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BG 56 C-E

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

Product Description

"Absolutely the best blower I've ever owned. The total ease of operating this equipment is far superior from any others I've owned in the past. Makes quick work of grass leaves and debris."
Raymore, Mo
Designed with ease of use in mind, the STIHL BG 56 C-E features our simplified starting system with the STIHL Easy2Start™. The STIHL Easy2Start™ lets you start the engine with a long easy pull of the starting rope rather than a hard fast jerk, making starting virtually effortless. The semi-automatic choke and the new start/stop switch make it virtually impossible to flood when starting this unit. The high-performance, low-emission engine makes quick work of leaves and other yard waste.

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.


27.2 cc (1.66 cu. in.)
0.7 kW (0.9 bhp)
4.2 kg (9.3 Ibs.)
540 cc (18.3 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 & 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.

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BG 56 C-E is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 689.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product is easy to start and very lightweight. Like all Stihl products this blower is easy to start, lightweight and very durable. Has made my yard work go much faster.
Date published: 2019-07-16
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Hard to start Owning this blower has changed my mind over purchasing any other Stihl product. The last time I started this item the starter rope caught when I pulled and it hit me in the leg and I needed 5 stitches. This is not the only time this happened so I will not use it again. Anybody want it?
Date published: 2019-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very deceptive power! Easy start, quiet, great deceptive blowing power! Highly recommended...I've purchased a Stihl edger, weed eater, and now this blower... I will never buy another brand... Has exceeded expectation!
Date published: 2019-07-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from BG 56C Starting Problems This is the third Stihl blower I have owned and have always been very satisfied with the quality and durability. I purchased this (BG 56C) blower a year ago. From the outset, I have had problems starting the unit. I followed the instructions and online videos. Pumping the bulb 5/6 times, setting the choke to the right side (can't make symbol). Today was the last straw. I was trying to start the blower and the starter rope will not rewind. Needless to say, it was frustrating being out in the 90+ degree heat and have to get a broom the clean the walk way.I am going to take the blower to a dealer which is an inconvenience to see if they can repair the rope and check out the starter. I hope this review does not fall on deaf ears.Sincerely,Greg
Date published: 2019-07-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Only have had 1 month Stihl has sent me an email asking to review. I have only have had for a month so I can only give a a preliminary review. I have used the blower several times a week for 10 minutes at a time to blow clippings of driveway, blow spiderwebs from garage, stoke outdoor fires, and blow dry the cars. Its not the strongest blower I have owned but it gets task done and so far its been easy to start . I would give it better review but I need to own it for s couple seasons before I could feel good about my review.
Date published: 2019-07-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best blower ever. This blower is a great blower. Plenty of power and starts easily.
Date published: 2019-07-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Blower for Residential Use I've had this blower for about a month and have no complaints! It runs very efficiently and it more than powerful enough for my purposes.
Date published: 2019-07-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I LOVE THIS MACHINE! I bought this product in SEP 2015, and immediately loved it. I am surrounded by maple and alder trees, and the Fall brings lots of leaves. After years of raking, getting blisters and calluses, I bought this product, and my kids would actually fight to use it. This blower literally cut raking leaves down by a good two hours, and was so efficient, I no longer asked my wife for help.I truly questioned why I had not bought this product sooner.I branched out and started using it to blow my roof and gutters clear 3-4 times per year. I used to hate doing the roof, now it takes 10% of the time it use to!I no longer cringe at the thought of doing the roof and gutters or raking leaves.
Date published: 2019-06-27
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Standard Features

  • Common Features for Handheld Blowers
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