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BGA 85

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

BGA 85
Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 33reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great electric blower We had bought this as blower to use where I work and I can not be more happy. The quality is there for a long days work and there is no fuel smell or mixing oil and gas or the loud engine, and that is key for a happy customer. The price is a little steep for it though, I almost matched the price of the blower with the battery and charger. And if used with care (not full or nothing) I was able to around 45min out of the AP 180 and still get the job done well. Last but not least, the blower can not be flicked around in your hand as well as the gas ones can, maybe due to the twin axial fans. August 13, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by If at first you don't succeed~ Finally broke down and picked up a cordless blower. Brought it home, charged the batt. Used it for two minutes and the thing ceased up. Called the dealer-he said bring it in the tech will be there Tuesday. Had my new new blower on Weds. Wanted something I could use in the garage to make a mess when the vaccum was too small of an option. What I didn't expect was the variable speed trigger- allows very low speed blowing- nice feature when cutting in around landscaping and planters on patios. Can't do that with the backpack BR600 on idle. That said- the specs are true- the Battery charges in less than half an hour- and I get plenty of runtime out of it to clean up around the house after mowing- or just a wind storm. About half the snot of the big blower- but so much easier to get out and run for a few minutes. No gas to fill, no cord to pull. just press the trigger and you're in business. Still a little pricey, but we'll see how long it lasts, then review the lifetime costs- no mix to buy, no fuel, and b/c no ethanol involved- no carb replacements!! Save $85 right there! Easier to climb up on the roof with and works great for blowing off the mower and log splitter after a session. Great product overall~ August 10, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Has been a great asset to my new home. Great for cleaning indoors too, by removing any dirt or dust behind appliances and etc. This machine does not put off any fumes making it safe for indoors. July 14, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Good power from a battery operated blower. Very pleased with this battery operated blower. Lightweight and ergonomically designed. Plenty of power to blow debris off of my drive-way and patio with little noise compared to gas powered blowers. June 28, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Grab & Go Type of Tool It is such a pleasure to use this blower - no pull start gas engine to irritate my arthriticshoulders. Alittle heavy with the AP 180 battery but no problem. Unit has plenty of power.My only wish is that STIHL comes out with a fan shaped nozzel for this blower. May 30, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by powerful, yet easy to literally give just a "puff" of air with the trigger. Very quiet Maybe could use a strap for longer work(for older home owner).Glad I've got it !!! May 6, 2015
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fully meets all my expectations Bought it to blow leaves off the roof and clear the gutters. Does all that and more. Even used it this morning to blow the snow off the driveway and Suburban in 10 degree temperature. Using the 160 battery it lasted a full 30 minutes even at that temperature! May have to buy a second 160 battery to increase use life (driveway 150' long) but overall with the sole exception of the high price I love the machine. It is light enough that my wife will use it while she would never use a gas blower of which I have several. January 22, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Quality Product Product has more power than I expected and battery lasts longer than I expected. It does require about 30-40 minutes to recharge, however. Quality of the blower is exceptional. Overall, I am very pleased with the product and its convenience for blowing leaves and pinestraw off my driveway, portches and patio. January 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Blower It was important for me to a blower that was light weight, easy to start and with enough power to do the job with lots of wet leaves. This Blower more than fit the bill!! December 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nice Blower I bought in to the Stihl system for the trimmer, but I love the blower as well. It has nice power and is easy to handle. Sometimes I wish there was a slightly smaller nozzle to generate more speed (even at less volume) for some jobs, but it has plenty power for most jobs. The fact that I would like to be able to use it for some places where I would use my compressor tells you that it has a lot of power. Every other cordless blower I ever owned was good for little more than leaves. August 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Outstanding quality My favorite yard power tool I have a Ryobi battery powered blower which I thought was fine, but I needed more power. I have a gas powered blower, Husqvarna, but it is a major pain to use, especially for small or quick jobs. I purchased a Stihl battery powered chain saw, so I already had an investment in the battery and charger which is not included in the blower.i bought the battery powered blower even though there were no reviews or hands on from sales person at the time. This tool is just awesome. Plenty of power to get any job done, obviously quiet compared to gas power. Have it just about a year now.use it several times a week, year round in FloridaEasy to use and handle. Great battery life, quick charging. Compared to Ryobi product,it is like driving a BMW vs a scooter. If you can get past the price you will not be disappointed. August 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Just what we needed With this product there are no more cords to get out and I don't have to mix fuel or worry about getting the blower started after infrequent use. My wife loves it! July 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Product Bought this tool as an afterthought but couldn't be happier. My Stihl gas chainsaw died and needed replacement, got tired of mixing gas and oil and decided to go battery. But after buying charger and battery for chainsaw decided better off also getting blower (my plug in electric blower had also recently quit) since already had fixed cost in battery and charger. So guess which tool I use every few days? This blower is terrific, certainly quiet compared to electric and gas, and does great job clearing our long driveway and patio. Couldn't be happier with product. Chainsaw also great but not needed as much. July 13, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by A great cordless blower!! A little pricey, but typical Stihl quality. Very impressive, even with the smaller battery. I plan on purchasing the AP 160 for longer run time. You won't be diappointed. No gas, no muss, no fuss. February 6, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Too pricey $289 for the blower and then you have to buy the battery and charger for about another $200. Are you kidding me? I like the idea of a cord free electric blower but the price is just too prohibitive. I can buy just about any of the big gas backpack blowers for that money. Come on Stihl gives us a complete tool for a reasonable price. You make great tools - I own Stihl chainsaws, trimmers, and backpack and handheld gas blowers and love them all. December 17, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent Blower We have purchased three blowers for our University and they are outstanding. Quiet, powerful and low maintenance. If you get two of the bigger batteries and the quick charger, a battery will charge and be complete while you use the other battery for almost continuous operation. December 4, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by More power than I expected I recently purchased the BGA85 to use at home because I would not have to worry about storing gas. I was totally surprised when I first used it because it was a lot more powerful than I expected. It does a wonderful job for me and I would recommed it to anyone without hesitation. November 3, 2012
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