Need Fuel Oil Ratio for 2 cycle engineon Leaf Blower

Last year my father-in-law died and my mother-in-law asked me to help her with some of his tools, on how to care for them in as well as help her. He was a machinist and took quite good care of the tools. The same can not be said for mom.
The non-running tool is a leaf blower. Dad had drained the fuel. I replaced the spark-plug. Dad had apparently taken care of the air filter as it was immaculate. I used my electric leaf blower last year for mom because I had never used a gas powered one.
I would like to see if I can start the gas one this year.
Can someone please point me in the right direction so I know how much oil to pre-mix with gasoline to fill the fuel tank (about one pint in size).
Any other pointers on using a gas powered blower would be greatly appreciated.
For reference, the blower is made by Homelite Textron, Model UT# UT08010D, Serial # HP2202076
Thanks in advance!
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1_Patriotic_Guy wrote:

Pretty hard to go wrong with somewhere around 40 to 1.
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Try www.homelite.com and click on tech help. The answer is there I just don't know how to link to it.
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I use 40:1 with a synthetic oil for everything, but some can go to 50:1. . It does not matter much with Homelite as it will wear out in a couple of seasons no matter what you do.
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Generally, most of these Leaf Blowers, Weed Whackers, Chain Saws, with 2 cycle engines use one of the little tiny bottles of 2 cycle oil per 1 gallon of gas. That's about the easiest thing to do. One pre-mixed gallon should last you an entire fall season.
If you don't already have one, buy yourself a 1 gallon plastic gasoline container, add the small bottle of oil, fill the container 1/2 full with gasoline, cap, shake to mix, then top off the container with gasoline to the 1 gallon mark. Hope this helps, Mark
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I would think that a Homelite product, although cheaper than say products made by a company like Stihl, could last quite a long time with proper care, and feeding.
The downside to some of the Homelite products is the use of plastic parts which don't hold up very well if you start throwing these products into the back of a pickup bed, as they are not as durable as more expensive blowers, weed whackers, etc made mostly for commercial use.
With items like Chain Saws, Weed Whackers, Blowers, Lawnmowers, it's a good idea to service them/clean them right before the off season. The better you take care of them, the longer they will last.
A few squirts of motor oil into the spark plug holes, or the use of Stabil will protect the innards. Air filters/spark plugs are an easy matter to keep clean or replace if needed. mark
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Not my experience. The Homelite chain saw I had wore out in light use in one year. Wore out, as in the cylinder lining was worn beyond repair. Your money, so buy what you want, but I'll not touch a Homelite or Ryobi product.
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wrote:

My little Homelite chain saw, which I purchased because my father-in-law sold them in his hardware store and gave me a pretty good price, wore out after a mere 17 years of light use. No good lousy cheap piece of shit I guess. I did replace it with a Stihl, however.
My Homelite string trimmer, purchased at the same time and used every two weeks every summer, is such a no good lousy cheap piece of shit that it's lasted over 17 years.
I did take good care of them. I carefully put a gasoline/oil mixture in them every time I needed to and hung them up in the garage when I was through. Once I even replaced the spark plugs. And I'm careful to always keep all my tools covered with grease and dirt.
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Tom Miller wrote:

Some older two cycle engines required 32:1 gas to oil mixture, many newer ones use 50:1 mix. I have a homelite chainsaw that still uses the 32:1 mix but all my newer stuff uses 50:1 but can depend on make and model.
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@webtv.net says...

....and label that container prominently with a broad tipped marker or else somebody eventually WILL fill the lawn mower with it.
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