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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 4.2 out of 5 by 97reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Smooth on the hands This is a very comfortable vacuum/shredder. Starts easy. massive suction. Large capacity bag January 20, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by This shredder vacuum is awesome This shredder is easy to handle and easy to use. It works great on dry leaves. It gets plugged real easy on wet leaves. I wish it had a little larger fuel tank. December 23, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by prematurely wore out Have the SH-86C. Used as a homeowner for 7 years. I estimate about 150-200 hours over that time mainly used for leaves in the fall. Died while running at full throttle with fuel still in the tank. It has low compression. I always used Stihl oil and 89 octane fuel per the manual. For about the last 3 or 4 years used the Stihl fully synthetic oil. I would also let the blower warm up for a few minutes before each use. While I did not expect it to last forever I expected more life than what I got out of this so called professional blower.Had no problems with it until it died this November.All Stihl could tell me was that there are Stihl units in service that are 30 or more years old. Which tells me nothing as if something is rarely used it will last indefinitely. December 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great two in one product Both blower side and vac side work great. Bag could be bigger, maybe a backpack style bag with a larger capacity. I have a large mature oak trees and works great in and around the flower beds. However, it does not like the acorns. I have a lot of Sthil products, two chain saws, a weed trimmer, and now the blower vac. Great long lasting of my chain saws is 42 years old and still works great. I'd like to see Sthil make a good snow blower . I highly recommend this product. December 5, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by This product is a step up from my Stihl 55 This blower & shredders has more power with improved attachment hookups and quieter. I love my 55 blow/shred, still, after 8 years; blower still works and still starts easily, after all this time. This 86 starts easy, runs quiet and can pick up very strongly and mulches very efficiently. Love it already! Sold on Stihl! December 3, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by My 2nd Blower/Shredder My first model was made by E*** which served me well for 13 years. However, even when the E*** was new, it didn't have the shredding power that the Stihl has. Although the bag fills fairly quickly, it's easy to dump and to detach and to reattach to the shredder. I have not had one jam caused by mulch or branches as yet which is a pleasant change compared to my previous machine. The geometry of the hand hold is excellent and, being 70 years young, very much appreciated. The weight and load of the machine is shared between both hands meaning I can work for quite a while before I need a rest. Overall, I made a very wise purchase (my wife suggested I move up from my other shredder). November 29, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love It I love it to death! It is worth the extra dollars to get it! November 26, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by As a leaf blower it is above average as shredder poor. About 25 percent of the leave are not shredded (the leaves are dry). Not much good as a shredder. November 24, 2015
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