Characteristics Of The Stihl BGE 61

The Stihl BGE 61 is an electric handheld 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

Overview of the Stihl BGE 61

  • Power: This electric leaf blower has a maximum air volume rating of 285 cubic feet per minute (CFM) and an air speed rating of 148 MPH.
  • Power delivery: This unit, featuring a 9.2 Amp engine, is a corded blower. It must be plugged into an electrical outlet with a reliable power source at all times during operation. Note that the power cord might not be included with the blower. Should you wish to obtain one, use our [caldera_form_modal id="CF5ac63299ac22a" width="400"]gauge calculator[/caldera_form_modal].
  • 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. All told, it weighs 6.8 lbs — the Stihl BGE 61 is neither the lightest nor the heaviest electric handheld leaf blower on the market.
  • 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.

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.

  • The Stihl BGE 61 expels air at speeds up to 148 MPH, making it standard in terms of air speed for electric handheld leaf blowers (the one expelling air at the fastest speed being the Worx WG518 with 250 MPH).
  • It’s capable of expelling a maximum air volume of 285 CFM (cubic feet per minute). This places it at the low end compared to other electric handheld leaf blowers (the biggest expelled air volume belonging to the Toro PowerJet™ F700 51624 with 725 CFM).

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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    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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