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Stihl BGE 71 Spec Sheet

The Stihl BGE 71 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

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

  • Power: The Stihl BGE 71 is an electric leaf blower with a maximum air volume rating of 285 cubic feet per minute (CFM) and an air speed of 148 MPH.
  • Power delivery: As it is a corded model, the blower needs to be plugged in to a power source in order for the 9.2 Amp engine to operate. 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: 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 71 is within the average weight range of electric handheld leaf blowers.
  • Speed Settings: With 2 speed settings, this blower’s output can be set to meet the needs of jobs big or small.
  • Noise: With a decibel rating of 64 dB, the BGE 71 is neither louder nor quieter than its rivals in the electric handheld category.

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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.

  • Forced air leaving this blower’s nozzle has been clocked at 148 MPH. That makes the BGE 71 average 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).
  • Its max air volume rating (285 cubic feet per minute) means it is really not the most powerful of 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 71 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 71?

    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 71 online is to get it second hand 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 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. Alternatively, you can also contact their Customer Support: 1-800-467-8445.

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