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BG 50

BG 50
The lightest gasoline-powered handheld blower in the STIHL lineup.

Product Description

Get superior performance from the BG 50 gasoline-powered handheld blower. Built here in America*, this reasonably priced tool boasts the highest power-to-weight ratio in the STIHL gas-powered line, making it the perfect choice for homeowners seeking premium STIHL quality. Its lightweight, compact design features a fuel-efficient engine, toolless air filter access and an upright fuel tank for easier filling. Clean up yard waste and leaf piles quickly and easily with this affordable and convenient blower.

*Built in the United States from domestic and foreign parts and components.

Model Features

  • Built in the USA
    Indicates products that are built in the United States from domestic and foreign parts and components.

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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.

Specifications

DISPLACEMENT
27.2 cc (1.66 cu. in.)
ENGINE POWER
0.7 kW (0.9 bhp)
WEIGHT
3.6 kg (7.9 lbs.)
FUEL CAPACITY
430 cc (14.5 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.

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.

Reviews

BG 50 is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 269.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not reliable Brand new it was difficult to crank and didn't run well when it did. Brought it back and he swapped it out with another. Better, but still finicky when starting. Overall not very impressed
Date published: 2017-09-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stihl Quality I have a few Stihl products. All of them have performed great. Easy to start after storing for weeks or even a few months. Stihl brand has become a favorite of mine. I would recommend the tools for home owner use.
Date published: 2017-09-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Light weight Looked at several stores that sell leaf blowers after looking what they offer I was set on my new stihl blower. This is the first stihl I purchased after using this I will stay with stihl I was very happy.
Date published: 2017-09-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another steihl quality product This is an excellent blower for the home owner.I use it for blowing debris on driveways and clay tennis court.It starts every time if u follow the instructions.Can not believe the reviews who had start problems. It comes down to whether u can follow the start instructions.If u cant read or follow the instructions ,buy a broom! Was tempted to buy another brand with better warrenty but after learning of the limited ,almost non existent repair locations,went with the local Ace dealer here in Tennessee. U cant beat a Steihl product; I have used them for decades.
Date published: 2017-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hurricane Irma blows, just not as hard Hurricane Irma just blew through and left a mess up and down my street. The neighbors all pitched in to clean off the debris and I used my Stihl blower to get the sticks and leaves off the roadway and every driveway on our block. It's a small thing but it was much appreciated by everyone and my blower remains a champ! Next up I'll be investing in the Stihl chainsaw!
Date published: 2017-09-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Dependable This is a dependable product. Runs well and I am happy with this purchase.
Date published: 2017-09-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from the product features are less than previous BG50 's I purchased my second BG50 the first needed to be replaced after 8 years of use. I was surprised how the units have changed. The handle has no padding, there is no handle to lock in full open position. So you have to keep the trigger squeezed at all times. No additional tubing is supplied. Seems the features are less but it isn't reflected in the pricing.
Date published: 2017-09-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Genesee Mecanical Services sold me a lemon Genesee Mecanical Services sold me a blower from their old stock that had a know carb recall on it. From day one the blower would only run when fully chocked, when I took it in for warranty they told me it wasn't covered. Until I found out about last years recall on the carb on this unit. So he sold me last years model this year. Definitely won't buy another Stihl unless they make it right! And definitely won't buy from Genesee Mecanical Services.
Date published: 2017-09-11
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Standard Features

  • Common Features for Handheld Blowers
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