BG 86 C-E

BG 86 C-E
Our most powerful handheld blower, made even better with Easy2Start™ technology.

Model Features

  • Built in the USA
    Indicates products that are built in the United States from domestic and foreign parts and components.

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  • STIHL Easy2Start™
    The STIHL Easy2Start™ system makes starting STIHL® outdoor power tools almost effortless, eliminating the need for a strong pull of the starting cord. This advanced starting system is designed to make starting STIHL® products fast and easy. The specific system may vary by model, but in each case, a quick pull overcomes the engine’s compression to minimize the strength and effort required to start. Available on selected products.
  • Soft Grip Handle
    This handle design provides a secure and comfortable grip.
  • Anti-Vibration System
    STIHL has a system for minimizing the vibration levels of handheld outdoor power equipment. The STIHL anti-vibration system helps reduce operator fatigue and provides a more comfortable working experience.
  • Throttle Trigger Lock with Built-In Momentary Stop Switch
    The built-in stop switch allows the user to turn off the engine with a simple press of the button or lever. When the engine is off, the throttle lock automatically returns to the “start” setting. Your power tool will be ready to be started when you’re ready to get back to work.
  • Purge Pump Primer
    The purge pump primer feature enables the user to prime the carburetor with fuel, enabling easier starting. The purge pump primer is designed in a way that the operator cannot flood the machine by priming the carburetor too many times. Flooding the engine is still possible if the choke is not removed after the engine fires.
  • HD2 Air Filter
    The new HD2 air filter on this unit is washable, providing extremely long filter life and lowering maintenance costs. The large surface area allows for longer run times between cleanings and high performance even while operating in dusty and dry conditions. Overall, the HD2 air filter provides better protection of the engine compared to standard air filters.

Specifications

DISPLACEMENT
27.2 cc (1.66 cu. in.)
ENGINE POWER
0.8 kW (1.07 bhp)
WEIGHT
4.5 kg (9.9 Ibs.)
FUEL CAPACITY
440 cc (14.9 oz.)
BLOWING FORCE*
15 Newtons
AVG. AIR VELOCITY**
Flat: 74 m/sec. (166 mph)
Round: 63 m/sec. (141 mph)
MAX. AIR VELOCITY**
Flat: 85 m/sec. (190 mph)
Round: 69 m/sec. (154 mph)
AIR VOLUME AT NOZZLE**
Flat: 610 m3/h (359 cfm)
Round: 780 m3/h (459 cfm)
SOUND PRESSURE RATING**
70 dB(A)
POWER SOURCE
Gas
*Newton is the force needed to accelerate 1 kg of mass at the rate of 1 m/sec2. **Tested in accordance with ANSI 175.2 standard. All specifications provided by Andreas STIHL AG, as of April 2016.

Important Information

Note: STIHL recommends use of fuel with no more than 10% Ethanol content. Using fuel with greater than 10% Ethanol content may cause damage to your equipment and may void your STIHL warranty. Learn More…

WARNING! Improper use of any power tool may cause serious or fatal injury. Read, understand and follow carefully the operating and safety instructions in your instruction manual before using such products.

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Reviews

BG 86 C-E is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 91.
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
Rated 2 out of 5 by from This product may have a quality issue Had the BG 86 C-E for about 4 years. It worked great up until about a month ago. While blowing some leaves it all of a sudden stopped immediately. Recoil was tight and would not move. Brought it to a Stihl service center and was told some bolts backed out of the engine and were wedged between the fly wheel and the motor. Broke a number of fins off and damaged the seal. Cost to fix was 2/3's of what a new one would be. Don't know if the bolts were never tighten down sufficiently or adhesive to help hold them in place was never used. I don't know if I'll take another chance on a Stihl blower again.
Date published: 2016-11-12
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