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Stihl BGA 56 Spec Review

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

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This product has a newer version, the BGA 57.
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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
BrushlessYes
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).

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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.

Overview of the Stihl BGA 56

The Stihl BGA 56 in use

The Stihl BGA 56

  • Power: The BGA 56 is a cordless blower made by Stihl. It has a maximum air speed of 100 MPH and its nozzle can expel a max air volume of 353 cubic feet per minute (CFM).
  • Power delivery: Stihl designed this unit and its brushless, battery-operated motor with top-of-the-food-chain maneuverability in mind. The BGA 56 doesn’t need to be plugged in, so you can take it anywhere easily.
  • Battery: Its 2.8 Ah 36 V Li-ion battery (battery not included) offers a maximum autonomy of 20 minutes on a full charge.
  • Handling: Being handheld, this blower has a good maneuverability and is meant to be easier to carry around over a small period of time. All told, it weighs 7.3 lbs — the Stihl BGA 56 is neither the lightest nor the heaviest cordless handheld blower on the market.
  • Speed Settings: The BGA 56 by Stihl has just one speed setting.
  • 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.

  • Maxing out at 100 MPH at full power, this blower is on the lower end in terms of air speed for 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.
  • The BGA 56 is average in terms of air volume. It's rated at 353 CFM, which is common for cordless handheld blowers. If air volume is important to you, the Ryobi RY404100, with 730 CFM, could be in your good books.
  • Users can expect a maximum autonomy of 20 minutes from its battery, which means the BGA 56 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.

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
  • Brushless motor
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent weight (7.3 lbs)
  • Acceptable noise (79 dB)
  • Decent CFM (353 CFM)
WEAKNESSES:
  • 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.

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