BGE 71


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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)
SOUND PRESSURE RATING* Low speed: 58 dB(A)
High speed: 64 dB(A)
MOTOR OUTPUT 1.1 kW (9.2 amps)
VOLTAGE 120 V, (60 hz)
POWER SOURCE Electric
*Tested in accordance with ANSI 175.2 standard. Newton is the force needed to accelerate 1 kg of mass at the rate of 1 m/sec2.
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! 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 4.4 out of 5 by 23.
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
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A strong blower with a two speed switch Years ago I purchased a BE55 Stihl leaf blower and now with a second house I wanted to get another one to keep at this house. The BE55 is discontinued so to get the two speed switch I had to purchase the BGE71. The power is the same so far as I can tell, but the top only mounted handle on the BGE71 is a poor substitute for the top and rear handle design on the BE55. There is a front mounted knob on the BGE71 but with the thrust of the blower the BGE71 fatigues your wrist much faster. Also I like the curved discharge outlet more than the straight one that comes standard on the BGE71. I will be buying that as an attachment for my new blower. These things do work great for blowing out the eves on the roof. I did buy the vacuum attachment for the BE55 and it works well to get leaves out of the bushes, but I wouldn't use it at ground level because a stick or stone could damage the plastic impeller blades. It is probably more trouble than its worth to install verses just using it as a blower.
Date published: 2016-11-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Electric Blower review My first blower was a 2 cycle Stihl blower and is still working with my Brother in Portland, OR, its over 10 - 12 years old...works great.This electric blower is OK, but not as good as my old small gas blower
Date published: 2016-10-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE THE WAY IT IS SO QUIET I BOUGHT THIS LEAF BLOWER FROM MIDDLETON POWER CENTER BECAUSE I KNOW I WILL GET GREAT SERVICE LIKE WITH MY MOWER AND SNOWBLOWER I BOUGHT FROM THEM
Date published: 2016-09-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product is perfect for us We needed a new blower after our 16 year-old, two-cycle gas blower bit the dust. I was intrigued by converting to electric so we wouldn't have to deal with mixing gas and oil as well as the noise and exhaust from a gas engine. On paper, the BGE 71 seemed to fit the bill. After seeing and using one at a local dealer, I was sold. I couldn't believe its power! Plus, it's lighter, quieter, and easier to handle than the gas-powered type. (Our lot is 90 by 130 feet, with about three or four large trees in the backyard.) The cord isn't an issue for us plus we benefit from not having to deal with another set of batteries and a charger! I see the BGE 71 meeting our needs exactly for some time to come.
Date published: 2016-09-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Brand New - Died I bought the BGE 71 in April 2016 and have only used it about 45 minutes this summer and and today it just stopped working. Up until then I was very pleased with its performance and quality but what good is that when it quits with so very little use?How sad...
Date published: 2016-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It's a good electric blower. Don't consider the vacuum attachment if offered. It's worthless. At one point in time Stiehl sold this unit as a combination blower/vacuum. The vacuum feature was worthless. The blower unit is excellent.
Date published: 2016-02-23
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