BG 56 C-E

BG 56 C-E
An easy-to-use handheld blower with a simplified starting system.

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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  • STIHL Easy2Start™
    The STIHL Easy2Start™ system makes starting STIHL® outdoor power tools almost effortless, eliminating the need for a strong pull of the starting cord. This advanced starting system is designed to make starting STIHL® products fast and easy. The specific system may vary by model, but in each case, a quick pull overcomes the engine’s compression to minimize the strength and effort required to start. Available on selected products.
  • 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
4.2 kg (9.3 Ibs.)
FUEL CAPACITY
540 cc (18.3 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 56 C-E is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 328.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Very disappointing, power level is subpar Starts with ease! But that's where the positive ends.... Replaced an earlier awesome Stihl handheld blower but have had problems with this machine from the beginning. Within the first month had to take it back to the dealer who reported that a faulty carburetor need replacing. Still no good. Takes considerable time to warm up.per a previous review, would love to trade it in.... for a better model or maybe make.
Date published: 2017-01-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Has good start It doesn't have a lot power needs to be more for the amount of $ I will buy buy a backpack as I can NOT HAPPY I wish they took trade in
Date published: 2016-12-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Major Disappointment I purchased this unit in 2014 because I am 60 years old and this was the easiest of your gas blowers for me to start. I would use the product just to clean a driveway and porch. Not anything major here.I am very careful about the gas mixture as the vender stressed the importance of the correct gas and oil and amount of time it should be left in the blower and can. After less than one year the machine would randomly stop. We have owned many of your other products from your commercial blowers to your heavy duty blowers and have never had a problems. (In states with a lot more leaves to blow) The blower just did the DIE and I expected more out of your company and this product. Now I need to find something reliable.
Date published: 2016-12-15
Rated 2 out of 5 by from No power 100% needs more power, does not stand up falling off a roof , and will not start in the winter
Date published: 2016-12-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from bought today Only had 5 minutes to try out, couldn't have been better. Store fired up for me to make sure it worked and even filled out warranty for me ..All I expected . Looking forward to using alot .
Date published: 2016-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good stuff - much improved This is an improved version of the previous model which I used and abused for many years. I think the ergonomics are better but the big deal is it's easy to start and runs strong without a lot of warm up. Also the fuel cap is a huge improvement. Overall I'm very pleased.
Date published: 2016-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This blower easy to start, great performance, handle and clean up with ease. BG 56 blower was given as a gift, great gift, Starting, great performance, handle and maintain with ease. The blower make short work for driveway and parking area, gutter cleaning made simple. So many ways to use the blower,
Date published: 2016-11-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Powerful, easy starting, reliable Powerful, easy starting, reliable, good weight to power
Date published: 2016-11-23
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Standard Features

  • Common Features for Handheld Blowers
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