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Stihl BGA 45 Spec Review

The Stihl BGA 45 is a cordless handheld leaf blower delivering 235 CFM at 85 MPH. It features a 2 Ah 18 V Li-ion battery. (Read full specs)

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Features and Specifications

Type
Type Cordless
Handling Handheld
CFM Up to 235
MPH Up to 85
Blowing Force 5 N
Engine
BrushlessYes
Voltage18 V
Speed settings 1
Features
Battery Li-ion
Autonomy 10 mins
Vacuum No
Misc
Battery included 1
Weight 4.4 lbs
Noise rating 60 dB
Tube length N/A
Warranty 2 years

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Description

Part of the AI Series, the BGA 45 handheld blower delivers the power you need at an incredible value. It is exceptionally quiet and lightweight at 4.4 lbs., including integrated battery. On a single charge, the BGA 45 can clear more than 13 parking spaces (2,153 square ft.) with a blowing speed of 85 mph and an air volume of 235 cfm. If you own a small property and need a quick go-to blower for your driveway and walkways, the BGA 45 is the complete package. (source: Stihl)

Overview of the Stihl BGA 45

The Stihl BGA 45 in use

The Stihl BGA 45

  • Power: The BGA 45 is a cordless blower made by Stihl. It has a maximum air speed of 85 MPH and its nozzle can expel a max air volume of 235 cubic feet per minute (CFM).
  • Power delivery: The BGA 45 is a brushless-motor, battery-operated blower. Therefore, it doesn’t require to be plugged in when it’s being used. The user will enjoy the added mobility of its cordless design.
  • Battery: With its 2 Ah 18 V Li-ion battery, the Stihl BGA 45 has a standard, full-charge run time of up to 10 minutes.
  • Handling: It’s handheld, so naturally it’s easier to handle and carry than larger leaf blowers, such as backpack models or walk-behinds. When compared to other cordless handheld blowers, the Stihl BGA 45 stands out due to its lower weight: just 4.4 lbs.
  • Speed Settings: The Stihl BGA 45 does not have multiple speed settings. Once the blower is turned on, it always operates at the same speed.
  • Noise: Its noise rating of 60 dB can be considered the standard for similar electric handheld blowers.

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The Stihl BGA 45's performance versus other blowers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea how the key specs of the Stihl BGA 45 compare with similar leaf blowers.

  • Air expelled from the nozzle of this blower can reach 85 MPH. When compared to others of this type, the BGA 45 has a lower air speed than most battery-operated handheld blowers. For the fastest air speed in this category, you may want to consider the Makita XBU01PT, which can expell air at a velocity that can reach 208 MPH.
  • It’s capable of expelling a maximum air volume of 235 CFM (cubic feet per minute). This places it at the low end compared to other cordless handheld blowers. For the highest air volume, you may want to have a look at the Ryobi RY404100, which boasts with 730 CFM.
  • Users can expect a maximum autonomy of 10 minutes from its battery, which means the BGA 45 won't run as long as many other cordless handheld units before needing to be plugged in. To enjoy the best possible autonomy in this category, you could have a look at the EGO POWER+ LBX6000 which offers up to 96 minutes of runtime.

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Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other cordless blowers, the Stihl BGA 45 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
  • Lightweight (4.4 lbs)
  • Brushless motor
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Acceptable noise (60 dB)
WEAKNESSES:
  • No speed variation
  • Low CFM (235 CFM)
  • Low MPH (85 MPH)
  • Low autonomy (10 mins)

Do you own the Stihl BGA 45 and agree (or disagree) with these strengths and weaknesses?

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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 BGA 45 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.

Questions & Answers

Can you replace the battery? (Asked June 1, 2020)

The battery is integrated and cannot be removed from the blower. You'd have to take your unit to a Stihl service center.

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Stihl BGA 45
3.5 Total Score
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  1. 2.65
    Price
    70
    Value
    40
    Quality
    20
    Performance
    80

    The BGA 45 blower is a poor purchase choice in my view. Does not hold a charge very long and once you have re charged it 50 times more or less, it becomes a paper weight. Unable to accept a charge and battery is not removeable. Poor buying decision on my part as I thought Stihl was a better product, something similar to the chain saw, but I am wrong.

    + PROS: it does a nice job for a short while
    - CONS: battery can not be accessed and will not take a charge after 50 re charges. not worth the money. do not buy if you plan for a long term item.
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  2. 1.25
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    10
    Value
    10
    Quality
    70
    Performance
    10

    Not worth the price. Good power for a battery unit but needs more amp hours. 10 minutes of run time barely clears a driveway, never mind leaves…

    + PROS: Has the Stihl name and color...that’s about all.
    - CONS: RE: For those who are looking for a portable and convenient leaf blower, this model is a strong candidate. It’s designed for easy handling and use, and its size means it’s easily carried and stored. When compared to other cordless handheld blowers, the Stihl BGA 45 stands out due to its lower weight: just 4.4 lbs. Buy this if your yard is the size of a car. Anything bigger then don’t waste your money. Power was impressive for a battery operated unit. Just needs a lot more Amp hours...
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  3. 1.65
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    70
    Value
    10
    Quality
    10
    Performance
    40

    I agree with all above, great while the battery works, but eventually won’t take a charge. Will be asking if Stihl will back their product now

    + PROS: worked good for 1 year
    - CONS: failed to take a charge after 1 year
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  4. 1.5
    Price
    60
    Value
    20
    Quality
    20
    Performance
    20

    I am very disappointed in this product! Especially that it’s manufactured by Stihl which is a good name in power tools. This is a very poorly manufactured product as after about 25 battery charges the battery will not take a charge and there is no way to replace the battery or to order one for replacement. A dealer has to be involved and the cost would be close to buying a new one. Sorry But I think this is a very poorly made product

    + PROS: The BGA 45 fits nicely in the hand and is comfortable to use and that’s where it ends!
    - CONS: Simply a poorly manufactured product! Especially from Stihl! The Battery life is very poor, and after approximately 25 charges it won’t take a charge! I would like to replace the battery myself however Stihl makes that impossible! It is not worth taking to a dealer for a battery replacement and paying almost as much as a new one would cost! Very disappointed in This Product!☹️
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