Is a Handheld Leaf Blower Suitable For You?

Is a Handheld Leaf Blower Suitable For You?

Stihl has some of the best quality products that you can get for your money. They do what they say they’ll do, and they’re always reliable. The Stihl BGA 45 Cordless Leaf Blower is as good a handheld leaf blower as you’ll get with our current battery technology. But handheld leaf blowers have limitations which make them suitable for very specific use cases. Let’s touch on a few of those so you can decide if it’s what you need.

The Lightest Handheld Leaf Blower

The Stihl BGA 45 is hands-down one of the lightest handheld leaf blowers you can get. It weighs only 2kg. It has been designed for home use, specifically on garden paths, driveways or similar areas. And it has been designed to be used by anyone of any age — but designed for older people in particular. But the lightness and usability come with some very large downsides which make handheld leaf blowers suitable only for specific domestic purposes.

A Battery Powered, Handheld Leaf Blower

The Stihl BGA 45 uses a lithium-ion battery. This makes it very easy to maintain, very easy to use, and light. But it also means the battery only lasts for about 10 minutes of use. This means it’s absolutely not an industrial or professional-level leaf blower, or even for a medium or large sized garden. A handheld Leaf Blower works well in a home with a small BGA 45 Cordless Blowergarden, a semi-outdoor or confined area, a garden shed, entrance, or any small area where leaves, dirt and dust gather.

Long Recharge Time

The Stihl BGA 45 is perfect if you only plan to do a quick sweep for 5-10 minutes at most. After 10 minutes, the battery runs out and it will take a few hours to recharge. This is too long for many use cases, but if you’re not looking to do a large amount of blowing, you’ll find this more than adequate for keeping things tidy every day. If you plan to do anything on a larger sized garden or if you plan to spend any longer than 5-10 minutes clearing out the garden, you’re going to require something else.

We hope this gives you some clarity on handheld leaf blowers. Feel free to check out our high powered leaf blowers, and if you have any questions about this product or any of the other leaf blowers we have in stock, you can reach us on 021-4965132.