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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 5 out of 5 by I am satisfied after one year of service. I've had the BG 86 for one year and it has been great so far. I use the product once a week in the summer to clear my porch and sidewalks of grass clippings and I also use it to clean my garage. I have a lot of trees around my house and use it to blow the leaves into piles in the fall. It also makes clearing gutters a quick process. I like the ability to change between a round and flat tube because the round tube seems to work better in the yard but the flat tube does better on concrete. The flat tube directs the air to a focused spot creating more power to move objects. July 4, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Stihl ... Made in the USA First and foremost, Made in the USA! This is my 3rd different brand of blower. My first brand .. complete junk. My second brand which was a closer competitor of Stihl was actually very good for the 12yrs. I had it. I'm always looking for a better product though and decided to try a Stihl. It has been harder to start in colder weather verses warmer weather. Once started, it does take some run time before you have full RPM's. The Ja pan unit did start easier. That said, I'm told some of this has to do with the emissions on today's engines verses years ago. I find I'm filling the gas tank often. This unit is either gas hungry or the tank is small. This unit primarily moves leaves in the fall. It has no problem doing that .. Power is phonominal! The grip and anti-vibration of the unit .. cannot say enough good things about. Overall a very good, solid machine which again, is made in the USA! June 23, 2016
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
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