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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 brushless motor. (Read full specs)

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Stihl BGE 61 285 CFM Electric Blower
Stihl BGE 61 285 CFM Electric Blower
Stihl BGE 61 285 CFM Electric Blower
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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
BrushlessYes
Amp9.2 Amp
Voltage120 V
Speed settings 2
Features
Cord lock Yes
Vacuum No
Misc
Weight 6.8 lbs
Noise rating 64 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 BGE 61, the user manual is available here (opens in a new tab).

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 BGE 61 is an electric blower made by Stihl. It has a maximum air speed of 148 MPH and its nozzle can expel a max air volume of 285 cubic feet per minute (CFM).
  • Power delivery: This unit, featuring a 9.2 Amp motor, is a corded blower. It must be plugged into an electrical outlet with a reliable power source at all times during operation. 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: Since accidental disconnection can be a real inconvenience, the BGE 61 features a reliable cord lock to prevent it from being unplugged during use.
  • Handling: With its handheld design, this leaf blower was created with portability in mind. Most users will have no problem using it almost anywhere. At 6.8 lbs, the Stihl BGE 61 is within the average weight range of electric handheld 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 decibel rating of 64 dB, the BGE 61 is neither louder nor quieter than its rivals in the electric handheld category.

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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.

  • Upon exiting the nozzle, the air can reach speeds of up to 148 MPH, which is pretty much what is to be expected for electric handheld blowers (the one expelling air at the fastest speed being the Craftsman CMEBL7000 with 260 MPH).
  • Regarding its air volume, the airflow of the Stihl BGE 61 can reach 285 CFM (Cubic Feet per Minute), which is on the low end for electric handheld blowers (the biggest expelled air volume belonging to the Worx Turbine WG521 with 800 CFM).
According to our stats, the following comparison is pretty popular: Stihl BGE 61 vs Stihl BGE 71.

Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other corded blowers, the Stihl BGE 61 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:
  • Decent Weight (6.8 lbs)
  • Acceptable noise (64 dB)
  • 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 (opens in a new tab). Alternatively, you can also contact their Customer Support: 1-800-467-8445.

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