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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 180: 4.9 kg (10.8 lbs.)
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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)
346 Reviews
  1. 1 year ago
    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 ... read more 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.
  2. 2 years ago
    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.
  3. 2 years ago
    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 ... read more 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.
  1. 5 months ago
    Works as expected
    Takes a minute or two to warm up, but I warm up my power equipment anyway. Works great with the gutter attachment and has plenty of power for my .5 acre city lot. The only gripe I have is that there is no trigger lock/"cruise control" so you have to hold the trigger down the whole time you are using it, but I knew that before I bought it.
  2. 1 month ago
    Very reliable
    Have owned several brands of blowers, but stihl has them all beat hands down.
  3. 5 months ago
    AMAZING RELIABILITY!
    I bought this blower 3 years ago. First I can say it has been used and abused and never has given a single problem. Dropped off roofs, thrown around and countless hours on flower beds, mulch beds, drive ways, everything. I am a professional landscaper and I 100% recommend this blower. Great power for a handheld and light weight.also use gutter cleaning kit with this blower. Always starts on first pull hot or cold. Would buy again. 100% sold on stihl.
  1. 2 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.
  2. 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
  3. 2 years ago
    this blower has good power
    I bought this in lieu of an Echo 500. My main reason was the weight, only being 12 pounds vs 22.doesn't have as much power, but for what I use it for it is perfect. Mainly I use it to dry off my cars when I wash them, and keep my property clean.it starts very easily,it will blow grass clippings and small piles of leaves easily. If you're looking to blow massive amounts of leaves this is not the blower for you. Overall I am very happy with this product.
  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
    Stihl product are awesome!
    I recently bought a stihl blower and love it. It works excellent on yard waste and fluffy snow. I bought a stihl because I bought stihl chainsaw and weed trimmer earlier this year because of availability and service. I will buy stihl in the furture.
  3. 2 years ago
    Light weight, Easy to handle, Two speeds
    I bought the electric blower because I didn' t want to mess with the gasoline/oil mixture. This blower is light weight, easy to handle, and the two speeds are really nice. I use the low speed to get leaves out of my garden without blowing away the decorative rock and for blowing out the garage. This blower makes my yard clean up less time consuming and it even blows pine needles without blinking an eye. I get about 25 huge bags of leaves every year and this blower helped me get the leaves under ... read more control. Now if it could put the leaves in the bags, that would be awesome!. It is also quieter than other blowers I have used. I will definately buy another Stihl product again. It was so fun to use that I wanted to keep blowing and clean out my neighbors yard!
  1. 3 months ago
    Light as a feather!!
    Another wonderful product from stihl. I was highly surprised with the power at only weighing 7.9lbs. Although the fuel tank is small but for its size it'll work. Very powerful.
  2. 2 weeks ago
    For home use this is all you need!!!
    Like I stated if you need a blower this is all you need for home use. I tried electric and battery and still does not compare to this product. Again it is your preference but you can't go wrong with this product.
  3. 1 month ago
    The best.
    I have had several leaf blowers. This is by far the best ever. I have had this unit for only a month. It is easy to start, nicely balanced, and it has a pleasant sound. I was surprised to find that most of my leaf blowing can be done from idle, no need for increased speed. I also enjoy the light weight, comfortably positioned trigger pull throttle, and wonderfully simple operation. Leaf blowing is fun now, something that I can enjoy, even look forward to. Good job STIHL, I really like it.
  1. 2 years ago
    Fully meets all my expectations
    Bought it to blow leaves off the roof and clear the gutters. Does all that and more. Even used it this morning to blow the snow off the driveway and Suburban in 10 degree temperature. Using the 160 battery it lasted a full 30 minutes even at that temperature! May have to buy a second 160 battery to increase use life (driveway 150' long) but overall with the sole exception of the high price I love the machine. It is light enough that my wife will use it while she would never use a gas blower of ... read more which I have several.
  2. 3 years ago
    Outstanding quality My favorite yard power tool
    I have a Ryobi battery powered blower which I thought was fine, but I needed more power. I have a gas powered blower, Husqvarna, but it is a major pain to use, especially for small or quick jobs. I purchased a Stihl battery powered chain saw, so I already had an investment in the battery and charger which is not included in the blower.i bought the battery powered blower even though there were no reviews or hands on from sales person at the time. This tool is just awesome. Plenty of power to get ... read more any job done, obviously quiet compared to gas power. Have it just about a year now.use it several times a week, year round in Florida Easy to use and handle. Great battery life, quick charging. Compared to Ryobi product,it is like driving a BMW vs a scooter. If you can get past the price you will not be disappointed.
  3. 2 months ago
    Convenient and easy to use
    I love this blower. It is great for cleaning driveways, patios, sidewalks, etc. It is variable speed with the trigger which is very helpful to me when blowing leaves in the corners of my patio. It works fine for blowing leaves off the grass, but you may want to get an extra battery for more continuous use. At max speed it runs for about 20 minutes.
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