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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 144.
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Power is amazing I've been putting off buying a "Stihl Blower" for quite some time, as I didn't think it would be worth the price. I don't need to blow off a lot of area, and my trees aren't full grown yet, so the mulching isn't going to be needed in full force yet, but I'm so... happy I purchased the SH 86 C-E. It starts on the First Pull, as my "Stihl Trimmer" does. Don't wait to purchase the SH 86-C-E. You'll be happy you did. Extra advice: Purchase the Stihl Moto mix with your new Stihl products, it will help with the longevity of your Stihl products.
Date published: 2017-06-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to handle Works great my wife like it to blow leaves off the porch
Date published: 2017-06-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from My first Stihl product I needed a good cordless blower/shedder and decided to try the stihl brand. I'm probably not going to use the shredder part hard but it may help when I'm tired of bending alot for the smaller leaf buildups. This Stihl product is well balanced smooth running and easy starting so far. Ask me in a few years how I feel about it and I'll answer then :-)
Date published: 2017-05-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from SH86 is my first Stihl product - I'll be back for more! Just purchased a new Stihl SH86 blower/vac to replace an older Ryobi product I used for years, and the old unit was a curved-shaft trimmer with a shaft that could swap out different attachments, so I had a blower unit with the trimmer, as well. I decided to purchase a different/separate trimmer only, so I decided to try a Honda commercial straight-shaft unit with the larger GX35 motor. The SH86 was also purchased and it will be my separate blower, but it also doubles as a shredder-vac for fall leaf pick-up, so I thought it would be perfect. Well, I have to say the quality and power of the SH86 is pretty impressive. It's balanced pretty well and doesn't make my hand go to sleep after using it for a long time! Funny, but that's important to me. The 2-stroke Stihl motor is quiet, efficient, and smooth overall, albeit a little hesitant to rev up fast or produce much power at lower rpms, and I'm using the Stihl pre-mixed fuel in it. I got a case from my dealer. But, I have to say this - when I compare the Stihl's motor to the new Honda GX35 motor, I rather have the Honda motor (but they don't produce a product like the SH86). The Honda has instant torque available at lower rpms and it revs up fast and gets crazy powerful. The Honda motor is super efficient, like all Honda motors. I see more Stihl products in my future (chain saw soon?), but I HOPE Stihl can come up with a small 4-stroke that rivals the Honda. PLEASE! Keep up the good work, Stihl.
Date published: 2017-05-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best blower/shredder that I have ever owned! I struggle to say anything negative about this machine. However the only thing that I can possibly think of would be to make converting from blower to shredder just a little easier.
Date published: 2017-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I'm loving it Bought this to replace a 14 yr old corded shredder vac and I couldn't be happier. I have 1.5 acres with a lot of trees and landscaping and to be able to pick this up and go anywhere on my property at any time is invaluable. So far it starts great and runs great. I've mostly used it in the vac/shredder mode to pick up leaves out of my landscape rocks and mulch beds. It also worked great on all the debris my birch tree dropped on my driveway this spring. This summer I will use it to quickly blow the grass away from my pool after mowing and whatever else I can think of...the possibilities are endless!!
Date published: 2017-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stihl Shredder Vac/Blower SH 86-C After deep investigation of blowers at this level, I chose this Stihl Shredder Vac/Blower SH 86-C and have used it for 2.5 years now. Hands down, it has performed excellent in all weather temperatures and conditions. I chose to spend the extra money for the SH model, which is the shredder Vac upgrade, not so much for the VAC option, but because the internal hardware in these models are upgraded to stainless steel parts and I have found that the heavy duty rating is authentic. After 2.5 years, I have only done very basic maintenance. But, I treat it like my lady: put 93 octane gas and add synthetic 50:1 oil only, clean it up after ever use and refill the tank after every use so condensation (water) does accumulate due to the ethanol in pump gas, then store it high. If you want heavy duty, extremely high quality, this product will last you for years. By the way, the shredder vac will eat leaves and twigs like butter and put them in the side bag. I would buy this again and recommend it highly!
Date published: 2017-04-29
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