Great Stihl Vacuum
Bought this today and have operated it for 5 hours straight using vacuum.
Breaks eucalyptus leaves down to make them compostable.
Bag is excellent but heavy when full weighing about 9kg.
Unit itself is light and easy to use on a farm to clear leaf build up to reduce fire risk
Volume reduction is about 10:1
No fan problems yet
Purchased in February 2021 for $299.00.
Was really impressed to start with
Only using it to vacuum.
Was really impressed to start with. Vacc`d really well. That is up until the 6th or 7th time. The plastic fan is and broken.
Wish I had wasted my money on the no name Chinese version instead.
Purchased in March 2020 for $300.00.
Not Happy with it as a vacuum, Good as a blower.
Has a plastic blade which is nearly disintegrating and is part of the motor. Put it down heavy once and the motor fell out of its location and jammed the blade. Had to disassemble and put the motor back in place.
Purchased in August 2018.
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I've had this leaf blower for only a couple years and it has only been used a few times a year to blow leaves in the garden and driveway. Its stopped working now. I would have expected it to last much longer than it did. Of course its out of warrenty!
Seems to work very well.
I also have a petrol one but this one is easier for the patio if I don't have petrol.
I use this one to blow rather than vacuum. The petrol one is more mobile.
Its ample strong and good quality. Might be too strong for an older person who may like a cheaper lighter machine.
how badly designed
this must be the worst investment I have ever made.
used only twice since new,the fan disintergrated vacuuming up ivy leaves. could not remove the union nut as it was locked on.this had to be split to dismantle the machine to change to the blowing mode. when I started it up in the blowing mode the machine made a hell of a noise due to the damaged and unbalanced fan. As an avid fan of stihl and a long time user I was very disappointed both with the product and after sales service. to replace the damaged fan is very costly almost as much of buying a new machine.as a retired design engineer I think this machine was drawn up by a first year apprentice on the back of a behind packet.
STIHL SHE 81 Electric Vacuum Shredder
Very good and powerfull, dragging a cable is annoying but you get used to it, problema is it dies a day after the warranty expires.
Fan collapsed its plastic, needs to be metallic. Not impressed with service people attitude, not encouraging to continue doing business
charged me $55 to tell me new fan was $160 maybe should have encouraged me to get a new machine and waved the $55.
It's a good product. I 6ft-er would probably appreciate it more than a 5ft-er in terms of handling height. Extension wires can also be heavy to lug around.
I have the BGE81 which is essentially the SHE81 without a vac.
Extremely powerful. Took 2-3seconds of blow each way to clean my patio of 20m sq. As this has to be done daily sometimes twice aday - it is a real timesaver.
Gum leaves however takes a fraction longer to lift off rough concrete driveway. Another fraction longer fo...
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