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Stihl BR 450 - 642 CFM Gas Backpack Blower

The Stihl BR 450 is a gas-powered backpack leaf blower delivering 642 CFM at 219 MPH. It features a 2-cycle 63.3cc engine. (Read full specs)

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Stihl BR 450 642 CFM Gas Backpack Blower
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Features and Specifications

Type
Type Gas-Powered
Handling Backpack
CFM Up to 642
MPH Up to 219
Blowing Force 28 N
Engine
Make N/A
Engine displacement 63.3cc
Strokes 2
Fuel/oil ratio 50:1
Speed settings Variable
Features
Throttle positionTube
Cruise controlYes
Fuel tank 57.5 fl. oz.
Vacuum No
Misc
Weight 23.4 lbs
Noise rating 77 dB
Warranty 2 years

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Description

Simplify your workday with this easy-to-use and affordable professional backpack blower. Equipped with a powerful 2-stroke engine, the STIHL BR 450 has all the power you need in a convenient package. Use it for a range of applications, from managing large properties and tree-heavy lots to seasonal leaf cleanup. The low-emission engine boasts high-quality power, with a blowing force approaching that of the BR 600 model. Designed with the operator in mind, the unit features an easily adjustable tube that can adapt to different operator heights and application needs. And the control handle can also be adjusted for ideal comfort without tools. Additional features include a semi-automatic choke for a simplified starting procedure as well as improved ergonomic design elements for increased user comfort. Whether maintaining residential or commercial property, the BR 450 is up to your landscaping demands. (source: Stihl)

Overview of the Stihl BR 450

The Stihl BR 450 in use

The Stihl BR 450

  • Power: The BR 450, produced by Stihl, is a gas-powered leaf blower capable of expelling a maximum air volume of 642 cubic feet per minute (CFM). Its air speed is rated at 219 miles per hour (MPH).
  • Handling: As this unit is a backpack leaf blower, the majority of the unit is distributed so that the user can operate it with ease for most reasonable periods of use. Its throttle is located on the tube, which allows you to keep your left hand free. All told, it weighs 23.4 lbs — the Stihl BR 450 is neither the lightest nor the heaviest gas-powered backpack blower on the market.
  • Engine: The blower is fitted with a 63.3cc engine. It's important to remember that this blower's engine operates on a 2-cycle system, meaning it relies on a specific blend of gas and oil for optimal performance. For the Stihl BR 450, this ratio is 50:1..
  • Speed Settings: Users can fine-tune airflow with the variable speed settings of the BR 450, complemented by intuitive cruise control for effortless use.
  • Noise: Its noise rating of 77 dB can be considered the standard for similar gas-powered backpack blowers.
  • Fuel Tank: With a tank capacity of 57.5 fl. oz., the Stihl blower falls within the usual range for gas backpack blowers.

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The Stihl BR 450's performance versus other blowers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea how the key specs of the Stihl BR 450 compare with similar leaf blowers.

  • The Stihl BR 450 expels air at speeds up to 219 MPH, making it standard in terms of air speed for gas-powered backpack blowers. If you wish to benefit from air expelled at the fastest possible speed, the Husqvarna 150BT and its 270 MPH could be an option to consider.
  • The airflow of Stihl BR 450 reaches 642 CFM (Cubic Feet per Minute), placing it on par with other gas-powered backpack blowers. If air volume is important to you, the RedMax EBZ9000RH, with 1245 CFM, could be in your good books.

Price comparison

As you can see from these interactive charts, when compared to other gas backpack blowers, the Stihl BR 450 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
  • Cruise control
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent weight (23.4 lbs)
  • Decent tank (57.5 fl. oz.)
  • Acceptable noise (77 dB)
  • Decent CFM (642 CFM)
  • Decent MPH (219 MPH)
WEAKNESSES:
  • The Stihl BR 450 doesn't have any notably low specs.

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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 BR 450 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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    Compared to other blowers it has a very high average of both cfm and mph making both the highest they could be evenly distributing it to me this is a huge positive

    + PROS: Easily adjustable tube anti vibration system to reduce fatighe
    - CONS: I don't notice any cons for this blower
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