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Stihl BGA 86 vs BGA 100 - The differences

Further down the page, you'll find some explanations regarding the key similarities and differences between the Stihl BGA 100 and the Stihl BGA 86.

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

Stihl BGA 100Stihl BGA 86
Stihl BGA 100Stihl BGA 86
  • Backpack battery technology
  • Higher CFM
  • Higher MPH
  • Lighter
  • Less noisy

Spec-wise, this product does not have any notable advantage over the Stihl BGA 100

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Common specs comparison

Make & handling

  • As the BGA 100 and the BGA 86 are both Stihl blowers, they benefit from the same level of quality and attention to detail. However, the Stihl BGA 100 features the Backpack battery technology.
  • 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 100 with a CFM of 494 slightly exceeds the 459 CFM of the Stihl BGA 86. Thus, in comparison, you may find that the former is able to move more leaves per minute.
  • The Stihl BGA 100 with an MPH of 168 slightly exceeds the 154 MPH of the Stihl BGA 86. Thus, in comparison, the former expels air at a slightly higher speed, and should do a better job at blowing leaves on grass or lifting wet leaves and debris (acorns, etc.).

Weight & Noise rating

  • The heavier Stihl BGA 86, standing at 6.2 lbs, dwarfs the 5.5 lbs of the Stihl BGA 100, and may cause you more trouble physically when operating.
  • The noise rating of the Stihl BGA 86, which is 58 dB, slightly exceeds the 56 dB of the Stihl BGA 100. Even if this difference could seem unsignificant, the former is still slightly more noisy.

Other features comparison

Vacuum ability

Neither the Stihl BGA 100 nor the Stihl BGA 86 has the ability to vacuum leaves. Thus, you will require another method of leaf collection.

TL;DR

Stihl BGA 100Stihl BGA 86
Stihl BGA 100Stihl BGA 86
  • Backpack battery technology
  • Higher CFM
  • Higher MPH
  • Lighter
  • Less noisy

Spec-wise, this product does not have any notable advantage over the Stihl BGA 100

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