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Homeowner Blowers

Homeowner Blowers

STIHL blowers for the home are made with weekend warriors in mind. These lightweight blowers are a breeze to use and can power through cluttered yards and walkways without hesitation. From electric and battery-powered motors to high-efficiency, low-emission, gasoline-powered engines, STIHL blowers deliver lasting quality in a product you'll actually enjoy using. To help you identify model features, look for these corresponding symbols: C = Comfort feature, E = Easy2Start™ and L = low-noise model.

STIHL blowers used around the home include a wide range of quality components, including high-tech polymer housings that resist corrosion and withstand impacts; adjustable blower tubes for custom height preferences; and upright, translucent fuel tanks for easy checking and filling (gasoline-powered models only). The list goes on. And almost all of these blowers also accept vacuum and gutter cleaner kits, making them even more useful around the home. There's no better choice for keeping your personal landscape looking pristine.

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Compare Model Displacement Engine Power Weight Fuel Capacity
BG 50 27.2 cc (1.66 cu. in.) 0.7 kW (0.9 bhp) 3.6 kg (7.9 lbs.) 430 cc (14.5 oz.)
BG 56 C-E 27.2 cc (1.66 cu. in.) 0.7 kW (0.9 bhp) 4.2 kg (9.3 Ibs.) 540 cc (18.3 oz.)
BR 200 27.2 cc (1.66 cu. in.) 0.8 kW (1.07 bhp) 5.7 kg (12.6 lbs.) 1050 cc (35.5 oz.)
BGA 85 -- -- w/o Battery: 3.2 kg (7.0 lbs.)
w/ AP 300: 4.9 kg (10.8 lbs.)
BGE 61 -- -- 3.1 kg (6.8 lbs.) --
BGE 71 -- -- 3.1 kg (6.8 lbs.) --
Average rating for Homeowner Blower Reviews
(4.6 / 5)
382 Reviews
  1. 3 years ago
    Extremely easy assembly; two pieces make the nozzle & it's done!
    I bought this for my mother. She LOVES it!! It is very easy to carry, very quiet, but most importantly, very, very powerful! It truly gets the job done. I tried it also & found it easy to manipulate around the yard. It doesn't get hot around the handle. I have several other Stihl products & am glad I purchased this blower for her.
  2. 2 years ago
    Long life
  3. 1 year ago
    Powerful,well made, and lite.
    I bought this blower mainly to clean up pine needles on my driveway and walkways. It does a great job. I have extended it,s use to blowing out the garage, and blowing out spider webs on the outside of the house. Always thinking now on what I can use it for next. Great tool!
  1. 3 months ago
    After purchasing several of the big box blowers and being disappointed with the quality and results, I purchased the Stilh BC 56 C-E. The quality of this machine is impressive. I chose the BC 56 C-E because of the claim of easy starting as I have a chronic shoulder problem. The blower easily starts on either the first or second pull. The power is adequate for homeowner use and the weight is not too cumbersome. It is designed to be operated with the right hand as operating it with the left hand ... read more interferes with the air intake. The machine uses very little fuel but is a little noisier than other blowers. All in all a quality tool and indicative of the adage "you get what you pay for."
  2. 6 months ago
    This is a good blower for the value.
    I bought a different manufacturer's blower several years ago and I have spent also as much on repairs. I have a Stihl chain saw that is 25+ years old and it still runs great so I gave up on the other blower and bought a Stihl blower. It starts easily, it has more power for moving leaves than my old blower, it's not heavy and it does a great job for what I want. If it holds up like my chain saw, this blower will probably outlast me.
  3. 2 years ago
    Great investment, power, easy
    After borrowing blowers from family I decided to spend the money and buy my own. I own a Stihl chainsaw and never had any problems with it. I went to a local Stihl dealer ship where I bought my chainsaw and picked this blower up. They started it up right out of the box and gave it a test run. I went home and started using it. I was amazed how easy it was to start. It has good power for cleaning out gutters. I was also amazed how light the machine is. All in all it is a great machine for any home owner.
  1. 1 month ago
    Where has this tool been all my life!
    First off, Many kudos to Rockledge Mowers. I ordered my unit and when it arrived, they called me. I Got there on a Saturday morning and it was all set up for me. They showed me how to use it and I was off and running. This blower is very easy to start, light weight for what it is, very easy to adjust, and man can it move some debris. It has cut my blowing and clean up time almost in half. Additionally, it just sips the fuel. I cant say enough about this product or Rockledge Mowers! Keep up the ... read more great work. I will be back for more Stihl power equipment.
  2. 3 years ago
    This blower is the best
    Being a female senior citizen with a mended broken shoulder, I was looking for a backpack gasoline powered blower that was lightweight, yet would blow leaves dry or wet. This blower is PERFECT, does the job with ease and lots of power. I am only limited by my imagination as to how much work I want to do. Thank you Stihl for making a product that is compact, lightweight and yet has the power to complete all of my leaf blowing duties.
  3. 3 years ago
    This blower is everything and then some....professional product at a affordable price
    After reading the reviews from this site I called my Local Stihl dealer and purchased this unit over the phone. I picked it up that afternoon and immediately went home and used it to clean up from the storm we had a few days ago....It is most definitely a professional product at a affordable price...Stihl hit the nail on the head for home owners looking for a good quality back pack blower at a reasonable price..I would certainly say to anyone that ask to go and buy this blower....Money well spent
  1. 3 years ago
    I love this STIHL Blower!
    This is the best leaf blower I have ever owned! It is so light and easy to use and very quiet compared to most blowers.
  2. 3 years ago
    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.
  3. 3 years ago
    I have gone through so many gas blowers...I hate gas now. I am switching all of my tools to electric. This Stihl Blower is amazing. Light and super powerful. And no more messing with gas. Words can not say enough for this tool. I have the Stihl Trimmer (Electric) now.....I am done with gas. You will be very happy with this unit.
  1. 2 years ago
    Real power from a cordless
    I was very skeptical when I bought my first cordless piece of lawn equipment. It was the Stihl cordless chainsaw, and from the first limb I cut I was impressed. This tool is no different. The convenience of no cord, no fuel, no pull start cannot be stressed enough. I still have the gas version of both and use them when I know I will be at it for an extended period of time, but for a quick cleanup or quick trim this Stihl equipment cannot be beat if for no other reason than time saved, but there ... read more is no loss of quality on a job well done.
  2. 1 year ago
    Grab & Go Type of Tool
    It is such a pleasure to use this blower - no pull start gas engine to irritate my arthritic shoulders. Alittle heavy with the AP 180 battery but no problem. Unit has plenty of power. My only wish is that STIHL comes out with a fan shaped nozzel for this blower.
  3. 10 months ago
    Great electric blower
    We had bought this as blower to use where I work and I can not be more happy. The quality is there for a long days work and there is no fuel smell or mixing oil and gas or the loud engine, and that is key for a happy customer. The price is a little steep for it though, I almost matched the price of the blower with the battery and charger. And if used with care (not full or nothing) I was able to around 45min out of the AP 180 and still get the job done well. Last but not least, the blower can ... read more not be flicked around in your hand as well as the gas ones can, maybe due to the twin axial fans.
  1. 3 weeks ago
    This product has more good qualities than bad.
    I bought my leaf blower in mid-summer last year. As far as the motor and the motor components, everything works as it should. The only problem I have had is that the extension attachment keeps falling off during use. I have taken good care of this machine, as I do with all my machines, but it continues to fall off when the trigger is engaged. I have stored it in my garage and out of the the weather since the day of purchased. I have never dropped it or banged it up at all. Even though it hasn't ... read more failed me on starting or running one time, I am a little disappointed with the quality of the extension. Besides that , great tool to have!!
  2. 2 months ago
    Great Price!
    My ole blower bit the dust do I purchased this Stilh. It's like going from a spring breeze to a tornado. All the difference in the world.
  3. 3 weeks ago
    Read the starting instructions.
    Make sure and hold the throttle and start on half choke till it goes full power then switch to no choke and it should work just fine on a cold start.
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