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BG 86 C-E

Our most powerful handheld blower, made even better with Easy2Start™ technology.

BG 86 C-E
Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 25 reviewers.
Rated 3 out of 5 by For an Easy Start, Not so Easy I have to pull at least 4 times for a cold start. Not satisfied with that result being it's an 'Easy Start', Easy Pull. April 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great machine Great for long term daily use, no fatigue Love the easy start great since I have shoulder disability's February 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Easy starting Great blower...even for light snow. Very easy to start with good power. February 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by This unit is all you need for a homeowner It is light and hardly any vibration...Great..Good power very reliable January 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by No other brand measures up to STIHL In past years, I always looked for the highest speed blower. That is, until the local STILHL dealer clued me in on what to look for in a good blower. Mainly the amount of air volume moved, not the speed. Bought my first one about 15 years ago and have stuck with the STIHL brand ever since. Am on my 4th blower now. The best starting engine I have ever owned.Thr easy start makes it much easier on my back, being 68 years old. After the success with the blower, I have since purchased your chainsaws (4 of them), string trimmer (3 of them), hedge trimmers an several hand tools. STIHL is the best, both in price, value, and dependability. January 11, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by BG 86 C-E This blower has a lot of power. One thing I struggle with is the throttle response, however it is just getting broke-in. Seems like I have to feather the throttle if I bring it back down to idle and then want to rev it back up. If I slowly squeeze the trigger, it will die. This is only a minor concern at this time. It may get better with use and time. December 15, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Very good product but wish it had "cruise control" Never before thought I wanted a leaf blower but now that I live on a property with lots of oak trees #leaves#, driveway trenches, occasional snow and a number of homemade trails, I have found the leaf blower to be a very valuable tool and timesaver. I use it much more than I would ever have expected. Stihl quality is as usual very good #also have two Stihl chain saws and a weed trimmer#. My only disappointment with this model is the lack of "cruise control". The earlier BG85 model did have it, and both I and the salesperson thought this model did also. It appears to have it when it's not running but when running it only works full on or idle. There are a number of situations when I would like to run at half throttle #e.g. working on a gravel driveway# but can only do so by manually holding the throttle at the desired speed. Not a deal killer although I thought I had checked for this feature yet it was not to be. I had considered a backpack model but do not regret getting the handheld. I like being able to move from one side to the other, setting it down briefly, stopping and restarting the engine without having to "unhitch". I might think differently if I had large, flat areas to work on but that is not the case for my situation. Overall, a very good product match for my purposes. December 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by The best blower that I have owned. This is the fourth blower that I have owned. My blower gets a good workout every fall with the amount of leaves that fall every year. My Stihl dealer recommended the BG86 based on my discussion with him and he guided me to the right tool. It pays to deal direct with the dealer and to buy commercial grade equipment. December 14, 2013
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