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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.

    More information

  • 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, 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 512.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Value Well-priced, starts easily every single time, good power and Stihl reliability.
Date published: 2018-03-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great overall blower I’ve been very happy with this new blower. Starts very easy even in cold weather and plenty of power to move anything I’d need to.
Date published: 2018-03-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Junk Used 1 time. Blows gas out the muffler. Took it back to Rural King. Still has a 7 day return policy. Really ?
Date published: 2018-02-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great blower at a reasonabl price Plenty of power for blowing leaves and acorns off the patio and smaller yard areas. Lightweight, easy to start and relatively quiet for a gas powered blower.
Date published: 2018-02-20
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Flimsy starter assembly Pull cord kept getting stuck and wouldn’t retract . Took it in to get fixed, happened again, fixed it myself and it lasted maybe a month. I then went back to the dealer for ANOTHER starter coil, and low and behold it bent again on the 2nd pull. I learned to pull the cord more gently the first time it happened but that didn’t seem to help, it’s just an easy start aka "flimsy” there’s no reason they shouldn’t be able to make a more heavy duty spring. Spend your money elsewhere if you’re looking for a reliable blower.
Date published: 2018-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to Start This is my second purchase of a Stihl blower in 16 years. Quality, Reliability and a cost effective purchase!
Date published: 2018-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very pleased with blower / vacuum attachment Used this fall to clean up leaves, did a great job in the pool area.
Date published: 2018-02-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I am very sastified with my blower. This was my first Stihl blower i purchased. It is easy to start and has plenty of power for my needs. I was impressed from the first time i used it and next purchase will be a Stihl trimmer.
Date published: 2018-02-06
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Standard Features

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

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