[NSW] Ozito Power X Change 2x 18V Brushless Jet Blower Kit $99 @ Bunnings (Wallsend)

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Ozito Power X Change 2x18v Brushless Jet Blower Kit (blower, 2 x 3.0ah batteries and dual fast charger)

I found it at Wallsend bunnings for $99, not sure if other stores have the same price and website still shows $149

I already have one of these and found them to be very good for the money

There was a lot of stock at this store (20+ units)

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  • +1 vote

    Anyone see it in QLD for that price?

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      Saw it in carseldine around Christmas. At that stage, I'm think it might have been listed as $99 on website too.

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      all the stores i have tried in se Brisbane are $149 so its just in Wallsend store

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    Maybe just a specific store clearance.

  • +2 votes

    good deal includes 2 3 amp batteries too

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    Great Value Blower. Got one of these to clear the driveway+lawn, clear roof valleys, semi dry the car after wash, raise fire in BBQ pit, etc.

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    Powerful blow

  • +11 votes

    thought this was a replica quake3 rocket launcher

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    Looks like a good deal with 2 3Ah batteries but anyone looking at this deal just for the sake of having a blower should consider the cheaper blower. I have the cheaprr one and its quite good, and runs for a long time with the standard 2Ah battery. I am not sure how much it costs but I got it in a kit with the whipper snipper for 75 bucks on clearance.

    Also keep in mind if you are just after the batteries bunning has in recent history sold the 4Ah battery for aa low as 29 bucks which at this prices makes the unit say around 50 bucks (adjusted for the extra Ah on the other batteries)

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      It looks like this one takes two batteries at once, which would make it 36V (18V x2). So it should have a bit more grunt than the cheaper version.

      • +2 votes

        I have both the light&cheapo single battery blower and this dual batt jet blower, the difference is pretty huge.

        I didn't think I would need an expensive blower but got mine for $20 because someone has stolen the batteries & charger from the kit. I have quite a few Ozito batteries so decided to give it a try. My local Bunnings marked down the blower remains for just 20 bucks. Now I rarely use the cheapo blower anymore.

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          I am sure its stronger but how much does does it translate into faster doing of the job? Understand that for 20 bucks I would be buying one too but for a hundred it's a completely different story. I also would prefer just a single battery to worry about and a lower weight, those battries are heavy

          • +1 vote

            @Jackson: I guess that depends on the type of your job?

            I use a blower to get rid of gum tree leaves & branches on our trampoline before use. With the small one I have to climb onto the tramp and blow along the edge, but the big one allows me to just blow everything off while standing outside the tramp towards the net opening.

            I also use blower to roughly dry out decking after a rain if the kids want to play on it. With the small one I have to dry the boards one by one, but the big one can easily blow the water off min 3 boards.

            I vacuum & mulch my leaves so can't really comment on blowing leaves, but I think the difference should be quite big.

    • +1 vote

      I don't think anyone can rely on being able to find 4Ah 18v Ozito batteries at that price with any degree of regularity. Reportedly they sometimes price match Aldi's 4Ah Xfinity Plus batteries but they didn't do it on the most recent occasion.

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        No they didn't, not sure what was happening when they hot 29 bucks becauee I thought when Aldi sold yhe batteries that time they were going for 39? Thats definitely their initial retail price at aldi now. I think its a matter of time before they drop again though, like anything.

  • +4 votes

    I'm blown away at this price

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    $149 on website, might be store specific

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    Good deal, I do want this blower but my battery collection is getting too big. Wish they sold the skin only!

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      I just want the batteries and charger. we might be able to work something out.
      If you’re anywhere near NE burbs of melb, and
      If the deal is available, and
      If you’d pay $50 for the skin,

      Lots of ifs.

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    Isn't this "fat" blower vs the "thin" blower with the curved end for a different purpose? Someone on here explained it once in the comments.

    Id like to know because using a corded one is a pain. Although my corded one is also a vacuum which is great

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      The curved end would provide a better angle of attack in certain scenarios, like blowing leaves away from under your car without having to bend down as with the rounded end. I’ve always thought it would be simple enough to include a curved end piece which could fit on the rounded end and used if required.

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    Are there blowers with suction option as well? Someone told me I should wait and get one with it. Anyone have any experience with those against something like this?

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      They exist, they are more expensive

    • +2 votes

      I had an older plug in blower with suction and a bag. Honestly, there's a reason you don't see any pros using them. The way you do this is blow everything into a pile, and then it's a piece of the proverbial to just shovel it in a bin or elsewhere, easier than emptying a bag that's for sure. Also it makes the unit lighter and easier to use, you will notice the bag ones have little wheels on the front so they can rest on the ground and they are a lot heavier. On top of that, the one I had developed a problem after I sucked up too big a stick, haven't opened it to see what happened but from what I have read online it's possible the stick broke the impeller fan or maybe it jus jammed in there. All i know is that it makes noise but doesn't suck anything anymore.

      Also the plug in ones aren't more expensive, you can get them for $50 bucks, I don't think Ozito make one in battery but they definitely did for plug in. Anyway, my advice would be don't worry about suction.

      • +1 vote

        I used a suction one for cleaning leaves out of an enclosed patio (full of leaf-dropping potted plants) for years.

        It’s hard to get into corners of a balcony/patio with a blower alone. It ends up just blowing everything behind some other inaccessible area.

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          Was this suction one a dual blower+vac or just a separate vac for sucking leaves.

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            @chaurming: It was a blower with a suction mode and bag attached (mains powered).

            I’d just vacuum up the leaves from the patio (corners, under tables, behind the bbq, etc) and throw them in the bin. Much easier than chasing them around the room as the wind from a blower swirls everywhere.

            I could also use the blower for doing the paths outside (within limit because it was mains powered).

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        The EGO brand have a lithium powered blower/vac in the works. Getting powerful suction for outdoor jobs was the challenge they said.

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      Yeah I want to hear more about the suction ones, any more stories? Are there powerful cordless ones as well or are they just way out of this price range?

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    Tried West Gosford, no luck. May well be store specific. Good deal though!

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    Is there a photo with the price ticket? Bunnings in SA will match if there is a photo

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    I also noted that blacksmithoz on ebay sells an ozito battery to ryobi one+ (tool) adapter for about $50 (inc postage).

    So you could buy this kit if you can find it and then have additional batteries if you also use Ryobi tools..

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    please kindly advise and share if anyone in VIC can purchased in VIC state for this price. I have been to a few, and ther are $149. thanks

  • +1 vote

    Haven't used a cordless blower vac but had a Ryobi corded with metal/plastic blade. It used to pick up twigs and jacaranda seed pods which blocked the tube off incessantly and eventually destroyed the plastic part of the blade resulting in a noisy vibrating machine that wouldn't suck (or did suck, depending on your point of view)! Replaced it with an Ozito with metal blade but it too sucks up sticks and blocks off. Problem is getting worse as blades gets blunter. I don't see a cordless version doing any better. Now I just blow or brush everything into a pile, dump it onto the grass and hit it with my old Flymo which does a brilliant job, and then dump it in one of my compost heaps or bins.

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      Sorry for the noob comment but what's a Flymo? I'm trying to see if having a blower+vac is better but it sounds like the vac makes it heavier, gets broken easily, and the internal vac blades wear out quickly?

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        Fly is (was?) a mower with a rotating blade that was designed to hover over the grass as you cut it. Very light. Mine was handed down from parents and is about 40 years old.

    • +1 vote

      PS. 4 out of 5 of my compost bins from council chuckouts, as well as chipper which was almost new ( Got shouted at by the owner - "Thats for the council")!

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    Just blow it all onto the lawn and mow it up too easy.

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    Is there any chance someone could take a photo of the price and/or receipt please so I can get a price match in QLD? I'd love to buy this. Cheers!

  • +1 vote

    I have this unit and it is very powerful. I am really happy with it but there seems to be an inherant design flaw (or at least a batch issue) where occasionally the unit will not turn on until you remove and reconnect one of the batteries (batteries are definitely fully charged). I thought maybe it was a dodgy microswitch but after some testing I am now confident that is not the case. I returned it for a replacement and the new unit does exactly the same thing. I suspect it may be a bug in the speed controller firmware but have no evidence to support that. I am still very happy with it so have kept it and will live with the odd occasion where I have to remove the battery.

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      Sounds similar to the problem with AEG 58V (& Echo)garden gear, which I believe something to do with battery protection when fully charged and under very high load.
      https://www.consumerreports.org/cro/stringtrimmers/Echo-cord...

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        Maybe? That article suggested that it would start for a second or 2 and then shutdown. It suggested the batteries think they are being overloaded. Mine does not turn the motor even a tiny bit, just totally dead (even the first time you try it after previously working fine). But yes, it could be that the battery circuit or brushless speed controller are flagging current overload for some reason and pulling the battery resets the system. Good find.

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      Can confirm this as well, still a great buy at $99!

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    Successfully Price-Matched in Baldivis (WA).
    Price scanned up as $149, but after showing OP's receipt, the cashier made a call and was able to price match.

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    Tried the new mega Bunnings at Underwood Qld. They said they can't price match because the items sold for $99 could be damaged or incomplete items.

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    I was looking at a blower for occasional use. I didn't want to be bothered with batteries so initially was looking at this:
    https://www.bunnings.com.au/ozito-2400w-electric-blower-vacu...
    It has variable speed and top speed of 270 km/h.

    Whereas this battery one linked here has only 150km/h top speed.

    Secondly, how long does the battery last when using it? The other reason I wanted to avoid batteries is I'd had to have the thing go flat half way through a job and always ensuring they are fully charged. I'm willing to put up with inconvenience of extension cord for this reason.

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    Tried price matching at Mt Gravatt store in Brisbane. Said they cant price match as the item could have been damaged and hence why it's sold for less. The person at the counter said a silly thing saying the invoices posted online could be fake.

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    Price matched at Seaford in SA

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    Hi Jetfuel, can you kindly post your Seaford receipt. SA store says can only price match with receipt from SA store. Thanks in advance.

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