Has anyone else got one of these, a Makita EB5300 backpack blower.
I went for this over a Stihl last November as it was much lighter & seemed at the time to be better value.
It had about 2 months use (not doing much Jan/Feb) & packed up 6 weeks ago. The dealer said they could not find a fault as such but were going to try tuning it....... the only thing is, it's a 'special' tuning screwdriver which only Makita have & costs about £40. Apprarantly Makita have not sent this tool out.
Every week I have been on at them asking for my machine, even resorting to phoning the Makita rep who talked me into buying it at the Arb show last summer, Dan. His respone was ' I don't deal with end user's, you have had the machine for four months. Take it up with the dealer'
I gave the dealer one weeks notice last Friday that if it was not repaired I wanted my money back under warranty. Surprisingly when I rang yesterday the rep had 'just delivered' personally the tool & they would look at the machine today. Today comes, I ring again & it turns out it's the wrong tool.
The manager now knows what I think of him & has also lost a sale on a new strimmer (see another post) as well as having to refund me for the blower.
I don't seem to be having much luck with machinery atm but has anyone else found this out about the Makita?