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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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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. 4 months ago
    what a great product!
    I have had this blower for a year now. I'm completely sold. I had a hard time turning loose of the money when I first bought it. I had a handheld blower for years, and when the leaves got so high I had to get out the rake to finish. Now you just go and blow.. It also starts so easy. I pull it once, it starts, that it. Wish I had bought this 10 years ago! You won't be sorry!
  2. 3 months ago
    Very light but excellent power and was easy to start.
    Was using another name brand, the lightest I could find that had good power as medical issues limit my weight carry. At Ace, I was surprised to find that the Stihl was lighter even than my current (which is still one of the lightest around) but I was assured I would have more power. Got it home, started it up and the power was superb, while the weight plus their anti-vibration system made it a pleasure to use. No only was it lighter, but the much greater airflow let me finish in less than ... read more 1/2-1/3 the time, so I had to carry it far less. I'd heard about Stihl and now I know why people love them. Add me to the list.
  3. 2 weeks ago
    Game changer
    With a very large property populated by innumerable oak trees, for years I struggled in the fall removing leaves. Finally I upgraded to the Stihl 600 BR. The difference was not only great, it was exponential! I was immediately able to move large piles without difficulty (both wet and dry) and get leaves out from previously awkward areas between shrubs and in densely ground-covered areas. Plus, the ergonomics and relative comfort of the machine made this all enjoyable! This is undoubtedly one of ... read more the finest tools I have ever owned and my only regret is not having punched a Stihl years ago!
  1. 2 months ago
    Nice for the price!
    Can't beat this for the price. Not as easy to crank as some of the more expensive models but not hard to start either....follow the instructions!!! Once it's fired up and going, it does a great job and powerful for how light it is. You can't go wrong at this price point for a Stihl!!!
  2. 3 weeks ago
    Slightly less CFM, a LOT less gas consumption than BG85.
    I bought a new BG 50 and inherited a used BG 86 from a friend. Got the 86 fixed up at my local repair shop and have used both head-to-head. For the price, the 50 is the way to go. Cost me almost as much to repair the 86 than to buy the 50 new. In terms of power/CFM, the 86 definitely has more guts, but I go through about 2-3 times as much fuel with the 86 as I do the 50. There are times that the 86 can blow super wet, heavy branches and piles of leaves that the 50 can't. The 50 does the job, and ... read more it is super fuel efficient. Can't beat the price and efficiency for non-commercial/professional use!
  3. 5 months ago
    Stihl BG50
    I have seen many reviews saying it was hard to start. I use this commercially and it was VERY hard to start for the first 10-15 lawns. Now that I have done about 200 lawns with it it starts in 2-3 pulls with ease. Also all you have to do to get it to throttle up is to ease onto the throttle. Overall it is a great blower and it is great for what it is.
  1. 1 year ago
    Convenient and easy to use
    I love this blower. It is great for cleaning driveways, patios, sidewalks, etc. It is variable speed with the trigger which is very helpful to me when blowing leaves in the corners of my patio. It works fine for blowing leaves off the grass, but you may want to get an extra battery for more continuous use. At max speed it runs for about 20 minutes.
  2. 3 years ago
    Real power from a cordless
    I was very skeptical when I bought my first cordless piece of lawn equipment. It was the Stihl cordless chainsaw, and from the first limb I cut I was impressed. This tool is no different. The convenience of no cord, no fuel, no pull start cannot be stressed enough. I still have the gas version of both and use them when I know I will be at it for an extended period of time, but for a quick cleanup or quick trim this Stihl equipment cannot be beat if for no other reason than time saved, but there ... read more is no loss of quality on a job well done.
  3. 4 years ago
    Great Product
    Bought this tool as an afterthought but couldn't be happier. My Stihl gas chainsaw died and needed replacement, got tired of mixing gas and oil and decided to go battery. But after buying charger and battery for chainsaw decided better off also getting blower (my plug in electric blower had also recently quit) since already had fixed cost in battery and charger. So guess which tool I use every few days? This blower is terrific, certainly quiet compared to electric and gas, and does great job ... read more clearing our long driveway and patio. Couldn't be happier with product. Chainsaw also great but not needed as much.
  1. 2 years ago
    Great for those who hate roof tops.
    I haven't tried blowing leaves out of the gutters from the ground, but i have a roof with several different pitches on it. Using one 90 degree elbow and 3 extension pieces, i am able to get all my gutters without getting close to the edge. I don't care for roof tops and i don't like ladders, this allows me to clean the gutters and roof and stay far away from the edge. Definitely well worth the money.
  2. 3 years ago
    Totally worth the $$$
    I bought the bg 86 blower and love it. And had to try the gutter kit because i didn't want to climb any more roofs. This kit worked perfectly, didn't fall apart at full speed, and blew all that back crud that coats the gutter after a year. Don't buy cheap. Stihl makes a great product you can count on.
  3. 4 months ago
    A definite must-have
    A great way to clean your gutters! Guy at the service counter I bought it from warned me that I should wear a raincoat when I use it. Needless to say I should have listened to him! If your gutters haven't been cleaned in a long time, it won't make them spotless, but it gets a good portion of it cleaned. Considering that it is only a couple of plastic tubes hose clamped together, the price is a bit steep.
  1. 3 years ago
    Great Blower
    This blower has great power to blow away almost anything on your lawn. It has the power that you have to pay a lot more at other manufacturers. The blower is comfortable to wear with it's great padding for your back. lastly the blower has great features that no other manufacture has, for example the choke sets to run when you throttle up the blower and the multi-function switch that lets you set a blowing speed and turn off the blower on one switch. I highly recommend the BR 350 backpack leaf blower.
  2. 2 years ago
    Excellent Blower
    I bought this blower to clear my new yard. I live in the woods and have about 3/4 acre of yard surrounded by oaks and maples and pines. This blower has surpassed my expectations. It has handled the carpet of leaves that lands in the yard and will blow a 10" high pile with no problem. It will run for an hour and a half on a tank of fuel. I highly recommend this blower. It's easy on the back too. I love it so much, I convinced my brother to buy one.
  3. 5 months ago
    Awesome
    I've had one of the lighter Stihl blowers for a while but its not up the heavier mid-fall to end of fall season, heavy leaves, piles of leaves, wet leaves and so on. I've had an alternate brand for a while backpack variety, and it did ok but was a bit erratic, the carb needed tricky adjustment every season. Last week I splurged on this 350 model (with extended warranty when I bought some pre-mixed Stihl fuel). Its fantastic - night and day compared to its cheaper cousin (distant). I agree the ... read more backpack padding and straps are a bit bare bones, but theres actually two screw holes in the back of the machine, so I might add some padding myself. I'm delighted - I juts blew a load of wet leaves double quick minimal effort!
  1. 4 months ago
    Lots of Parts
    Took a little getting use to changing out from blower to vacuum, which works pretty well. I've had it a couple months, getting more difficult to start, think I'll bring to Ace, got 3 years free repair. Gets a little heavy after using for a while, I don’t think my wife could handle it.
  2. 2 years ago
    Great power but small bag
    The tubes are difficult to put on and remove but not a huge problem after you get the hang of it. Power is the best I've seen in a gas blower/vac. The most frustrating thing is the coming up to a yard full of leaves with a vac that has such a small bag. There should be an optional accessory that has either a MUCH larger bag or attachment to a large garbage can. The bag is also hard to empty. The zipper should come around the corner and up the side a ways.
  3. 2 years ago
    Based on vac function only
    Used to vacuum yard full of sycamore leaves. Initially would have to constantly disassemble the bag and elbow assembly to unclog the elbow. Discovered on 2nd day of use that I needed to run at higher RPM to maintain a forceful airflow thru the elbow. Never clogged again. Looking forward to using the blower this spring/summer. One con, based on the elbow/bag assembly, the adjustment of the bag sling is critical to maintain an open airway into the bag. Being critical of a great tool, otherwise I ... read more give it 5 stars.
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