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Stihl BGA 56 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 56.

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 56
Stihl BGA 45Stihl BGA 56
  • 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 56 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 56, providing a CFM of 353, outmatches the 235 CFM of the Stihl BGA 45. Your leaf blowing experience will therefore be outstandingly improved with the Stihl BGA 56, as it should be able to move considerably more leaves per minute.
  • The Stihl BGA 56's MPH of 100 beats the 85 MPH of the Stihl BGA 45. It therefore expels air faster and should aid you blowing leaves on grass or lifting heavy debris (acorns, etc.) and wet leaves more effectively.

Weight & Noise rating

  • The Stihl BGA 56, weighing 7.3 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 56 produces 79 dB, which significantly outmatches the 60 dB of the Stihl BGA 45, and thus will be a lot louder than the latter.

Other features comparison

Vacuum ability

Neither the Stihl BGA 45 nor the Stihl BGA 56 has the ability to vacuum leaves. Thus, you will require another method of leaf collection.

Autonomy

The Stihl BGA 56's autonomy of 20 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 56
Stihl BGA 45Stihl BGA 56
  • Lighter
  • Less noisy
  • Higher CFM
  • Higher MPH
  • Higher autonomy
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