I also bought another BG85 last month.Paid $199. Good machines our old one is 6 years old now, semi retired. The 65 is more of a homeowner unit.Originally posted by GLS
I have a stihl bg85 handheld. Very nice for a handheld IMO. I have 2 commercial backpacks but the handheld is nice for really tight spots where you can't get into (between bushes etc), for quick uses that will take less than ten seconds, and sometimes for blowing equipment off.
$200 for the bg65? Heck, I got my bg85 for the same exact price...and my uncle wasn't a dealer. Doesn't he give you a little discount