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Blowers & Shredder Vacs

Powerful clearing performance for almost any sized lot

Your landscape, your rules. Keep leaves, clippings and other yard debris under control with STIHL handheld blowers, backpack blowers, or shredder vacs. From homeowners to professional landscapers, STIHL is the name to trust for hardworking equipment that lasts, season after season. Each model is designed for efficiency, ease of use and exceptional power. Whether you maintain a small urban lot or acres of land, there’s a STIHL handheld or backpack blower ready to exceed your expectations.

While in blower mode, STIHL shredder vacs produce exceptional blower performance, along with reduced exhaust emissions and a great selection of features. When in shredder mode, they offer great suction and a specially designed blade for cutting leaves. They offer great value in a portable package.

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Blowers Frequently Asked Questions

Note: STIHL recommends use of fuel with no more than 10% ethanol content. Using fuel with greater than 10% ethanol content may cause damage to your equipment and may void your STIHL warranty. Learn More…

  1. 2 years ago
    Have had no issues
    Bought this blower paired with a fs91r trimmer, I mow frequently and use this blower alot cleaning off porches, driveways, sidewalks, etc..I have seen some reviews saying hard it is hard to start/run issues, but I have had none. Following standard stihl starting protocol, it cranks right up... I do recommend letting it idle/warm up a little longer than normal seeing as it's a little finicky on the top end when cold. But I start it up and set it in the yard and idle for a minute or 2 and shes ... read more ready to go... no issues!
  2. 2 years ago
    Just what I was looking for
    I was using an electric powered blower and my house needs sweeping almost everyday due to the many trees so I was looking for something portable, compact, strong and dependable. This gas blower has it all and so far I am very happy with it and for the price it was well worth it. I have a big yard and carrying the electrical cord was getting annoying at times not being able to reach and not having the freedom to move freely. Since the purchase and from when I first turned it on it has not failed ... read more me and has always performed he same when I have used it.
  3. 1 year ago
    Love this blower.
    I have been using an electric blower for 5 months since we moved into our new home on 1 acre and it just wasnt doing the job. It's now fall (or what we consider fall in FL..) and I am getting many acorns on my asphalt driveway, the electric blower wouldnt get them moving. This thing moves all the leaves, twigs and acorns off the driveway perfectly. We also have a pool deck without a screen, many times the leaves would get caught in between the pavers, the electric blower wouldnt move them. No ... read more more leaves with this fella. I used it to clear the driveway, garage, walkways, pool deck and the gutters all this weekend. It's lightweight and the fuel seems to last a long time. Very easy to start as well. Get one!
  1. 3 weeks ago
    It’s easy to start, Extremely powerful,good weight
    I bought this backpack blower because I live in a almost totally treed lot, I was using a hand held blower but would only get 1or2 years before having to replace.This blower will cut my leaf removal time by 90%at least . I am sure my neighbors will not mind the less time listening to me removing leaves,it also moves hickory nut hauls,sticks,rocks,acorns,sweetgum balls and even blows the dead thatch out of the lawn. I am so glad I bought this blower instead of a smaller one it might be over kill ... read more for a residential customer but the time it saves you it will pay for its self
  2. 2 months ago
    Bought this to blow 5 acres of oak leaves. I had been using a BG86, which is a nice handheld blower. But I needed more power. I bought the 800X magnum. The first time you ever pull the rope to start it you know this is not Grandmas blower. Blows huge piles of leaves around like they are confetti. I will keep my BG86 because it has the gutter attachment and I can also use it to blow small areas like my patio.
  3. 1 month ago
    Strong Blower
    Today being a year since purchasing my first br800, I now have 4. Great blowers, very strong! They need to fix the issues I’m having with the 90 degree elbow screws, they strip out over a few months, and cause the elbow to swing out away from user causing a lot more effort. Everything else is great about the blower!
  1. 4 years ago
    To date, their best professional blower
    I own a BR 550, BR 600 Magnum, and now the BR 450 C-EF -- without a doubt this is Stihl's best blower to date (Oct 2015). I think the Stihl engineers have underrated the CFM, as I can attest that it is virtually equal to the 600 Magnum (and possibly greater). Also, the way that the air is delivered is better, it seems to have more "punch" when you throttle up (compared to the 600). Electric start is a fantastic feature, even on cold mornings, it fires right up. Also, the larger fuel tank is a ... read more benefit over previous models..
  2. 4 years ago
    First, this is the best blower I have ever used.I have had echo, shindy, redmax etc. I also have the stihl br600 magnum, great blower also.the br450 cef has lower numbers on m.p.h and cfm, but you cannot tell a difference the electric start and tube make up the difference. Blows wet grass clippings, wet leaves and moves piles of dry leaves with ease. The end tube decreaser is great for moving wet material, remove that and moves piles and piles of dry leaves. Very comfortable, ... read more convenient and reliable. I WOULD RECCOMEND THIS BLOWER TO ANY PRO OR HOMEOWNER.
  3. 3 years ago
    1 year so far with the 450 C-EF
    My blower starts after 1 or 2 pulls regardless of outdoor temp and I couldn't be more pleased. Seems to be more than enough power to satisfy almost any homeowner. I use it at least once a week. The electric start is a godsend to pick up/move things around, talk to neighbors, kids, etc. I would never have a blower without electric start again. Just FYI, complaints about not being able to start the BR450C-EF with the electronic start are misplaced. You do not start the blower with the button. ... read more You must do the initial start via recoil. Once it's been running and you stop it, you RESTART it with the electronic start. I cannot recommend this blower highly enough as the near perfect compromise for a homeowner.
  1. 4 years ago
    This blow/vac is worth every penny!!!
    I've owned this product for about six weeks and have used it every weekend. I've used the shredder system twice. The easy to start system STIHL has is second to none. I've tried several other brands, and finally decided to spend the extra money and get a well known and reliable blow/vac. I wish I would have bought this a long time ago. The ease of use is superb. Switching over from blower to shredder is very easy; Especially after you do it the first time. Don't waste your money on other ... read more brands. Bite the bullet and get a STIHL.
  2. 2 years ago
    Great machine
    I replaced a 2-stroke shredder vac I bought from a big box store. I had it for about 8 years and it still ran. But, the little things bothered me - the vacuum was anemic. the ergonomics of it sucked, it was hard to start, and changeover from vac to blower was tedious. The Stihl unit is infinitely better - always starts right up. Plus a couple of things I didn't count on: 1) It's much quieter than my older unit 2) Its exhaust (even while being 2-stroke) doesn't stink as much 3) The ... read more conversion between shredder and blower is WAY easier and the ease of use (While in vacuum mode) is better My only complaint is the plastic impeller. Not a fan...
  3. 4 years ago
    Good power
    I am very happy with this product. I have bought many stihl product in the past. I bought this strictly for the vacume part because I already have a stihl BR 600 Magnum blower. The vacume has good power if your not careful it will start sucking up mulch and may get jammed. It got jammed a few times, but I quickly got is up and running. If you did want to use the blower it is somewhat difficult to change over, I only use it as a vacume so I never need to change it over. Besides that it works ... read more great and the starting is almost effortless.
  1. 4 years ago
    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.
  2. 7 years ago
    Good Blower, mediocre vaccuum
    It blows leaves well, but the vacuum side leaves much to be desired. If you have smaller light weight leaves, it should do fine, but if you have thicker larger leaves like red oak, it tends to bridge at the opening and leaf collecting becomes a slow process. If your leaves are wet, that complicates matters even further. I ended up buying a used troy built chipper/shredder to handle the leaf shredding. Bottom line, it's a good blower, but don't buy it expecting it to wow you with it's vacuum capabilities.
  3. 7 years ago
    Great machine
    I bought this blower/mulcher today. I was somewhat apprehensive after reading some of the reviews. I have a large property and need flexibility with the leaf problem. As a blower, I think it does an awesome job. As a vacuum, I think it works for my needs. I don't know what everyone expects, but yes you have to sit and suck all the leaves up at a slower rate than what you would hope for. We all just wish for the same vacuum power as blowing power. It does the job. I think it was a great purchase.
  1. 3 weeks ago
    Awesome power!
    I have 1.5 acres of wooded yard. My leaf blower made quick work of leaf removal. I had and still have my handheld Stihl leaf blower. Using the handheld convinced me to upgrade.
  2. 1 year ago
    Stihl BR 350 Leaf Blower
    The Stihl BR 350 is an excellent leaf blower. Solid build. Plenty of power. It's comfortable to wear for several hours at a time. It starts quickly. I have a heavily wooded property. And the BR 350 gets the job done. Dare I say that it's actually fun to run this leaf blower? Yes. Here's a highlight: the blower gets leaves and large Hickory nuts out of very thick weeds. It really is that powerful. This is with the full-length blower tube at the ground. One can take off sections of the blower ... read more tube for different applications. Pro Tip: make sure to use Stihl's MotoMix 50:1 fuel. If you are on the fence about which leaf blower to purchase, the BR 350 is an excellent choice.
  3. 2 months ago
    I bought this for my husband for Christmas a year ago. He started using it as soon as the snow was gone in OH. We have huge sugar maples and oaks in our yard, not to mention our neighbors trees that add to the leaf pick up. I am not exaggerating when I say that this machine cut his leaf blowing time in half. He'd previously used a Stihl hand held blower, and loved it, and may have been a bit hesitant to give it up. Now he looks for excuses to power up this bad boy. He says, it's easy to start ... read more and gets hours of use from one tank. I highly recommend this backpack for anyone with a large yard or a lot of trees...or especially those, like us, that have both.
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