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BG 56 C-E

An easy-to-use handheld blower with a simplified starting system.

BG 56 C-E
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 103reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 It is a Stihl, it should last a long long time I just bought it a couple of weeks ago, but so far it has really worked very well. Starts with one or two pulls every time even if dead cold. Runs very strong and the leaves and clutter do not stand a chance. I recommend it without hesitation. October 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 Excellent Blower for the Price After a bit of reading and reviewing of several gas blowers, I picked this one.I don't usually review products just thought this one was worth it.Pro'sLight weight.Reasonably quiet though that wasn't a consideration of purchase.So far starting the blower is quick and simple, couple primes set the choke and a couple of pulls later and off she goes.Overall I'm pleased with the power of the unit doesn't have a problem with heavy wet leafs.Has a good balance point doesn't take a lot of effort to hold or move.Con'sWould be nice to have a shoulder strap.Would be nice to have a throttle hold, holding the trigger down all the time is a bit uncomfortable.Needs larger fuel capacity. October 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great blower I replaced a 12 year old blower from another manufacturer with this one. It's easy to start and runs like a top. And it has more power as well. It's well balanced and easy to handle. I highly recommend this blower. October 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by another good product Just another good product from the stihl line. I own several items and like this one as well. Very easy to start, wth the easy start model. October 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by very easy to use I searched and read reviews then checked consumer reports. When compared to other brands with similar specs the prices were just about same so it was a no brainer! It blows leaves well, even the bottom ones that maybe wet, not as loud as my electric blower and really didn't use much fuel. It is heavier than those electric models but no cords to constantly whip around or plugging multiple cords together. 5-6 pushes of primer set choke and couple of pulls starts up! plus by the fuel mix and extend the warranty! October 20, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by slow to reach full power I own an older model Stihl, a BG85, and this thing doesn't come close to it inperformance. Also, you can't lock in full power. You have to keep consistantpressure on the throttle trigger. Maybe, I'm spoiled with the BG85, but I cannot reccomend this blower. October 19, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great investment, power, easy After borrowing blowers from family I decided to spend the money and buy my own. I own a Stihl chainsaw and never had any problems with it. I went to a local Stihl dealer ship where I bought my chainsaw and picked this blower up. They started it up right out of the box and gave it a test run. I went home and started using it. I was amazed how easy it was to start. It has good power for cleaning out gutters. I was also amazed how light the machine is. All in all it is a great machine for any home owner. October 17, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Moves a lot of air Bought this unit from a particular dealer that actually opens the box and runs the machine before they sell it to consumers. Not sure thats a Stihl thing or just a dealer going above and beyond for customers. Although I'm impressed with that kind of quality control, They set the idle way too low. The blower would drop down to a really low RPM and almost stall when you let go of the throttle. It was so low, that in order to get any kind of throttle response, and spool the engine up again, I had to stand there and burp the throttle a few times to get it to spool up go wide open throttle again (this is after it was warmed up btw). A simple adjustment to the idle screw fixed the issue and I was very pleased the rest of the afternoon. A few occasions I could hear the engine running rich under wide open throttle, but it leaned out after a few seconds and went back to normal. High speed jet screw probably needs to be backed off a hair. I'll let the warranty address that issue if it becomes a recurring problem. Blower is very quiet compared to my old Echo PB1000 , tons of compression, but relatively effortless to pull start. This thing doesn't blow the fastest, but it moves a whole lot of air, which makes the most sense when it comes to blowers, I'm more impressed with CFM, rather than MPH. Those who are searching for a machine based on air speed will be uprooting half their lawn trying to blow leaves. Based on air volume, this is a strong machine. Too soon to report any long term reliability issues. But I'm anticipating some tuning issues being a problem over the long haul. Doesn't mean it's a bad product, I'd buy another one in a second, but I'd ask the dealer to start it in front of me before I left the next time. October 10, 2014
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