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Stihl BGE 71 Spec Sheet

The Stihl BGE 71 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 71 285 CFM Electric Blower
Stihl BGE 71 285 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 71, the user manual is available here (opens in a new tab).

Description

With its two-speed, handle-mounted switch, the STIHL BGE 71 gives you the power you need, when you need it. Even on maximum speed, this versatile electric leaf blower produces low noise and zero emissions, perfect for use outdoors in quiet residential or commercial office settings. It also features a built-in cord retainer to help keep you connected. And with optional kits, you can convert it into a vacuum and gutter cleaner. (source: Stihl)

Overview of the Stihl BGE 71

The Stihl BGE 71 in use

The Stihl BGE 71

  • 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 motor, 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 gauge calculator.
  • 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: Being handheld, this blower has a good maneuverability and is meant to be easier to carry around over a small period of time. At 6.8 lbs, the Stihl BGE 71 is within the average weight range of electric handheld blowers.
  • Speed Settings: Stihl designed the BGE 71 with control and precision in mind. That’s why this model has 2 speed settings, meaning that its air output can be adjusted to suit the user’s needs.
  • Noise: Its noise rating of 64 dB can be considered the standard for similar electric handheld blowers.

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The Stihl BGE 71's performance versus other blowers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea how the key specs of the Stihl BGE 71 compare with similar leaf blowers.

  • Its max air speed of 148 MPH places it at the approximate midpoint in comparison to other electric handheld blowers (the one expelling air at the fastest speed being the Craftsman CMEBL7000 with 260 MPH).
  • Its max air volume rating (285 cubic feet per minute) means it is really not the biggest air producer of electric handheld blowers (the biggest expelled air volume belonging to the Worx Turbine WG521 with 800 CFM).
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Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other corded blowers, the Stihl BGE 71 is on the expensive side of the price range.

While certainly not the cheapest of its kind, purchasing it could most likely also mean enjoying the reliability of a high-end product.

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • The Stihl BGE 71 doesn't have any specs that exceed those of other leaf blowers of its class.
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent Weight (6.8 lbs)
  • Acceptable noise (64 dB)
  • Decent MPH (148 MPH)
WEAKNESSES:
  • On the expensive side
  • 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 71 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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