Makita BHX2501 Thermal Blower Complete test and editorial review

To remove dead leaves and grass cuttings, the thermal leaf blower remains the most practical equipment. Choosing a leaf blower is not always easy, however. Our team has therefore gathered for you all the useful information to make the right choice in our leaf blower buying guide. We also offer several very interesting models such as the Makita BHX2501. This model has been tested by our team and received very good marks on the different rating criteria. Here are the detailed results of this test and the opinions of our testers on this leaf blower.

8.6 Total Score

The Makita BHX2501 is a 4-stroke leaf blower of 24.5 cm³.

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Negative points

The Makita BHX2501 is relatively expensive. In fact, it costs about $215 to buy it. It has similar characteristics to the RYOBI RBL26BP, but costs about 50 euros less. We also regret the absence of a grinder coupled to the suction function. The sack fills up much more quickly since the dead leaves that are sucked in are not crushed or packed.

Positive points

While the majority of models on the market are equipped with a 2-stroke engine, the Makita BHX2501 runs on a 4-stroke engine. This type of engine offers several important advantages such as limited consumption, but also great ease of use. The Makita BHX2501 is also one of the quietest thermal leaf blowers shown in our test & review page. So you could use it in a residential area without disturbing your neighbours too much. In addition, this model weighs 4.4 kg. Its use will not be tiring even if it is impossible to carry it on your back.

In a few words

The Makita BHX2501 has several features that set it apart from other models. Its 4-stroke engine makes it much easier and more comfortable to use. It’s a shame it doesn’t incorporate a crusher. He will still be able to satisfy you by blowing and sucking up all the dead leaves that invade your yard.


Make: MakitaModel
: BHX2501Type:
thermal leaf blowerFunction:
leaf blower, vacuum cleanerFeed:
4-stroke petrol enginePower:
0.81 / 1.1 kW/hpDisplacement:
24.5 cm³Maximum
output power: 0.81
kWMaximum output power : 1.1
hpFuel tank
: 0.52 lAir flow rate:
606 m³/hAir speed:
64.6 m/sAir flow rate:
m³/minTriaxial vibration
(ah): 9.3 m/s²Sound pressure:
90.8 dB (A)Sound
power: 103.7 dB (A)
Dimensions: 350 x 231 x 368 mmWeight:
4.4 kg


Makita BHX2501 test: a 4-stroke engine with several great advantages

The 4-stroke engine that powers the Makita BHX2501 has several great advantages. This type of engine is above all very easy to start. It will not be necessary to make an oil/fuel mixture as with 2-stroke engines. The 4-stroke engine is also more fuel-efficient. It consumes up to 40% less fuel than 2-stroke engines. It is therefore more environmentally friendly and will help you save on your fuel costs.


A less noisy thermal leaf blower

thermal leaf blowers are known to emit a lot of noise. This is not the case with the Makita BHX2501. Thanks to its 4-stroke engine and quiet system, this model has a maximum sound power level of 103.7 dB. It’s a lot quieter ParkerBrand leaf blower 3-in-1. It will therefore be less aggressive to your ears when you do your yard maintenance. The lower noise level of the Makita BHX2501 will also allow you to avoid disturbing your neighbors too much when using the machine. This leaf blower will therefore be very practical if you plan to use it in a residential area.


The Makita BHX2501 has all the qualities to allow you to take care of your garden while saving money and enjoying optimal comfort. So you’d make a very good deal if you bought this thermal leaf blower.