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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

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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 maximum air volume of 456 cubic feet per minute (CFM) and a maximum air speed of 172 miles per hour (MPH).
  • Handling: Its handheld design ensures maximum portability, allowing users to effortlessly move and operate it virtually anywhere with ease. Weighing 9.8 lbs, the Shindaiwa EB262 holds a middle ground among gas-powered handheld blowers, neither exceptionally light nor overly heavy, providing a moderate weight option for users.
  • Engine: The blower is fitted with a 25.4cc engine. As with most 2-stroke engines, the EB262 requires a fuel mixture of gas and oil to function efficiently. The fuel/oil ratio recommended by Shindaiwa for the EB262 is 50:1.
  • Speed Settings: There are times when you only need a little more power, while other times you will want a bit more precision when clearing leaves and debris. For this purpose, the EB262 offers variable speed settings, adding you, the user, more control, and a cruise control mode, which will allow you to maintain it comfortably for as long as you wish.
  • Noise: Its noise level of 70 dB falls within the expected range for gas-powered handheld blowers.
  • Fuel Tank: The Shindaiwa blower's fuel tank boasts a standard capacity of 20.3 fl. oz., aligning with the typical size found in 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.

  • Forced air leaving this blower’s nozzle has been clocked at 172 MPH. That makes the EB262 average 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.
  • The airflow of Shindaiwa EB262 reaches 456 CFM (Cubic Feet per Minute), placing it 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.
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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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