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Stihl BGA 100 vs BGA 85 - The differences

Further down the page, you'll find some explanations regarding the key similarities and differences between the Stihl BGA 85 and the Stihl BGA 100.

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

Stihl BGA 85Stihl BGA 100
Stihl BGA 85Stihl BGA 100
  • Battery included
  • Far less expensive
  • Backpack battery technology
  • Higher CFM
  • Higher MPH
  • Lighter
  • Less noisy
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Common specs comparison

Make & handling

  • Manufactured by Stihl, both the BGA 85 and the BGA 100 should uphold similar standards of quality and attention to detail. However, the Stihl BGA 100 features the Backpack battery technology.
  • As handheld blowers, both products grant you superior maneuverability wherever you need to work.
  • Both products are designed as cordless blowers, harnessing a budget-friendly and eco-conscious power supply that's effortlessly rechargeable.

CFM & MPH

  • In comparison, the Stihl BGA 100, with a CFM of 494, beats the 391 CFM of the Stihl BGA 85, 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 BGA 100 at an MPH of 168 outperforms the 104 MPH of the Stihl BGA 85 and can blow leaves on grass or lift wet leaves or heavier debris (acorns, etc.) effortlessly in comparison to the latter.

Weight & Noise rating

  • In order to compare the weight of these 2 units, we first need to keep in mind that the Stihl BGA 85 comes with a battery, while the Stihl BGA 100 is a bare tool. Thus, for the comparison to make sense, we must consider the bare tool weight of the BGA 85. Excluding the batteries, the Stihl BGA 85, weighing 7.1 lbs, greatly outweighs the 5.5 lbs of the Stihl BGA 100.
  • At 64 dB, the noise rating of the Stihl BGA 85 surpasses that of the Stihl BGA 100, which stands at 56 dB. Therefore, choosing the Stihl BGA 100 could offer a quieter environment for both you and your neighbors.

Other features comparison

Vacuum ability

With no leaf vacuuming functionality in either the Stihl BGA 85 or the Stihl BGA 100, you'll have to find another way to gather leaves.

TL;DR

Stihl BGA 85Stihl BGA 100
Stihl BGA 85Stihl BGA 100
  • Battery included
  • Far less expensive
  • Backpack battery technology
  • Higher CFM
  • Higher MPH
  • Lighter
  • Less noisy
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