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.

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BG 50 is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 114.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice for the price! Can't beat this for the price. Not as easy to crank as some of the more expensive models but not hard to start either....follow the instructions!!! Once it's fired up and going, it does a great job and powerful for how light it is. You can't go wrong at this price point for a Stihl!!!
Date published: 2016-12-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Ergonomic Design - Superior Performance Great Product. Dependable and well built. Stihl has never failed me.
Date published: 2016-12-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best handheld blower Love this thing I just got through running 5 tanks of gas through mine the other day it's light affordable and dependable
Date published: 2016-12-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Light, powerful, somewhat frustrating I love this lightweight blower, but it's hard to start even after it warms up. Compared to my excellent and beloved FS94R, this will have you cursing throughout the day if you use it for pro use. Not sure if its a fuel flow issue or jetting problem, but hard to start since day one. Even when outdoor temp is hot or cold, it's very frustrating to use thoughout the day. Once it's running, its awesome for the size. I've even used this for fall clean ups and in the 9 months of pro use it hasn't let me down. It wont push a huge pile of wet leaves, but if you make medium piles and tarp them it will work for large properties. Also good power to blow leaves out of beds without blowing out too much mulch.I really hate the cheap toggle kill switch. I would prefer a button. For the price I am very happy with this purchase though.
Date published: 2016-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Blower, Great Price Easy to use light powerful and easy to start. Wonderful product!!!
Date published: 2016-12-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Light and easy to start I want to start off that I love stihl and I only run stihl so when I decided to get a blower I decided to get this one cause it's light and started easy. The one and only problem I have with the blower is for the first minte till it warms up it doesn't stay running when you give it throttle. Went to my local dealer were I got it and he said that's how the bg50 is. After it warms up its a great blower. It's light great power for the size and starts very easy.
Date published: 2016-11-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from It has a problem after less than a year Started & worked great for a little less than a year. Then the problem began.When it starts & runs & gets warm the engine slows down & speeds up several times until it finally dies.
Date published: 2016-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An excellent, reliable blower I have used my Stihl blower for over 10 years and it has been reliable the whole time even though I do minimal maintenance on it. I purchased this blower based on a Consumer Reports recommendation and am glad I did. It is excellent for cleaning gutters, blowing leaves etc. It consistently starts with just a couple of pulls even after it's been sitting unused for a long time. I wish I had bought a Stihl chainsaw as the Craftsman I own isn't nearly as reliable.
Date published: 2016-11-24
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Standard Features

  • Common Features for Handheld Blowers
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