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Blower advice - Nozzle shape??

I thought ide try a Stihl BG86 blower for this season. Have always been ok with a broom for 90% of jobs but occasionally a blower will come in handy. It is mainly for clearing grass cuttings. I have a choice of fitting flat head nozzle or round head nozzle. Might be a stupid question but is one better than the other for my needs and is there a particlular occasion when one nozzle is better than the other in use??

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  • PRO

    Prefer flat nozzle, reduces area available for air to flow through, inceasing its speed.

    I find it more effective.

  • My machine came with a round head one, or an angled flat head one. I like a straight tube so I took a hair dryer to the round nozzle head and flattened it :)  

  • I think the flat head nozzle will push out a slightly higher speed of air but the round nozzle will push out a bigger but slightly slower volume of air. Personally I prefer the round nozzle but horses for courses and all that.

  • PRO

    I prefer the flat one more area covered and much faster out put.

  • PRO

    ok folks ... thanks for feedback ... seems its just personal preference then

  • I use flat on my BG86. It seems to give more blow :)

  • PRO

    We always had the flat on our BG86 but when we switched to the Stihl battery blower it only came with a round nozzle.  Can't say I've really noticed the difference if I'm honest.

    What I will say is our battery blower is in for warranty repair and we have a loan BG86 and I really, really haven't missed all that pull, pull, pull malarky to get the thing going!

    • Would you say the battery one performs as well as the BG86 then?  I was thinking of getting one to use in an OAP home I do so I don't scare the old girls as much.


      • PRO

        I think the flat from my previous less powerful blower gave a better blast than my current more powerful round blower . Also does length of blower pipe make a difference to the air stream delivery , has anyone ever sawn off a piece of their blower pipe to put this to the test ? 

      • PRO

        I’d say the ego battery one we have is pretty much the same as our old BG86 in fact I was so confident I sold it and only use the ego now. I just had to change my mindset a bit as the battery only lasts for 20 minutes so use those minutes well!

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