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Stihl BGA 85 Spec Review (Discontinued)

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 was discontinued. For your convenience, we decided to leave this page up.
It was replaced by the Stihl BGA 86. However, you might still find it second hand on eBay, by clicking on the button below.

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 2 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: If you don’t like dealing with cords, you will be delighted to know that this blower is equipped with a brushless, battery-operated motor.
  • Battery: Its 6 Ah 36 V Li-ion battery (1 AP 300 battery included) offers a maximum autonomy of 24 minutes on a full charge.
  • Handling: It’s handheld, so naturally it’s easier to handle and carry than larger leaf blowers, such as backpack models or walk-behinds. Be aware that, at 10.9 lbs, the Stihl BGA 85 is on the heavier side for cordless handheld blowers.
  • Speed Settings: In order to afford more control to the user, this unit has a variable speed control. No matter the size of the job, the user can adjust the airflow of the Stihl BGA 85 to match.
  • Noise: Its noise rating of 64 dB can be considered the standard for similar electric handheld blowers.

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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 similar leaf blowers.

  • Maxing out at 104 MPH at full power, this blower is 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 BGA 85 is average in terms of air volume. It's rated at 391 CFM, which is common for cordless handheld blowers. If air volume is important to you, the EGO LB7654, with 765 CFM, could be in your good books.
  • Autonomy-wise, with up to 24 minutes of autonomy on a full charge, the BGA 85 is on the low end when compared with other cordless handheld units. To enjoy the best possible autonomy in this category, you could have a look at the Toro 51822 which offers up to 140 minutes of runtime.

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • 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 2 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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