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BR 450 C-EF

The world's only professional backpack blower with electric start.

BR 450 C-EF
BR 450 C-EF is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 47.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Almost what you’d expect This bg-450ce is one nice powerful blower just bought it today and gave it a good days use and worked great really like the electric start that was a big reason for buying and I wanted more power when doing leaves then my bg -56 handheld had now I’ll just use for things like blowing off drive way the only thing I have found I don’t like is the shoulder straps for a blower of this caliber and the little extra weigh and extra $$ they could have gave the better pads I really think they tried to find some place were they could save a buck and hope buyer wouldn’t notice even something as small as that stands out as a why would you cheap out on such a nice piece of equipment and maybe stiffer springs sometimes when moving you can feel it tapping the frame can be somewhat annoying but it’s nothing major
Date published: 2018-01-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Major design flaw ruins what could have been a great blower I've been a loyal, highly satisfied Stihl customer for 24 years, owning and heavily using their blowers, chainsaws and brush cutters. I considered the brand to set the bar for high quality, heavy duty power equipment. This product - my 3rd Stihl blower - ended that.The BR 450 C-EF blower has a major design flaw that can cause it to need regular service by a technician. It is essentially a 4-stroke engine, but was implemented as a 2-stroke for gas/oil intake. This causes deposits to collect in the muffler and spark arrestor screen, reducing power to the point the blower is unusable. It happens no matter how hot you run it (I always ran it at full power.) I owned it a year and had to take it in 3 times for the same service. I've never had that experience with a Stihl product. I also use only fresh Premium gas, without Ethanol, with Stihl brand oil at the proper ratio. I donated this blower to charity, because I couldn't sell it in good conscience, despite it's like-new appearance. I consider it a lemon in an otherwise fine product line. Electric start is a very nice feature, but the design flaw makes the BR 450 C-EF a poor choice. If you are considering this blower, I recommend going to a dealer that sells Stihl and competitive blowers, and asking the service department what they recommend based on ease of maintenance and minimal repair. It won't be this blower.
Date published: 2017-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Powerful I am a homeowner that previously owned a BR500 which was stolen. I purchased the the BR450 C-EF as a replacement and have been happy with its performance and the electric start function. It has taken me a little time to get used to the starting sequence since this thing actually the easy start system on it but most times I have just used the electric start to fire it up. About 3 cycles of the starter and its running. It's getting close to time for all the leave to start falling so I will be using it for that. Up until this point I have only used it to blow off the driveway after mowing and it of course does that with no issues. Sips gas too.
Date published: 2017-10-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Padding problems As others viewers have stated that the power and electric start are remarkable. I've only had this machine for a WEEK and the performance is fantastic *EXCEPT* the harness padding. No matter how well the machine performs, if I can't comfortably shoulder it then it's no good to me for long jobs.Sad to say, but I might be taking this back all because of a strap issue. Too bad Stihl might lose customers purchasing this because of bad padding.If it only had the BR 700 harness, I'd keep it!
Date published: 2017-10-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use with true Stihl Power! I love this leaf blower! Very easy to use and the electric restart is well worth the additional $100. Just think, when you want to restart it, you don't have to take it off your back and pull the cord again! Do yourself a favor and buy one of these if you want to tackle a leaf-filled yard, roof, or rain gutter like a pro. Stihl Power!
Date published: 2017-10-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Prof Electric Start Blower Love Stihl products easy to use powerful long lasting
Date published: 2017-10-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great leaf blower Works great when I need to use it would really recommend him to anybody
Date published: 2017-09-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this, so glad I bought it! So glad I bought this, I can do my whole property in under an hour, where my old electric blower would take me all day! I'm a 62 year old widow and I love that electric start on it! I have just under an acre of land with lots of trees! This is going to make fall and spring clean up a breeze! Wish I had bought it sooner,
Date published: 2017-09-21
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