Rated 3 out of 5 by JD88 Blew apart!
I bought one last season from my authorized Stihl dealer. I never even made it all the way around my house before the end piece that is the last segment, the one that actually goes in the gutter (the exit nozzle) was blown completely off the assembly with such force that I cannot find it.
The method used to attach the curved exit parts are simply not strong enough to hold them together.
I have the piece that the final exit assembly attaches to (4227-708-6905) but I need the final piece, or this becomes the worst purchase I ever made.
I'll use screws to hold the thing together, if I can find the necessary missing piece.
March 8, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by ck57 last option
This device is not very effective. Does ok on dry leaves, but not suitable for wet or compacted material. Flimsy and ungainly, expect a dirt shower as soon as you point it at a gutter. Kit came with ring clamps that were too small to fit on the 56c blower. I had to use a larger one I had in the garage. I thought this would be a great item since it would reach gutters over an elevated deck with no outside access. I normally need to navigate a 12' ladder through the house to access this gutter and I thought this would be the solution. This is barely preferable to using the ladder. This is an item that should not bear the venerable Stihl name because someone might think they were buying something that was worth a shine.
December 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by pmjr Just perfect!
The gutter attachment was perfect with my BG-55 blower. It easily blew the leaves and other debris out of the gutter. I definitely recommend this product!
PS: Be sure to where a hat!
December 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by JeeezoPetes Gutter Kit for BG85 Blower
Just purchased the gutter kit to reach 2nd story 20ft off the ground. Our home is surrounded by oak trees, so the gutters constantly need to be cleaned and the severe pitch on the roof makes access a challenge. Was looking to purchase a 30ft extension ladder just for the gutters but the kit solved my problem. Lightweight with enough blowing force to clear out the build up. Also, the kit did fit my BG85 blower
November 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Woofat An excellent value.
I just purchased my Gutter Kit, I was most impressed with how easy it is to use, this tool make gutter cleaning simple but most of all safe.
November 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rex159 Totally worth the $$$
I bought the bg 86 blower and love it. And had to try the gutter kit because i didn't want to climb any more roofs. This kit worked perfectly, didn't fall apart at full speed, and blew all that back crud that coats the gutter after a year.
Don't buy cheap. Stihl makes a great product you can count on.
November 13, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mike04 Works as advertised
This thing keeps me off the roof. Recently cleaned out a wet, heavy, packed drop of leaves with little problem. Did wear a hat but if you watch the wind direction and the orientation that you're blowing you don't get hit by very much. I peeked and the gutters are CLEAN: no leaves, sticks or even shingle gravel. On a calm day some leaves wil settle on the roof to blown out again a different day. I haven't had any problem with the elbows coming off, but they occasionally hang up in the gutter and turn a bit.
November 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Charlie60 Works good
The gutter kit blows out the gutters fine. Plenty of power to do the job. Put the pipes together using the clamps, tighten the clamps enough to keep them from blowing apart. Only problem I had was the end elbows are not tight enough so I duck taped them together. No big deal.
August 26, 2013