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Shindaiwa EB262 Spec Review

The Shindaiwa EB262 is a gas-powered handheld leaf blower delivering 456 CFM at 172 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 456
MPH Up to 172
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 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 Shindaiwa EB262 is a gas-powered blower with a maximum air volume rating of 456 cubic feet per minute (CFM) and an 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 25.4 cc engine. Since this is a 2-stroke engine, it’s important to remember that the EB262 cannot run on gasoline alone. The fuel must be mixed with an appropriate ratio of gasoline and oil in order for it to function properly (for this Shindaiwa model, this ratio is 50:1).
  • Speed Settings: With its variable speed settings, the Shindaiwa EB262 allows you to precisely control its air output. In addition, the blower is also equipped with cruise control, with which the user can easily maintain the selected settings.
  • Noise: With a decibel rating of 70 dB, the EB262 is neither louder nor quieter than its rivals in the gas-powered handheld category.
  • Fuel Tank: It has an average fuel capacity for a handheld blower, with a tank that holds around 20.3 fl. oz of fuel.

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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.
  • The EB262 is average in terms of air volume. It's rated at 456 CFM, which is common for 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 this interactive chart, when compared to other gas handheld blowers, the Shindaiwa EB262 is on the expensive side of the price range.

While certainly not the cheapest of its kind, purchasing it could most likely also mean enjoying the reliability of a high-end product.

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • 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:
  • On the expensive side

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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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