BG 56 C-E - $179.95 DSRP


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BG 56 C-E

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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.)
BLOWING FORCE* 13 Newtons
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)
SOUND PRESSURE RATING** 70 dB(A)
POWER SOURCE Gas
*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 580.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stihl leaf blower This mower kranks easy. No struggle at all I love it
Date published: 2018-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best blower I have owned. I purchased the blower after my echo blower stopped working. I originally purchased an echo model to replace my last blower but when the new echo would not start, I went with the Stihl blower. I have been impressed with quality and power.
Date published: 2018-09-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it Nice for the price and may purchase a hedge trimmer next
Date published: 2018-09-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Solid product with a great value. Works very well for a value priced machine. With a little adjustment to the carburetor ( done by dealer) it works flawlessly. I would recommend this blower to homeowner/ one man mowing crew. Great product.
Date published: 2018-09-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best handheld I've owned A backpack blower is too big for my yards and pull cart so I buy the biggest volume handheld that Stihl makes. Starts easy, great power and volume of air. Love this blower.
Date published: 2018-08-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from SOLID BLOWER Always starts on first or second pull...powerful even with a short blower tube. Stihl SHOULD include an angled blower tip(w/tip parallel to the ground) to blow leaves from the driveway or lawn. With a short, blunt blower tube there is a lot of lost air volumn vs. this tip tip. I see it does come with some upgraded models...why not all models?
Date published: 2018-08-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This blower is easy to start and runs well! I purchased this little blower to replace my 23 year old BG72 handheld. I really hadn't planned to buy another hand held but the wife said to wait on a new BR700 until the first of the year! But, surprisingly, for such a small machine this little blower does a great job! This is the easiest starting Stihl machine I have, and I have several, the best being my 026 saw and FS90 trimmer but this one beats them! Just set the choke, hit the bulb 3-4 times and pull it once, hit the trigger which releases the choke and you're in business! It's not going to compete with a backpack blower but it has comparable power to my old blower and it's much easier to start!
Date published: 2018-08-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stihl blower This blower is easy to start ,light to use ,and does a excellent job with minimum noise . The blower is a another great product from the makers of Stihl.
Date published: 2018-08-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from This product is undependable. First start up ok, when you turn it off and later try to start it would not start, I got so mad I smashed it to the ground to break it up in pieces, went to home Depot and bought an echo blower I'll try it later. My echo chain saw seems to start every time.steil blower hesitate when you give it gas
Date published: 2018-08-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent blower This is a perfect blower for the home owner. It has enough power to clean up your yard and then some. This product is very easy to start and after it warms up for a short period it's ready to go.
Date published: 2018-08-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great blower for the money Lots of power and runs like a stihl. Only knock on it is having to pull the cord about 3 times to start. Lots of reviews say the same thing but I can live with it.
Date published: 2018-08-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Blower Starts and runs excellent. Does the job I need it to do.
Date published: 2018-08-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My wife definitely loves the fact that it is easy to start. Had another brand that broke down in less than a year. Took it in to be serviced and found that it would not be cost effective . The guys at ACE showed us this Stihl blower and we were impressed with the easy start. So far its done a great job.
Date published: 2018-08-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Like all Stihl products I’ve owned, awesome Very light weight, powerful and good price. An easy to start blower that fits my needs perfectly. Can’t say enough about this blower.
Date published: 2018-08-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Failed first use Never could get this to run at full speed on first use. Had to return due to carb issue that was factory oriented. Repaired but still is a weak performer
Date published: 2018-08-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from very good, very happy I've bought Stihl products for 3 of my last 4 outdoor equipment purchases. This is a very good unit, although I've only used it for grass clippings. The real proof will come in the fall, although I'm not anticipating any issues - I used my Dad's Stihl and it made leaf cleanup a breeze last year. As with any power tool, I wish it had a bit more power, but it is otherwise very good. Plus I like the new EZ start - my other Stihls are a pain to start, but I love the way this one goes.I'm sold on Stihl's - my next purchase will be a pole saw.
Date published: 2018-08-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality Have had BG 56 ce for three years . Never takes more than three pulls to start .bought the very expensive pre mixed fuel but believe it is worth it scene I have no problems . Have used about 10-12 qt cans of fuel in it .
Date published: 2018-08-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Blower with option to vac great I have owned several Stihl products over the years. They all have been very dependable always start 1-3 pulls great! Thanks for making a great product
Date published: 2018-07-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Stihl products never disappoint. The BG 56 C-E is perfect for my house.
Date published: 2018-07-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent I was tired of my old blower that was a mess to start every time. This Stihl blower is something for it self. Fill gas an start. I hawe many Stihl product and they are all quality. Recommended.
Date published: 2018-07-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Light,easy to start and powerful Using Stihl 2 cycle oil according to instructions and premium non-ethanol gas makes my blower start easily and run well.
Date published: 2018-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really like this so far Great little blower. It starts very easy and is relatively quiet. Air speed seems a little weaker than my old electric one but if the flat nozzle will fit this model this should make a difference. Overall I am well pleased so far. I was tired of dragging the extension cord around with my old blower.
Date published: 2018-07-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wish it would start first pull Great blower, low vibration and decent throttle response. Would get a 5 star (along with my trimmer), if it had 1st pull starting. The 90 dollar Hitatchi blower that I'm replacing would always turn over on the first pull.
Date published: 2018-07-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product This Stihl Blower is great around the outside of our house and property -- Also note the blower can used to clean other buildings and outdoor house or farm equipment off. Even can be used to blow water off any surface you may have a need for.. Also note easy start // stop and adding fuel is easy..
Date published: 2018-07-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from easy to start the blower is very easy to start. My 13 yr old daughter starts and uses the blower while we mow the lawn. I previously had a Ryobi and it was a good machine. I anticipated that the Stihl would have more power than the Ryobi; it does not. It is sufficient for our needs, but not any better for the few more dollars that I spent. I do believe it will last longer than the Ryobi
Date published: 2018-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent blower This is a great blower - it is balanced in weight. Puts out good volume of air. Great value!
Date published: 2018-07-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I would buy again Met all my expectations except the CFM. The CFM may be as advertised but I would buy one with higher rating next time.I purchased 2 "big box store" blowers that only lasted about 2 years each. My 10 year old Stihl grass trimmer still going strong w/o problems.
Date published: 2018-07-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to start Great blower. Cold starts after one to two pulls. Starts with one pull with a warm engine. Light weight and powerful enough for what we need. We needed a new blower to blow cut grass off our sidewalk, porch and driveway so I decided to go with a Stihl product this time. Works excellent for what we need. We purchased the FS 40 CE weedtrimmer at the same time as the blower. Well satisfied with both
Date published: 2018-06-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Light, powerful and gets the job done! My last blower was a competitor’s backpack style blower (that I paid far more than I did this one!), and it was uncomfortable to use, heavy, unreliable and simply lacking in power. Since I don’t have any trees and the only use will be cleaning off the driveway/walkway after mowing, I decided on going smaller, and with a name I could trust-Stihl. Started on the first pull and more powerful than the bulky pack blowers I’ve used in the past.
Date published: 2018-06-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Overall a good blower. I really like the blower with a couple of exceptions:- the pull cord broke in the first year (this blower is used once or twice per week.- in hot Texas weather, once the blower has ran for a while, it will not start again (this seems to be a common problem based on web searches). I took the blower to the dealer and they said they could not find anything wrong and it looked to be well cared for and in good shape.
Date published: 2018-06-14
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