BGE 61


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A powerful, quiet, easy-to-use handheld blower.

If you think an electric blower isn’t powerful, check out this one. Lightweight and high-powered, the BGE 61 electric blower is great for cleaning up leaves and grass clippings around the home. Part of a new generation of STIHL leaf blowers that are both quiet and easy to use, this blower features a built-in cord retainer to keep you connected so you can get the job done.
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BGE 61 Specifications
WEIGHT 3.1 kg (6.8 lbs.)
BLOWING FORCE* 9 Newtons
AIR VOLUME AT NOZZLE* 485 m3/h (285 cfm)
MAX. AIR VELOCITY* 66 m/sec. (148 mph)
AVG. AIR VELOCITY* 58 m/sec. (130 mph)
SOUND PRESSURE RATING* 64 dB(A)
MOTOR OUTPUT 1.1 kW (9.2 amps)
VOLTAGE 120 V (60 hz)
POWER SOURCE Electric
*Tested in accordance with ANSI 175.2 standard. Newton is the force needed to accelerate 1 kg of mass at the rate of 1 m/sec2.
Model Features
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    Built-in Cable Strain Relief
    The built-in cable strain relief helps prevent the power cord from becoming accidentally disconnected.
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    Reduced-Emission Engine Technology - Caring for Nature
    The STIHL Inc. “Caring for Nature” seal identifies its powered products that are more environmentally conscious, producing zero or low exhaust emissions. STIHL Inc. defines “low exhaust emissions” as being cleaner than EPA and/or CARB exhaust emission standards.

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    Multi-Function Handle
    With the multi-function handle, all of the blower’s controls can be adjusted with one hand, allowing simple and reliable operation for both right and left-handed users. In addition, the handle’s control lever allows the user to easily adjust the engine speed.

Important Information
Note: STIHL engine products with the Caring for Nature logo are cleaner than EPA Standards for exhaust emissions.
WARNING! Improper use of any power tool may cause serious or fatal injury. Read, understand and follow carefully the operating and safety instructions in your instruction manual before using such products.

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BGE 61 is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 13.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gives me exactly what I need Light weight, plenty of power. Does the job in no time.
Date published: 2016-10-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I'm sold! Great blower! I've never had an electric blower before, but just moved to a smaller house and no longer needed so much lawn equipment. I have a small lot and small patio and driveway/walkway. This blower has as much power as I was used to on my previous gas blower, but you plug it in and turn it on--so simple! No gas/oil mixture to fool with, and it's super light weight! I love it! I didn't rate the 'dependability' heading above because I haven't had it that long.
Date published: 2016-09-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Poor Purchase I have had the product less than 60 days, we had server weather over the weekend, I was using the blower to clean the mulch, leaves and sand out of the yard. After about 4 hours it locked up and will not start. The Stihl blower I had prior last for almost 10 years and was much more durable. Very disappointed, going to return the product today.
Date published: 2015-07-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great blower, only a few minor suggestions Excellent product. Made what I thought would be drudgery a fun job, and a quickly-done job. I only have a few minor quibbles. I'm left-handed so using the righty-only blower took some getting used to, and is still somewhat awkward for me. The hose between the blower itself and the rigid plastic arm and hand controls needs to be longer. I find myself needing to crook my elbow behind the plane of my standing body to hold the control handle, which limits the movement available in that arm and becomes somewhat uncomfortable over time. It feels like being restrained. This hose restriction requires me to walk back and forth more when blowing since I am unable to my extend my right arm to the position I would intuitively if the hose were longer.
Date published: 2015-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid performer I like the idea that you sell through small business owners who provide great service and provide support at purchase as wellas after the sale.Quality, performance are a key factor to my purchase ex performance beside being made in USA.
Date published: 2014-11-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Built to last I purchased the BGE 61 in the month of January and I have not had a chance to use it for it's intended purpose as of yet because any stray leaves that may exist on my property are buried under a foot or so of snow. I have, however, used it for MY intended purpose, to dry my car after washing without creating any swirl marks on my vehicle. It performed quietly and efficiently to my complete satisfaction. I do tend to wash my cars very early on weekend mornings, so the BGE 61's lower volume should be appreciated when spring finally comes if my neighbor's windows are open for fresh air. I certainly look forward to incorporating the BGE 61 for its primary use where, I'm sure, it will perform over and above my expectations in comparison to anything I've used to blow leaves during my Fall and Spring cleanups in the past.I always believed; Buy less but buy good.Stihl, thank you for not skimping or cutting corners and doing what it takes to build a superior product.
Date published: 2014-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I like the reliablty of the equipment,it starts on the first pull everytime. I have several stihl products and everyone of them is still running strong. They are very dependable.
Date published: 2014-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excelent for General public Although electric seems new for STIHL I took a chance at the best brand name. So far it has been great through the fall season. I would have liked the two speed offered with the BGE71 but did not want/need the bagger nor additional expense.
Date published: 2013-12-11
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