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Old 12-03-2012, 06:34 PM
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I have a Stihl BG86 (the replacement for the 85) and it has proven to be a reliable blower. It does not have the power of my 550, however, but I do like it for the quick cleanup jobs. There may be more powerful handhelds out there but it seems that the transition to when a backpack makes sense cannot be far above the output of the BG86.
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