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SH 86 C-E

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

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SH 86 C-E is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 215.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well worth the money! I am very pleased with the vacuum suction! Dry leaves suck up like nothing! Great power, as I was a bit worried prior to purchasing. I contemplated buying for months and wish I had last year! You'll find at first that changing the tubes is a chore, but after a few change overs you'll grasp it! The only positive change Stihl could make is with the bag strap. It's a bit awkward the first few times. I found that if I put it over my head and rested it on my right shoulder, it worked better! Happy customer here!
Date published: 2019-11-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very nice as. Blower and a vac Starts easy and does a very good job as leaf vac, shreds very well. Has great vacuum and keeps pulling the vac nozzle to the ground. Be nice if it had a small foot to prevent complete contact of the open nozzle with the ground. As a blower, works great, but have not had a chance to see how it works blowing leaves into a pile.
Date published: 2019-09-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Stihl Quality I have owned this blower vac for about 10-12 years. I have a very large yard with 12 deciduous trees, 7 of which are over 50' tall. I have tens of thousands of leaves that fall every year. This machine is the best blower vac you can buy. My one issue is with vacuum function. I try to pick up the small (6-12") branches that fall off my poplar trees but can not get them all. It will clog occasionally. That I don't mind. What is poorly designed however is the bag attachment. It falls off constantly. I crank down as hard as I can on the belt to no avail. Also, I am going to replace the spark plug but have to take off 1/2 of the case. Not convenient.
Date published: 2019-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great power and suction, does the job!! Very happy with power of blower and the corresponding suction for vacuuming. Reduced large pile of leaves to one bag.
Date published: 2019-08-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Engine sounds tinggy First thing I noticed is that the unit engine sounds tinggy? Not sure if this is normal with the new 2 cycle engines but my old Stihl blower did not sound like this. Someone told me that it has something to do with a new muffler and that it would go away after awhile? Other thing is that I thought there would be more power with this new unit. I use it to blow off the motorcycle and truck after I wash them. Just thought it would have more blowing power. One last thing is that the unit feels wobbly when pulling the starting cord (I have the SH86). Possible because of the rubber mounted engine?
Date published: 2019-08-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great power tool for cleaning my roof Our home has a metal roof with horizontal courses to appear like shingles. Our roof is plagued with needles, small twigs and cones from the Douglas Fir trees close to our house. The needles collect under the lip side if the metal shingles, around the skylight bases and under the flashing on the edges of the roof. I didn’t buy the shredder vac to clean the roof, but got the idea is might be better than sweeping or using my Stihl blower and moving the mess to the deck and walks. My Stihl 85CE is perfect for cleaning the dry needles and roof mess. I agree the bag could be improved. The dust gets on my arm and side and requires laundering my work clothes and I need to shower. It’s a great power tool!
Date published: 2019-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great mulcher and blower Love it it works great! Fast fine mulching and great power!
Date published: 2019-06-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Too slow for the size of my yard I purchased this vac/shredder to clear the leaves from my lawn. It does shred leaves and small stick quite well, however, it will take many days to clear my lawn at the pace the shredder works. I need to find a better way to clear my lawn of leaves than using this shredder. Since you are shredding leaves, be prepared for a lot of dust in the process. The machine and bag are bulky and difficult to carry for any length of time. After awhile, I just let the bag drag on the ground instead of holding it on my shoulder with the strap.
Date published: 2019-05-28
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