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Stihl BG 66 L - 371 CFM Gas Handheld Blower Vac

The Stihl BG 66 L is a 2-in-1 blower/vacuum delivering 371 CFM at 115 MPH. It features a 2-cycle 27.2cc engine. (Read full specs)

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Features and Specifications

Type
Type Gas-Powered
Handling Handheld
CFM Up to 371
MPH Up to 115
Blowing Force 10 N
Engine
Make N/A
Engine displacement 27.2cc
Strokes 2
Fuel/oil ratio 50:1
Speed settings Variable
Features
Cruise controlNo
Fuel tank 18.3 fl. oz.
Vacuum Yes
Mulcher No
Misc
Weight 9.7 lbs
Noise rating 65 dB
Warranty 2 years

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Description

The STIHL BG 66 L features a low-emission engine while its specially designed muffler in the blower tube and baffles make the BG 66 L quiet – ideal for use in neighborhoods or other noise-sensitive areas. Starting is easier and smoother than ever with the simplified starting system that incorporates a specialized stop switch that automatically returns to the start position, as well as a semi-automatic choke lever that helps prevent accidental flooding. All while providing the power you need to tackle your next outdoor task. (source: Stihl)

Overview of the Stihl BG 66 L

The Stihl BG 66 L in use

The Stihl BG 66 L

  • Power: The BG 66 L gas-powered blower, manufactured by Stihl, is rated for a maximum air volume of 371 cubic feet per minute (CFM) and a maximum air speed of 115 miles per hour (MPH).
  • Handling: It’s handheld, so naturally it’s easier to handle and carry than larger leaf blowers, such as backpack models or walk-behinds. At 9.7 lbs, the Stihl BG 66 L is within the average weight range of gas-powered handheld blowers.
  • Engine: This blower's engine has a displacement specification of 27.2cc. It's important to remember that this blower's engine operates on a 2-cycle system, meaning it relies on a specific blend of gas and oil for optimal performance. For the Stihl BG 66 L, this ratio is 50:1..
  • Speed Settings: With its adjustable airflow through variable speed settings, the Stihl BG 66 L puts control in the hands of the user, allowing for tailored performance.
  • Vacuum: As a blower vac, the BG 66 L handily vacuums unwanted material into a storage bag for easy disposal (vacuum kit and bag not included).
  • Noise: The BG 66 L's noise level is rated at 65 dB, which is standard for gas-powered handheld blowers.
  • Fuel Tank: With a capacity of 18.3 fl. oz., this Stihl blower is average compared to other gas handheld blowers.

The Stihl BG 66 L's performance versus other blowers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea how the key specs of the Stihl BG 66 L compare with similar leaf blowers.

  • Exiting the nozzle, the air can reach speeds of up to 115 MPH, which falls on the lower end for gas-powered handheld blowers. For the fastest air speed in this category, you may want to consider the Craftsman BV2500, which can expell air at a velocity that can reach 250 MPH.
  • At 371 CFM (cubic feet per minute), its airflow output is modest compared to other gas-powered handheld blowers. For the highest air volume, you may want to have a look at the Craftsman B225, which boasts with 650 CFM.

Price comparison

As you can see from these interactive charts, when compared to other blower vacs, the Stihl BG 66 L is on the average side of the price range.

Therefore, this blower nicely fits in the expected budget for this kind of product.

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • In the expected price range
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent weight (9.7 lbs)
  • Decent tank (18.3 fl. oz.)
  • Acceptable noise (65 dB)
WEAKNESSES:
  • No cruise control
  • Leaf collection bag not included
  • Low CFM (371 CFM)
  • Low MPH (115 MPH)

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About Stihl

Stihl AG & Company KG was founded by Andreas Stihl in 1926. The German company specializes in handheld outdoor power equipment. Over the past fifty years, Stihl has opened manufacturing plants in Brazil, the United States, and China. The German company’s sure and steady expansion has made it a leading provider of in the lawn, forestry, and landscape maintenance industries.

Warranty Information

The Stihl BG 66 L is covered under a warranty for up to 2 years. This warranty may not cover all parts of the blower.
For more information about the warranty of Stihl blowers, please consult Stihl's warranty policies (opens in a new tab). Alternatively, you can also contact their Customer Support: 1-800-467-8445.

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