to make life easier. An auto-return stop switch, for example, automatically resets to the ‘ON’ position for added user convenience, while the intuitive control system means that even inexperienced users will find the 125B remarkably easy to operate. A cruise control mode is also included, providing handy way of ensuring a steady airstream without having to keep the throttle trigger manually engaged.
As robust, reliable and well engineered as you’d expect of a Husqvarna machine, the 125B is also impressively compact and weighs a miniscule 4.26kg. This means that it is reassuringly portable, and thus easy to get to where you need it in the garden. Once again, this helps keep things simple in the best possible way, so you can be completely assured of stress-free use as well as an immaculately tidy garden.
Undecided on what to buy? Be sure to read our free advice article about choosing the best leaf blowers and vacuums for clearing-up in the garden.