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Stihl BGA 57 vs BGA 45 - The differences

Further down the page, you'll find some explanations regarding the key similarities and differences between the Stihl BGA 45 and the Stihl BGA 57.

But before checking out these explanations, here's a table that summarizes the main pros of each of these 2 leaf blowers:

Stihl BGA 45Stihl BGA 57
Stihl BGA 45Stihl BGA 57
  • Lighter
  • Less noisy
  • Higher CFM
  • Higher MPH
  • Higher autonomy
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Common specs comparison

Make & handling

  • As the BGA 45 and the BGA 57 are both Stihl blowers, they benefit from the same level of quality and attention to detail.
  • These two products are handheld blowers and therefore provide you with superior mobility.
  • Both products are battery-powered blowers - they use a cheap and convenient power source, which you can easily recharge.

CFM & MPH

  • The Stihl BGA 57, providing a CFM of 365, outmatches the 235 CFM of the Stihl BGA 45. Your leaf blowing experience will therefore be outstandingly improved with the Stihl BGA 57, as it should be able to move considerably more leaves per minute.
  • You will find that the Stihl BGA 57 at an MPH of 123 outperforms the 85 MPH of the Stihl BGA 45 and can blow leaves on grass or lift wet leaves or heavier debris (acorns, etc.) effortlessly in comparison to the latter.

Weight & Noise rating

  • The Stihl BGA 57, weighing 7.8 lbs, greatly outweighs the 4.4 lbs of the Stihl BGA 45, and therefore could be significantly more demanding for you to operate.
  • The Stihl BGA 57's noise rating of 64 dB exceeds the 60 dB of the Stihl BGA 45. Therefore, the Stihl BGA 45 will be easier on your (and your neighbor's) ears.

Other features comparison

Vacuum ability

Neither the Stihl BGA 45 nor the Stihl BGA 57 has the ability to vacuum leaves. Thus, you will require another method of leaf collection.

Autonomy

The Stihl BGA 57's autonomy of 25 mins, outperforms the 10 mins of the Stihl BGA 45. Thus, it will require less frequent recharging from you.

TL;DR

Stihl BGA 45Stihl BGA 57
Stihl BGA 45Stihl BGA 57
  • Lighter
  • Less noisy
  • Higher CFM
  • Higher MPH
  • Higher autonomy
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