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BG 86 C-E

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

BG 86 C-E
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 50reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by My search for a gas blower. Stihl makes professional-grade gas leaf blowers It sells exclusively through outdoor power equipment dealers Like Top Gunn Equipment in Austin Tx. . Stihl has a very high quality design very easy to start maintain and use. I previously used an electric blower to clean around the the pool deck and after falling in to the pool, hook power cord and blower it was decided I would find a Gas replacement blower and after extensive research I chose the BG 86 CE blower it is very light weight easy to maneuver, I use the blower around the yard and to blow the water off my Harley Davidson after washing it so I wanted something that would last and be durable and function-able at the same time. I was very happy with the pre-sale knowledge of the staff at Top Gunn Equipment Rentals in Austin, Tx. They also performed a pre-check of the blower before it left there store. the Stihl line of gas handheld and backpack blowers features high power and high amount of air I chose the handheld for its light weight and power. Consider this brand before shopping the other brands at the big box stores. I am very satisfied with my Blower. November 19, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by This product has not performed well. Seek another brand I purchased this 5 years ago and I literally use it approximately 5-6 times a season. Sept to late Nov. Since purchase the carburetor was replaced twice under warranty, the muffler bolts have loosened off twice (my repair and parts) and I just brought it in to find out the bottom aluminum casing has cracked allowing the engine mounting bolts to loosen and the engine to seize. (The unit was not dropped). This is a very expensive piece of garbage. I take care of all my power equipment and use the correct oil and additives per specifications. I may have received a lemon but my wallet has had enough. I have two weed whackers, 2 snow blowers, lawn tracker all with many more hours and all perform well. I hardly use this except in the fall and can not get through a season without having to put money into it. Find another leaf blower/vacuum. November 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by BG86C Blower I've had this three years now. I love it. Looking for backpack unit but can't find one with as much CFM or MPH so why waste money. Of Course Stihl has some but my yard is not large enough to justify the cost. This one does just fine. October 31, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Easy to use Great product, easy to start and has cut the time I spend in half compared to my old blower. September 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Good blower Easy to use, starts on second pull every time i use it. I havent used it to blow leaves around, but it does blow grass clippings of the driveway and dirt out of my landscaping. August 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Just one of many Stihl products I own. It is the ONLY brand I buy! The blower is one of many Stihl products I own and operate. As an owner of rental properties, all my power tools get used, and I mean USED. The first was a MS-36 chainsaw purchased 25 years ago. It is still going strong. With reasonable maintenance and proper fuel mixture, I have never had a machine breakdown or failure to operate. WHY would I buy any other brand? When you are on the job your time is money! August 10, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good blower, one drawback I was replacing an older Stihl blower that I let the hot muffler come loose and weld itself to the plastic housing.... This one has good power, is quieter, they kept the air intake on the right side away from clothing and the vibration dampening works like a charm. But, hot exhaust gasses come through the handle making it almost impossible to blow very long without a glove on your hand. That passageway from muffler to handle needs to be blocked by a redesign or a plug of insulation. August 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great for ladies too! After my divorce my nephew lent me his old Stihl blower and bagger from his landscaping business. This was the blower that was not secured and fell off the truck and hit the pavement, but it still worked like a dream. I appreciated it because it had the bagger feature and was easy to start. Long story short. He moved the blower and bagger went with him and I went out the next weekend and purchased the same model with the bagging feature. Thank you for building such a dependable, easy to start durable piece of yard equipement. July 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by I give this product a 10 This product is great for a mowing business. It get the job done and work great. June 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by blowers I had a 55 this model is much better. I also have the vacuum shedder attachment which is great for leaves, shrub trimmings & small sticks. It fires right up easy start is just that easy. June 20, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Dont waste your money this item worked wonderfully for 3 rounds of gutter cleaning. After that it went in the trash as it wouldnt start and I had no more money to spend on it. now stuck with a brand new bag of attachments to sell on ebay. I thought by buying NEW, rather than someone elses old junk, I would have a reliable unit. I am back to digging the leaves out of the gutter by hand. Keep your money. June 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by excellent Never had a problem with stihl products well worth the money and may very well be the last one of what ever product you will ever buy June 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great for roof and gutters A homeowner bartered this blower to me to help pay for a roof leak. Its great for blowing off roofs. I can stand on the ridge cap and blow off the entire area. Many blowers are good for blowing out gutters, this one has enough power to do the job even when the debris is wet. I employ females as part of the clean up crew for a gutter cleaning company and I am happy that I no longer have to come down off the roof and start the blowers anymore. I watched a 10 year old girl start it, cold, with ease. The girls like that its powerful yet light. I like that it starts up every time and is not picky about fuel like some other brands. I have since bought another one and I am phasing out my Husqvarna equipment over to Stihl. June 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by The Best Blower I have ever owned. BG 86 C Was a little skeptical when it was started for the first time at the store, as it was so quite and felt so lite in my hand. This gave the impression that it lacked power?? I went ahead and brought it home anyway, only to realize that this puppy kicks but!! Wow does it move air. I am still learning to use the easy start feature, but I already know this is a top shelf blower and I am happy I got it. An early Fathers Day Gife from my Beautiful wife. Also went with the 6 pack of synthetic oil to increase the warranty to 4 years. I think this one will last me way more than 4 years, as my place isn't that big. I'd say to anyone looking for the best of the best...this is it!! May 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Easy To Start and Powerful I had bought the bg-56 and took it home and it just did not have enough power . I went back to the dealer and bought the bg-86 c e. Wow what a difference, It has great power and quit and little vibration . The money spent is well worth it . Love my stihl blower . May 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Easy start and lots of power This blower is an excellent unit, plenty of power and is easy to start. Also it is fairly light and well balanced for one hand operation. I liked it so well I went and bought a Stihl string trimmer. April 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by This product is super light and powerful. Great product, easy to start, plenty of power and its very light. April 15, 2014
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 fatigueLove 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
Rated 5 out of 5 by Light and powerful This year I bought the new DG 86CE and have been very impressed with the power and weight of this machine. Using it for hours at a time make the throttle lock a great addition to switching hand positions and not slowing down the work and avoiding hand cramps. Buy one you will be happy you did.. November 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tons of blowing power Purchased the unit just before the leaves started to fall. Great job in blowing but a little disapointed in starting ease. Takes 6-8 pulls to get it started and then 30 seconds of warm-up before unit runs without problems. Very easy to start once its warm. November 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by It's a great blower This is the first gas blower I have owned. This is the first Stihl product I have owned. I had a battery operated blower(el cheapo brand) prior to this one. Absolutely no comparison!!I bought a Stihl because of the name and their quality chain saws.I have not been disappointed. It's a great product and works like a dream. November 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Phenomenal Blower and has necessary extra features I knew I wanted a Stihl blower after much research on the internet and talking to my landscaper. I was undecided as to the BG 56-C and the BG 86 C-E, so I emailed Stihl technical support and they responded quickly and thoroughly to all my questions. The added features of the 86C-E (especially, the antivibration, the comfort grip handle, and the easy to use throttle lock lever) and the inclusion of the flat nozzle were selling points on the 86 C-E. I needed power to blow the leaves off my stone landscaping and my landscaper showed me how to hold the 86 C-E parallel to the ground and sweep across the stone to keep from blowing the gravel out of the landscaped area. If you have gravel, this blower might be too strong (per my experience and Stihl technicial response to me.). The easy start feature was a necessity for me. I bought the Stihl Ultra oil 6 pack to double the warranty and per another reviewer bought BP 93 octane gas, I understand some Marathon stations sell ethanol free gas and if I can get that for my next gallon, I will. I added Sta Bil fuel stabilizer as well and expect this Stihl 86 C-E blower to las me the rest of my life. November 2, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Blower lasted one day and needed to be replaced After considerable research, I chose this blower to help clear our 2.6 acres. I was impressed with its power and used it about 1.5 hrs the first day. The next day the blower engine would not come up to speed and seemed to be choking out. The dealer tried to adjust the carb and tried otherwise to correct the problem, unsuccessfully. They provided a replacement that has worked fine so far, but I'm very disappointed in Stihl's quality control. October 8, 2013
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