In a competitive economy, there are in most cases, a variety of products and brands. Some brands position themselves at the upper end….others mid to lower (or good, better or best).
Stihl products are certainly at the upper end of the product quality product spectrum. We have two Stihl leaf blowers….the BG 86 Handheld and BG 430 Backpad. While at the upper end of price point (the BG 86 sells for $239)….they are excellent products.
The hand-held blower has preformed well for many years. Good quality is worth the price.