ECHO 165 mph 391 CFM Gas Shredder Vacuum-ES-250 - The Home Depot


Model # ES-250

Internet # 202827820

165 mph 391 CFM Gas Shredder Vacuum

ECHO 165 mph 391 CFM Gas Shredder Vacuum

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$199.00 / each


Model # ES-250

Internet # 202827820

The Echo ES-250 shred n' vac turns yard debris into garden mulch fast. Use it as a blower or a shredder vacuum. The powerful 25.4 cc professional grade engine provide ample power to make quick work of the toughest jobs.

  • 5 year consumer warranty
  • Patented 4 blade metal shredder reduces yard waste by a 12:1 ratio
  • 25.4 cc professional grade engine provides outstanding power
  • Large 2 bushel bag minimizes emptying
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Assembled Depth (in.)  37 in  Assembled Height (in.)  14.75 in 
Assembled Width (in.)  15.875 in 
Antivibration  Yes  Assembly Required  Yes 
Bag included  Yes  Blower Type  Handheld Blower/Vacuum 
CA (CARB) Compliant  Not CARB Compliant  Commercial  Yes 
Engine Cycles  2 Cycle  Engine Displacement (cc)  25.4 
Engine Type  2 cycle  Fuel tank capacity (oz.)  16.9 
Interchangeable nozzle connections  Yes  Maximum Air Volume (CFM)  391 
Maximum air speed (mph)  165  Mulch ratio  12 
Noise rating (dB)  70  Product Weight (lb.)  10.5 lb 
Reconditioned  No  Returnable  30-Day 
Start Type  Manual  Translucent fuel tank  Yes 
Vacuum kit  Included  Variable speeds  No 
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications and Listings  EPA Approved  Manufacturer Warranty  5 year consumer, 2 year commercial 


Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 181 reviewers.
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by POOR QUALITY/BAD CUSTOMER SERVICE Had this unit for a year and the debris bag wore a hole in it because there is no deflector flap at the end of the chute. Tried to defect it through Echo, and they told me that this is normal wear and tear and would do nothing but try to sell me another one that would obviously wear another hole in a year. NO THANKS!!! I have had several other brands of leaf blower/vacs and the debris bags have outlasted the units. My advice is to avoid this company if this is how they take care of their customers. December 3, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Exceeded all of my expectations. I have a fenced in back yard so all the fall leaves gather allong my fenceline. The few that don't I was able to use the blower to gather to the side. I was then able to use the vaccuum option. I found the bag easy to use, it goes on and comes off very easily with a velcro strap to secure it in place. It would be nice if it was something different than velcro since I feel that could wear out after a couple of years (just me nit picking), so far it works gread. The bag opens with a very sturdy zipper, I never had any problems with it. I was able to get at least 2x as many leaves in my Yard waste bag as I was by just smashing them in so the mulching seams to work really well. There is a lever that has to be pressed (requiring a screw driver) to change out the blower tube for the vaccume tube. I could see that being inconvenient if you needed to switch back and forth a lot but it did not affect how I worked. Overall, I am VERY happy I purchased this over other comparably priced models. December 11, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by So far so good. I know a couple people with this model and everyone likes it Super easy to setup and start using it. The build seems to be good quality as well. I compared this versus the Stihl and Husquavarna versions and this one had the largest shred bag and similar specs, but was cheaper so it was an easy decision. October 15, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by This blower/vac has power! This is our 4th Echo product. We keep coming back to Echo because they never disappoint. We also have an Echo backpack blower but needed a new leaf vacuum after our old electric leaf vacuum (a different brand) had the motor burn up. This blower and vac has tons of power and assembly is a snap. Transitioning from the blower to vac is simple if you follow the instructions provided. December 18, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Purchase. Echo is the best in the consumer industry Great Blower overall. only small thing I having to convert it to the shredder it takes a lil effort to remove the tubes when changed back to blowing but other than that all my neighbors love the blower. I have help some neighbors do their leaves and they are impressed. Go with ECHO November 21, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Good quality except for bag After two hard days plus a little bit of light use, this vacuum/blower lives up to the other positive reviews. For the price it is light, relatively quiet, and powerful. Cruise control holds its speed and is very useful. I can't yet comment on how it lasts. Only problem so far is that the bag is so cheaply made that many of the stitches completely missed their fabric. The shoulder handle is literally hanging by a thread now and will break soon. December 30, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent Vac N Shreder Debated on this for a while, according to Home Depot inventory, they only carried the 210, which didn't have great reviews. Went to Home Depot and to my surprise they had the ES-250, purchased it, and used it this week, I have a red maple in the front, attached the vac tube, bag and went at it. Within minutes the front yard was clean and the shredding was excellent. Can't wait for the rain to stop so I can finish the back yard. Had a electric Toro for last 10 years, the Echo out performed the Toro and then some. November 6, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Echo 165mph Blower & Shredder Vac This is my 4th Echo product. (Backpack blower, string trimmer, edger and now blower/ shred vacuum). I used it for the first time yesterday, so this review is after one use. It worked GREAT! I bought it for the shred-vac as I already have a backpack blower. I have tons of leaves in my yard so I blow them into a pile and then use this product to vacuum and mulch. Saved me tons of time as compared to bagging up leaves with a rake. Again, only one use thus far but I am impressed. Always have been with my Echo products. Not the most expensive brand and not the cheapest brand...but they work time after time, and that's what matters. November 14, 2014
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