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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 122.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome blower Love this blower starts great and works flawless.Easy start is a plus.
Date published: 2017-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for a quick clean up Perfect for a quick clean up, lightweight, has enough air force to move leaves and debri from yard
Date published: 2017-08-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from excellent very impressed with the power and easy start love the trigger speed control it takes a min to warm up but its worth it .
Date published: 2017-07-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great options Love the leaf blower, has tons of power sometimes too much power. I love it for blowing out leaves in flower beds. My husband loves it for any use he can find to use it. We will be buying the gutter cleaning attachment and the vac bag and mulcher soon. Looking forwarded the additions.
Date published: 2017-06-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from You get what you pay for I own the Stihl BG 86 C-E blower and use it extensively for my lawn and landscape business. Once you pick up and use this blower you soon realize how much more comfortable the rubber grips are as well as how much easier the unit is to operate as a whole. In addition, the power of this machine is more than enough to blow anything from lawn clippings to leaf piles around to wherever you want. A nice feature of this machine is the easy pull start as well as the anti-vibration system built into this machine. Both of these features put this machine that much more above the competition and for that reason I highly recommend this blower.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great basic blower Light weight, easy to start. Very good for basic home use. I use it to move pine cones, leaves general debris off my terraces and out of my sculpture garden.
Date published: 2017-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product is strong and dependable. I bought this blower to replace an electric one I had and couldn't be happier. The Stihl has so much more power and starts up easy every time.
Date published: 2017-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Reliable and easy to start I think it is a good blower but I bought it because I thought it was the most powerful hand held blower they make. I have an old BG 65 C and it is more powerful??
Date published: 2017-06-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Starts easy runs great You get what you pay for I have learned the hard way don't buy at the big box stores spend a little more now not a lot later cant say enough about this blower its my favorite yard tool in my arsenal
Date published: 2017-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This blower is a beast. I finally took the plunge and purchased a quality blower. No regrets. It is powerful, lightweight and vibration free. I have used it in situations that would have left my old blower gasping for breath. It has met my expectations and then some. The only hit I would give it is it takes a little bit to warm up and get to full power. Once it does....look out.
Date published: 2017-04-21
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great all around value After several lesser brands gave up, I went for the best out there and this is it! Great power and starts reliably with little fuss / effort. I process several acres of leaf litter of many different species, so the blower / vac made sense to me. This unit has plenty of power and is comfortable for all day use. The last "homeowner" bargain brand blew the motor the second day of use, this puppy only stopped for gas over the next two days.
Date published: 2017-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Plenty of power and does a nice job on the leaves Nice machine with plenty of power but it takes forever to warm up so that you can achieve full power. Acts like it wants to stall when pulling the throttle trigger, almost like its flooding out. Took it back to the dealer and they told me it has to get broken in more. I've been through 1 gallon of gas in it and am wondering how much longer it is going to take to "break in"? I've never had any equipment act like this just because it's new. I'm having a hard time believing what I was told. Other than that it seems to be a good machine.
Date published: 2017-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from overall quality is A-1 This blower is quiet, easy to start, dependable, and has plenty of power for clearing a large yard and driveway. I would recommend it to future buyers.
Date published: 2017-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy2Start is good stuff! This machine has the best starting system for a small gas engine without an electric starter. Just flat works. Machine blows soggy leaves in the rain. That is how much blow it has but I have yet to use the suction and macerating ability of the machine to bag and pick up the leaves.
Date published: 2017-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product and quality Very happy with purchase. The blower is dependable and easy to start and operate.
Date published: 2017-01-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Powerful but hard to start. It takes 8 pulls to start initially but cranks easily after it warms up. It bogs down when you give it the gas but is very powerful after it finally decides to take the gas. If you use the flat tip, it is hard to hold because it pushes your arm backwards when you accelerate.
Date published: 2016-12-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Solid blower Been using this blower for a season now. Overall I'm pretty happy with it. Starts well, runs good. Haven't used the shredder yet. I do have the gutter kit attachment and have made some quick money with it. It's basic but performs good with this blower.
Date published: 2016-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Top Notch Time Saver! This product did an amazing job both with the vacuum and the blower. This saved me hours of time being able to switch quickly from blowing and vacuuming. It mulched the leaves and sticks, and aside from the occasional 1 inch piece getting stuck it ate the rest with no damage to the metal blades! Love this thing and will have the weed eater next season to match!!
Date published: 2016-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent When I purchased this product at the hardware store I was a little skeptical. This blower is everything That I have expected.
Date published: 2016-11-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome power for handheld blower 200% better than the Craftsman blower I've been using for 15 years
Date published: 2016-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just what I needed This blower has more air velocity than my retired backpack. I can get into tight spaces where I couldn't with the backpack style blower. One thing that you may want to consider is if your left handed and you have the blower next to you it will suck your shirt/ coat onto the protective grill it has that much power. Great anti vibration handle and it's not heavy for those long working hours.
Date published: 2016-11-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product, I love it This is the best blower I have ever owned. I am so satisfied, thank you.
Date published: 2016-11-14
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