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SH 86 C-E

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

SH 86 C-E
SH 86 C-E is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 151.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy start, runs quietly with lots of power Replaced a prior blower/shredder from another maker, this is a definite upgrade in every way. Easy start, usually on the first or second pull, runs great from idle to full bore, with lots of power.
Date published: 2017-10-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Have had this blower for 3 years never stops working starts first pull every time. The reviews that say didn't start after a few uses need to learn how to mix gas it's a 2 stroke.
Date published: 2017-10-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow! Sure makes cleaning out after my Jacaranda tree. Makes my job almost fun. Sure is handy to have a heavy duty blower and shredder vac in one piece of equipment.
Date published: 2017-10-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from excellent blower - hard to start I had the equivalent model for 8 year before it need to be replaced. The old model and the new model blowers both do the job as expected. I have not used the vac feature on the new model yet. The older model always stared easily. I am disappointed that the new unit is hard to start especially when warm. Last night after the unit had been idle for about 15 minutes I could not get is started again. I had to finish the job with my wife's battery powered blower. I would have given 5 stars if it was easier to start.
Date published: 2017-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is my second one of this exact model Starts quickly every time. Shredder is vulnerable to damage when vacuuming around small rocks, but is powerful. Works well when held in right hand, but is not intended to be used on left side of body as is sometimes necessary. I use it year round; even in the winter to blow light snowfalls from sidewalks. Wish it had the ability to extend the blower attachment even longer for some jobs. If this one wears out, I will buy another one just like it as a replacement.
Date published: 2017-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice replacement for my Craftsman I lost my old blower when someone happened to find it in my locked garage, but that's another story. Since it's the height of the mowing season I needed a replacement in hurry. After reading Consumer Reports and other website reviews of gas blowers the Stihl kept coming up as "Best Overall". I wanted a blower/vac comparable to the power that I had in my old blower so I picked up the 86. I went to my local dealer and it was already assembled. The salesman showed me how to switch from the vac, (which it was set up for) to blower mode. It was pretty straight forward. He poured gas in, pressed the primer bulb three times, and she started right up in the store. I took it home and it started up on the first pull. I cleaned up all the debris from when I cut the lawn earlier and I was pleasantly surprised at its ability to displace debris. It doesn't feel as powerful as my old blower but it moves debris much more effectively. I feel as though I finished the job in half the time. I used that vac and it picked up the leaves with no problem.
Date published: 2017-08-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from worth the price Got this to replace another brand. This starts much easier & out performs in every area. Blower operation is very strong even at idle. Vac operation is excellent & that it shreds as well is really a plus. Bag cleans out easily. Much quieter operation even at high speeds. Absolutely worth the price.
Date published: 2017-07-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Powerful and quiet....poor ergonomics I had a "different blow/vac" and you could change from blower to vacuum/mulcher with the flip of a lever. Very convenient when doing leaves to be able to go back and forth.The Stihl runs great and is very quiet, but a pain in the neck convert.
Date published: 2017-07-05
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