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Stihl BGA 57 - 36V 365 CFM Cordless Brushless Blower

The Stihl BGA 57 is a lightweight cordless handheld leaf blower delivering 365 CFM at 123 MPH. It is powered by a 36 V Li-ion battery. (Read full specs)

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Features and Specifications

Type
Type Cordless
Handling Handheld
CFM Up to 365
MPH Up to 123
Blowing Force 9 N
Engine
BrushlessYes
Voltage36 V
Speed settings 1
Features
Battery Li-ion
Autonomy 25 mins
Vacuum No
Misc
Battery included 0
Weight (tool only)5.1 lbs
Noise rating 64 dB
Warranty 3 years

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Description

The BGA 57 delivers powerful STIHL performance combined with great control and comfortable operation. This blower puts out 103 mph of average air velocity (123 MPH maximum air velocity) combined with 365 CFM for effective clearing of leaves and other yard debris. (source: Stihl)

Overview of the Stihl BGA 57

The Stihl BGA 57 in use

The Stihl BGA 57

  • Power: This cordless leaf blower features a maximum air volume rating of 365 CFM and an air speed rating of 123 MPH.
  • Power delivery: This blower has a brushless, battery-operated motor. Thus, the user won’t have to worry about tripping over pesky cords when they’re busy working their lawn.
  • Battery: Its 2.8 Ah 36 V Li-ion battery (AK 20 battery not included) offers a maximum autonomy of 25 minutes on a full charge.
  • Handling: Ideal for those seeking a compact and portable leaf blower, this model provides ease of handling and use, making it a convenient choice for any task. Compared to its counterparts, the Stihl BGA 57 can berecognized for its lighter weight of 5.1 lbs without a battery.
  • Speed Settings: As with similar models of its class, this leaf blower has just one operating speed.
  • Noise: Its noise rating of 64 dB can be considered the standard for similar electric handheld blowers.

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The Stihl BGA 57's performance versus other blowers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea how the key specs of the Stihl BGA 57 compare with handheld leaf blowers of similar voltage (between 36 and 48V).

  • Maxing out at 123 MPH at full power, this blower is on the lower end in terms of air speed for battery-operated handheld blowers between 36 and 48V. 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.
  • Regarding its air volume, the airflow of the Stihl BGA 57 can reach 365 CFM (Cubic Feet per Minute), which is on the low end for cordless handheld blowers with a comparable voltage. For the highest air volume, you may want to have a look at the Husqvarna 350iB, which boasts with 800 CFM.
  • Users can expect a maximum autonomy of 25 minutes from its battery, which means the BGA 57 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 Makita CBU01Z which offers up to 300 minutes of runtime.

Price comparison

As you can see from these interactive charts, when compared to other cordless blowers, the Stihl BGA 57 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 (5.1 lbs)
  • Brushless motor
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Acceptable noise (64 dB)
WEAKNESSES:
  • Battery not included
  • No speed variation
  • Low CFM (365 CFM)
  • Low MPH (123 MPH)
  • Low autonomy (25 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 57 is covered under a warranty for up to 3 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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