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BG 86

Our most powerful handheld blower, designed for landscaping professionals.

BG 86
Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 94reviewers.
Rated 1 out of 5 by Not dependable. Owned for almost 2 years. Has the typical shut off when idling as stated by others. Also has gone through two carbs while using ethanol free fuel and stihl mixture.Left me stranded at a job that the customer offered me his homelite blower to do the job..... February 12, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by The gold standard for commercial handheld blowers 1. This is the most comfortable handheld I have ever used .. period.2. Starts on the first pull every time.3. Enough power to move stubborn wet/muddy leaves4. Lightweight5. Quiet6. Excellent power (scouring) on wet and dry grassEnough said. This and the BG55 are the best handheld blowers that Stihl makes. January 20, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent Leaf Blower! I have had this blower for several months now and absolutely love it. My neighborhood has a lot of Pin and Red Oak trees that drop a lot of leaves. This leaf blower has done an excellent job and is easy to use. I have also used this blower several times to remove 1 inch fluffy light snows and it did a great job. This leaf blower is easy to start, runs great, light weight, well balanced, and really moves leaves. It might be just a little more expensive ($50) but trust me, it is well worth it to own Stihl and you won't regret it. I own a few other Stihl products and that's all I'll buy now.I previously had a Craftsman 25cc 2 cycle 215mph blower that I liked but it always had starting issues. It never liked to restart when warm, sometimes it wouldn't start for days, then finally very sluggishly start. Finally it died after just 3 years. December 28, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by VERY COMFORTABLE! PLENTY OF POWER! I love my bg86 hand held. The new vibration reduction is amazing, can't feel any vibration at all while using it. Has a plenty of power to get the job done. Very smooth motor and quiet to. I love my stihl products and will stick with the best. Thank you stihl! December 21, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by works as advertised, When using it to mulch up my leaves this fall. I wish the zipper opening was wider on that end so the leaves would come out better. I had shake the leaves out with some force, while trying to keep the leave in the bags I was using to hall them away. The leaves don't just fall out. That is the only complaint I have. It works great other than that, wet leaves and all. December 1, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nice and light I just bought it today after the lowes one just stopped starting hasn't started in 3 days I came home gassed it up started instantly did my leaves , only down fall is it doesn't have a headlight or I'd still be out there, there is truth in you get what you pay for it may be a bit pricy from the get go but after only one use worth every penny, thank you stihl November 9, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Wow, this blower is great. After checking my options I decided on the BG86. Wow glad I did. It's a fantastic machine. Lots of power and you don't get tired when using it. Hands above my old blower. So happy I purchased this unit November 2, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Perfect for my yard My son has a backpack blower that is to big for my yard. I have 5000 sq. ft. to use a blower on. My son has 1 1/2 acres. His blower is a BR 500. Brought the blower home and gave it a try. Much to my surprise this is more than enough power. Possibly more than I need. Every thing Stihl says it is and more. I am going back today and get the gutter attachment because I do not like getting up to the roof. Easy start, loads of power, and easy to use.I have always believed spend the money for quality, you get what you pay for.Great value for the money October 5, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by By far the best blower best blower I've ever used its power is unmatched very satisfied I've used Echo products in the past and I'm switching over to Stihl products from now own September 23, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by BG 86 I have used this blower for about 9 months now and I can say it is the best handheld blower I have ever used. It is light, comfortable and has plenty of power. The anti vibration is a very nice feature. September 6, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by I finally experienced what quality is I just bought this blower yesterday so I don't have a whole lot to share but just from the start and day that I spent using it, you can really tell the quality. This is also plenty good enough for the average user. I am sold on stihl for all future lawn an garden small engine devices! August 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great blower Bought this blower after my big box store blower quit after just a year. I love that anytime I need a blower I can just get this out and get it started in 2 pulls. Worth every penny! July 26, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Start easy, Most dependble blower when you need it . Works awesome all day long Excellent blower! Starts easy every time, even when using it all day long . July 23, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by This is a great blower but it has some problems I have had several different type of blowers, but this is the only one that I have had that after using it for about 20 minutes the handle get so hot that you have to stop & let it cool off before you can finish. I also have several other Stihl products. July 20, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by This Blower is the bomb. This is my third blower and so far it's the best blower out of all three. I can't say enough about the quality, and the easy starting. This model has the rubber mounted motor, very nice. Thanks STIHL. July 9, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great power for the price I almost bought a backpack model but a friend talked me into this. He assured me that it would have enough power to do all of the tasks I needed completed around my house. He was absolutely right. I love my Stihl BG 86 and I use it as much as I possibly can. July 7, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by RE: Introduction Excellent product! Lots of power, reliable and easy to use. July 2, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great power with less vibration : ) I have wanted to buy Stihl Products but always thought they were expensive. But if I have to replace an inexpensive machine every other year then I can really say I've saved anything.I think that quality is built in their machinery.I must say I love the Anti vibration!And the balance of power to weight May 20, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great features The BG 86 has excellent power, it starts easily and it's reasonably light weight. It either has a small fuel tank or it consumes a lot of fuel. It is pricey, but if it last then it will be worth it.The blower is brand new. Ask me in five years - that will be the real tell tale May 11, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by The beast of all handheld blower's The bg86 is a very light unit and very easy to use anyone can use it. very powerful unit. May 11, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Starts and runs great. This is the only blower that starts this easily. With the lack of vibration, it is a pleasure to use. May 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dang powerful balanced blower. Great hand blower. Starts quickly and it's easy to control because of it's balanced design. 27.2 cc motor has a smooth power curve and sounds good. May 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great blower! Bought this for blowing out my refrigerated trailer and it does an excellent job. March 23, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great value and performance I have used a Craftsman blower for many years. It was heavy and cumbersome for my wife to use when she wanted to do some minor clean up. Our tree surgeon was doing some work in our yard and had a Stihl BG 86 Blower he was using for clean up work. My wife borrowed it for a while and loved it. Several days later we went to our local Stihl dealer and purchased one for ourselves. It has all the power you need and is light weight. Another benefit is its ease of starting and operation which my wife really enjoys. Great product at a great price. Highly recommended. March 13, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by StihlBG86 The stihl bg86 is an amazing commercial unit it's light powerful and delivers the power I need for those tough jobs and is a very dependable blower I was quite impressed with my Stihl Dealer Ace Hardware in Wildomar Ca because they show you how to start the unit and actually inspect unit before you take it home I know were to take my business to now thanks Stihl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! January 18, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by disappointed-hard to start-wont stay running 2 tanks of gas kept dyeing hard to start had to run full throotle to stay running-i have several sthil products most are good - January 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Awesome Leaf Blower! I've had a BG86 blower for 2 years now and love it. I've owned the cheap box hardware store blowers in the past and they've all broken too quickly.This STIHL BG86 is really reliable and very easy to start no more than 2 pulls every time!If you have a lot of leaves to deal with then this is THE blower for you. The features are handy including the throttle lock so the throttle trigger doesn't have to be constantly pulled.Do your self a favor and buy one! November 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by so far so good This is a very nice little blower; plenty of power, starts easy and is very lightweight. November 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very powerful, easy to use Blower is very powerful, vacuum attachment and chopper blades make small work of mulching up leaves out of flower beds November 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Power & Quality. Very easy to start. Lighter to use than I expected. Don't have to worry about getting burned at all from equipment at all. Was exactly what I expected it to do & was pleased with the performance should of purchased this sooner.Cleaned up my yard it record setting time & was a great purchase which I would recommend for reliability. Excellent service & staff demonstrated product how it works before purchase to make sure it worked properly. November 20, 2014
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