BGA 56

BGA 56
This battery-powered handheld blower is a great choice for suburban homeowners who demand great power.

Product Description

The BGA 56 combines STIHL performance and exceptional value. Its powerful motor delivers air speeds of 100 mph and an air flow of 353 cfm at the nozzle. It features an adjustable tube to fit different user heights for enhanced comfort. Clear a sidewalk, seven football fields long, on a single charge with this STIHL AK Series handheld blower. The BGA 56 is also just 7.3 lbs. (with AK 20 battery) for easy portability and maneuverability. And when you’re done, hang it on the wall from its onboard hanging slot. 

Usage claim tested and verified by an independent third-party test laboratory. Run time may vary based on battery type, charge level and capacity, model, operating style and conditions. Batteries and chargers can be purchased separately or as a combined set with tool.

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Model Features

  • Reduced-Emission Engine Technology - Caring for Nature
    The STIHL Inc. “Caring for Nature” seal identifies its powered products that are more environmentally conscious, producing zero or low exhaust emissions. STIHL Inc. defines “low exhaust emissions” as being cleaner than EPA and/or CARB exhaust emission standards.

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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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  • Hanging Slot
    The built-in hanging slot allows for easy storage when not in use.

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  • Rubberized Soft Touch Handle 
    Soft rubber texture is both easy to grip and makes the product comfortable to hold for extended periods.
  • Multi-Function Handle
    With the multi-function handle, all of the blower’s controls can be adjusted with one hand, allowing simple and reliable operation for both right and left-handed users. In addition, the handle’s control lever allows the user to easily adjust the engine speed.
  • Lightweight Portability
    Great for maneuverability and extended use.


9 Newtons
600 m3/h (353 cfm)
54 m/sec (121 mph)
45 m/sec. (100 mph)
63 (dB(A))
AK Series
WEIGHT (w/Recommended Battery)
w/ AK 20: 3.3 kg (7.3 lbs.)
RUN TIME (w/ AK 10)
Up to 9 Minutes
RUN TIME (w/ AK 20)
Up to 20 Minutes (Recommended combination)
RUN TIME (w/ AK 30)
Up to 30 minutes
*Newton is the force needed to accelerate 1 kg of mass at the rate of 1 m/sec2. Batteries and chargers can be purchased separately or as a set combined with tool.

Important Information

Note: STIHL engine products with the Caring for Nature logo are cleaner than EPA Standards for exhaust emissions.

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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BGA 56 is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 157.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great for Smaller jobs This works great around the house. It is lightweight and has enough power to do driveways and decks. I did keep my gas blower for bigger jobs.
Date published: 2019-08-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from To short of run time need a longer lasting battery The battery life is way too short it needs to be double what it is need the bigger batteries
Date published: 2019-07-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It’s a residential model for the average home owner! Will do what it’s intended to do.. My purchased focused on the fact I have a battery chainsaw. Uses the same battery plus I bought a extra battery for the chainsaw at the same I purchased saw. So I have lots of batteries to use both and two chargers. The blower clears all my grass clippings after the mower covers driveway and walk ways. I have trees that hang over my decks that are messy!! So this blower beats sweeping as it gets pieces out that has been trapped into the cracks in the deck boards! I use to clean my garage floor! Better then a broom... so yeah it’s a handy little tool! PS.. I will use to clean the snow off my car in the morning when the time comes!
Date published: 2019-07-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Battery powered bummer I bought this blower and the hedge trimmers on a Tuesday. Took them home and charged the batteries before using them. Called and told my dad I made this purchase and he was disappointed in me for buying a battery powered set of Stihl power tools. I have the two in gas operated as well, but I wanted something a little quieter for my restaurant being around customers. I used the blower for 12 minutes on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday morning for around the same time. I went to pick up the blower for a small project out front on the sidewalk and the battery was dead! Yikes! Stay away from the battery powered option. I made a mistake. I’ll stick with my gas powered options. Taking these two battery powered Stihls back. Terrible decision. The place where I bought them is awesome. They sell everything else I need and the staff goes above and beyond to help their customers. I’m always impressed with the way this store operates. Great bunch of folks. If I ever need anything this is the place I go for all my hardware and lawn-care needs. I’ll definitely continue shopping here and always will. I made the decision to buy these tools and it’s not their fault that I’m not happy with my purchase. I’ve always been satisfied with all my purchases made at this location.
Date published: 2019-07-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Has great power! I love it! I use my stihl blower for my porch, patio, and driveway. Battery last, has good power, and its very efficient. Just love it! Thinking about buying the battery operated chain saw!
Date published: 2019-07-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy start Light weight yet powerful. Easily storable in the garage.
Date published: 2019-07-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from short battery life works great but the battery only lasts about 5 minutes
Date published: 2019-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very easy to use and light enough to handle This battery operated blower makes it so much easier for me to grab and just do little or big jobs for clean up. It's small enough to handle easily and powerful enough to do the types of things that I need to use it for, for example blowing off the patio or blowing the driveway after I mow. I am a not so young woman and this has made it much easier for me to operate.
Date published: 2019-07-10
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Standard Features

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