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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 months ago
    Can't beat a stihl blower
    I bought a br600 magnum a couple years back and I haven't had a single problem with it. Most reliable blower on the market
  2. 3 months ago
    Great little blower.
    I like that it is lightweight and starts on the first pull. I wish it had a little more blowing power like the Husqvarna I used. I use it all the time now because of its low maintanence and ease of starting and use: Cleaning pine neadles off the driveway. +5 Blowing gravel into potholes. +1 Starting bonfires. +5 Cleaning out the garage. +5 Blowing out the car after dusty drives. +5 Cleaning up leaves and grass clippings. +4 Blowing mud out of trench +2 Overall I am very happy ... read more with it, is small light and easy to use.
  3. 9 months ago
    Very powerful
    Good ergonomics, very powerful. Starts very good. Can't stand small engines that are hard to start. If it does not start on the second pull its out of gas. I run only non ethanol fuel to reduce build up and for extended fuel life. I have a lot of trees. Oaks and hickory. This thing blows large piles of hickory nuts almost like leaves. Had it for a year now and it gets a real workout at my place. I replaced a smaller husqvarna with this thing when it got hard to start. It runs circles around any ... read more blower I have ever used
  1. 2 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 products.one 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. 5 years ago
    Not Bad
    Just bought this today and used it immediately. Once you get used to starting this, it will start with one pull. Took me several attempts to get the hand of things (read your manual). The shredded leaves are VERY small and desirable in consistancy. It did plug three times from ingesting a wine cork (burp) and some small twigs. It was powerful enough to lift some small river rocks. The blower is great. It took care of moving several years of leaves stuck under three cars (unlike my Weedeater ... read more GBI 30V - but hey - the Stihl has a larger engine) Overall rating: 4.5 stars
  3. 5 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.
  1. 7 months ago
    excellent for the average home
    You can't beat the power of a gas engine! I had a battery blower prior to this and it was just ok. This Stihl 56 is great. Light enough to carry and more power. The very best thing is the eave trough cleaning attachment.In a few minutes I can walk around my home and clear every gutter and downspout without a ladder. Time saving and significantly safer.
  2. 4 years ago
    I would recommend this blower for the small home owner.
    My experience with the BG55 has been great. It always starts; prime once, choke on twice, choke off once and it's running, just half to milk it up to full throttle. However I need a blower with a little more turbulence, acorns and leaves move well but a good twig laughs at it. Overall it's a good machine
  3. 2 years ago
    I am very satisfied with my Stihl product
    i have read reviews on hard starting and flooding problems with Stihl products. I had that problem with my first purchase and took it back to the dealer. He got it started and then took the time to show me what to do and what not to do. I love all three of the gas driven products I have and would not buy a different brand.
  1. 2 years ago
    Good, but a few issues early on.
    I have only had this machine about 4 - 6 weeks and have given it only light use so far. But it has been easy to start and operate. Air flow and velocity seem good and it really has not been as noisy as the electric blower I had before. I really like not having a cord to get out, drag around, and put up. I did have a problem while on my 3rd tank of fuel and took it for service. They replaced the carburetor within 2 days and it now seems OK.
  2. 5 months ago
    Excellent product light and affordable for the power
    I own 5 other Stihl products now and have owned many others over the years, I have never been disappointed in any of them they are virtually maintenance free and last forever. So far the new blower is no exception easy starting and operation
  3. 4 months ago
    Starts easy runs great
    You get what you pay for I have learned the hard way don't buy at the big box stores spend a little more now not a lot later cant say enough about this blower its my favorite yard tool in my arsenal
  1. 1 week ago
    This product is capable and very quiet.
    Bought the BGA 56 as a replacement for a disappointing lime green electric blower. I think this new Li-Ion battery Stihl BGA 56 blower is safer, quieter and more rugged. I am very happy so far after 1 month of every other day usage. I live in a heavily wooded area near a river that sometimes overflows its banks. We have a ton of mosquitoes lately and my bug zapper is clogging up almost nightly. I use my blower to clear out all those dead bugs. It does a perfect of it and it only takes a ... read more second. My previous green battery powered blower died after 1 year (battery stopped charging). It was cheap to buy, but I guess I got what paid for. Home depot refused to take give me my money back since it was after 90 days from purchase. My Stihl blower was relatively expensive, but I really get the feeling it is going to last a long time. Plus my new Stihl electric blower has a 2 YEAR warranty and if I have any problem, I can bring it back to the dealer I purchased it from (Buck Brother's, Libertyville, IL) and they will take care of it instead of me having to ship it off to a regional service center and hope I hear back from them.
  2. 5 months ago
    Great product
    Just purchased this battery Stihl blower from JEFF of San Carlos Stihl dealership . Product is outstanding. After charging battery up to full capacity blew leaves out of garage and cleaned pool area in no time. Blower is very light and no effort to start like many of gas models are. Cleaned up my house outside area in no time and no gas to mix or pull starters. This blower has really made a believer of me. Great product Stihl, u really hit a home run on this one!
  3. 4 months ago
    This is an excellent product.
    I love this blower. Easy to use. Powerful. GREAT features.
  1. 4 years ago
    The BR430 is the power I need
    I have a BG86 hand blower which has worked well, yet did not have the power to blow piles of leaves. The BR430 is new and has all the power I need. The BG86 starts easily. The BR 430 is trickier in that once the engine is started, you have to reach over and nudge the throttle lever. If not quick enough, the engine quits and has to be restarted with a few pulls. While relatively new in usage, the BR430 was a good choice.
  2. 2 years ago
    Great blower
    I purchased this blower due too my br420c being stolen out of my garage. This is an excellent blower. It is very powerful and moves the grass clippings and leaves in my yard wonderfully. I truly believe Stihl makes the best small yard equipment in the world. Very easy to start. Read the directions and you won't have any trouble. I also have a fc95 edger that is easy to start and cuts through any sidewalk I trim. You can feel the quality built in the product. I am totally satisfied with my ... read more purchase and you will be also.
  3. 2 years ago
    Another great stihl product
    Purchased a br430 from Bairs in North Canton Ohio was unsure of what unit to buy and was upgrading from a old 55 hand blower the salesman who seemed to also be a stihl maintenance tech was super helpful and knowledgeable. I have had the chance to use the blower about 12 times and it works awesome has great power and really lifts everything up and off your lawn or concrete! Hope it last as long as my stihl saws, weed eater and my old blower.... Thanks Doug A
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