SH 86 C-E

Distributor Suggested Retail Price DSRP:   $279.95

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

Powered by a low emissions engine, the new SH 86 C-E professional shredder vac/blower has increased vacuum power and shredding performance that will blow you away. Fuel efficient and operator-friendly, this shredder vac easily converts into a handheld blower. Equipped with features like a special shredder blade on the fan wheel that reduces yard waste, along with the STIHL Easy2Start™ system, soft...Read More
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SH 86 C-E Specifications
DISPLACEMENT 27.2 cc (1.66 cu. in.)
ENGINE POWER 0.8 kW (1.07 bhp)
WEIGHT 5.6 kg (12.3 lbs.)
FUEL CAPACITY 440 cc (14.9 oz.)
AVG. AIR VELOCITY* 63 m/sec. (141 mph)
MAX. AIR VELOCITY* 76 m/sec. (169 mph)
AIR VOLUME AT NOZZLE* 756 m3/h (444 cfm)
BAG CAPACITY 1.5 cu. ft. = 1.2 bushel
*Tested in accordance with ANSI 175.2 standard. Newton is the force needed to accelerate 1 kg of mass at the rate of 1 m/sec2.
Model Features
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    Built in the USA
    Indicates products that are built in the United States from domestic and foreign parts and components.

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    Anti-Vibration System
    STIHL has a system for minimizing the vibration levels of handheld outdoor power equipment. The STIHL anti-vibration system helps reduce operator fatigue and provides a more comfortable working experience.
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    STIHL Easy2Start™
    The STIHL Easy2Start™ system makes starting STIHL® outdoor power tools almost effortless, eliminating the need for a strong pull of the starting cord. This advanced starting system is designed to make starting STIHL® products fast and easy. The specific system may vary by model, but in each case, a quick pull overcomes the engine’s compression to minimize the strength and effort required to start. Available on selected products.
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    Throttle Trigger Lock with Built-In Momentary Stop Switch
    The built-in stop switch allows the user to turn off the engine with a simple press of the button or lever. When the engine is off, the throttle lock automatically returns to the “start” setting. Your power tool will be ready to be started when you’re ready to get back to work.
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    Shoulder Strap
    The STIHL shoulder strap allows for greater maneuverability and helps reduce operator fatigue, allowing the user to work comfortably.
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    Multi-Function Control Handle
    Having easy access to all of the controls on one comfortable handle helps makes it easier to complete tasks so the operator’s hand never has to leave the handle.
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    Purge Pump Primer
    The purge pump primer feature enables the user to prime the carburetor with fuel, enabling easier starting. The purge pump primer is designed in a way that the operator cannot flood the machine by priming the carburetor too many times. Flooding the engine is still possible if the choke is not removed after the engine fires.
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    Soft Grip Handle
    This handle design provides a secure and comfortable grip.
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    HD2 Air Filter
    The new HD2 air filter on this unit is washable, providing extremely long filter life and lowering maintenance costs. The large surface area allows for longer run times between cleanings and high performance even while operating in dusty and dry conditions. Overall, the HD2 air filter provides better protection of the engine compared to standard air filters.
Standard Features
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    Common Features for Handheld Blowers and Shredders
    View the features common to many STIHL handheld blowers and Shredders.

Important Information
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…
WARNING! Improper use of any power tool may cause serious or fatal injury. Read, understand and follow carefully the operating and safety instructions in your instruction manual before using such products.

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Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 112reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Lots of Parts Took a little getting use to changing out from blower to vacuum, which works pretty well.I've had it a couple months, getting more difficult to start, think I'll bring to Ace, got 3 years free repair.Gets a little heavy after using for a while, I don’t think my wife could handle it. October 17, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by just what i thought it would do!!! if you have a lot of trees around your property and no good place to put the leaves you need one of these beasts. we have places in behind sheds and around other building that leaves collect like crazy and theres no good place to blow them away. the shredder part is were i love it the most; that metal blade grinds leaves up to powder and will even crunch up twigs up to about the size of your pinky finger. the blower part has good performance also. the only thing i wish for me at least is a bigger collection bag. when you got a big pile of leaves it fills up pretty quick. October 11, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great shredder vac I bought this to suck up leaves in the fall and pick up the debris that I trimmed off of bushes. It is a little under powered, but works great. September 29, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Easy to use So far so good easy to start and does a great job blowing or shreding September 28, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Much handier than others I have used several other brands of Shredder/Vacs and by far this is the most powerful and easiest to use. The comfort grip handle, throttle lock and easy vacuum bag release are among a few of the reasons I say that. Great product, as usual. September 28, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Product We use ours for cigarette butt removal mostly and it works perfectly!! September 19, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Awesome Machine I purchased this machine because I live in an older neighborhood with lots off big trees so leaf cleanup is a major project. The SH 86 C-E is easy to start and it fires up every time. The power is great and the vacuum works well. Switching between the blower and the vacuum is a little awkward but it doesn't take very long. You can feel the quality of the machine as you use it. September 12, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by Cannot do more than tiny piles of dry leaves I have some oak leaves, about 15 inches high, about a foot and a half wide, this choked on them within an hour. It is totally useless for anything but small stacks of dry leaves. Lost all sucking power in first hour. Choked on my leaves almost immediately. I buy only Stilh products but this one is junk and it goes back to ACE tomorrow for a full refund. August 14, 2016
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