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SH 86 C-E

A professional-grade shredder vac/blower with top-of-the-line power.

SH 86 C-E
Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 75reviewers.
Rated 2 out of 5 by good as a blower but lacking as a shredder vac blower function works well but poor in the shredder vac operation.1) bag to small and zipper at end requires you to pull out debris by hand. needs bigger bag and zipper that continues around bottom of bag2) does not shred into small pieces, output looks like complete leaves.3) difficult to manage end of shredder because it tends to grab the ground needs a spacer or small roller to prevent ground contact. need to be able to zoom in and out the length to match people of different heights. My wife very short and I am tall.4) how could you possibly use it a ground level without picking up a lot of dirt and dust.5) bag sprays dust everywhere when in use. I do realize that bag needs to be porous to let pressure out but porous portion could be near bottom of bag.6) seems to clog easily even with dry leaves.7) needs to be redesigned as far as the attachment system for the various parts when changing from blower to shredder vac. takes to long and is hard to align parts. a clamping system would seem to work faster and better. June 6, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by So far works very good. I've only had my blower/vac about a month but has worked well thus far. I have used it in both modes and had good results. Vacuum has plenty of suction and mulches leaves and small twigs very well. Blower is great with plenty of power. May 31, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Debris bag too small. Good machine. Bought mine largely to vac and shred leaves. However, the debris bag is small requiring frequent shutdowns. Suggest a flex hose system similar to that used with a popular electric vac/blower so the debris could be blown into a large trash can. May 24, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Stihl products live up to the legend. Have had the SH86c shredder blower for 3 years and it performs perfectly and gets the job done. Have used the Stihl synthetic pro oil since day one and have never experienced a fuel problem. An added bonus was it doubled the Stihl factory warranty. May 8, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Must have yard tool . I have had this tool for 3 years and have nothing but good to say about this product.This Stihl blower/vac. along with the other Stihl products I use are awesome.Have owned other brands, Stihl worth the extra $. April 14, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by I have compared this unit with some others, The SH 86 beats them hands down. I am very pleased with this unit. It is very easy to change from Vac to Blower. I like the fact that it comes with the steel shredder blade. This helps when the small twigs and some of the tougher leaves go through the intake. I am very pleased with this unit. Also I like the warranty program STIHL offers. March 17, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Based on vac function only Used to vacuum yard full of sycamore leaves. Initially would have to constantly disassemble the bag and elbow assembly to unclog the elbow. Discovered on 2nd day of use that I needed to run at higher RPM to maintain a forceful airflow thru the elbow. Never clogged again. Looking forward to using the blower this spring/summer.One con, based on the elbow/bag assembly, the adjustment of the bag sling is critical to maintain an open airway into the bag. Being critical of a great tool, otherwise I give it 5 stars. March 13, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Starts easy, dependable I am very pleased with this shredder-vac, it starts easily, has good power and shreds the leaves to a fine mulch so it doesn't take up much space in the trailer. The vac tube is the right height for me, 6' 2", my old one had a shorter tube which caused me to lean over to use it and gave me a sore back. The Stihl is just right for me. The only draw back is the zipper on the bag needs to be on the long side instead of the end, to make it faster and easier to empty. You need to really shake it to empty it. February 16, 2015
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