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.


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 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.


BG 50 is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 150.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Minor problems but overall good product. Had initial problems regulating the carburetor and was informed by the salespeople that it doesn't need to be primed as much as suggested by the manufacturer. Once running, it held up to the Stihl reputation.
Date published: 2017-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great investment I am very pleased with my BR 200. Just the right size. While I wish there were a bit more power, I understand the trade off for a smaller sized model. I would purchase this tool all over again if I had the same decision to make. I have a little over a half acre yard FULL of leaves. And now I'll be able to keep it neat and cleaned up thanks to my Stihl.
Date published: 2017-03-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from love my stihl great blower would buy again people at power zone the best to deal with
Date published: 2017-03-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Light and reliable for home and cabin use Been a stihl user for years. For home and cabin use stihl remains the best ! Dependable, strong and built well. I use no other product !
Date published: 2017-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well made and reliable Great little blower. Light weight and best of all, made in the USA.
Date published: 2017-03-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It fit my needs to a T Light weight, low noise but plenty of power for showing the leaves who's the Boss. The dealer showed me how easy it was to start and helped me pick the correct blow for my needs. It's not fancy but it gets the job done.
Date published: 2017-03-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent Blower Can't Go Wrong Very nice blower. I made the switch to Stihl a few years back with a trimmer and won't use anything but Stihl going forward.
Date published: 2017-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product, exactly as expected I was of the opinion for many years that electric blowers were the way to go. Only until I purchased the BG 50 did I realize how much I had been missing out, what a fantastic tool. Starts on the first pull, lightweight and powerful enough for any homeowner! Great job Stihl!
Date published: 2017-03-06
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Standard Features

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

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