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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 103reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Works wonderful I should have got this vac years ago. works great on leaves and cleaning up the trimmings from the shrubs like nothing. chops everything so fine its a space saver when cleaning up. starts first pull every time. only let down is when it runs out of gas because I'm not paying attention due to ease of use. Seems like I got a system down when cleaning leaves up now. I usually start out blowing most of them in a pile then change over to my shredder bac and let this machine start eating away. May 7, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Light weight Just bought this blower Shredder. Starts very easy the catch bag is good size if any larger would be bulky and it would get a lot heavier. Shreds the leaves fast and quick have many other Stihl products and would only buy Stihl products April 20, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Easy to start Bought one today at my local stihl dealer. I am very satisfied with the power of the vacuum easy to clean out and dump bag. Saved me hours or work cleaning around house flower beds and around the yard. Cant wait to use it again. Also Rob at cumberland outdoor power is great to deal with A+ customer service when you are dealing with him. March 31, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by above my expectation First. I just purchased this today and used it for a couple of hours. My leaves were dry and smaller in size. This machine was very comfortable to use. I purchased it solely for the vacuum leaf shredder capability. I had read other reviews that stated was difficult to switch from blower to vacuum and even though i only did it once i don't plan on doing that again. I have a good blower so i intentionally bought this knowing i wouldn't have to deal with the change over issue. Even in the store i could tell i wanted the SH 86 model because even holding onto it felt so much better. Remember the Sh 86 model has the rubber grip and i felt no vibration at all when it was on. I was able to pick up leaves from rock by just leaving it at idle. The leaves came up but the rocks didn't. I used it 90 percent of the time at idle. I read some reviews that mentioned the zipper on the bag didn't unzip far enough but when i emptied my bag it all came out very easy and the zipper was a non issue. I did pick up a pile of leaves and used the machine at higher than idle for that. I didn't feel the need for a bigger bag as some have mentioned. I felt it was the right size for the machine. I did purchase the Oil with the machine which gave me a 4 year warranty instead of 2 years. Even at idle the machine chewed up the leaves really well. I understand that the higher the rpm the better it would chew stuff up but my smaller leaves worked perfect at idle. At higher rpms i did notice some dust through the bag but it was not a problem. I think large leaves would require a higher rpm just to get it up and down the tube into the metal teeth where it gets chewed up. Starting was super easy. After it was warm i didn't need the choke but used the trigger a bit when i pulled the cord and that allowed it to start with first pull.I really appreciate that Stihl products are made in America. I did my research on this product and am very happy with my purchase and am going to enjoy the time saving tool. March 19, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Good blower/vac Parts for my existing vac are obsolete, sh86 is replacement, my first Stihl. Reviewed 2 other major brands also. It will suck up anything near the tube, including river rock. You'll know when this happens, it make a lot of noise. The motor mounted on rubber pads does a great job reducing vibration in the handles. That's a big plus. March 2, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Small but packs a mean punch Small unit that is definitely more powerful than it looks. Quite impressed with its weight when being used for hours. The rubber bumpers that separate the motor unit from handles makes a huge impact on absorbing all the vibration that no fatigue is felt in arms.Starts very easily even on cold days. After a few minute warm up, its rip roaring to go. Wasn't looking to spend this much on a blower/shredder unit but am pleased that I did. February 9, 2016
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
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