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BG 86

Our most powerful gasoline-powered handheld blower, designed for landscaping professionals.

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BG 86 is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 228.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Going strong I bought this model to replace my trusty BG 85 that gave me 17 years of reliable service, so far I have not been disappointed. And as a bonus the Wife likes to use it as well and likes how easy it is to start.
Date published: 2019-09-22
Rated 2 out of 5 by from 2 and a half years old and it's dead, never really ran good to begin with. Bought it new, even bought the HP ultra mix oil with it since the dealer recommended it. For it's 1st year it felt like it still needed breaking in, the power wasn't there My BG55 blower would move more air than this. 1st time I took it in for service the dealer blamed it on the gas and oil mix, they would always say I needed to dump the gas and start over. 2nd trip in for service Then they said I need to run it more to break in the motor after that it would wake up and be a completely different machine. 3rd time I took it in they said they couldn't find anything wrong and again blamed it on the gas oil mix. As for the gas and oil I always have since new only used non ethanol gas and the best 2 stoke oil Sthil offers and I only mix 1 gallon at a time so I don't think it's a fuel issue. At the end of every season I add some fuel stabilizer to the mix and let that work it's way into the carb, so again I don't think it's a fuel issue. As far as use goes I maintain 1/3 of an acre with my equipment, very few trees with leaves to blow so for the most part I only use the blower for clean up during the summer months, so not much run time on the blower for 2 and a half years. When it comes to Sthil I have owned a BG600 blower, BG55 blower, FS45 trimmer, HS56 hedge trimmer, MS271 saw, and a few other Sthil products when I was cutting gas for a living, all bought new so I have experience with the brand. I will never own a Sthil product again mark my words, the quality is not there anymore.
Date published: 2019-09-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from this thing blows I've used the larger stihl backpacks landscaping but for home went handheld since it's not an 8hr use. This is one of the most powerful and cuts down on time using. A cheap one only blows half the leaves half as far. I chose the 86 over the 86c-easy start version to save on weight. Stihl motors of this size are super easy to start. I really don't see anyone else using this toy anyways.
Date published: 2019-08-31
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great power This blower has great power. However, this is my second one. They both have had a leak around the gas tank. I took the first one in to service and they couldn’t find anything wrong. They were nice enough to give me a new one. The second one does the same thing. It’s not a bad leak but when you pay that much money, you shouldn’t have any issues. I don’t know if it’s a flaw in the system or what. Little disappointed with the stihl brand on this.
Date published: 2019-07-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Blower!! Lots of power This is my second blower I have owned... Its a power house. Starts easy and runs great. I use it for clean up around the house. Also dried up a water spill with it. Great product!
Date published: 2019-07-26
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Nothing like the Stihl weed eater I have harder to start and very low power. My craftsman blower is much better. Tried the kombi system didnt Like it Wish I had tried the backpack blower may have had power I need and want. Will never buy hand held blower from stihl again.
Date published: 2019-07-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Plenty of power and highly dependable As a homeowner, I have no issue spending a bit more to buy something dependable and high quality. I’ve had the BG86 for a couple of months now and it really gets the job done well. It has plenty of power, always starts on the first pull and uses barely any fuel. I went with the regular BG86 over the easy start variant BG86-CE and I’m glad I did, the regular one starts just as easily. Thanks Stihl for making consistently high quality and dependable products!
Date published: 2019-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works Great! This blower works great and has plenty of power. It starts on the first pull every time, rarely ever needs a second pull. Not sure why others say it's hard to start. I do not have the Easy2Start C model either and it's super easy to pull.
Date published: 2019-07-03
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