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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 55 27.2 cc (1.66 cu. in.) 0.7 kW (0.9 bhp) 4.1 kg (9.0 Ibs.) 400 cc (13.5 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
(4.3 / 5)
638 Reviews
  1. 3 years ago
    EXCELLENT
    I had a craftsman leaf blower.. just threw it in the trash... was goin to take it to my cabin, but after using the stihl 61, I'm just going to go buy another one for up north. Well worth the money!
  2. 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.
  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.
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  1. 3 months ago
    Excellent Well Priced Blower
    Just bought this blower for home use. Was originally worried that it may be too small for our yard, but it's been fantastic! The fuel tank is huge, so you can operate the unit for an extended period of time without having to stop and add more fuel. In addition, it's nice and small and light weight. My wife loves using it and will go outside for hours playing around the house. Overall, cost, power, and Stihl quality make this a GREAT buy! Highly recommend....
  2. 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.
  3. 2 years ago
    Great home owner blower
    Is it a professional blower? No. Is it good for what it was designed for? Yes. It is light and efficient for home lawn maintenance. It is easy to move in and around bushes and trees. Much better than a hand held blower. Run time is 2 hours or more on one tank of gas, It moved a substantial amount of leafs with no back strain vibration numbness. Starts easily and never stalled. If you want a light easy to use back pack blower buy quality. Buy Stihl.
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  1. 3 months ago
    Lightweight / Easy to Start/ Great For Occasional Homeowner Use
    Purchased it today. Dealer checked the blower out, showed me how to start it, Used it to clean out the garage and get the leaves off the back deck, driveway & sidewalk. Worked fine. I highly recommend it. I chose Stihl because a few years ago I purchased a Stihl weed wackier and it has worked flawlessly. I highly recommend this product.
  2. 3 months ago
    Solid blower
    First gas blower have ever bought this is solid easy to use and reliable, I use it for home.
  3. 3 months ago
    Nice handheld, very powerful
    This handheld blower has as much power as my Tanaka TBL 7600 backpack and It doesn't wear out my back and shoulders after 3 or 4 hours of use. Running Moto Mix and TruFuel.
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  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
    This Product works great!
    This Product works great for the Value and it's intended uses, I bought it to blow the pine needles off our Patio and walk way once a week and was looking at something that was easy to get out and use with out gassing it up all the time, was worried about the electric one not having much blowing force but to my surprise it did a great job!
  3. 10 months 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!
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  1. 7 months ago
    Good power from a battery operated blower.
    Very pleased with this battery operated blower. Lightweight and ergonomically designed. Plenty of power to blow debris off of my drive-way and patio with little noise compared to gas powered blowers.
  2. 3 years ago
    More power than I expected
    I recently purchased the BGA85 to use at home because I would not have to worry about storing gas. I was totally surprised when I first used it because it was a lot more powerful than I expected. It does a wonderful job for me and I would recommed it to anyone without hesitation.
  3. 2 years ago
    Nice Blower
    I bought in to the Stihl system for the trimmer, but I love the blower as well. It has nice power and is easy to handle. Sometimes I wish there was a slightly smaller nozzle to generate more speed (even at less volume) for some jobs, but it has plenty power for most jobs. The fact that I would like to be able to use it for some places where I would use my compressor tells you that it has a lot of power. Every other cordless blower I ever owned was good for little more than leaves.
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  1. 3 months ago
    Great blower
    This blower runs great. I put it through its paces day in and day out for the last 3 years with no issues. Hopefully stihl will not discontinue the BG 55 model!!! Also you have to run stihl oil,and high test gas!!!
  2. 7 months ago
    BG 55 more power than expected
    The BG55 does an amazing job tackling any job that you put infront of it. I originally got so I could just blow away gras clippings off sidewalks and patios. During the fall I used it to blow leaves all around my (4.5 acre) yard. It did an amazing job for the fact that it is the smallest leaf blower Stihl makes. However it does get a little when you use it for long periods of time. I will be getting a BR 600 in the fall. Stihl is the best by far
  3. 2 years ago
    BEST BLOWER FOR THE PRICE.
    This blower is very reliable, has good power and pretty darn tough. I have one at home and four at my lawn care company. The four get used EVERY DAY. Have had no problems with them except one pull cord, after two years of every day use. They do have some problems with vapor locking when the ambient temperature climbs over 100, but I just fill the fuel tank, and pour some water over them if needed, and the fire right up. Best investment you can make in a hand blower.
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