Find a Specific Product: Blowers & Shredder Vacs

SH 86 C-E

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

SH 86 C-E
Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 41 reviewers.
Rated 2 out of 5 by Just out of warranty and crank bearing or similar is roaring This has been a great blower/vacuum until this week. I've always used quality premix oil and used it occasionally around my home but now it's got an awful "roaring" bearing like sound coming from the engine. At first I thought I put regular gas in it but it's my usual mixture and is doing fine in my Stihl edger, Stihl chainsaw and other 2cycle tools. It's out of warranty now but I'll make a trip to the dealer to ensure it's not a simple fix. March 31, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Wore out I bought this to use for home. As a vacuum shredder it is disappointing and not very productive. I can bag leaves faster. It worked great as blower but wore out too quick. Had cylinder and piston failure right at 2 years. Had it repaired and it failed again in another 2 years for residential work. Used Stihl oil. Would not buy again March 21, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Too unreliable, poor quality for residential use, even w/5 yr warranty This Blower is for my home use every week. It is hard starting, runs too lean, dies out when giving it throttle, & sometimes just dies out of the clear blue @ full throttle. This is not the great product Stihl claims it to be. I own a Stihl weed eater as well & it seems to work o.k. I use fresh gas w/ Stihl oil + stabilizer in my blower as well. I'm sorry but the blower does not perform well at all !!!!!!! This has turned me off from buying any more Stihl products. The blower is less than 1yr old, as well ! February 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great blower even in winter Bought SH86-CE after X-Mas. First use was blowing snow off guest cars New Years Eve. It worked great. Been using it to clear light snow from driveway & walk easier & sometimes quicker than shoveling. I'm amazed on how well it starts, even in -5deg F temps, and easy start takes so little effort getting it running. Looking forward to use it this season to clear leaves & grass clippings. If it works half as well on leaves as it does on snow I'll save hours on yeard clean up. Used many other blowers over the years and the efficiency of air movement is well above others. Spent more than I really wanted to, but it looks like it will be worth it. February 19, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great addition to the collection I have 2 acres and as a blower and vac combo it is great. Blow the leaves out of tight spaces into a pile then switch over to the vac side and clean up the mess. January 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lots of Power I use this product for vacuuming and shredding only. I have not used it for blowing. I have used other brands of vacuum/shredders and the Stihl has more suction and virtually no clogging. I have also had cases crack with other brands and so far the Stihl has not had that problem. December 14, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good for small areas I bought this for a specific purpose - to get leaves out of small areas like garden beds and my deck, where blowing leaves isn't feasible. It works great for those areas but that's it, in my opinion. I can't speak to how it works as a blower, only as a vac. For that purpose, suction is good and shredding is helpful. The bag holds more than I expected but this is too slow and small to suck up all the leaves from my 1/2 acre (surrounded by trees) yard. For my deck, garden beds, etc. this is a very helpful tool in addition, not in place of, my backpack blower. December 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great tool! A big problem I've had with other brands is when they are warm, they won't restart. You'd have to let them sit and get cold again before they would start. I can't have that, the works got to be done, no going back 1 to 2 hours later to finish. This machine starts back up every time, any time. I doubt if lose my temper and slam this one into the driveway. December 5, 2013
2 3 next>>