BG 56 C-E - $189.95 DSRP


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BG 56 C-E

DSRP: $189.95

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.)
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.

STIHL products sold through U.S. STIHL Dealers are for distribution in the United States only.
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BG 56 C-E is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 478.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Blower Ever! Best Blower Ever! I blow a .65 acre lot that is filled with trees. This product is very durable and efficient.
Date published: 2017-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pull the cord, it starts. My first blower and my first Stihl product. Why did I wait 20+ years of home ownership for this? Used it all this fall for blowing leaves from beds, gutters, etc. It does seem to use more fuel than I would expect, but it gets the job done. Great for a quick blow out the garage floor too.
Date published: 2017-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Greattach blower Blower has plenty of power and does a great job blowing large piles of leaves. The engine starts up easily. Worth the money.
Date published: 2017-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stihl #1 in my book I have had an old bg55 blower for over 10 years, its been dropped from 2 story homes, thrown into my truck, neglected, without tune ups, ran without an air filter for about 5 years, Conclusion - though i treat my tools bad, Stihl is the best, longest lasting and dependable tool i have ever purchased.Nov. 2017 purchased BG 56 c-e from my local ace with coupon, starts easy, gutter cleaning kit is awesome accessory.Plan on treating this one a little bit better. Trust me this review comes from a home repairman that takes his tools to the ultimate test.
Date published: 2017-11-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I call my blower "Mom" My BG56 blower starts easily, and that is a huge plus. After some years of operating an electric Brand X blower, I was hoping for a major upgrade in terms of the air velocity; I got an upgrade, but I can't call it major. What I CAN call it is "Mom," because, just like my mother, this blower is trying to make me right-handed. I'm ambidextrous and I change from left to right and back again frequently as my 75-year-old arms get tired. When I have the blower in my left hand, the air intake sucks my jeans, blocking part of the air flow, reducing the air being discharged. It's a right-handed world, and I understand it - but I don't like being constantly reminded of it.
Date published: 2017-11-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stihl are the best! Two years ago I purchased a Farm Boss 290 Chain Saw, then last fall a BG 56 C-E Blower and a month ago a BR450 Backpack Blower. In the spring I am planning to purchase a Stihl Line Trimmer. They are all the best products made.
Date published: 2017-11-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A year old Very powerful blower but has two features I don't like. Doesn't have a throttle lock so you have to keep the trigger depressed all the time to run full speed. Inconvenient when switching hands. Maybe some nanny government regulation???When using in left hand, suction velocity is so high that this pulls your pants leg into the suction screen thereby restricting air flow. The suction screen needs to be redesigned to reduce this tendency. My last blower, a major brand, only lasted three years before it became practically impossible to start indicating that the cylinder was worn out. So, I am trying a Stihl to see if it will give me acceptable life.
Date published: 2017-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent equipment I love this blower, easy start, lightweight, and it does a great job.
Date published: 2017-11-14
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