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Old 04-06-2012, 10:47 PM
Realslowww Realslowww is offline
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Best hand blower out,power reliability ?

I like 2 strokes as well. Thanks!
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Old 04-06-2012, 11:42 PM
exmarkman11 exmarkman11 is offline
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33% say redmax/huqvarna 33% say echo/shindaiwa 34% say stihl.

Stihl wins with 1% Get a BG86. All kidding aside I have only owned a stihl and a husqvarna handheld blower and I liked the stihl better.
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Old 04-07-2012, 12:33 AM
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Stihl BG 86 w/ Stihl exclusive ELASTOSTART and 2-stroke double stratified engine. Plus comfort grip!
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Old 04-07-2012, 02:30 AM
Ridin' Green Ridin' Green is offline
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My Stihl SH 85 is going into it's eleventh year now, and it is still on the original fuel filter, air filter, and spark plug. I could not ask for a more relaible piece of equipment. It has been used, and I mean a LOT!. It starts easily, and runs like a wild banshee, and even more so since I switched over to 80:1 93 octane/Amsoil Saber.
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Old 04-07-2012, 04:08 AM
1whitetail 1whitetail is offline
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I have a Stihl bg85 and it has been great. Never given me any problems and it is plenty powerful.
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Old 04-07-2012, 09:27 AM
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Stihl bg85 and it has been great.
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