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BG 86

Our most powerful handheld blower, designed for landscaping professionals.

BG 86
Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 51reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by It's a stihl !!!! I purchased the BG 86 this morning from the local Stihl dealer. He poured fuel into the tank and it started on the second pull. I got it home and it again started on the second pull. I used it for half an hour to move a lot of pine needles and leaves. It was comfortable to use, didn't kick to one side like my old Craftsman that was only 3 years old and stopped running. Hopefully this blower will continue to work as well as my Stihl chainsaw, grass trimmer and hedge trimmer have. October 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by nice tool The negative reviews reflected in some reviews are merely operator error , 2 strokes require maintenance , with fresh ethanol free gas mixed at 40:1 these blowers can certainly last a long time , im going on my 4th year with the current one and have not done more than a new plug , fuel filter and air filter every year and mine has seen well over 100 tanks of fuel , i pulled the muffler last week to have a peek at the piston and the machine marks are as they were when new. The muffler is very choked up on these and is easy to overcome which results in a cooler running machine and adding to its longevity , with proper maintenance and good fuel and oil these will see you out for quite some time , i recommend this blower October 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Easy start. Powerful. Effective. I bought this to replace a 20+ year old blower. That blower was a home-owner model of a formerly-reputable brand. My opinion is largely based on a comparison with that older blower. I've used the Stihl for a couple of months now and only with the "flat" nozzle. This unit is effective at all tasks for which I've used it. It starts exactly according to the instructions. When first started, it lacks power and runs a little sloppy until it warms up, then it runs beautifully. It is remarkably effective at moving long, stiff pine needles across the grass. I anticipate good performance on fallen leaves. I make fewer passes for a given area and can move material at longer ranges. It takes some care not to move topsoil under some conditions. It's great at blowing off the lawn mower, including under the pulley guards on the deck. Some magazine reviews call Stihl blowers loud, but I always use hearing protection with lawn equipment, so this is not relevant to me. I miss having a shoulder strap and may have to invent some way to add one. The Stihl seems a little thirsty or may have a smaller fuel tank, but that is subjective. It's easy to fuel and didn't spill when briefly overturned in the SUV. It's a bit unstable when riding in a trailer or vehicle. This is one of the few gas tools I've used that locks the throttle at a true wide open position. When I use the blower in my left hand the suction inlet pulls my pants or jacket on to the grill, limiting air flow. A good sign, but I have to keep this in mind when using it left-handed. I purchased a less expensive model of another brand before this one, then read the reviews and returned that one. I rated the Stihl a 4 on value because I'm cheap (I mean thrifty) and haven't decided about the price. I bought it though, and I'm pleased. This unit is still new -- time will tell. October 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by This product is awesome I was a little hesitant at first to purchase this leaf blower because of the price but I am very happy with the over all performance. I bought my house a few months ago and I first bought a stihl weed wacker. When it was time to buy a leaf blower I went right back to the store to purchase again. The power is great and it is so nice not to have to worry if it will start. I definitely will continue to purchase all of my tools from Stihl. August 27, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Very poor running I purchased this unit a few months back and have had several different manufacturers of blowers. I have never had one run this poorly straight "out of the box". August 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by the on/off switch is awesome Love stihl products my family and i will buy nothing but sthil products June 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by just bought it. I must say that my ratings are early but can say that the first time I used it I was amazed at how quiet it was, and I used the flat nosile worked very well. I am done with home depot homelite products that last a yr or 2 waste of money. I hope this last and from reading reviews it sounds like it will. I like knowing where to go if I have a problem my local stihl dealer 2 miles from my house. The weed eater is my next purchase.oh and its starts very easy. June 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Blower I purchased this blower 3 years ago for fall leaf cleanup and general homeowner use. It gets used at least once a week for cleaning grass clipping from garage, driveway and street.One of the things I appreciate about the blower is that it starts very easily. When the engine is cold, I can always start the blower with three pulls. The blower idles well and has a lot of power for moving leaves and debris-even when wet.I've read other reviews about hard starting and rough running but honestly, I have had no such issues. I am very pleased with this blower and have had zero issues. May 17, 2014
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