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BG 86

Our most powerful handheld blower, designed for landscaping professionals.

BG 86
Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 104reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Absolute workhorse After some minor carburetor issues, this blower has proven to be fantastic. On my 2.5 acre wooded lot with maples and oaks this blower moves leaves! October 23, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Not the power I expected I replaced a 12 year old BG 85 (great blower) for a new BG 86. I'm very disappointed in the power and performance of this under powered blower. Unfortunately the CARB regs have limited the performance of a good engine. This blower takes about 4 minuets to warm up and perform right. You have to feather the throttle to reach high RPM or the unit bogs down. I have experienced at least a 20% loss in performance from my previous BG 85. In my opinion if you own a pre-CARB unit, keep fixing and servicing it because the new models are disappointingly powerless. October 14, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by A high quality, well built product that lasts years is a better value than several two year machines. I have a BG 86 C blower that starts on the first pull all the time and has the features and power that I want for the many jobs it does for me. The controls are right where they should be and the maintenance is easy and understandable. I plan to buy more Stihl products in the future. October 10, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by On my second one. I liked the first one so much that I purchased another one to work more efficiently. Handles most everything I need it to do and at all angles. I'll work this machine for hours at a time and never fell sore or wore out from doing so. September 19, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by seams to be the best of the hand held blowers The Stihl BG 86 is a little hard to start compared to my 10 year old BR 600 the 86 takes at least 4 to 5 pulls to start no matter what method I use, my old 600 starts most times on the first pull but sometimes on the second. I am using the recommended Stihl oil when mixed with 93 octane gas is a lite gray color. The problem is the gas tank on the 86 is opague and you can not see the fuel level, someone should have noticed this when designing this product. The only way to see the fuel level is to remove the gas cap, or possibly use a different oil that has a darker or brighter color. September 19, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Has excellent blowing power! I have been in the tree maintenance business since 1994. I was using Echo until this latest purchase. Saw the BG 86 as a replacement for the tired Echo. Now it is Stihl I depend on for every job. I have used Stihl chain saws , since the 80s! September 7, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Very Durable Owned 3yrs. with heavy use. Reliable and durable. almost too bulky for one handed use. Would not consider as good a value at its current price point. September 2, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent blower It is so quiet I thought it was underpowered until I put it to action. This thing can sure move some debris!Love it. I just keep adding to my STIHL collection and am never disappointed.MADE IN THE USA!!!! August 23, 2016
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