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Shindaiwa EB802RT Spec Review

The Shindaiwa EB802RT is a gas-powered backpack leaf blower delivering 695 CFM at 210 MPH. It features a 2-cycle 79.2 cc engine. (Read full specs)

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Features and Specifications

Type
Type Gas-Powered
Handling Backpack
CFM Up to 695
MPH Up to 210
Blowing Force N/A
Engine
Make N/A
Engine displacement 79.2 cc
Strokes 2
Fuel/oil ratio 50:1
Speed settings Variable
Features
Throttle positionTube
Cruise controlYes
Fuel tank 68.3 fl. oz.
Vacuum No
Misc
Weight 24.9 lbs
Noise rating 76 dB
Tube length N/A
Warranty 5 years
CARB-compliantYes

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Description

Equipped with both round and turbo pipes and tube-mounted throttle control. (source: Shindaiwa)

Overview of the Shindaiwa EB802RT

The Shindaiwa EB802RT in use

The Shindaiwa EB802RT

  • Power: The Shindaiwa EB802RT is a gas-powered blower with a maximum air volume rating of 695 cubic feet per minute (CFM) and an air speed of 210 MPH.
  • Handling: By design, this model isn’t the smallest leaf blower on the market. It’s meant to be carried as a backpack so that the bulk of the unit is out of the way and the user’s hands are free to manipulate the nozzle. Its throttle is located on the tube, which allows you to keep your left hand free. Be aware that, at 24.9 lbs, the Shindaiwa EB802RT is on the heavier side for gas-powered backpack blowers.
  • Engine: This blower's engine has a displacement specification of 79.2 cc. Please note that, because the Shindaiwa EB802RT'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: 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 EB802RT 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: As far as gas-powered backpack blowers go, this one is average in terms of noise with a rating of 76 dB.
  • Fuel Tank: With a capacity of 68.3 fl. oz., this Shindaiwa blower is average compared to other gas backpack blowers.

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The Shindaiwa EB802RT's performance versus other blowers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea how the key specs of the Shindaiwa EB802RT compare with similar leaf blowers.

  • Forced air leaving this blower’s nozzle has been clocked at 210 MPH. That makes the EB802RT 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 251 MPH could be an option to consider.
  • It has a maximum air volume output of 695 CFM (cubic feet per minute). With this output rating, the EB802RT is well within average in relation to similar gas-powered backpack blowers. If air volume is important to you, the Shindaiwa EB910RT, with 1110 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 backpack blowers, the Shindaiwa EB802RT 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 tank (68.3 fl. oz.)
  • Acceptable noise (76 dB)
  • Decent CFM (695 CFM)
  • Decent MPH (210 MPH)
WEAKNESSES:
  • On the expensive side
  • Quite heavy (24.9 lbs)

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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 EB802RT 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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