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Shindaiwa EB262 - 456 CFM Gas Handheld Blower

The Shindaiwa EB262 is a gas-powered handheld leaf blower delivering 456 CFM at 172 MPH. It features a 2-cycle 25.4cc engine. (Read full specs)

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Features and Specifications

Type
Type Gas-Powered
Handling Handheld
CFM Up to 456
MPH Up to 172
Blowing Force 15.8 N
Engine
Make N/A
Engine displacement 25.4cc
Strokes 2
Fuel/oil ratio 50:1
Speed settings Variable
Features
Cruise controlYes
Fuel tank 20.3 fl. oz.
Vacuum No
Misc
Weight 9.8 lbs
Noise rating 70 dB
Warranty 5 years
CARB-compliantYes

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Description

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Overview of the Shindaiwa EB262

The Shindaiwa EB262 in use

The Shindaiwa EB262

  • Power: The EB262 gas-powered blower, manufactured by Shindaiwa, is rated for a max air volume of 456 cubic feet per minute (CFM) and a max air speed of 172 MPH.
  • Handling: It’s handheld, so naturally it’s easier to handle and carry than larger leaf blowers, such as backpack models or walk-behinds. All told, it weighs 9.8 lbs — the Shindaiwa EB262 is neither the lightest nor the heaviest gas-powered handheld blower on the market.
  • Engine: The blower is fitted with a 25.4cc engine. Please note that, because the Shindaiwa EB262'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: For those who wish to have complete control while operating their leaf blower, the EB262 offers variable speed settings, and moreover, is also equipped with cruise control, which allows the user to comfortably continue blowing at their preferred setting.
  • Noise: Its noise rating of 70 dB can be considered the standard for similar gas-powered handheld blowers.
  • Fuel Tank: With a capacity of 20.3 fl. oz., this Shindaiwa blower is average compared to other gas handheld blowers.

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The Shindaiwa EB262's performance versus other blowers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea how the key specs of the Shindaiwa EB262 compare with similar leaf blowers.

  • Its max air speed of 172 MPH places it at the approximate midpoint in comparison to other 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.
  • It has a maximum air volume output of 456 CFM (cubic feet per minute). With this output rating, the EB262 is well within average in relation to similar gas-powered handheld blowers. If air volume is important to you, the Craftsman B225, with 650 CFM, could be in your good books.
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Price comparison

As you can see from these interactive charts, when compared to other gas handheld blowers, the Shindaiwa EB262 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
  • Cruise control
  • 5 year (limited) warranty
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent weight (9.8 lbs)
  • Decent tank (20.3 fl. oz.)
  • Acceptable noise (70 dB)
  • Decent CFM (456 CFM)
  • Decent MPH (172 MPH)
WEAKNESSES:
  • The Shindaiwa EB262 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 EB262 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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