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BGA 85

The battery-powered handheld blower that combines high performance with low weight.

BGA 85
Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 19reviewers.
Rated 2 out of 5 by Expensive Novelty Yes, it's made well, but performance is lacking. Specifically, battery life for the AP180 is only 60% of that touted in specifications. Under what conditions can I expect the battery to last "up to 23 minutes"? Do I need to operate the machine at low power to achieve this performance? The best I got was 13:45 with a fully charged, new AP180 at maximum speed. Stihl's reputation is great which makes the BGA85 all the more a disappointing piece of kit purchased at a premium price. Stihl's reputation takes a hit on this one. January 21, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Short Battery life I love using the blower. It works well and is easy to use. Plenty powerful for what I need. My only complaint is I only get 15 minutes of run time and then have to recharge it. An extra battery is very expensive so for now I'm living with it. Hopefully they'll have an improved battery some day with a longer run time. January 15, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Absolutelyl love it It is nice to be able to grab quickly and use it to clean off the back porch and driveway. Best part is you don't smell like gas or exhaust after using it. I have had a BG 55 and It seems pretty similar power. Battery life could be longer but it has always done what I needed it to do. January 15, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Battery life is very short If you have even a medium size lawn do not try to blow the leaves using this product. The battery life is less than half an hour. So far I have gone out twice and only gotten about a 10'x20' area cleared. At this rate it will be spring before I get done.Also, it would be nice to have a piece that can be added to the front to direct the wind instead of just the wide mouth that is now the only option. November 14, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good Power from a Battery Powered Blower The Stihl Battery Powered Blower works just as advertised. It has good air volume and velocity. I haven't tested the battery for advertised duration of use, and based on my limited experience, I am not sure that it will last as long as advertised. July 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by My favorite lawn/garden tool We live on 5 acres with lots of trees. I had purchased a corded vac/blower several years ago and it just wasn't suiting my needs to keep up with all the leaf blowing and clean up each fall and spring. I told my husband I wanted this for Christmas and I have not been disappointed in the blower's performance. It has lots of power to move big piles of leaves as well as small twigs and other debris. I usually get tired and ready to take a break before the battery gives out. This past weekend I trimmed up evergreen bushes and used the Stihl blower to clear the trimmings out from behind the bushes and this was so much easier than using a rake. I love my Stihl products. I also have the chain saw and I get carried away sometimes cutting off tree branches, vines and woody growth around our home. It's just fun and satisfying to use because of it's ease and great performance. June 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by My BFF I am not an avid gardener and always looking for the easy way out. I LOVE this and use it for lots of things besides leaf blowers. I use it to dry the porch after I hosed it off, blow it the dogs when they want to bother me, leaves, just a ton of things besides just the leaves and snow. I hate it when my husband uses it, I is mine! June 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Real power from a cordless I was very skeptical when I bought my first cordless piece of lawn equipment. It was the Stihl cordless chainsaw, and from the first limb I cut I was impressed. This tool is no different. The convenience of no cord, no fuel, no pull start cannot be stressed enough. I still have the gas version of both and use them when I know I will be at it for an extended period of time, but for a quick cleanup or quick trim this Stihl equipment cannot be beat if for no other reason than time saved, but there is no loss of quality on a job well done. April 10, 2014
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