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. With its two-speed, handle-mounted switch, the STIHL BGE 71 gives you the power you need, when you need it. Even on maximum speed, this versatile electric leaf blower produces low noise and zero emissions, perfect for use outdoors in quiet residential or commercial office settings. It also features a built-in cord retainer to help keep you connected. And with optional kits, you can convert it into a vacuum and gutter cleaner.