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Blue Max (15") 42.6cc 2-Cycle Bike Handle Trimmer/Brushcutter

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Model: 52623
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Grade
Mid Grade
Type
Gas
Shaft Type
Straight Shaft String Trimmers
Powerful 42.6cc Blue Max Engine
Designed to help cut through extreme ground cover
EZ start recoil starting system

Anti-Vibe Handles
Increases stability and comfort
Allows for less fatigue on operator

2-In-1 Combo String Trimmer / Brushcutter
String trimmer head for easy trimming
Tri-blade head for heavy, thick brush up to 20mm

Detachable Harness
Provides safer carrying
Less operator fatigue when using for long periods


Trimmer
Trimmer Head Type
Bump Feed
Line Diameter
0.095 Inches
Max Cutting Diameter
15 Inches
Number of Cutting Edges
2 Strings
Blades Compatible
Yes
Shaft Shape
Straight
Attachment Capable
No
Swivel Cutting Head
No
Blades Included
Yes
Engine
Starting System
Recoil Start
Engine Cycle
2-Cycle
CC
42.6 CCs
Fuel Mix
40:1
Drive
Drive System
Shaft
Accessories
Shoulder Strap/Harness
Included
Overview
Made in USA
No
Weight
19 Pounds
Consumer Warranty
1 Year
UPC
093184526237
Model
52623
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  4 Questions
Q: is there any way to get replacement parts
by Dan from Texas on July 04, 2016

A: Dan,

You will need to reach out to Blue Max directly at 800-348-500. They will then assist you in locating a local service center/parts retailer in your area for replacement parts.

by Dale, Product Expert
Q: Where can you get replacement parts for the engine?
by Holloman from Pennsylvania on July 03, 2016

A: Holloman,

Blue Max lists this small engine as their own brand. This being said, you will need to reach out to Blue Max directly at 800-348-5004 for further assistance with engine replacement parts.
by Dale, Product Expert
Q: Does this unit have a solid shaft or cable?
by Jan Jeffers from Tennessee on May 16, 2015

A: This unit would have a cable.
by Dale, Product Expert
Q: What attachments will fit?

by Jason from Georgia on March 11, 2014

A: Jason - the Blue Max 52623 is not compatible with other attachments. This is strictly a trimmer and brush cutter. That yellow knob on the shaft does disconnect the two sections of the shaft, but this is only used if you want to remove the bicycle style handle from the upper shaft.
by Dale, Product Expert
Blue Max 52623 Reviews & Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
4/5
Quality
4/5
Performance
4/5
Value
5/5
Overall
4.3 out of 54.3 out of 54.3 out of 54.3 out of 54.3 out of 5
Pros
Price (61)
I'd Buy It Again (32)
Exceeded Expectations (21)
Easy To Use (18)
Features (17)
Cons
Heavy (45)
Bad Instructions (14)
Difficult To Use (9)
Low Quality (7)
Durability (2)
83% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Dale, the String Trimmer Expert
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Product Expert
Total Reviews
35 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
2067 Helpful Votes
String Trimmers Direct Recommended

The Blue Max 52623 may be economically priced, but it shares many of the same attributes you will find in "higher end" hand held brush cutters.

With the Blue Max 52623 you have the option of using this as a string trimmer, or utilizing the dual purpose guard to transform the unit into a heavy duty brush-cutter. The blade is included with this model.

The Blue Max 52623 is equipped with an ergonomically designed bicycle style handle bar that also helps to reduce vibration. ... more
Dale Recommends This Model
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Bob I.
Sagamore Beach, MA
Purchased from String Trimmers Direct
Purchased 9/26/17
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
OCT.
19
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Blue Max Brush Cutter
Good so far. Starts real easy and cuts like hell. A bit heavy only cause I have a bad back, I bought a Forester Chainsaw Tooth 9" Brush Blade, this blade is a bear - cuts like butter threw branches, briars, brush, and anything that get in it way. I bought a double shoulder harness for it and that takes the weight off holding it. What hurts my back is bending, but that's me - my back hurts doing the dishes just bending over sink, only problem so far is a carburetor adjustment, haven't done... more
Pros: Price, I'd Buy It Again, Easy To Use, Fast
Cons: Heavy
Bob Recommends This Blue Max Product
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10
Steve E.
Battle Creek, MI
Purchased from String Trimmers Direct
Purchased 3/3/17
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
APR.
18
2017
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Hate It!
This trimmer is extremely heavy and awkward. Handlebars are bent in an awkward configuration. Hard to hold onto and pull to start. Has power but is so awkward and heavy it's not easy to use for any length of time.
Cons: Heavy, Difficult To Use
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Robert E.
Ashland City, TN
Purchased from String Trimmers Direct
Purchased 10/10/17
REVIEWED
OCT.
31
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Solid Trimmer
The Blue Max is a solid heavy duty trimmer. You will need a padded harness as the lanyard is too light for the weight of the trimmer. It comes idled down from the factory, but I've found it to work well with the cutting blade. I idled it up a bit for cutting heavy grass with the trim head and it performed very well. This machine will wear you out, but it will tackle brush, brambles, saplings, and grass like a boss!
Pros: Price, Exceeded Expectations, Features, High Quality
Cons: Heavy
Robert Recommends This Blue Max Product
Robert's Experience With String Trimmers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
4/5
"Had some difficulty with shipment (FedEx "lost" it). Once resolved, product arrived quickly and well packaged."
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Richard K.
Mountain Iron, MN
Purchased from String Trimmers Direct
Purchased 10/8/17
REVIEWED
OCT.
31
2017
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Ok For String Use, Not For Heavy Brush Cutting
Trimmer broke after 20 minutes of brush cutting. The lever that locks the lower and upper shaft broke immediately. After 20 minutes or so the lower shaft must have broken as the blade would no longer spin. Warranty was great as they sent me both parts right away. Haven't had a chance to give it a second try. I'd say the draw back with this product is the two piece shaft. While the engine has plenty of power I think the two piece shaft is the weak link.
Pros: Price, Easy To Use
Cons: Bad Instructions, Low Quality, Unreliable
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David A.
Warrenville, SC
Purchased from String Trimmers Direct
Purchased 10/15/17
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
OCT.
30
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Good Weed Eater
I tried it out and it cut like butter. Itís a little heavy and it takes a little time to get use to it.
Pros: Price, Exceeded Expectations, Features, High Quality
Cons: Heavy
David Recommends This Blue Max Product
David's Experience With String Trimmers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"It was a good experience using the trimmer."
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John C.
Lillington, NC
Purchased from String Trimmers Direct
Purchased 4/2/16
REVIEWED
DEC.
10
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
It's A Hoss
It's heavy and awkward but it gets the job done, much better than my echo 225r
Pros: Price, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Heavy
John Recommends This Blue Max Product
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Anne G
Wellsboro, PA
Purchased from String Trimmers Direct
Purchased 4/5/17
REVIEWED
APR.
26
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Nice For The Money
The string is a pain, but I bought this trimmer to do the thicker stuff anyway. Probably never take the blade off. Cuts through big stuff. Easy to start. I have to say that it is a bit heavy. But, great value for the money.
Pros: Price, Durable, High Quality
Cons: Heavy, string is a pain to load
Anne Recommends This Blue Max Product
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Luke A.
Larose, LA
Purchased from String Trimmers Direct
Purchased 9/14/17
REVIEWED
OCT.
27
2017
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Gets The Job Done & Plenty Of Power To Spare
Needed to work in some food plots. Priced renting a brush cutting and quickly realized that if the Blue Max ran for three days it would be worth the money. The machine is a powerhouse. Iíve cut pipeline right of ways during summer breaks in college and used some name brand brush cutters. The Blue Max blows them away. The way the engine revís up was amazing. I donít care if itís Chinese and cheap. It got the job done. The provided brush blade easily took down waist high grass, and even... more
Pros: Price, I'd Buy It Again, Exceeded Expectations, Easy To Use
Cons: Lower engine guard seems flimsy, The handle metal feels thin. Wouldnít want to rough it up around
Luke Recommends This Blue Max Product
Luke's Experience With String Trimmers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Secure payment. Fast shipping."
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Tom D.
Southern Part, WV
Purchased from String Trimmers Direct
Purchased 8/31/17
REVIEWED
OCT.
24
2017
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Blue Max
Used one time, bought late in season, plenty of power, and seems to run well.
Pros: Price, Easy To Use
Tom Recommends This Blue Max Product
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Jerry T.
Hodgen, OK
Purchased from String Trimmers Direct
Purchased 8/20/17
Total Reviews
3 Reviews
REVIEWED
OCT.
23
2017
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Good Trimmer
It's a good trimmer, but very unhappy with the handlebars which make it difficult to use.
Pros: Price, Fast, High Quality
Cons: Heavy, Difficult To Use
Jerry's Experience With String Trimmers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"They offer good pricing."
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Jimmy R.
Baton Rouge, LA
Purchased from String Trimmers Direct
Purchased 9/21/17
REVIEWED
OCT.
23
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Heavy But Powerful.
This product is on the heavy side but the power is fantastic. I've only used it a few times, but boy does it make short work on grass and weeds. Edged 3 complete yards and only had to bump stringer release one time making me a happy man! You need to wear protective gear though because it really throws debris around.
Pros: Price, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Heavy, Difficult To Use
Jimmy Recommends This Blue Max Product
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