BG 56 C-E - $179.95 DSRP

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BG 56 C-E

DSRP: $179.95


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An easy-to-use handheld blower with a simplified starting system.

Don't let yard work be hard work. Ideal for cleaning up leaves and debris on walkways or driveways around the home, the new powerful, low emissions BG 56 C-E handheld gas leaf blower features the STIHL Easy2Start™ system, making starting virtually effortless. Designed with a specialized stop switch and semi-automatic choke lever, the blower automatically resets itself to the run position while hel...Read More
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BG 56 C-E Specifications
DISPLACEMENT 27.2 cc (1.66 cu. in.)
ENGINE POWER 0.7 kW (0.9 bhp)
WEIGHT 4.2 kg (9.3 Ibs.)
FUEL CAPACITY 540 cc (18.3 oz.)
AVG. AIR VELOCITY** 60 m/sec (134 mph)
MAX. AIR VELOCITY** 71 m/sec (159 mph)
AIR VOLUME AT NOZZLE** 700 m3/h (412 cfm)
*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.
Model Features
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    Built in the USA
    Indicates products that are built in the United States from domestic and foreign parts and components.

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    STIHL Easy2Start™
    The STIHL Easy2Start™ system makes starting STIHL® outdoor power tools almost effortless, eliminating the need for a strong pull of the starting cord. This advanced starting system is designed to make starting STIHL® products fast and easy. The specific system may vary by model, but in each case, a quick pull overcomes the engine’s compression to minimize the strength and effort required to start. Available on selected products.
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    Purge Pump Primer
    The purge pump primer feature enables the user to prime the carburetor with fuel, enabling easier starting. The purge pump primer is designed in a way that the operator cannot flood the machine by priming the carburetor too many times. Flooding the engine is still possible if the choke is not removed after the engine fires.
Standard Features
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    Common Features for Handheld Blowers
    View the features common to many STIHL handheld blowers.

Important Information
Note: STIHL recommends use of fuel with no more than 10% Ethanol content. Using fuel with greater than 10% Ethanol content may cause damage to your equipment and may void your STIHL warranty. Learn More…
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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BG 56 C-E is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 492.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Easy2Start Issues I bought the BG 56C Blower one year ago. Since then it has been in the shop 3 times (the 3rd time being today). Every time the issue has been with the Easy2Start pull start system. First time, my fault, I over pumped the bulb and was pulling the cord too hard. The 2nd and 3rd times I followed the instructions precisely as given by the repair shop. It still failed after minimal use. I am very frustrated with this blower and disappointed in the quality not living up to the Stihl name.I own other Stihl products that are far superior quality to the BG 56C Blower. I would not recommend this Blower.
Date published: 2017-10-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good Blower, Poor Customer Service I work with Stihl saws every day. I bought a blower because of my familiarity with their products. My plan was to then buy a saw for myself. The hardware store made me fill out paperwork to buy the blower so you think you’re buying a product that will last. The pull cord broke after 6 months. The hardware store said Stihl won’t warranty it. I spoke to a Stihl regional representative. He said he’d look into it, but then wouldn’t return my calls or emails. My work has probably 100 Stihl saws and assorted tools, but as a homeowner, I wouldn’t recommend them.
Date published: 2017-10-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from East handling for a female This blower is easy to handle and has the amount of power that a woman can successfully manage without being worn out after finishing the job
Date published: 2017-10-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product Wouldn't buy any other outdoor power tool for my house.
Date published: 2017-10-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Blower The blower starts easy and is very easy to use. Power is good (could be a touch better) and handles most tasks with ease. I have yet to use on large areas of wet leaves (November is not far away).Only down side is no ability to lock the throttle on full power, you must keep your finger on the trigger.
Date published: 2017-10-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best tool I ever bought was this blower. Have had this for several years and I use it year round, for blowing out the garage floor, the garden shed, leaves off the deck and snow in the winter off the cars, driveway and walk. I can have a 3 car driveway and a long walk all the way around my garage in 10 minutes as long as there is only 1-2 inches of snow.
Date published: 2017-10-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The only thing missing is a throttle lock. Probably the best blower I have owned in 40+ years, but I do miss the throttle lock that has been on the other blowers.
Date published: 2017-10-07
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disappointed Not as powerful as previous blowers, Takes another 10 to 15 minutes to do the same job as before
Date published: 2017-10-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Performed just as advertise! Easy start and gets it done. Thank you! Easy start and gets it done. Just like it was advertised, easy to start and easy to maneuver in tight spaces. Well balanced to operate with one hand. Thank you!
Date published: 2017-10-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product This product is super easy to start, is lightweight, and powerful. Even removes stubborn pine needles from roof and gutters with ease. Cleans flat surfaces like driveways and sidewalks quickly and efficiently.
Date published: 2017-09-28
Rated 2 out of 5 by from It is in the shop too much I have had this blower for 2 years and have had to have a carburetor put on and it is in the shop now where it has been for 10 days and they just today figured out what was wrong with it now have to order parts and then they tell me I will have to wait 24 hours after the repair to run it. I will be looking for another brand.
Date published: 2017-09-28
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Very Dissapointed Very hard to start.Makes a rattling noise.Not powerful.Very disappointed in this product.
Date published: 2017-09-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Why did I wait 20 years to purchase this blower? Hand's down - the most effective leaf and yard debris blower I've ever owned. I cannot explain why for 20 years I relied first upon a plug in electric device (functioned satisfactorily but cumbersome with the cord) and more recently a rechargeable (air volume like a gentle breeze). It probably is due to the fact that (a) I thought 2 stroke engines fuel/oil mixing were a pain in the a-- and (ii) that Stihl products were out of my budget. Shame on me. This is an incredibly effective, easy to use yard tool. I've been using it daily just for the fun of it. Using the pre-mixed Stihl fuel makes it a breeze to operate (pardon the pun). A single fall yard leaf clean-up by a lawn service would cost me double what I spent on this item. Buy one of these - you'll be happy you did!
Date published: 2017-09-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product I have only had this about six months, but so far I like it a lot. It starts easily every time. For the size of the unit it really moves air as well. It has a smaller engine than my last blower and this one clears my driveway and sidewalks must faster and easier
Date published: 2017-09-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from this product is very easy to use The best blower I have ever had. Starts and runs great, every time I use it.
Date published: 2017-09-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lightweight. Excellent for required job The on/off switch is sensitive and can be shut off with minimum pressure. Being left handed I keep the unit on my right side and this impacts the intake panel. Have had to adjust handling unit.
Date published: 2017-09-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best blower for your money. This blower is a great produce. I use it all the time to do blow any grass and leaves off walks and driveways after I mow them. Also a very good blower to clean of your equipment after use.
Date published: 2017-09-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from works much better than the base model BG 50 I originally bought the BG 50 and returned it and bought the BG 56. So glad I did. Unlike the BG 50, this one starts up every single time after only a couple pulls. Works great, no complaints after about a month of use. If you are considering the BG 50, I would recommend you save yourself a lot of headache down the road and splurge for the BG 56, you won't be disappointed.
Date published: 2017-09-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy Start This blower is very easy to start, has plenty of power.
Date published: 2017-09-16
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Unfortunately I believed the hype I'm actually quite disappointed in my new leaf blower.I was expecting it to have much more power than what it has! I feel I could have spent less money and have gotten a comparable blower. It didn't even start on the second pull like I was told.
Date published: 2017-09-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Chainsaws are great but this blower isn't I e had the pull cord stick out and not retract back in 2 times now
Date published: 2017-09-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from american made quality this is my second Stihl blower, I replace an old import with the amarican made BG 56I am very happy with it with one exception. the new BG56 does not have a throttle lock. I am very disappointed with this because my old Stihl blower had a throttle lock.I thought I was upgrading until I got home and started using my new machine and there was no throttle lock.
Date published: 2017-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this product! This product is everything I hoped it would be. It's a great machine to run, it's dependable, it is a quality product, and I love that if the product needs to be serviced I can take it right back to where I bought it.
Date published: 2017-09-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Power and easy to use. I recently purchased this blower and a trimmer { 40 c-e }. they are to replace battery powered ones. I would forget to recharge the batteries for these tools. When I did recharge them they seemed to not last as long as they should. These tools are easy to start and use. Both these tools toke some getting used to as they're a little heavier and powerful than the battery ones.
Date published: 2017-09-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is a great leaf blower for the price if you have a large yard. This is a must have leaf blower if you don't want to drag around a long electric extension cable. It has more than enough power to do the job and starts easily every time.
Date published: 2017-09-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Will Never own anything else This is a awesome blower...easy to start with auto choke ...I replaced an Echo...that was 13 years old ...this blower is well worth the extra$$ I also purchased purchased the gutter attachment.
Date published: 2017-09-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Easy to use. It has a lot of power, is easy to start, and lighter weight.
Date published: 2017-09-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from One quality issue The leaf blower is great. It is quiet and has enough power, however the gutter attachment is very difficult to attach and even harder to remove. I have to use a lubricant to put the attachment on the blower. I may have to purchase a second blower tube and leave it permanently connected to the gutter attachment. This is a quality which has not been addressed.
Date published: 2017-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great performer The BG 56 C-E delivers as advertised. Startup is a piece of cake and there is power aplenty for any home-based use. It is also quieter than I thought it would be, a plus. Only thing I could ding it for is the air intake makes it a pain to swap to your left hand because the suction is so powerful it tends to suck your pants in. A bottom intake might have been a better idea. Other than that though I'm usually done so fast it doesn't really matter.
Date published: 2017-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great blower! Been a great blower so far. Always pleased with a Stihl product.
Date published: 2017-08-30
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