The Shindaiwa EB802 is a gas-powered backpack leaf blower delivering 695 CFM at 210 MPH. It features a 2-cycle 79.2cc engine. (Read full specs)
Features and Specifications
|CFM||Up to 695|
|MPH||Up to 210|
|Fuel tank||68.3 fl. oz.|
|Noise rating||76 dB|
Unlike many websites, we did our best to research each of the specs above. That being said, we are not immune to making the occasional mistake or omission. Should you notice any missing or incorrect values, don't hesitate to suggest improvements so we can address the issue. Should you wish more detailed specs on the Shindaiwa EB802, the user manual is available here (opens in a new tab).
Overview of the Shindaiwa EB802
- Power: The Shindaiwa EB802 is a gas-powered leaf blower. It sports a max air speed of 210 MPH and a max air volume rating of 695 cubic feet per minute (CFM).
- Handling: Like most backpack blowers, this model is technically heavier than a handheld. That being said, it can feel lighter and more comfortable because of the way it is carried, even when used over extended periods of time. Its throttle is hip-mounted, which can make it easier on your right hand if you operate it over an extended period of time. Be aware that, at 25.1 lbs, the Shindaiwa EB802 is on the heavier side of gas-powered backpack blowers.
- Engine: This blower's engine has a displacement specification of 79.2cc. Please note that, because the Shindaiwa EB802'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: In order to afford more control to the user, this unit has a variable speed control. No matter the size of the job, the user can adjust the airflow of the Shindaiwa EB802 to match.
- Noise: Its noise rating of 76 dB can be considered the standard for similar gas-powered backpack blowers.
- Fuel Tank: It has an average fuel capacity for a backpack blower, with a tank that holds around 68.3 fl. oz of fuel.
The Shindaiwa EB802's performance versus other blowers
The following charts are provided to give you an idea how the key specs of the Shindaiwa EB802 compare with similar leaf blowers.
- Forced air leaving this blower’s nozzle has been clocked at 210 MPH. That makes the EB802 average in terms of air speed for gas-powered backpack blowers. If you wish to benefit from air expelled at the fastest possible speed, the Husqvarna 150BT and its 270 MPH could be an option to consider.
- The EB802 is average in terms of air volume. It's rated at 695 CFM, which is common for gas-powered backpack blowers. If air volume is important to you, the Echo PB-9010T, with 1110 CFM, could be in your good books.
Here's a list of the most popular specific comparisons:
As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other gas backpack blowers, the Shindaiwa EB802 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
- In the expected price range
- 5 year (limited) warranty
- Decent tank (68.3 fl. oz.)
- Acceptable noise (76 dB)
- Decent CFM (695 CFM)
- Decent MPH (210 MPH)
- Quite heavy (25.1 lbs)
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.
The Shindaiwa EB802 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).
Questions & Answers
There are no questions yet. Ask the first question.
Bought used hose controlled unit used but nearly new off Ebay seems like 10 years ago for about $300. for residential clean up of leaves, pine needles and cones, even road gravel next to our dirt road from town plowing over the winter. A very good blower. Would consider new model EB910 or Identical Echo 9010T for MORE POWER!!