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Stihl BG 50 vs BGA 56 - The differences

Further down the page, you'll find some explanations regarding the key similarities and differences between the Stihl BGA 56 and the Stihl BG 50.

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

Stihl BGA 56Stihl BG 50
Stihl BGA 56Stihl BG 50
  • Lighter
  • Higher CFM
  • Higher MPH
  • Less noisy
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Common specs comparison

Make & handling

  • As the BGA 56 and the BG 50 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.
  • The cordless Stihl BGA 56 may be more environmentally friendly, but its battery will cost you significant recharge time. In contrast, you can refill the gas-powered Stihl BG 50 within seconds.

CFM & MPH

  • In comparison, the Stihl BG 50, with a CFM of 412, beats the 353 CFM of the Stihl BGA 56, making it the superior landscaping tool of the two, when it comes to the amount of leaves that can be blown per minute.
  • You will find that the Stihl BG 50 at an MPH of 159 outperforms the 100 MPH of the Stihl BGA 56 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 weight of the Stihl BG 50, which is 7.9 lbs, slightly exceeds the 7.3 lbs of the Stihl BGA 56, and will therefore require you to carry around slightly more weight.
  • The louder Stihl BGA 56, at the noise rating of 79 dB, comes above the 70 dB of the Stihl BG 50, and will be more noisy in comparison.

Other features comparison

Vacuum ability

Neither the Stihl BGA 56 nor the Stihl BG 50 has the ability to vacuum leaves. Thus, you will require another method of leaf collection.

TL;DR

Stihl BGA 56Stihl BG 50
Stihl BGA 56Stihl BG 50
  • Lighter
  • Higher CFM
  • Higher MPH
  • Less noisy
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