Husqvarna 150bt vs 350bt: Which One’s Best?

  • July 6, 2018
ModelPriceWeightEditor Rating
Husqvarna 350bt
Husqvarna 965877502 350BT
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23 lbs4.8/5
Husqvarna 150BT
Husqvarna 150BT
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23 lbs4.6/5

Picking a leaf blower that suits all your needs as a customer and individual can be difficult, especially when there is so many to choose from. Certain brands have dozens of blowers that are all very similar but vary in price for different reasons and this can be extremely confusing for a customer who wants to purchase themselves a leaf blower. Perhaps we talk about one brand being better than others but for the most part, Husqvarna is one of the best, then you’re faced with the decision of which model to choose. Two of the top models you can purchase are the 150BT and the 350BT which are both leaf blowers by Husqvarna.

Both Husqvarna models are covered by the 2-year warranty that the brand has for most of their products and they also both have the X-Torq engine which aims to reduce harmful emissions being released into the air. However, the 350BT model has been said to be an updated and upgraded version of the 150BT. Despite the engine being the same as the 150BT grade, it has higher-grade components such as generating 494cfm in the pipe rather than 434 like the 150BT model. It also has a higher airspeed than the 150BT model which is a plus. Despite having some better components, they don’t differ in price too much, so it is up to the individual which model they want to choose. The 150BT has been described as an entry-level commercial model whilst the 350BT is ranked slightly higher. The 350BT model has also been on the market for many years and is one of the most popular leaf blowers in the world which shows how good it actually is in the industry when compared to other brands!

What’s the difference between them?

Performance

This is the main difference between the 150BT and the 350BT, the performance of both models is completely different, and this might come as a shock to certain customers as this is very rarely spoken about. The air pipe on the 350BT has a larger diameter which allows for more air to be blown out per minute when compared to the other 150BT model. The 150BT has a thinner diameter thus meaning that less air can get blown through and the performance, therefore, starts to fall behind. Performance of a leaf blower is very important and since both blowers are a similar price, it is worth looking at the 350BT with a more open mind as it does perform a lot better on the whole.

If you wish to cover more area in a faster time frame then investing your cash in the 350BT model is worth it, it is a lot more powerful than its counterpart and will get everything done a lot faster. This also means it is more ideal for any professionals looking for a new toy, it is great quality and performs well too which is a huge bonus considering the price isn’t too high either.

Husqvarna 965877502 inside

Price

Since the 350BT model is an upgrade of the 150BT it, therefore, means that the price is upgraded and it is considerably higher than you might be expecting. However, many customers do state that whilst the price could put you off purchasing the model it shouldn’t. It is worth the money that you pay and both models price is a reflection of how well they perform in the long term. Whilst you may not want to put most of your money into the 350BT model, it will most likely balance itself out in terms of payments for repairs that the warranty doesn’t cover of the 150BT model.

Durability

All Husqvarna models are known for being durable and reliable when it comes to their make up and for both models in this comparison there is very little difference between the two. We would assume that the 350BT model is more durable, but this isn’t confirmed as customers who review both only states that they’re both great at what they do and are both very durable. The 150BT model is slightly smaller though which could mean it breaks more easily when compared to the 350BT.

Husqvarna 965877502 motor

Design

As a user, if you weren’t made aware of the differences between the 150 and the 350 models then you wouldn’t be able to tell the physical differences as there are very little. Since the 350BT is an upgraded version of the 150BT would expect them to be very similar. Both models have a comfortable, padded back so that users can use the blower for hours without being in pain or getting aches. In addition to this, the straps on both models are the same too.

Quick Rundown of Husqvarna 150BT

Husqvarna 150BT

 

Pros
  • Less Expensive option to opt for out of the two
  • High Quality
  • Lightweight and versatile proving you can wear it for long periods of time without any issues
Cons
  • No added features like the 350BT model have
  • No vacuum options available
  • Smaller tube diameter meaning lower performance grade

Quick Rundown of Husqvarna 350BT

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Pros
  • Compact and Comfortable on the user’s shoulders
  • Quieter than other options available
  • Larger tube diameter meaning it has plenty of power and can perform well with very little effort given from the user
Cons
  • The tube is not easy to take apart if it needs to be cleaned
  • Rather large so not ideal for anyone who has limited storage space
  • No vacuum options

Conclusion

Naturally, we would suggest that the 350BT model would win if they were running a race, mainly because it has a lot more complex and high-quality components but also because it isn’t too much more money than the 150BT model. Despite this, the 350BT is still a lot bigger than the 150BT model so if storage space is an issue then you need to think about where you’re going to put it. For performance and quality, we would say the upgraded 350BT model wins and this is definitely down to the fact that it is simply an upgrade to the 150BT but when it comes to price (and for those who are on a budget!) the tables are turned and the 150BT model would win.

About the Author Adam Harris

Hi there! My name is Adam and I write for HealthyHandyman. I have a great passion for writing about everything related to tools, home improvement, and DIY. In my spare time, I'm either fishing, playing the guitar, or spending quality time with my beloved wife. You'll also often find me in my workshop working on some new project!