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BG 86

Our most powerful handheld blower, designed for landscaping professionals.

BG 86
Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 92reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Runs best without alcohol fuel I have owned this blower for a year and love its weight and power. I find that it runs much better when using 91 octane (or higher), fuel with the alcohol removed. Here in my town, I have measured 15 % alcohol in local fuel, even in the Summer. I found a method on-line that describes how to remove the alcohol by adding one gallon of distilled water to the fuel in a clear 5 gallon poly-carbonate bottle. Just shake it up for about 5 minutes, let it sit for about 1/2 hour - then the water absorbs the alcohol and goes to the bottom. Siphon off the gas from the top of the bottle down to the very visible separation line and discard the remaining water-alcohol mix. I have done it many times with noticeable success and do this for all of my gas operated power tools. Use the standard mix of two stroke oil recommended for your specific product. In four stroke engines such as lawn mowers, use the gas without adding oil as you would normally do. All of your engines will run trouble free a lot longer with this fuel. June 18, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Manage Your Expectations I agree with some other reviews that this machine takes a while to warm up to full strength. I find that it also has average blowing power. But, if you have average blowing around needs like I do it works fine. Easy to start, light weight and blows grass clippings of my driveway and leaves out of my flower beds. So even though this machine doesn't blow :) me away like my other Stihl products it is fine and I am happy I have a Stihl and not something else. June 11, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by same problems as other reviews say i had the same problem with the cold start. when i started the blower it stalled when i give it gas. also it didn't have the power to move debris so i was upset with the product. June 5, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Stihl excellence as usual Superb machine. Starting, running, power, flexibility. Great anti vibe, quiet, powerful, lightweight. Excellent controls/auto choke design and cruise control. Could not ask for more. Highly recommended. May 7, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by STIHL 4 EVER !!! Nothing compares to this company. They have been making the best Equipment since as long as I can remember. 25+ years. I do not even entertain the idea of using something else. Never once have been disappointed. You can feel free to buy from STIHL with the fullest confidence. Enjoy! April 29, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by This blower is easy to start. The run features are easy to use with one hand. I bought a GB 86 to clear snow from a ground mount solar system . It works fine up to 5 feet away and anything farther it does not have any power to remove snow. Stihl should offer for sale separate sections of blower pipe to reach out father.The blower starts and runs ok but takes a long time to warm up to full rpm. Also I can hear something in the blower that seems loose. Don't know what it is. February 24, 2016
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
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