BGA 56 - $129.95 DSRP



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This battery-powered handheld blower bundle comes standard with battery and charger, and combines great power and long run times. Batteries and chargers can be purchased separately or as a combined set with tool.

Note: Product availability may vary by location. Part of the STIHL AK Series, the BGA 56 battery-powered handheld blower is a great choice for suburban homeowners who demand great power, durability and run time. Part of the STIHL Lightning Battery System™ line of products, the BGA 56 bundle comes standard with the AK 20 battery and AL 101 battery charger. It is lightweight at only 7.3 lbs. ...Read More
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BGA 56 Specifications
WEIGHT w/o Battery 2.1 kg (4.6 lbs.)
w/ AK 20 3.3 kg (7.3 lbs.)
BLOWING FORCE* 10 Newtons
AIR VOLUME AT NOZZLE** 600 m3/h (353 cfm)
AVG. AIR VELOCITY** 45 m/sec. (100 mph)
RUN TIME (w/ AK 20) Up to 20 minutes
SOUND PRESSURE LEVEL 63 (dB(A))
*Newton is the force needed to accelerate 1 kg of mass at the rate of 1 m/sec2. **Tested in accordance with ANSI 175.2 standard. All specifications provided by Andreas STIHL AG, as of April 2016. Batteries and chargers can be purchased separately or as a set combined with tool.
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    Lightweight Portability
    Great for maneuverability and extended use.
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    Common Features for Handheld Blowers
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BGA 56 is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 39.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great rechargeable blower. We had a gas unit before and I got tired of trying to start it. This one has so much power, runs a long time and recharges fast. so lightweight. I use it to blow out debris in the garage, keep yard tip top and blow the patio debris awasy from the pool. It is so easy to use and for the mid choice, great value. very quiet yet lots of power. I recommended it to friends, neighbors and family. It works well even on wet leaves and to blow out the back of our truck after taking yard waste to the dump. great to blow debris off slides on our fifth wheel and a quick clearing of campsites. Just can't say enough. Even used it to dry off items we washed to put in storage or blow off water off patio chairs and tables. super buy.
Date published: 2017-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great powerful blower I've been talking about buying this blower for awhile now, & FINALLY decided to buy one. LOTS of power! We have big maple trees that have dropped a lot of leafs. In years past, it was hard to blow those big leafs into a pile. With my BGA 56 blower, it was so much easier to do. Love this unit. Loved it so much that I also purchased a FSA 56 trimmer! Love that product also!I would buy Stihl products again!
Date published: 2017-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BGA-56 is perfect for deck, walks and driveway. My BGA-56 is a winner! Perfect for blowing leaves from deck and driveway and, in a pinch, it's not bad on the lawn too. It is easy to use. Even my wife loves it and uses it - - the best compliment I can think of.
Date published: 2017-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from really pleased with this product This battery powered blower is great. Easy to use and the battery stays charged for all we need it for. It is not too heavy and has great power. Would recommend to anyone for patios, porches and landscaping.
Date published: 2017-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Should'a got one of these long ago. Beats unreeling/reeling electrical cords and plugging in my other leaf blower. Although my plug-in is rated to have more power, I find the STIHL BGA 65 to be much more effective for my decks and driveway. I can do all of it within one charge. Light weight and balanced.
Date published: 2017-10-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A+ Amazing unit. Stihl waited to enter this market until they could do it right.Very quiet. Powerful.LOVE it!
Date published: 2017-10-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Machine!!! Very powerful blower. Battery life far exceeds my expectations. I replaced a Black-n-Decker blower and this one and it is amazing the difference. Lightweight, so it is easy for my wife and I both to use.
Date published: 2017-10-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quick cleanups a breeze and no messing with gas I've had my BGA 56 battery powered blower for about 9 months and absolutely love it. I live in the Puget Sound area so I know a little about "wet leaves". With about 300 feet of paved driveway and walks, I've had no problem finishing weekly cleanup from all the evergreen cones, dried cedar debris , as well as birch and maple leaves that come down on a regular basis. The battery pops out quickly when I'm done and I just park it in the charger overnight and I'm good to go. If you're tired of messing with gas blowers on your suburban landscape, I highly recommend this one. Oh, and it's also one-hand operable and light, even for a senior!
Date published: 2017-10-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from The battery blower's tech, is currently not cost effective The Dealer I bought this from, has a 7 Day full refund policy. I came in to buy a hand-held gas blower and was told about the expansion of the battery operated tools and batteries. I took a chance with this blower. Well when I put the BGA 56 into use, I realized it was under powered, as advertised, The advantage of this blower was it's low power, which made cleaning out corners much easier. I have several of those inside angles on my own property that I clean regularly. So I decided to make it my home blower. A few weeks have past and the power issue has become harder to accept. The battery life is good, the weight and balance are fine. This is really for hard surfaces only, and light weight debris. If all you do is the garage, the driveway, walks and decks, the BGA -56 will do a nice job.
Date published: 2017-09-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great product but pricy i purchased my leaf blower after buying the battery weedeater which i love'these products are great for seniors and especially women batteries interchange and when one goes down put the other one in. these batteries last as long as i do !! the people at burgess feed and hardware in benton tenn,are very informed on their stihl products great job stihl
Date published: 2017-09-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from NO battery won't last but 18 minutes and it is dead, it is not enough power for me to blow off my double car port, which is not long at all. carried back to dealer and they said the battery would last only 20 minutes by books. if i knew this we would not have bought a stihl. we own a lot of stihl products and like them. I AM SICK THAT WE BOUGHT THIS BLOWER.
Date published: 2017-09-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product is very convenient. For around the average 4 or 5 bedroom house this unit is great. Just plug in the battery and you are ready to go. There is no electrical cord to fight with or a heavy backpack to carry. This is particularly handy when you are blowing leaves off the roof.That being said, the unit is on the expensive side. You can save some money if you have other STIHL tools that use batteries, so you only have to buy the tool. The useful life I got out of one battery was a little over an hour. I am thinking of buying another battery for bigger jobs.In general, what it was designed for, it provides good value.
Date published: 2017-09-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! I'm in love with this blower. I have a BG-56 gasoline blower and I bought the BGA-56 to use to dry vehicles and clean out the garage but it has quickly replaced the gas. It is so easy to grab this blower and take off. No gasoline smell on your clothes and no noisy motor. Plenty of power and the quality is sthil all the way.
Date published: 2017-09-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great blower! This unit is powerful, easy to use without any getting ready, light weight and best of all: no gas, no trying to get it started and no engine maintenance. I am delighted with this purchase..
Date published: 2017-09-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I like the second handle to help when blowing leaves down long drive I really like this blower. It is very easy to start. I like the fact that it is lightweight and doesn't wear me out after a period of time. There is a "second" handle that can to used when you want to focus the blower on a larger pile of leaves
Date published: 2017-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Light weight, good power Love this blower! has decent power, lightweight, very maneuverable. perfect for quick cleanup of sidewalks and driveways after mowing. and priced very well!
Date published: 2017-08-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So far it is a great blower for home use. Used it on two home patios plus average size driveway on a single charge. Happy with product and service at Ace.
Date published: 2017-08-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product is a lot better then I thought it would be. This product is a lot better then I thought it would be.
Date published: 2017-08-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product is capable and very quiet. Bought the BGA 56 as a replacement for a disappointing lime green electric blower.I think this new Li-Ion battery Stihl BGA 56 blower is safer, quieter and more rugged.I am very happy so far after 1 month of every other day usage.I live in a heavily wooded area near a river that sometimes overflows its banks.We have a ton of mosquitoes lately and my bug zapper is clogging up almost nightly.I use my blower to clear out all those dead bugs. It does a perfect of it and it only takes a second. My previous green battery powered blower died after 1 year (battery stopped charging). It was cheap to buy, but I guess I got what paid for. Home depot refused to take give me my money back since it was after 90 days from purchase.My Stihl blower was relatively expensive, but I really get the feeling it is going to last a long time. Plus my new Stihl electric blower has a 2 YEAR warranty and if I have any problem, I can bring it back to the dealer I purchased it from (Buck Brother's, Libertyville, IL) and they will take care of it instead of me having to ship it off to a regional service center and hope I hear back from them.
Date published: 2017-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This blower has changed my life! I am a petite 5'4", 112# lady and the size, weight & convenience of this blower is perfect for me. I actually enjoy using it and do so almost daily as I live in heavily wooded lot w/ lots of leaves. Very light-weight and no cords or gasoline with which to mess. Powerful enough to blow heavy wet leaves out of a river rock drain. Battery only lasts ~20 minutes but that is plenty of time for me to blow garage, deck and patio areas. Also, battery is easy and quick to charge ~1 hour. You can always buy a second one to have on hand fully charged too. Just LOVE this blower. Now plan to explore more battery options from Stihl.
Date published: 2017-08-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Light, powerful, easy to use. Surprised by the power of an electric blower. Battery life is good. Lighter than I expected.
Date published: 2017-08-01
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Battery is not as advertised "Clear a sidewalk, seven football fields long, on a single charge with this STIHL AK Series handheld blower." If you are going to clear anything 7 football fields long, you better run, before the battery dies
Date published: 2017-07-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Powerful, Quiet and Reliable says it all! I've had a number of blowers/vacuums, gas, electric and battery operated. This beats them all. It is very powerful but yet quiet. It's well balanced and I like the extendable nozzle. I also like how you can control the blower speed with the trigger and how it maintains it's power even as the battery diminishes. I liked it so well, I showed it to my brother and he bought one. Stihl has always meant reliability to me. I have only owned it 2 months, but it has proven to be a 5-star winner to me.
Date published: 2017-06-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Recieved as a gift Not up to the Stihl namesake. As a gift from a loved one, I'll pretend to use it. Attractive.
Date published: 2017-05-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product is very user friendly I purchased this blower at Swinehart's in Baldwin Ga. It is powerful and light weight and very handy. I use it in my carport and basement. I find it to be powerful and fun to use I didn't think it would be so efficient in these areas . I also think it will pay for itself by not buying fuel and not having to crank a gas blower every time I go in the basement. Wonderful product very satisfied!
Date published: 2017-05-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from battery only last 15 min when full dharged works ok but only last 15 min on a full charged battery
Date published: 2017-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is an excellent product. I love this blower. Easy to use. Powerful. GREAT features.
Date published: 2017-04-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Disappointed! I don't mind pay more for quality. But the power this blower has is very poor. I've adjusted the fuel mixture as far as is goes, it's better than it was but still poor power.
Date published: 2017-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from like it well Like it not used much like stihl products work good always
Date published: 2017-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent blower Got tired of gas blower not starting at the beginning of season due to gummed up gas lines. I have a fairly large lot with a pool, long driveway and sidewalk. I can blow off everything without needing a recharge.
Date published: 2017-04-01
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