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Our most powerful handheld blower, designed for landscaping professionals.

BG 86
BG 86 is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 141.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Powerful, light, effective, recommended. Follow Stihl's rules for fuel, starting, maintenance and operation and you'll be (ahem) blown-away. Does exactly what is says on the can. Pricey, but you (should) only (have to) buy once.
Date published: 2017-10-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Low on power Bought the BG86 to replace another brand I bought last year. Been a Stihl guy for years but this blower doesn't start or run anywhere close to my other Stihl products. It just doesn't seem to have the power it's supposed to have. The air flow seems to be less than my cheaper e**o . I tried to adjust carb. Per manual but the the limiter caps keep you from getting a good tune. In the shop it goes, I guess I'll continue to use the other brand and hope this gets adjusted right. P.S. My buddy has one of these and it's great, maybe I just got a Friday model. 5 to 6 pumps on the primer and 5 to 6 pulls to get it started and runs rough after that. These units should be ready for use when you buy them, not after you take them back.
Date published: 2017-10-08
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Long Term Review Just like my other less expensive blowers, it ran great for 3 years and now it goes in the trash. Replaced fuel filter, plug, and air filter and still will not run effectively. Dealer says it's not worth fixing. Will buy a cheaper one to throw away in 3 years.
Date published: 2017-08-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Adding to the chorus of good reviews I've owned several Stihl products over decades and am not disappointed with the BG86 blower.I like the straight blower tube better than the curved one on my previous blower, which allows the air to "dig in" and dislodge leaves and grass much better. Combined with the increased power, the BG86 is on the order of twice as effective.I also like the throttle position lever in particular. It is nice to lock it full on, or in some circumstances at 25% throttle where a subtle breeze works better.I also agree with some reviews I've seen that on initial start up is acts "cold blooded", then revs to a higher level after a minute or so. I've tried playing with the carb settings, but no luck. It just needs to warm up a bit to reach maximum power. Not a big deal at all, just a curiosity.
Date published: 2017-07-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Blower!! Bought a BG86 from the guys at James River Equipment in Chester. Fueled it up with the Stihl premix - purchased with the blower to extend the warranty. Followed the instructions, a couple of pulls and it started, as per the instructions! Blows really strong and cleaned my yard up in less than half the time it took my old blower! Pretty quiet for a two stroke motor and fuel efficient. You can notice the quality of the build compared to other cheaper blowers. I now look forward to mowing, grass trimming and cleaning up the mess with my Stihl blower! Happy days! Ps. The guys at James River Equipment are friendly and knowledgeable!
Date published: 2017-06-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BG86 Used year round in Florida I purchased the BG86 on my dealers recommendation. It's probably my most used tool for yard work needs and it's a solid performer. Starts every time and has enough power to get the job done (blowing grass clippings, leaves, mulch, etc...). I run all my machines on STIHL HP Ultra mix and 100LL Aviation Fuel. Its ethanol free and the machines seem to run with a bit more authority on it. I don't seem to have the power issues some say in the reviews and mine starts right up every time.
Date published: 2017-06-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from BG 86 Woefully Under Powered I purchased a BG 86 1 week ago to replace my 10 year old BG 85 simply because I did not want to bother replacing the carb again due to impending hernia surgery. I also purchased a gallon of Stihl Motomix to use at least for product break-in. My impression of this advertised " most powerful hand held blower" is extremely disappointing as it does not even come close to the power and torque of my BG 85. Starts fine but when you go to apply full throttle is it sluggish to achieve full power and then once there under delivers the volume of air and force that I am accustomed to. The blower has less than 30 minutes of use and if I could return it I would. I also purchased at the same time a FS 56 trimmer for the same reason stated above and it performs as expected.
Date published: 2017-06-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from easy to use easy to use,lightweight,highly recommend to friends and family.
Date published: 2017-06-09
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