BG 50

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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.


27.2 cc (1.66 cu. in.)
0.7 kW (0.9 bhp)
3.6 kg (7.9 lbs.)
430 cc (14.5 oz.)
13 Newtons
60 m/sec (134 mph)
71 m/sec (159 mph)
700 m3/h (412 cfm)
70 dB(A)
*Newton is the force needed to accelerate 1 kg of mass at the rate of 1 m/sec2. **Tested in accordance with ANSI B175.2 standard. All specifications provided by ANDREAS STIHL AG & Co. KG. 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.


BG 50 is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 535.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lightweight; handy I use this lightweight Stihl blower to move leaves from my driveway, walkways and yard. It seems to be as effective as a previously owned backpack blower. It also is easy to move to a friend's house to do the same jobs. The Easy2start feature is also important as I am over 80. I also got a supply if the Stihl premixed fuel which extends the warranty to two years.
Date published: 2019-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for me! I needed a blower to keep pinestraw off my 350' gravel drive. This unit is perfect. Light and powerful. Cranks easy every time (if you follow the instructions).Highly recommended!
Date published: 2019-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great buy Owned mine a year now and love it starts right up every time and does a good job
Date published: 2019-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding piece of equipment After using the BG50 I'm sorry I didn't get one sooner. This is truly an Outstanding tool that is easy to use and is very reliable.
Date published: 2019-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from excellent blower i have only used it once and it ran as i expected good product
Date published: 2019-11-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from light weight best buy great blower my wife loves it power strong even on wet leafs
Date published: 2019-11-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect I've been searching a few weeks for a lightweight powerful leaf blower. After a month this one has exceeded my expectations so far. This blower plows through leaves better than 2 or 3 electric blowers. Perfect size for my 1/4 acre property!
Date published: 2019-11-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from perfect size Perfect size for the average home owner. Lots of power without too much weight
Date published: 2019-11-01
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Standard Features

  • Common Features for Handheld Blowers
    View the features common to many STIHL handheld blowers.

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