BGE 71 - $129.95 DSRP

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BGE 71

DSRP: $129.95


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A versatile, two-speed electric handheld blower for high or low speed and noise control.

Like the BGE 61, this powerful blower has a quiet electric motor ideal for neighborhood use with clearing and vacuuming debris. Using a high and low switch to tailor the air speed to the task at hand, the new BGE 71 electric blower is versatile-allowing you to easily convert to a vacuum or gutter cleaner with optional kits offered by your local STIHL dealer.
Print Spec Sheets
BGE 71 Specifications
WEIGHT 3.1 kg (6.8 lbs.)
BLOWING FORCE* Low speed: 6 Newtons
High speed: 9 Newtons
AIR VOLUME AT NOZZLE** Low speed: 394 m3/h (232 cfm)
High speed: 485 m3/h (285 cfm)
MAX. AIR VELOCITY** Low speed: 53 m/sec. (119 mph)
High speed: 66 m/sec. (148 mph)
AVG. AIR VELOCITY** Low speed: 47 m/sec. (105 mph)
High speed: 58 m/sec. (130 mph)
High speed: 64 dB(A)
MOTOR OUTPUT 1.1 kW (9.2 amps)
VOLTAGE 120 V, (60 hz)
*Newton is the force needed to accelerate 1 kg of mass at the rate of 1 m/sec2. **As per ANSI 175.2 standard. All specifications provided by Andreas STIHL AG, as of April 2016.
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: Cancer and Reproductive Harm -
ADVERTENCIA: Cáncer y Daño Reproductivo -
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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    Vacuum Kit
    Enables blowers to quickly convert to a vacuum. Easy-to-remove bag has zipper bottom, making it easy to empty.
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    Enhanced grip with a micro polymer grid pattern. Combined value and performance package. Stitched fabric construction with elastic wrist cuff. Sizes available M,L,XL.
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    Basic Hearing Protector
    Padded stainless steel spring wire headband maintains constant pressure. Easy to adjust. Noise Reduction Rating (NRR): 23. Meets ANSI S3.19-1974 standard.

    Available color: Black/Grey

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BGE 71 is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 29.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great bang for the buck! I've owned this a week at the time I'm writing this so I can't comment on it's longevity, But I can say the BGE71 gives plenty of power for blowing leaves and pine needles off driveways and decks. Being electric and corded I was worried it would be too weak but it's all the power I need to do jobs around my house. The lower setting is great for blowing pinecones and twigs off our gravel path without disturbing the gravel. My only complaint would be the cord becomes disconnected really easily just walking around the driveway. I wish it had a touch more resistance so the cord stays in place better, but this is minor. Highly recommend getting this for typical residential work.
Date published: 2018-06-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Glad I got this one Purchased this after much research. We use it for cleaning for the back patio (leaves off potted trees, lawn trimmings, and wacked weeds that have grown and cut down with our electric Stihl trimmer in our now "natural" back yard. Works great !Minor downsides: More expensive than others. Could be lighter in weight.
Date published: 2018-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Relatively quiet and very powerful Well balanced and powerful blower. Much quieter than a previous electric blower I had owned.Price could be subsantially cheaper / or they could add a vacuum attachment or other accessory for what they charge, but I bit the bullet because of the quality.
Date published: 2018-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quiet and yet has the power to perform. Great combination! I have own the bge71 blower for several years. It is the most quiet blower out there. Don't have to worry about disturbing the neighbors in the middle of summer. Powerful enough to handle fall leave clean up. Does not take a lot space to store it when not in use. I use it after each lawn cutting of my yard for quick cleanup. Base on my own long time use of this blower i can easy recommend it. Test it out yourself.
Date published: 2017-12-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from this electric blower doesn't have enough power bought this 71 blower elec. and wasn't happy with it. before i had a toro 215 mph, 2 speed. but when i compared it the stihl blower the stihl blower is with less power. and didn't like the handle it hurt my hand and arm .i wouldn't mind paying more if i get a better product but i wasn't happy with the stihl blower
Date published: 2017-11-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loving it so far So far I have used this blower twice. It is much more hassle free than the gas blower it replaced. It has plenty of power for my needs, even on damp days
Date published: 2017-04-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Powerful and Dependable I love my STIHL Blower ... had more power than my gas blower and I don't have to beat myself up pulling on it to start .... Very dependable.. buying a second one for shop..
Date published: 2016-11-19
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Impeller broke on first use The Impeller broke on the first use of vacuum, had to purchase an impeller to make work again. The use was as directed and just sucking up leaves.
Date published: 2016-11-09
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