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Stihl BR 700 vs BR 350 - The differences

Further down the page, you'll find some explanations regarding the key similarities and differences between the Stihl BR 350 and the Stihl BR 700.

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

Stihl BR 350Stihl BR 700
Stihl BR 350Stihl BR 700
  • Higher MPH
  • Lighter
  • Less noisy
  • Bigger fuel tank
  • Higher CFM
  • 4-Mix engine
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Common specs comparison

Make & handling

  • As the BR 350 and the BR 700 are both Stihl blowers, they benefit from the same level of quality and attention to detail. Both products have their throttle located on the tube of the blower, which allows you to keep your left hand free.
  • These two products are constructed as backpack blowers, allowing you to comfortably carry their powerful engines and massive fuel tanks.
  • Both products are gas-powered blowers - gas is a reliable power source which you can refill in a matter of seconds.

CFM & MPH

  • The Stihl BR 700, providing a CFM of 912, outmatches the 436 CFM of the Stihl BR 350. Your leaf blowing experience will therefore be outstandingly improved with the Stihl BR 700, as it should be able to move considerably more leaves per minute.
  • The Stihl BR 350 with an MPH of 201 slightly exceeds the 197 MPH of the Stihl BR 700. 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 weight of the Stihl BR 700, which is 23.4 lbs, slightly exceeds the 22 lbs of the Stihl BR 350, and will therefore require you to carry around slightly more weight.
  • The noise rating of the Stihl BR 700, which is 75 dB, slightly exceeds the 74 dB of the Stihl BR 350. Even if this difference could seem unsignificant, the former is still slightly more noisy.

Engine specs comparison

  • The Stihl BR 350's fuel tank has a volume of 57.5 fl.oz., exceeding the 47.3 fl.oz. of the Stihl BR 700. Therefore, you may store more fuel in the device and theoretically operate it longer, if their engines are equally demanding.
  • In comparison, the Stihl BR 350's engine displacement of 63.3 cc is slightly outperformed by the 64.8 cc of the Stihl BR 700. This suggests that the latter consumes slightly larger amounts of fuel per stroke and will provide you with slightly more power.
  • Each of these blowers requires a fuel/oil mix to operate, as the Stihl BR 350 features a 2-cycle engine, and the Stihl BR 700 is powered by the Stihl 4-Mix 4-stroke engine.

Other features comparison

Vacuum ability

Neither the Stihl BR 350 nor the Stihl BR 700 has the ability to vacuum leaves. Thus, you will require another method of leaf collection.

TL;DR

Stihl BR 350Stihl BR 700
Stihl BR 350Stihl BR 700
  • Higher MPH
  • Lighter
  • Less noisy
  • Bigger fuel tank
  • Higher CFM
  • 4-Mix engine
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