Rated 3.5 out of 5 by 17
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Bk Hard blow. Not so good suck
It will strip the paint off your house blowing. But the shredder is weak
November 25, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Biga Works great when it decides to run
I am on my second unit after only after having the first unit for a month. After a few weeks of using my second new blower I started having the same issues. The engine would flood and would not start up. To remedy my issues I take my air filter off before start up and when I shut the unit down I make sure to drain all the fuel. I was hopeful in buying the Echo but it seems to be poor quality. I believe next time I will avoid buying from a huge box store as I have heard they sell cheaper end models.. To the units credit is does everything I need to do when I get it started.
March 17, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SRG1 You get what you pay for!
This Echo product is exactly what you've heard about their products: power, reliability, quality of construction...... I had a Toro blower/vac which was electric and I thought I might be sacrificing power for convenience and was I mistaken. The blower was exactly what I was looking for to use in my yard. The vac was capable of sucking up wet oak leaves and pine needles without any difficulty and mulching them into an easy 12 to 1 ratio. I even sucked up a river rock when picking up pine needles in my rock bed. The only downside is that you have to use a tool to fasten the larger portion of the vac assembly to the body. The tool is provided and it's well worth the effort!
November 8, 2008
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by twodogsandaboat Echo shred n vac
I had this blower for one year and the plastic claws that hold the vacuum tube broke. For paying almost $200 for this you would expect a stronger machine. I only used it about 3 times for vacuuming leaves. The rest of the time I used it for blowing grass clippings. Its a pretty powerful blower, but the vacuum is not that great. It is a pain to change it over from blower to vacuum and if a larger piece of twig gets caught in the shredder forget it. You have to take off the tube and clear it. It's better than raking, but I would look at other options before buying this machine. Good luck.
January 15, 2009
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JimmyJames You get what you pay for. Commercial grade blower
Lots of power both ways. Convenient design and fairly light weight. Starts very easy. I have been using a competitor blower for many years since I have plenty of trees in my front and back yard. The 2nd competitor unit that I bought brand new gave up on me after 2 years of weekend use as a blower and occasional vacuum. I bought this Echo ES-210 to complement my 5 HP heavy duty wheel blower on 11-04-2006 and started using it the following day and I immediately can tell the difference. It is easier to manuver. It has variable speed control and you can lock it at high speed. This unit cost twice more than the comparable blower/vac model but I think it is worth it. Even the vacuum bag looks much better than the others I have seen.
November 5, 2006
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Spencer Fantastic, must-have, Yard Tool
surrounded by acre's of trees...this makes Fall manageable.
December 9, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by kejo Good Blower, Bad Vac
Overall a decent buy for the blower but would not buy or recommend if you are looking for a good Vac. Probably better options for a blower in this price range.
Blower: 4.5 stars - The blower is light weight, has good power and starts very easily. Cut the time to "rake" my front and back yards (about 1/4 acre surrounded by mature trees) from 3+ hours to about an hour and a half.
Vac: 1 star maybe less - The vac on the other hand is pretty much useless for picking up large quantities of leaves/debris. Not only is the shredder blade easily stopped by small sticks, rocks, etc, requiring shutdown and removal of the vac tube to clear, but the tube itself clogs just as easily if trying to pick up a lot at one time. More useful as an extremely light-duty clean-up sweeper than a true vac.
November 11, 2008
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by carbonfiberkid echo blower/vac
the echo blower/vac seems to be well made and does a good job shreddign the leaves. i have several large oak trees and it handles the acorns nicely. my other blower/vac had plastic impeller and i had to replace it every year. i did have an issue with the bag straps coming unraveled but HD replaced the bag with no issues and the new bag seems to be fine
December 28, 2013