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Shindaiwa EB252 Spec Review

The Shindaiwa EB252 is a gas-powered handheld leaf blower delivering 453 CFM at 170 MPH. It features a 2-cycle 25.4 cc engine. (Read full specs)

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Features and Specifications

Type
Type Gas-Powered
Handling Handheld
CFM Up to 453
MPH Up to 170
Blowing Force 15.8 N
Engine
Make N/A
Engine displacement 25.4 cc
Strokes 2
Fuel/oil ratio 50:1
Speed settings Variable
Features
Cruise controlYes
Fuel tank 18.6 fl. oz.
Vacuum No
Misc
Weight 8.6 lbs
Noise rating 70 dB
Tube length N/A
Warranty 5 years
CARB-compliantYes

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Description

Overview of the Shindaiwa EB252

The Shindaiwa EB252 in use

The Shindaiwa EB252

  • Power: The EB252 gas-powered blower, manufactured by Shindaiwa, is rated for a max air volume of 453 cubic feet per minute (CFM) and a max air speed of 170 MPH.
  • Handling: Being handheld, this blower has a good maneuverability and is meant to be easier to carry around over a small period of time. When compared to other gas-powered handheld blowers, the Shindaiwa EB252 stands out due to its lower weight: just 8.6 lbs.
  • Engine: The blower is fitted with a 25.4 cc engine. Please note that, because the Shindaiwa EB252's engine is a 2-cycle one, it runs on a mixture of oil and gasoline. According to Shindaiwa, the proper fuel mixture ratio for this blower is 50:1.
  • Speed Settings: To provide more control over their job to the user, the unit has a variable speed control setting. No matter the size of the job, the user can adjust the airflow of the Shindaiwa EB252 to match it. On top of that, maintaining the selected speed is effortless, as it also features cruise control.
  • Noise: As far as gas-powered handheld blowers go, this one is average in terms of noise with a rating of 70 dB.
  • Fuel Tank: It has an average fuel capacity for a handheld blower, with a tank that holds around 18.6 fl. oz of fuel.

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The Shindaiwa EB252's performance versus other blowers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea how the key specs of the Shindaiwa EB252 compare with similar leaf blowers.

  • The Shindaiwa EB252 expels air at speeds up to 170 MPH, making it standard in terms of air speed for gas-powered handheld blowers. If you wish to benefit from air expelled at the fastest possible speed, the Craftsman BV2500 and its 250 MPH could be an option to consider.
  • Regarding its air volume, the airflow of the Shindaiwa EB252 can reach 453 CFM (Cubic Feet per Minute), which is on par with other gas-powered handheld blowers. If air volume is important to you, the Craftsman B225, with 650 CFM, could be in your good books.

Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other gas handheld blowers, the Shindaiwa EB252 is on the average side of the price range.

Therefore, this blower nicely fits in the expected budget for this kind of product.

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • In the expected price range
  • Lightweight (8.6 lbs)
  • Cruise control
  • 5 year (limited) warranty
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent tank (18.6 fl. oz.)
  • Acceptable noise (70 dB)
  • Decent CFM (453 CFM)
  • Decent MPH (170 MPH)
WEAKNESSES:
  • The Shindaiwa EB252 doesn't have any notably low specs.

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About Shindaiwa

Since the 50s, Shindaiwa Incorporated has been a major player on the outdoor power equipment market. The company launched its first product, the "Hurricane", an electric chainsaw, back in 1955 in Japan. Nowadays, they are headquarted in Lake Zurich, IL. However, they remain closely tied to their homeland, since they now belong to ECHO Incorporated, a subsidiary of the Yamabiko corporation. Shindaiwa manufactures its products both in Japan, in Yokosuka, Morioka, and Hiroshima, and also in other plants around the globe, in Shenzhen, China, and Lake Zurich, IL.

Warranty Information

The Shindaiwa EB252 is covered under a warranty for up to 5 years. This warranty may not cover all parts of the blower.
For more information about the warranty of Shindaiwa blowers, please consult Shindaiwa's warranty policies (opens in a new tab). Alternatively, you can also contact their Customer Support: 1-877-9-TORQUE (1-877-986-7783).

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