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[VIC] Ozito PXC 18V Cordless Blower Skin Only $49 + Delivery ($0 C&C/ in-Store) @ Bunnings

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Saw this at my local store. Price reduced from $69.

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  • +2 votes

    Which bunning?

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    chop chop porkie! tell us the store son!

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      check the website, in stock at Scoresby

  • +2 votes

    Got my bundle (trimmer and blower with 2.5a battery) for 59 last year.

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      I paid $25

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        Oooh please elaborate

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          Deal from here a couple of years ago.

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        you win ^ ^

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      Would you please pm the detail?

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    Sorry,. Oakleigh South. There were 5 on the shelf.

    • +8 votes

      That's one hell of a hair dryer, you'd have no hair left Inc eye brows

      I've got one and it works fine for my jobs. Obviously not going to match something with a huge motor that you strap to your back or shoulder. People need to align their expectations, these things still have to abide by physics ie small = less push

    • +7 votes

      It's great. But not because of strength. Strength is ok, but the upturned nozzle gives tonnes of control to push leaves sideways perfectly when the blower is titled on its side.

      I also have an ego which is much stronger. But in some situations (moving leaves carefully so as not to get stuck in other plants) the ozito is so much better.

      I'd consider the ozito to be complimentary to a stronger blower. If either my ozito or ego break I'll replace them for sure.

      • -1 vote

        This guy should not be negged (see my post below). These blowers are poor, have gotten weaker over time as newer versions replaced older ones (despite the specs, i own them and can clearly notice it, i flogged the latest one off on gum tree). They are not good value either unless you have quite minor requirements, but i'd argue a broom/rake would be almost as easy if that were the case.

        The Ozito Jet Blower (or similar jet blowers) are vastly superior and have a dial to throttle the power making it immensely more useful whether you need less or more power. Whilst the Ozito Jet Blower is hard to find these days, getting one 2nd hand or a competitor model even if it cost $150 would be a much better choice for a lot people. The Jet Blower is seriously one of the best purchases i have made.

        • +3 votes

          You're both exaggerating, not everyone wants or needs the power of a jet-style blower, which is why these are great value.

          • +2 votes

            @Lorindor: I'm not exaggerating at all, certainly no more than you are down playing it and not reading what i said properly. And i never said everyone, i said "unless you have quite minor requirements" and "a lot of people". And for those happy with this, they are often on sale cheaper than this and/or in packs. I've owned 3 different models of this and all picked up cheaper.

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              @Xizor: 'A glorified hair dryer without heat' is an exaggeration and a half.

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                @Lorindor: I'm sorry that description has offended your affinity for this blower, but so be it. If I can help even a handful of people avoid the trial and error experiences i went through, people who have more than the softest most basic requirements of a blower to avoid this and get a jet blower than gives them vastly more options for both low or high power end, it's worth it. Chin up buddy!

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                  @Xizor: You're now assuming I'm offended by your exaggeration, what a package you are!

                  • +2 votes

                    @Lorindor: You're obsessed with one tongue in cheek remark and completely ignoring everything else i said because you're demonstrating measure and objectivity. You don't have to agree, that's OK, but people have a right to others opinions. Anyway, enough oxygen wasted here.

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                      @Xizor: It's okay big fella, no one is going to take your jet blower away from you.

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                  @Xizor: "avoid this and get a jet blower"

                  I've got both after picking up the Jet Blower skin for $29 last year.

                  It was great for the money, but requires 2 batteries, more strength to carry its weight which is at least 50% heavier and is not currently available. That's not going to be a lot of good for many would-be users.

                  Of what is currently available, all are at least 3x the price of this unit.

                  There is nothing in this price range for comparable functionality which will suit anyone who is currently using a broom/rake or just looking for an easier way to blow some leaves off the patio or clean up after mowing. Thanks OP!

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                    @UncleRico: Get out of here with your logic and valid points!

        • +1 vote

          Well, this and jet blowers are different. My ego is a jet blower. If it had an upturned nozzle I wouldn't need my ozito (because as you say the jet blowers can be put on low strength too). But it just doesn't have that brilliant nozzle. Thats why the ego and ozito are complimentary.

          My ozito is 2 years old max. Dunno about the power dropping i have a hard time believing that but not fling you say you're wrong.. Don't care too much ;)

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            @justtoreply: "If it had an upturned nozzle"

            https://www.amazon.com.au/AN5300-530CFM-Blower-Nozzle-Models...

            Costs almost as much as this Ozito, but this nozzle should fit any of the Ego blowers except the LB4800. I've contemplated buying it myself, but have only been put off by the fact that even with the directional nozzle, I'm not sure that it would replace the Ozito due to the extra bulk and weight. I love waving the Ozito around like a wand for light and controlled dust blowing indoors or to clean off bikes, bbq or clippings outside…

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              @UncleRico: Hey mate. I know of those. It is flat but doesn't turn up. It's that turn that makes the ozito so great

  • +1 vote

    I have one. Works great!

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      I'm really happy with mine, but it's only good for a light sweep. It barely touches my massive liquid amber autumn leaf fall. Kinda creates an air pocket underneath, but doesn't seem to push the leaves about. But for sweeping around the deck/bbq/weights it's 10/10.

  • +3 votes

    Still haven't opened the jet blower deal from last year lol.

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    I have this and found that when I use my larger battery it blows stronger.

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      Same with the line trimmer!

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        Yep. Many/most of the Ozito PXC range get a substantial torque boost from the bigger batteries which run more than one parallel string. I think that everything above 2.0Ah or 2.5Ah is run on two parallel strings rather than one and receives a proportionate boost to the maximum torque available. Would love to hear from anyone who's done more analysis to see what size batteries are configured for 1p / 2p / 3p configuration.

        In my distinctly non-scientific observations, using the 4.0+Ah batteries is the biggest upgrade anyone with a set of Ozito PXC tools can give themselves. Short of lashing out on some trade-quality tools like Makita / DeWalt / Ego…

        • +1 vote

          Just look at the size of the battery packs.
          2p packs are noticeably larger. I've got a 2.5Ah battery and can see it's physically too flat to hold 2p/10x 18650s.

          Since Ozito only have the +/- pins I just presume they just let the cell's natural limit dictate the power and probably some safety in the PCB. It can either reach the motor's maximum power draw or as best as the battery can manage.

          Lucky 4Ah are usually the best value anyway thanks to Aldi sales.

          I do happen to have thin 1p packs of various brands thanks to random sales over the years and I am a convert that things like drills and drivers are easier to use with the lighter smaller packs (not that I'd go out of my way to pay for the privilege as such).

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            @dufflover: It is just that the bigger batteries have lower internal resistance, so the voltage does not drop as much under load.

            A motor like this will draw less power as the voltage drops, no fancy electronics needed.
            The blowers are particularly high powered, so should be used with larger batteries. Drills or hedge trimmers are fine on the smaller batteries.

  • +1 vote

    Love the brushless jet blower version

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    These also works well for blowing dust out of PCs, cleaning Dyson handheld vacs etc. Very handy size i.e not too large and small nozzle. It's my go to dust blower and also is great for small garden jobs.

  • -1 vote

    These little blowers are not worth it and the newer ones are weaker than the older ones (i had both). Only worthwhile for the smallest/lightest of leaf clearing, but really a glorified hair dryer without heat. Honestly, get a jet blower or don't bother.

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      @Xizor: "the newer ones are weaker than the older ones (i had both)"

      I have also used newer and older units (3 years for mine vs 3 months for one I got a couple of months ago for $129 with the hedge trimmer and battery for the old man). And I have found them to be identical in power - if you're using an equivalent battery. The single string 2.0Ah and lower batteries certainly don't generate the same power as the 4Ah batteries. Is it possible you're comparing a newer purchase with a smaller battery with an older version using a bigger battery?

      I'm genuinely curious because I was unaware that any of the specs or model numbers had changed for this blower.

  • +1 vote

    I've got/had one of these, the Ozito Workshop Blower/Inflator, 2x18v Ozito Jet Blower and the Ego 56v LB5300.

    The mini Workshop Blower is limited in it's usage, and whilst this Cordless Blower certainly doesn't have the power of the 2x18v or Ego units, its light weight, curved shaft and tapered nozzle make for a very functional tool.

    The other two units are better suited if I've got a pile of wet leaves/bark in a corner of the yard, but for moving dry leaves or grass clippings after mowing, this works perfectly fine at a fraction of the cost and weight. Just be sure to use a 4.0Ah or 5.2Ah battery to get the most out of it - the smaller batteries have limited runtime and sacrifice some torque/blowing power as well.

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      Good points. It really comes down to size of lawn and probably types of trees. Smaller lawn, thinner grass, smallish leaves etc much lesser requirement on the blower.

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      Correctly spec the purchase of tools to the job you need them to do.

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      I only have the 2.0Ah battery that came included back in the day so have no idea how much more powerful it could be with 4.0Ah. Am still very happy with it for small jobs and as a computer dust blower etc.

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    This price is for VIC only can the local bunnings in NSW match it or no chance just want to check before heading to avoid useless visit

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      Call your local Bunnings and ask for the price?

  • +1 vote

    Hey do you own a gas leaf blower?

    Buy this and put your gas one in the bin you @#$%# your neighbours hate you.

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    Anyone know if the dual battery model ones will ever make a come back?

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    might seem a strange question… but does anyone actually use something like this to dry their car after washing, to avoid using a chamois/remove water spotting?
    few sites saying to use blowers (like $300 automotive ones) but need a blower with a filter in..
    obviously these don't have filters..

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      Absolutely yes - works a treat. Albeit in my case I use the Ego for its extra power over this one.

      Also, thanks for all of your hard work on all those pizzas. First rate effort…

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        thx for letting me know!!

        lol love those pizzas

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      Needing a filter is overrated. Ive used a small leaf blower for 5 years, never touched the paint in that time, still perfect. Sure, if I was a FT detailer, then ide have the proper blower but for home use, leaf blower works a treat.

  • +3 votes

    They fixed the price. Was at bunnings, price was $49 on website. Came to check out, it was back to $69

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    Can't find anywhere for $49 :(

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      Picked one of these up today @ Northland for $49. 4 more on the shelf

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    I bought a 4Ah battery last wkend and I can confirm the blower is more powerful using 4Ah battery compare to 2Ah

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    I bought one. I use a 4AH battery that came with another purchase. The blower came with a trimmer, $69.00 for both with a smaller battery (size ?) and charger.
    It's good for a quick tidy up, I'm happy enough with the blower and the trimmer, glad I bought them.
    Re Blower, for heavy work or work after rain look for something corded or on fossil fuel. Recommended at the price.

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    I purchased one from the Bunnings at the Adelaide airport (old Masters site). Adelaide. 1-7-21
    Showed them the price on their web page in Melbourne $49, lady looked up the number yep same ,no problem.
    Wasn't game to push the "beat it by 10% if a lower price". Their policy.
    It showed here as $69.

    Happy with performance using 4amp battery, it slows a little as the battery drains.

    Quick easy cleanup after having a large tree stump ground down, mulch sprayed everywhere.