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Stihl BGE 61 Spec Sheet

The Stihl BGE 61 is a corded leaf blower delivering 285 CFM at 148 MPH. It features a 9.2 Amp engine.

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Features and Specifications

Type

Type Electric
Handling Handheld
CFM Up to 285
MPH Up to 148
Blowing Force 9 N

Engine

Make N/A
Amp 9.2 Amp
Voltage 120 V
Speed Settings 2

Features

Cordless No
Cord Lock Yes
Vacuum No
Mulcher No

Misc

Weight 6.8 lbs
Noise Rating 64 dB
Tube Length N/A
Warranty 2 years

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Description

Easy. Quiet. Done. The STIHL BGE 61 handheld blower is part of a generation of lightweight, powerful electric leaf blowers. Its compact design produces low noise and zero emissions, making it ideal for use around the house without disturbing the neighbors. And there’s a built-in cord retainer to help keep you connected. (source: Stihl)

Overview of the Stihl BGE 61

  • Power: The Stihl BGE 61 can force 285 cubic feet of air per minute (CFM) from its nozzle at a maximum speed of 148 MPH.
  • Power delivery: This is a corded blower, so its 9.2 Amp engine needs to be plugged into a power source during use. Please note that some manufacturers don’t include the cord with the unit. If this is the case, or if you’re looking to buy a backup, please use our gauge calculator to ensure you’re buying the right cord for your blower.
  • Cord Lock Mechanism: It has a cord lock mechanism, so there’s far less risk of having the cord come unplugged when the unit is in operation.
  • 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 6.8 lbs, the Stihl BGE 61 is within the average weight range of electric handheld leaf blowers.
  • Speed Settings: Not all jobs need full power. The BGE 61 has 2 speed settings so, you can blow more or less air from the blower depending on the job.
  • Noise: With a noise rating of 64 dB, this blower can be considered the standard for similar electric handheld blowers.

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The Stihl BGE 61's performance versus other blowers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea how the key specs of the Stihl BGE 61 compare with similar leaf blowers.

  • Its max air speed of 148 MPH places it at the approximate midpoint in comparison to other electric handheld leaf blowers (the one expelling air at the fastest speed being the Worx WG518 with 250 MPH).
  • Its max air volume rating (285 cubic feet per minute) means it is really not the biggest air producer of electric handheld leaf blowers (the biggest expelled air volume belonging to the Toro PowerJet™ F700 51624 with 725 CFM).
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The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • The Stihl BGE 61 doesn't have any specs that exceed those of other leaf blowers of its class.
  • AVERAGE SPECS:
    • Acceptable Noise (64 dB)
    • Decent Weight (6.8 lbs)
    • Decent MPH (148 MPH)
    WEAKNESSES:
    • Low CFM (285 CFM)

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    Where to buy the Stihl BGE 61?

    According to Stihl's Internet Sales Policy and to the reasons mentioned in their blog, it is not possible or recommended to buy a NEW Stihl product online in the USA. The only way to buy the Stihl BGE 61 online is to get it second hand or refurbished on eBay.

    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 BGE 61 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. Alternatively, you can also contact their Customer Support: 1-800-467-8445.

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