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BG 86 C-E

Our most powerful handheld blower, made even better with Easy2Start™ technology.

BG 86 C-E
BG 86 C-E is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 104.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product light and affordable for the power I own 5 other Stihl products now and have owned many others over the years, I have never been disappointed in any of them they are virtually maintenance free and last forever. So far the new blower is no exception easy starting and operation
Date published: 2017-03-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent vac & blower I primarily use the vacuum-mulching function, and I am very satisfied with this unit. The vacuum is powerful, and the mulching works better than the old Craftsman unit that I replaced. This Stihl unit complements my chainsaw & weed trimmer...all work exceptionally well. BTW, always use 100% gas for the best results and worry free storage.
Date published: 2017-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This blower is worth every penny you spend! I have gone through a lot of blowers as a homeowner and finally decided to buy a Stihl. I was initially turned away by the price but now realize it's worth its weight in gold. The blower is incredibly easy to start even on cold days. There's no more "put the switch here, put the switch there" until it cranks. You pump the bulb a few times, have the switch in choke, pull to crank, squeeze the trigger and away you go! It's very user friendly. To me, it's lightweight as well. I wish it had a little more power, but again, it's really all I need as a homeowner. I'd recommend this blower to anyone.
Date published: 2017-03-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Shredder/vac great for picking up Doug fir tree cones I live in the Northwest where there are lots of evergreen trees, specifically Doug Fir. The trees are highly valued by me, but their downside is the amount of cones they drop every year (Fall/Winter). These cones are long, cylindrical and somewhat soft compared to true pine cones, which are more bulbous, larger and tough. Consequently, the fir cones tend to get embedded in the grass where a lawnmower doesn't pick up most of them, and raking is also difficult. Bottom line: The shredder/vac feature works GREAT for picking up Doug fir cones. However, (and speaking from experience) DO NOT use the shredder/vac for picking up tough PINE cones, as they are way too tough and will jam the machine and break off the plastic fan blades (fortunately, a replacement fan is inexpensive and a DIY-job).
Date published: 2017-02-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Stihl products are generally very high quality I am a stihl fan. However, I purchased the BG C+E with Easy Pull Technology in the fall of 2016. I have had the unit back to the dealer 3 times due to issues with the pull not recoiling. Needless to say, pretty disappointed with this purchase. I may ditch the thing and get a BG 86 without the easy Pull.. Also, I ve had a BG 85 for over 10 years and it has been a workhorse.
Date published: 2017-02-13
Rated 2 out of 5 by from OK BLOWER BUT NOT FOR THE COST! BLOWER WAS ALWAYS HARD TO WARM UP AS IS A STIHL CHARACTERISTIC, and once it warms up, dont kill it or it will not restart..once warmed up, is where is shines-plenty of power!aftera little lesss than a year- pull cord would not recoil, repaired several times, then gasoline was pouring from exhaust, then would not start at all after that repair- has been at dealer for 8 months now, Be willing to just move on once any problem starts- sad for a VERY HIGH PRICED blower but it is what it is...I GUESS
Date published: 2017-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just Bought It! My Ryobi back back bit the dust after 1 season. I had spent a couple of hundred dollars on it from a box store and it worked great for a time, but just stopped.I have purchased a Stihl weed eater and chainsaw and they have been awesome, so of course I started researching the blowers when I needed to replace the Ryobi and this one hit all the marks.I bought it at my local Ace Hardware in Nahunta GA (amazing staff there!) They tested it before it left the store and I brought it straight home and put it to work. I have no regrets... it moved heavy piles of leaves and pine straw with ease! Started and stopped it several times, and just like my other Stihl products, it starts easy and runs like a dream. Get this blower. I am glad that I did!
Date published: 2017-02-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great step-up blower The BG86C costs a little more than some similar appearing Stihl models, but well worth it for stronger blowing power and easy starting...but definitely follow all the manufacturer's instructions to assure best performance. I suggest Stihl engineers should redesign the method of how the blower tube sections twist together. They're darn difficult to un-twist if you want to shorten the blower discharge for tight spaces. All-in-all, fine machine.
Date published: 2017-02-01
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