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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...
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…
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  1. 11 months ago
    Great for many different yard chores!
    I use my held blower for leaf cleanup in the yard, blowing water off my truck after washing and even blowing light snow from our walkways in Winter. It always starts and has plenty of power. I am on my 3rd year with this blower and am really impressed with its performance and reliability.
  2. 1 month ago
    Time saver and life saver - BG 56C
    I purchased the gutter leaf tube kit with the blower to clean out my gutters from the ground. This is a very fast way of cleaning out gutters. Using the Stihl Moto Mix and the Easy Start feature, this blower starts quickly and runs without regard to what position the blower is turned. It runs upside down as well as it does any other way. This is a much faster way of cleaning out gutters than using a ladder to clean out leaves by hand. And it is so much safer than climbing up and down a ladder. ... read more The gutter tube kit comes in 3 sections that slide together and held together with pipe clamps. With all sections installed, you can reach a second story gutter and clean out leaves. It takes longer to add sections of tube by loosening and removing and tightening the clamps than it does to clean out a lot of gutters. A quick-release clamp for the different sections could be designed that would be faster to add sections, but it would probably weigh more and be much more expensive. The blower is so powerful that the curved sections on the end of the gutter kit start to turn a little at a time with the high velocity of air. I simply apply a short strip of duct tape to the joint between the straight section and the curve, and that seems to hold the angle I need to blow the leaves out. The blower is great and the gutter kit is a great time saver as well as much safer than climbing up and down ladders. I am very satisfied with this system from Stihl.
  3. 4 days ago
    What you'd expect
    Decent handheld, choked down by emissions regulations a lot, but not STIHL's fault. People come in with a big misunderstanding that a 27cc handheld blower is going to blast away any pile of wet leaves across the lawn... this is false. Handhelds like this are designed to sweep away light debris like some dry leaves, grass clippings, dry your car, etc, not be the equivalent of a backpack. Good blower for WHAT IT'S DESIGNED for, not what some peoples expectations are. If you have a lot surrounded ... read more by trees and need to do serious leaf cleanup, get a backpack, if you want an easy to use tool to sweep off the deck/driveway/pathway, or clean up after you mowed the lawn, then get this.
  1. 6 years ago
    This blower is the best
    Being a female senior citizen with a mended broken shoulder, I was looking for a backpack gasoline powered blower that was lightweight, yet would blow leaves dry or wet. This blower is PERFECT, does the job with ease and lots of power. I am only limited by my imagination as to how much work I want to do. Thank you Stihl for making a product that is compact, lightweight and yet has the power to complete all of my leaf blowing duties.
  2. 1 year ago
    Great little backpack blower
    My wife purchased this little blower for me as a birthday/Father’s Day gift. I have had my eye on it for some time now at my local Stihl dealer. I love the fact that I have a great backpack blower now instead of a handheld blower. It’s so lightweight and it cranks on the first or second pull every time so far. I know that Stihl has a reputation for being quality equipment and it’s awesome that a homeowner can get that quality without having to sell off body parts to be able to afford it.
  3. 6 years ago
    Great backpack blower!
    I bought this at my local Stihl dealer and used it as soon I got home. I was immediately impressed with the performance of this blower. It was easy to start, comfortable to wear and simple to operate. Plus it looks pretty cool too! I have used it several times since on my medium to small size yard and have not had to refuel yet. This blower puts to shame the electric blower that l had before. The handheld blower I had before put a lot of strain on my arm during long sessions and big clean ups. ... read more With the backpack blower, it takes that strain off your arm and spreads it out comfortably across your back with little to no vibration. Money well spent.
  1. 1 month ago
    very reliable
    I am an almost 60 year old female. Aside from pulling to start the blower, it has been the perfect blower. I can do it, but it is a bit difficult for me. Almost always starts on the second pull, if it doesn't, it is user error! I have 11 oak, maple and buttonwood trees in my yard and this blower makes short order of piles of leaves in my yard, street and driveway. I do use the gas/oil mixture recommended and have not had one bit of trouble in the year I have owned it. One of my best purchases ever!!
  2. 3 years ago
    Mr jarlo
    Was wondering would I buy a blower/vav or a good blower on it's own, searched the internet for reviews big-time, I scarify my lawn every year so I started thinking that a good blower can blow the moss and thatch in a heap to take away, very little raking if none at all, hired out both type of machines and decided to buy the 430 blower , suits my needs perfect, good luck with your choice
  3. 10 months ago
    plenty of power
    I purchased this blower for home use. We have many trees on our property. The blower starts easily, runs relatively quietly (although ear plugs helpful) and has plenty of power to move leaves anywhere. Anti-vibration design is also a plus. I received an extended 4 year warranty by purchasing the Stihl 2 cycle oil. The unit appears well built to give many years of use. The only cons I have are that the instructions are weak with regard to blower tube assembly and the shoulder straps tend to slip ... read more off at times as there is no chest strap.
  1. 2 months ago
    Everything I need and more
    Decided on this blower after using one to clean up after a recent storm. Without a doubt, no question, the best blower on the market. Don't waste your time with the other brands, spend the extra money and go with what you can count on. Work smarter not harder, this blower cleared almost an acre of debris in about 35 minutes. Sticks, limbs, pine cones, leaves, gone. I now look for excuses to use this. I have already loaned it out twice. Starts with ease, not too heavy for me and I'm a female, but ... read more this is without question the best money spent to make my yard work easier. Love it.
  2. 1 month ago
    Best Leaf Blower I have owned
    I actually got this at the end of last season and just started using it heavily again now that the leaves are falling. I have a much older Stihl blower as well but wanted the greater power this new model provides. Started on the first pull this season and every time after. Just follow instructions. I also use the Stihl premix fuel for my last tankful before putting it away for the season last year (no ethanol). I can clear the yard in a fraction of the time compared to my previous unit (which ... read more my son now uses when he helps). The sound is much more pleasant, and ergonomics are excellent. Highly recommend.
  3. 2 weeks ago
    POWER, POWER, POWER, did I say POWER?
    Bought this to blow 5 acres of oak leaves. I had been using a BG86, which is a nice handheld blower. But I needed more power. I bought the 800X magnum. The first time you ever pull the rope to start it you know this is not Grandmas blower. Blows huge piles of leaves around like they are confetti. I will keep my BG86 because it has the gutter attachment and I can also use it to blow small areas like my patio.
  1. 7 years ago
    Extremely easy assembly; two pieces make the nozzle & it's done!
    I bought this for my mother. She LOVES it!! It is very easy to carry, very quiet, but most importantly, very, very powerful! It truly gets the job done. I tried it also & found it easy to manipulate around the yard. It doesn't get hot around the handle. I have several other Stihl products & am glad I purchased this blower for her.
  2. 2 years ago
    Quiet and yet has the power to perform. Great combination!
    I have own the bge71 blower for several years. It is the most quiet blower out there. Don't have to worry about disturbing the neighbors in the middle of summer. Powerful enough to handle fall leave clean up. Does not take a lot space to store it when not in use. I use it after each lawn cutting of my yard for quick cleanup. Base on my own long time use of this blower i can easy recommend it. Test it out yourself.
  3. 5 years ago
    Exceeded my expectations
    This was my first Stihl leaf blower and it's more powerful and quieter that my previous blower. Also like the two speed capability - even on low speed, it's stronger than my previous unit. The gutter attachment is also well designed and easy to work with.
  1. 6 years ago
    Very versatile machine
    After reading some reviews concerning decoupling of the tubes, I was somewhat leery of buying this machine. Using a T15 Torx makes releasing the locking nut simple and easy. The throttle has great response to allow me to suction leaves off of #57 limestone in my window wells and near the foundation. The machine is lightweight and easy to handle. I've only used the machine twice, once as a vacumm, and once as a blower, but I have no resrvations concerning long-term use since I own several other ... read more Stihl machines including a 25 year old chainsaw.
  2. 2 years ago
    Value for the price.
    My yard is about 1/2 acre and with a lot of trees, pecan and oak trees. With all the trees in my yard and so many leaves in the fall, I needed a good dependable leaf blower and vac. I researched them and talked to yard maintenance people about the equipment they use. Most used stihl products and were extremely satisfied. Stihl was what I purchased. I am extremely happy with it, so this year I purchased a stihl line trimmer, and am pleased with it. Stihl equipment is my choice for lawn tools from now on.
  3. 5 years ago
    It's great being cordless!
    I love not having to deal with an electrical cord. I am a small, older female, and needed a vac/blower that wasn't too heavy & started easily. This product accomplishes these requirements for me. I do have a little difficulty in pushing the tabs with a tool to change the tools! But can live with it. I think if you were stronger & had bigger hands this might not be an issue, just an annoyance. My husband likes using this product, except push tabs, too. Haven't had/used enough to know about the ... read more maintenance aspect.
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