Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 59
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Gus Excellent product
The blower feature works as stated and will blow debris away with ease. The weight of the unit is not a problem, even for a scrawny, 61 year old. As for the shredding attachment, the steel blade makes excellent size mulch out of leaves that can be re-cycled for later use in your flower beds. The suction feeding the shredder will pull chrome off a trailer hitch so pay attention when operating. As with any new power garden tool, it takes a little time to get used to the capabilities; once mastered, one will become a true yard ranger. Quality of the product will likely outlive me. Highly recommend.
April 26, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by MAT Performs as expected
I've struggled for years to find a blower/vac that was easy to assemble, stay assembled (i.e. parts coming unconnected...especially when using the vac), easy to start and operate. I bought this model primarily for the vac capabilities and it has met my expectations. Of course the shredding could be more effective but for the most part I'm happy with how it performs when clearing leaves and loose debris from my yard, flower beds, driveway, etc. I've yet to use in the fall/early spring when leaves are wet but expect that it should perform as planned. I recommend this product.
August 23, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tony Excellent product
The product preformed as advertized. There was a small problem that was resolved quickly by Home Depot
August 27, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DrO1 Worth it!!!
I have had a few of the less expensive products both gas and electric. Never too happy with them. Went with the more expensive but highly rated ECHO and what a difference. Picks up Bamboo leaves and basically all debris in the back yard that can come up with a vacuum. Haven't used it as a blower yet. Easy start, comfortable to hold and saves me hours of raking and sweeping. Had it for a few months now and haven't any issues.
June 26, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Edison Echo Gas Blower Vacuum
Echo makes a great product . Wish it was 280 MPH more POWER !!!
May 10, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by BossMan no better than the ES-250
we have two ES-250 blowers at work. they work great. the impeller is a combo of mostly plastic with a small metal center blade to shred twigs and such. Sometimes it clogs because debris isn't chopped up well enough. I saw this blower and read somewhere on a review that it had an all metal impeller. I thought it was well worth the $30-$40 extra dollars. upon receipt I immediately looked at the impeller. it was exactly the same as the ES-250. I don't see how the higher price is justified. do a comparison on the website and you will see they are almost identical.
February 11, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Pat Excellent product!
This Echo 255 gas blower/vac is a solid investment for home owners. The vacume/shred feature works great. Even wet leaves are picked up and shred with ease. The one thing that originally concerned me was the lock feature of the tubes, but no worries, it works well and is easy to figure out.
My last Echo shred/vac (210series) is almost 20 years old and still works well, but now I have two units. One dedicated to blowing and one for shredding.
My only concern is it is a little heavy for prolonged use, but I can easily overlook that issue as it is a solid performer.
December 29, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by enoch works great
Both the blower and vacuum worked great out of the box. the split end on the blower really pushed the pine needles that littered our driveway.
January 19, 2016