I have seen many reviews saying it was hard to start. I use this commercially and it was VERY hard to start for the first 10-15 lawns. Now that I have done about 200 lawns with it it starts in 2-3 pulls with ease. Also all you have to do to get it to throttle up is to ease onto the throttle. Overall it is a great blower and it is great for what it is.
great no nonsence machine
For the past 30+ years, seems like every blower I have owned had premium features like easy start, environmentally responsible, comfortable, etcetra. all of them eventually needed repair and/or replacement. Some needed ethanol free fuel and/or special 2 cycle fuel oil. Went to the Stihl dealer, asked for the cheapest no nonsense product. Turns out the BG 50 has the highest CFM and does not require a PhD to start and run.
Fall Clean Up Has Never Been Easier!
I purchased my BG50 from my local dealer about a month ago. I use to dread doing fall clean up, and now thanks to my BG50 it is no longer something I dread doing. The blower is great for everything, leaf clean up, blowing your gutters clean, blowing the driveway and side walks. I can't wait to even blow some light snow with it. Thanks Stihl!!!
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