BG 56 C-E - $189.95 DSRP

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BG 56 C-E

DSRP: $189.95


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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
Print Spec Sheets
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 497.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Plenty of power, Great weight This blower has a lot of bang for the buck. Great power and light weight.
Date published: 2018-01-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not for commercial use? Hi, I don’t often write reviews but I felt compelled to write here so that someone in STIHL gets off their d.u.f.f. as I am not allowed to type b.u.t?! The issue is that I bought the blower for my house. I’m 74 years old and work around my house for clearing leaves almost daily off my small driveway. Unfortunately..... the blower after 1 year the blower became harder to start ... even bought the motor oil from STIHL to ensure I had the best performance. Keep in mind that I have had a few blowers over the last 30+ years and never had problems until my ECHO gave up after nearly 10 years. Anyways I wanted to give STIHL a chance since I use their trimmer for my yard. After I took the STIHL blower to be looked at by a service technician... I was told that the unit is not under warranty because it was used “commercially use”. This is strange as I’m a senior citizen and veteran as well that simply blows leaves off my one car driveway. I went to get another opinion and was told “you can’t mix with ethanol in the gas”. This explanation is puzzling as all gas sold at the pumps (at least where I live in Virginia). I am having this “repaired” at a STIHL service center and it has now been two weeks... I understand that it is Christmas and today is New Years Eve... so it would cause some delay. I like to have a blower that works..
Date published: 2018-01-05
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Awesome Blower when it runs. The first year of use encountered no issues. At my one year anniversary of owing the blower it was time to put it to work again cleaning up the leaves. Worked good for half the yard took a break and went back out to finish up and the blower was hard to start and keep running. Bought a new spark plug and air filter, it helped initially then right back to the hard starting after stopping to refuel. Took the blower to the local Stihl service center where I bought it. After a week of not hearing anything I stopped by the store and they said I needed a new carburetor. Another week or so passed and finally received a call and was told more parts needed to be ordered and that it was not covered by the warranty. I asked if he knew or had an idea as to what caused the damage. The repairman said that it was most likely caused by improper mixing of the oil and fuel. Did I mention I purchased the Stihl oil and by doing so that it extended the warranty out to two years. I followed the mixing instructions and I only mix a gallon at a time so it does not sit for an extended period. I even shake up the jug again prior to refilling the tanks. So I asked how much to repair the blower, the price was more than it was to buy a new one. So here is my question to Stihl? Why do I bother to purchase the Stihl oil and extend the warranty if a service tech can simple say it was operator error and the repair is not covered under warranty? So I now wonder how long it will be before my Stihl chainsaw, weed eater, or backpack blower will go through the same ordeal. Yes I also purchased the Stihl oil to extend the warranty on all the previous mention products. Anyone need the gutter attachment to the blower I reviewed, only used once.
Date published: 2018-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great piece of equipment! This is the best blower I've ever owned. Its light and easy to use. Its easy to start and runs great! The two stroke engine is well designed and runs fairly quiet. It runs for a long time on a tank full of fuel.
Date published: 2017-12-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great for around the house This blower is great for sidewalks, driveway, decks, and about anything with flat smooth surfaces. I'm sure it would be good for blowing bigger leaves too such as maple or oak tree. I have a tree with small leaves in my yard and it has a heck of a time trying to blow them where I want them. If your tree has small leaves that tend to stick between blades of grass you may want to go with a BG86 or higher.
Date published: 2017-12-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Spring and pull cord Mind you I have had this blower for at least two years. The first time that the spring and cord mess up it was on me for jerking the cord. After the first time I got instruction from the technician on how to start the blower. I did as the technician show me and it still mess up. I have gotten the spring changed a total of four times. I don't want to take it back to the technician that is why I an on your web sight looking for parts.
Date published: 2017-12-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Plenty of power to move wet oak leaves & light enough for me,(78 yr), to hold. My first gas blower; 56 c was a lucky guess. It's light enough for me to hold and use and powerful enough to blow wet oak leaves, starts easy.
Date published: 2017-12-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great value for the price Light weight, easy to start, and plenty of power, economically priced
Date published: 2017-12-01
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