BG 56 C-E - $189.99 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 523.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product was best bang for buck Light weight and powerful to get the job done easy and fast.
Date published: 2017-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to start and idles smoothly Excellent blower. Lightweight and very easy to start.
Date published: 2017-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BG 56 C-E The very best. Easy to crank, easy to carry, plenty of power.
Date published: 2017-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Operational Ease........ Lifetime STIHL customer now after my first product purchase.....best blower I have ever owned, quality, ease of starting, all "perks" for this "Senior"........very happy with purchase
Date published: 2017-06-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not as good as the the BG 55 I was really disappointed in this product. My old 55 has seen its better days so I thought it was time to get a new one. The BG56 replaced the 55, which is no longer available, so I bought it. This thing is nowhere near as powerful as the 55. I found out that they tried to make the 56 quieter and I guess this has made it lose some of its torque. My brand new 56 sits in the garage and I still use my 55. Stills homeowner products are going downhill.
Date published: 2017-06-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Greatest Ever! I bought this blower on the assumption it was as good as the other Stihl products I own. I was not wrong. It starts quickly and has plenty of power. I now own a Sthil chainsaw, grass trimmer and leaf blower and I love them all. They start quickly, operate efficiently, need little maintenance, and are easily serviced. The best part is I need only one gas can for all my equipment.
Date published: 2017-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product - Easy to Use - Only One Thing Missing Love the blower. It's easy to start and very powerful for general use around my home. In my opinion, there's only one thing missing - the machine lacks a lock for the throttle. I've owned several gas blowers over the years and they all had a mechanism to lock the throttle in full open position, this blower doesn't have that...it'd be much nicer to use if it did. Overall - great machine.
Date published: 2017-05-30
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not as much power as my Orange blower... Good piece of equipment, but compared to my Orange blower not even close. About half the blowing power of a comparable Orange blower. Do not like the easy pull 2. Silly system that does nothing to make it start easier.
Date published: 2017-05-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from The product doesnot live up to its reputation Not really impresses with its starting or its blowing capacity.
Date published: 2017-05-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from this product is one that is better made. I cleaned all of the gutters (4 long gutters) with the attachment installed and took less than 10 minutes.Best money I ever spent.
Date published: 2017-05-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My second Stihl blower This is the second Stihl blower we have ... have one at the cabin and one at home and use them both weekly ... they start easy, run strong and are very dependable ... Wheelsports Reynoldsburg Ohio is my dealer, their inventory, product knowledge and support is great ...
Date published: 2017-05-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from So far so good. Hopefully it will last more than a couple of years. The blower appears to have vacuum capabilities but I didn't receive the accessories with the purchase. Are the accessories for the vacuum application an extra charge? Other blowers I had purchased in the past came with these items!
Date published: 2017-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy power Ease of operation and power mark this product. Easy start and power to move debris is impressive. I have several Stihl products and they all are of superior quality and operational ease.
Date published: 2017-05-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BG 56 Great Blower. I haven't tried the accessories, however I plan to at a later date. I like how easy it starts and it has plenty of power to get the job done around the house.
Date published: 2017-05-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely love the BG 56 C-E absolutely love the BG 56 C-E blower. Great power!
Date published: 2017-05-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best in class. Bought this unit a few weeks ago. Have only used it twice so far and like the easy start And the choke is simple and easy. Better than the 4'cycle other brand I had.
Date published: 2017-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to handle. Just right weight. Awesome product; very dependable for years of service, would recommend to anyone that's looking at this unit.
Date published: 2017-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Grear Quality product! Easy to start, great power. But just a little louder than I like.
Date published: 2017-05-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Homeowner Blower - Bar None It's a Stihl people! What else do you need to know? You pay extra for good equipment. This thing starts easy, has lots of power, and is bullet proof. I'll own it for decades.
Date published: 2017-05-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Satisfied with a well built machine This blower is by far the best blower and most powerful home blower I have ever own. Thank You Still for making such a great product.
Date published: 2017-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GREAT PRODUCT! This is the best blower I have ever owned! Starts on the first pull every time and has tons of power. Also I love how light it is
Date published: 2017-05-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love the Quality Great quality and reliability especially for the price
Date published: 2017-05-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Always wanted a Stihl Blower! Well it works just as I expected. Starts every time. Great on fuel. Easy on the ears and the neighbors. Enough power to do my 400 foot driveway with no trouble.
Date published: 2017-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great blower, would reccomend I've had the BG 56 C-E for about four years now. It is used moderately during the spring/summer at least one to two times weekly. I decided to spend a little more to buy the BG 56CE over the BG 55 for the easy start feature. I could not be happier, this was my first Stihl product that I bought new and too be honest, outside of draining the fuel over periods of non-use and the occasional tune up, I don't always treat it the best. I really baby my Stihl chainsaws as far as maintaining them, but I don't have to do that with this piece of equipment. I would recommend this blower and I think the east start feature was worth the extra 45 dollars
Date published: 2017-04-30
Rated 1 out of 5 by from lots of trouble with this one! worked fine for a year, then lots of problems,when attempting to pull start, cord binds, if and when you get past this problem, fuel blows out the exhaust. Took it back for repairs, had it serviced once worked fine for one leaf blowing session , the back to the above. This product would be good to line a garbage can. our old toro lasted for 20 years before it died.
Date published: 2017-04-29
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Low power I purchased this blower and used it for five minutes as soon as I got home. It seems like it is idle really low and it won't rev very high. It doesn't continue to run on its own if I set it down, I have to be right there with it to read it back up in order to keep it running. I called the store where I bought it and took it to the shop the next day. I tried to exchange it and they told me they would rather take a look at it to fix it and then they tried to charge me $50 when I went to pick it back up. I have had many stihl products and this is the first one that has been a major disappointment. I purchased it because my 10 year old blower had finally had it. It was al year old blower had finally had it. I may just have to rebuild the carb again on my old one, it was a much better machine. Highly disappointed!
Date published: 2017-04-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Down on power. Hard start, when hot. Not enough power. Motor needs more rpm's. Starts great cold, but starting after it has run for a while, can be a challenge. Great for cleaning off the driveway or sidewalk. If you want to move leaves, get a backpack model.
Date published: 2017-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use even with a bad back. Best blower I have ever had.I also have a line trimmer. The line trimmer doesn't feed well. Had it in to be checked but still doesn't feed correctly. Will have to take it back again
Date published: 2017-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stihl quality, reliable, great power, great warranty. Upgraded from an older yellow and green unit that needed costly repair. Purchased at a Thiesens farm store and dealt with a very knoweledgeable representative during a storewide sale. Blower was fully explained and tested before leaving the store. Have owned now for about a month and working excellently. Very easy to start. The Blower design is more efficient and has more CFM than other models, does a great job.
Date published: 2017-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from runs ever time you want it too It works goo like it I have more stihl products an they all work good
Date published: 2017-04-17
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