I have purchased echo products since 1998 and nothing compares to your brand. I recently had this purchased (es-250 Shred N vac) for me as a gift and hands down this is an awesome machine. It's durability, pricing and craftmenship is the best. I never have the disire to use any other product except yours. Great work..... :)
Sold on ECHO Products
I purchased the ES-250 Shred 'N' Vac because I had owned an ECHO chain saw and didn't have any problems for over ten years, before I gave it to a friend when I no longer used my fireplace. This sold me on Echo products. I have used the ES-250 now for almost a month as a blower and vac. It starts very easy and is light weight. Even my wife who is a small person can start and carry without any trouble.
I Love Your Product!
I love your product! This summer my Dad got an ECHO leaf blower and it starts in three pulls. I used it for sucking up leaves and it worked very well. I used it last on Sunday when we had some snow and it blew all the snow off of our driveway. I am very proud of your product! Thank you.
Easy To Use
Easy to use and well made product.
First, let me state that I'm typically not in the habit of corresponding with companies, and when I do, it's usually when I run into problems with a product, or when customer service fails well below my expectations.
So it's a refreshing change of pace for me to be able to send a letter to a company in appreciation for a product that has so easily exceeded my expectation, and been such a pleasure to use from the moment I took it out to the box.
About a year ago, I purchased an ECHO ES-250 Shred 'N' Vac from a Home Depot in Tampa. I went there looking for a gas-powered blower, but stumbled across the Shred 'N' Vac and realized this was precisely the product I needed for my home.
I was familiar with the ECHO brand, and with your company's reputation for quality. But the opportunity never presented itself for me to buy and ECHO until then. I can assure you it won't be the last. Every aspect of using the Shred 'N' Vac has reflected excellent design and build quality.
When I got it home and unboxed it, it was up and running in less than five minutes. Last autumn and winter, I probably filled the vacuum bag 20-30 times with leaves. In spring and summer, I used the blower for my driveway to handle grass clippings. I have owned 4 to 5 pieces of outdoor power equipment over the years with 2-cycle engines, and by a wide margin the ECHO is the easiest to start.
In our seemingly race-to-the-bottom culture of throwaway consumer goods, it's a really refreshing change to see a company still willing to put out a quality product and stand behind it with a five-year warranty. I can't speak for others, but I can tell you it does make a difference to me as a consumer when a company "sweats the small stuff."
Excellent Blowing Power
The Shred N Vac was easy to put together, the instructions were easy to understand, the steps to change from a blower to a shredder were easy and quick. I could blow the leaves in the drive way out of the rocks and then switch to the Vac/mulcher and mulch the leaves. The attached bagger was easy to handle and light weight, the best part was the amount of reduction in the dust from mulching compared to other leaf mulchers I have used. The blower has excellent blowing power. Best of all, it is lightweight and easy to handle.
This is a great Shred N Vac. I am a small woman and it was easy for me to assemble and use. The motor is strong enough to shred leaves well and the blower is very powerful.
For the average homeowner I am not sure you can buy a better Shred & Vac. The unit is not at all heavy - I initially thought that having a gas powered machine would be more cumbersome with the extra weight from the gas, but it is quite manageable. I especially love the ability to go to the far ends of my property to clean up debris in areas that would otherwise need to be raked, put into a wheelbarrow, and carted away. Now in one step, I can vacuum debris, have it shredded, and put it right into my compost pile.
I received the ECHO ES-250 Shred N Vac a few days before we were hit with a storm that left our yard with 12 down or damaged trees. This item was so helpful in the cleanup. It was amazing.
Easy to Handle
Assembly with no tools, converts from blower to shed and vac easily, light weight, easy to handle.
I love the convenience of doing all of my lawn clean-up and the vacuming up of the leaves and trimmings. I used to dis-like doing the pruning of our hedges because of clean-up. Now it is so easy with the ECHO ES-250 plus you can turn all your clippings into mulch.
Started Easily the First Time
The product is easy to assemble with clear directions. It started easily the first time out of the box. Great at picking up debris and shredding it. It also has a strong blower component too.
Great for Leaves
I did like the product, as it has many uses. It cannot pick up as large of items as some may like. It will pretty much pick up grasses, and leaves. I did not have as much luck with sticks, or clippings from my lilac bushes. Although, I was a bit nervous to try and pick up big things, as that is not really what it is for. For me it was great for when we weed-eat our creek area. We rake the grass out of the water and let it sit on the banks to dry. This tool was perfect for going back after it dried to pick it up. I think it will be great for leaves in the fall, especially leaves in hard to rake areas.
Easy to Use
The tool is easy to put together and use. It would be nice to have a shoulder strap for longer use. I have a large yard with quite a few areas where the leaves seem to gather. The Shred N Vac gets heavy to carry after about 20 minutes of use. At least for a female user.
Left Handed, No Problems
I am a left-handed female and I had no problems working with this tool. I was afraid that being left-handed would make it harder (some of these devices will suck my clothing up against the fan!) but the cage was great and I had no problem with that.
Made Everything Easier
The ECHO was great at blowing and mulching all my leaves. It made cleaning the yard so much easier.
Works Like it Says it Does
I recommend this product because it works like it says it does; it sucks up the dry leaves and chops them. I think I'd like the bag to be larger to get more leaves up before dumping them.
Love This Product
I loved this product. It was great for vacuuming the leaves around my garden plants without the damage a rake would have caused.
What a wonderful product. I loved the versatility. Wasn't too heavy. Was easy to use and made short work of what was normally a physically exhausting job. The shredder worked better than I expected and the vac made it easy to transfer all the clippings to my compost heap. Thank you so much for the opportunity to test the ECHO ES-250. The shreddr/vac will be one of the most used tools in my garden!!
Very easy to use. Changing from vacuum to shredder can be a bit of a hassle. Overall it is very versatile and efficient. Would recommend.
Easy to Use
The product was easy to use and has more than just 1 available use about it!