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.

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Reviews

BG 56 C-E is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 357.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product and qualtiy for the prices! The blower has such great power for the size and and can't beat it for the price. Looking forward to many years of use.
Date published: 2017-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good product For the Money First day I brought it home I was not impressed. Used it for 20 minutes and it would not stay running. I took it back to the dealer it was purchased from. They had sent out a warranty claim for the unit and replaced the carburetor. Have not had any issues since picking it up a week later
Date published: 2017-03-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice blower for smaller properties Lightweight and easy to use, this blower is fine for smaller jobs. It's a little weak for getting the pine straw out of the grass. I'd go to the next level for more power if I could do it again.
Date published: 2017-03-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Light & easy to start This leaf blower is easy to start, easy to use & light weight. It is powerful enough to blow sweet gum balls. I highly recommend Stihl products to others.
Date published: 2017-03-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This product as a blower is awesome........ This product as a blower is awesome, but I purchased mine as a combo (bower and vacuum / shredder). The reason I purchased this one was because I wanted to vacuum the mulch from my planters, but it didn't worked since the mulch was getting stuck on the shredder. It did great as a leaves vacuum, but only when you had piled them. It's was hard to vacuum the leaves when they were spread all over the patio. If you going to buy a similar product consider buying only the blower and a regular rake because vacuuming takes longer.
Date published: 2017-02-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great for home use. Love the product only complaint is that it's hard to start at times; especially when restarting. e.g. using it for a few minutes turning it off to move objects and then attempting start it to resume your work.
Date published: 2017-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great blower, reliable! Had a few now, truth is they really don't make them like they used to. Stihl is the best quality I've owned yet. Reliable starts, blows just as expected. Wish it blew a little more, but for the size what do you expect. It's light and the trigger is responsive. Hands down the best blower I've used in years and the quality is high. And they double down on their warranty if you buy their premix, that shows confidence in their quality.
Date published: 2017-02-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Once started it performs flawlessly I would have given this blower a 5/5 but mine does not start the way the instructions stated. Once I figured out I didn't need the choke after the first stumbled start attempt, then it started easily and ran like a champ.
Date published: 2017-02-17
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Standard Features

  • Common Features for Handheld Blowers
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