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BG 86

Our most powerful handheld blower, designed for landscaping professionals.

BG 86
Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 85reviewers.
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great design and reliability My Stihl professional blower is quiet, powerful and almost vibration free. It cost a bit more, but it's worth the extra money. November 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent Product I have about an acre and a half with lots of oak and maple trees. Lots of leaves. With my BG 86 I can clean up my yard in half the time that it took with my old blower. Light weight, easy to start, lots of power and low vibration. I like the way the throttle locks full on. Well worth the price. October 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by excellent product This is my first blower. I am very satisfied with this unit. October 25, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Conks out I purchased the Stihl BG 86 based on reviews. Perhaps I got a lemon. The brand new one I have bulks when you throttle it and when you let it idle over a minute, it shuts off.Very dissatisfied. October 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by good,dependable blower I have 2 of these blowers(1 is the easy start model)and they are really solid blowers.easy to start(3 or 4 pull cold,1 or 2 warm),good power,not to heavy and comfortable in your hand.I would recommend to anyone needing a good handheld blower. October 22, 2014
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
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