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Stihl BGA 56 Spec Sheet

The Stihl BGA 56 is a cordless handheld leaf blower delivering 353 CFM at 100 MPH. It is powered by a 2.8 Ah 36 V Li-ion battery. (Read full specs)

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Stihl BGA 56 353 CFM Cordless Blower
Stihl BGA 56 353 CFM Cordless Blower
Stihl BGA 56 353 CFM Cordless Blower
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Features and Specifications

Type
Type Cordless
Handling Handheld
CFM Up to 353
MPH Up to 100
Blowing Force 10 N
Engine
Make N/A
Voltage36 V
Speed settings 1
Features
Battery Li-ion
Autonomy 20 mins
Vacuum No
Misc
Battery included 0
Weight 7.3 lbs
Noise rating 79 dB
Tube length N/A
Warranty 2 years

Unlike many websites, we did our best to research each of the specs above. That being said, we are not immune to making the occasional mistake or omission. Should you notice any missing or incorrect values, don't hesitate to suggest improvements so we can address the issue. Should you wish more detailed specs on the Stihl BGA 56, the user manual is available here (opens in a new tab).

Description

The BGA 56 combines STIHL performance and exceptional value. Its powerful motor delivers air speeds of 100 mph and an air flow of 353 cfm at the nozzle. It features an adjustable tube to fit different user heights for enhanced comfort. Clear a sidewalk, seven football fields long, on a single charge with this STIHL AK Series handheld blower. The BGA 56 is also just 7.3 lbs. (with AK 20 battery) for easy portability and maneuverability. And when you’re done, hang it on the wall from its onboard hanging slot. (source: Stihl)

Overview of the Stihl BGA 56

The Stihl BGA 56 in use

The Stihl BGA 56

  • Power: The Stihl BGA 56 can force 353 cubic feet of air per minute (CFM) from its nozzle at a maximum speed of 100 MPH.
  • Power delivery: Stihl designed this battery-operated unit with total mobility in mind. The BGA 56 only needs to be plugged in when it is charging, so users can take it almost anywhere.
  • Battery: With its 2.8 Ah 36 V Li-ion battery, the Stihl BGA 56 has a standard, full-charge run time of up to 20 minutes.
  • Handling: Being handheld, this blower has a good maneuverability and is meant to be easier to carry around over a small period of time. However, for a cordless handheld blower, the Stihl BGA 56 is heavier than most, weighing 7.3 lbs.
  • Speed Settings: As with similar models of its class, this leaf blower has just one operating speed.
  • Noise: With a decibel rating of 79 dB, the BGA 56 is neither louder nor quieter than its rivals in the electric handheld category.

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The Stihl BGA 56's performance versus other blowers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea how the key specs of the Stihl BGA 56 compare with similar leaf blowers.

  • The air speed of the Stihl BGA 56 maxes out at 100 MPH. While more than adequate for many jobs, its air speed is below average among other battery-operated handheld blowers (the one expelling air at the fastest speed being the Makita XBU01PT with 208 MPH).
  • The BGA 56 is average in terms of air volume. It's rated at 353 CFM, which is common for cordless handheld blowers (the biggest expelled air volume belonging to the Poulan Pro PRB675i with 675 CFM).
  • Autonomy-wise, with up to 20 minutes of autonomy on a full charge, the BGA 56 is on the low end when compared with other cordless handheld units (the one with the best autonomy being the EGO POWER+ LBX6000 with up to 96 minutes of runtime).

Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other cordless blowers, the Stihl BGA 56 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:
  • Acceptable noise (79 dB)
  • Decent CFM (353 CFM)
WEAKNESSES:
  • Quite heavy (7.3 lbs)
  • Battery not included
  • No speed variation
  • Low MPH (100 MPH)
  • Low autonomy (20 mins)

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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 56 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

I've been using my blower for several years and really enjoying the cordless freedom. Today when I insert a fully charged battery, it won't start. I have two batteries, both are fully charged (4 green lights), but neither can get the blower running. Any idea what I can try to get it to run? (Asked July 07, 2019)

This could be due to several things. We advise you to check our troubleshooting guide, section "Leaf blower won't start" -> "Electric blowers".

How long to charge the battery? (Asked September 24, 2019)

The BGA 56 comes with a AK 20 battery and a AL 101 charger. According to this document (opens in a new tab), charging time will be 105 minutes for 80% charge and 150 minutes for 100% charge.

Where in Calgary can I get my BGA-56 serviced? (Asked May 23, 2020)

You may check for Stihl dealers near where you live in Canada here (opens in a new tab).

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