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BG 50

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

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 4.1 out of 5 by 236.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great, Reliable Blower for the Money Great, dependable blower for small to medium jobs, especially for the money. It's very easy to start if you follow the instructions for starting and for maintaining during storage. I've had this blower for two seasons, and I have not had any problems whatsoever. My house is surrounded by trees, and we get a lot of leaves each fall and winter. This blower isn't the most powerful, but it gets the job done with a little extra time. It doesn't blow away my mulch and gravel along with the leaves, and it is very easy to use and maintain.
Date published: 2017-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This blower is very powerful I bought this product during Stihl Days at a great price and I highly recommend this product. I have had it for more than a year with no issues at all. I took my son to buy one today.
Date published: 2017-07-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good blower Pretty good value for a smaller blower. Love Stihl products. This blower starts a little slower than the multi tool I have, but once it's running it does a really nice job for the typical home use. I do recommend this blower for the smaller home use - larger jobs maybe not.
Date published: 2017-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use Lightweight and easy to use. Great investment for a quality product. The fuel tank is small but it is small.
Date published: 2017-07-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good for use around the house Easy to start and has a lot of power for what I need. So far so good
Date published: 2017-07-06
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Very hard to start Started just fine at the store. Got it home and took 10 minutes to start it. Would not run if not fully choked. Very disappointed.
Date published: 2017-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from this product is top notch at a great price best products on the market at super prices very dependable and easy to use
Date published: 2017-07-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Change owners manual When I read the owners manual and attempted to start I flooded it. So back to the dealer I went. The tech told me don't listen to the owners manual, here's how to start it. Haven't had a problem since. DO NOT HOLD THROTTLE when trying to start it. It will flood and you must clean spark plug if you ever want it to start. After learning that I'm quite happy with its performance
Date published: 2017-07-04
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Standard Features

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