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Stihl BGA 85 - 36V 391 CFM Cordless Brushless Blower

The Stihl BGA 85 is a cordless handheld leaf blower delivering 391 CFM at 104 MPH. It features a 6 Ah 36 V Li-ion battery. (Read full specs)

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This product has a newer version, the BGA 86.
According to Stihl's Internet Sales Policy (opens in a new tab), it is not possible to ship a NEW Stihl product in the USA. The only way to get the Stihl BGA 85 shipped to your place is to get it second hand or refurbished on eBay. Online stores such as Northern Tool (link below) may allow online purchase and in-store pickup of Stihl products.

Features and Specifications

Type
Type Cordless
Handling Handheld
CFM Up to 391
MPH Up to 104
Blowing Force 10 N
Engine
BrushlessYes
Voltage36 V
Speed settings Variable
Features
Battery Li-ion
Autonomy 24 mins
Cruise controlNo
Vacuum No
Misc
Battery included 1
Weight (w/ battery)10.9 lbs
Weight (tool only)7.1 lbs
Noise rating 64 dB
Warranty 3 years

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Description

No gas. No cord. No emissions and almost no weight. The STIHL BGA 85 handheld blower features a powerful 36-volt, lithium-ion battery for excellent blowing power that is quiet, clean, and best of all, cordless. This lightweight blower is extremely compact, weighing a mere 7 lbs. without battery, yet it delivers over 100 mph of air to move stubborn yard debris. And don’t expect any gradual power drops – this blower will run at full speed until it’s time to recharge. An ideal blower for use around the home.

Overview of the Stihl BGA 85

The Stihl BGA 85 in use

The Stihl BGA 85

  • Power: The Stihl BGA 85 can force 391 cubic feet of air per minute (CFM) from its nozzle at a maximum speed of 104 MPH.
  • Power delivery: Since the device is powered by a brushless, battery-operated motor, it doesn’t require to be plugged in and therefore, it allows superb freedom of movement.
  • Battery: It has a 6 Ah 36 V Li-ion battery (1 AP 300 battery combo included) that should work reliably for up to 24 minutes if completely charged.
  • Handling: Its handheld design ensures maximum portability, allowing users to effortlessly move and operate it virtually anywhere with ease. However, for a cordless handheld blower, the Stihl BGA 85 is heavier than most, weighing 10.9 lbs.
  • Speed Settings: Users can fine-tune the airflow of the BGA 85 to their liking with its variable speed settings, ensuring bespoke performance for any task at hand.
  • Noise: For electric handheld blowers, the BGA 85's 64 dB noise rating can be considered fairly typical.

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The Stihl BGA 85's performance versus other blowers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea how the key specs of the Stihl BGA 85 compare with handheld leaf blowers of similar voltage (between 36 and 48V).

  • At full power, this blower maxes out at 104 MPH, placing it on the lower end in terms of air speed for battery-operated handheld blowers. For the fastest air speed in this category, you may want to consider the Makita XBU01PT, which can expell air at a velocity that can reach 208 MPH.
  • The Stihl BGA 85 boasts an airflow rate of 391 CFM (cubic feet per minute), which is standard for cordless handheld blowers. If air volume is important to you, the Husqvarna 350iB, with 800 CFM, could be in your good books.
  • With a runtime of up to 24 minutes on a full charge, the BGA 85's autonomy is modest compared to other cordless handheld units. To enjoy the best possible autonomy in this category, you could have a look at the Makita CBU01Z which offers up to 300 minutes of runtime.

Price comparison

As you can see from these interactive charts, when compared to other cordless blowers, the Stihl BGA 85 is on the average side of the price range.

Therefore, this blower nicely fits in the expected budget for this kind of product.

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • In the expected price range
  • Brushless motor
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Acceptable noise (64 dB)
  • Decent CFM (391 CFM)
WEAKNESSES:
  • Quite heavy (10.9 lbs)
  • No cruise control
  • Low MPH (104 MPH)
  • Low autonomy (24 mins)

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About Stihl

Stihl AG & Company KG was founded by Andreas Stihl in 1926. The German company specializes in handheld outdoor power equipment. Over the past fifty years, Stihl has opened manufacturing plants in Brazil, the United States, and China. The German company’s sure and steady expansion has made it a leading provider of in the lawn, forestry, and landscape maintenance industries.

Warranty Information

The Stihl BGA 85 is covered under a warranty for up to 3 years. This warranty may not cover all parts of the blower.
For more information about the warranty of Stihl blowers, please consult Stihl's warranty policies (opens in a new tab). Alternatively, you can also contact their Customer Support: 1-800-467-8445.

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