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BG 56 C-E

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

BG 56 C-E
Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 172reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Amazingly smooth and powerful This is my second Stihl product (1st being a chainsaw). It is by far the easiest starting, smoothest running piece of equipment I own. My only regret is not having bought it sooner. Between it and my chainsaw I am convinced, if you meet a woman whose last name is Stihl, marry her! May 27, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great bang for the buck I purchase Stihl because I want quality AND durability. I made the mistake of buying a lesser priced, heavier, competitor product, that lasted for only a few years. I was in a pinch to finish my lawn work and rushed to my local Stihl dealer to get a new lawn blower that I have wanted for some time. This blower is great, very powerful for it's lightweight profile. I personally like the design of the huge intake fan o n the side of the unit that really gulps in the air! Excellent product that I anticipate will last the rest of my life. And a big tip of my hat to Stihl for eschewing planned obsolescence and building indestructible power equipment! May 23, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Finally own a nice blower. I have a good amount of dirty trees and a yellow Lab that love to make a mess. I use my blower 5 to 7 times a week. I have owned four other blowers over the years, two of them "the other premium brand". Well they all sucked! Starting issues, running issues, parts falling off issues. None of them worked well for more than a season.I decided to try a Stihl. I brought it home gassed her up and it fired up after two pulls. The thing has a ridiculously good sounding engine. I'm a car guy and this thing sounds like a cammed up race blower. I love the sound!I was concerned about it not having a throttle hold lever. Sometimes you don't want full power but something in between. It really isn't an issue though. Idle has a nice velocity and full throttle has a great velocity. It really doesn't sound like it's blowing as hard as it is. It clears my yard up nicely.If you are considering a new blower don't bother with the other junk ot there, spend the extra 20 bucks and get a Stihl, you will love it! May 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Works good Works good love using it in the garage living out in the country our road always has sand on it from the winter so there's always sand in the garage but not after I fire this hog up could almost eat off the floor after blowing it out May 17, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by top notch product I've always heard Stihl was a good product but never really gave it much thought on buying one I was content over the years buying the cheap store brand or the home center standers ... I got tired of having to replace them with in a year or two because of their cheap quality ..I got my first stihl and could not be happier starts first pull each and every time and the power is bar none the best ,,, I should have bought this product years ago instead of wasting money on all the other ones... May 14, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great blower that's easy to start This blower is AWSOME. It's easy to start and has plenty of power to blow the leaves out of the flower beds. Its light to carry around. Just an all around good blower. May 13, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Easy to start Easy to start, runs a long time on tank of fuel. Love not having to use extension cord anymore. Love it. May 12, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by you can blow rocks around with this blower.. you won't go wring with this blower.. very strong wind.. runs smooth and quiet.. fuel efficient powerful wind.. easy to start and not to heavy.. right hand only..lol great tool... May 11, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by 2nd Stihl product in 2 years. New brand loylity Up until last year I never considered a Stihl. Last year I got the 56 weed trimmer, and this sold me on getting a new blower this year. This is a great product. It takes about 5 seconds to get warm, but then it purrs. I am proud to buy products built in the USA. May 8, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by GOOD VALUE FOR THE MONEY I have owned perhaps 5 hand held gas powered blowers from the big box stores over the years and have had problems with them all. I finally broke down and purchased the BG-56 C from my local Stihl dealer. I was concerned about the starting , but the new starting system makes it a dream to start. It is light weight and moderately powered. However, it is designed to be held in the right hand only as if held in the left hand the air intake is hampered. After about an hours use, I noticed the idle was set too low and returned the blower to the Stihl dealer for adjustment. 20 minutes later I was out the door and the blower works fine. Stihl products cost a little more, but are worth it in the long term due to the quality engineering. May 1, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Awesome blower I got sick of buying equipment that is hard to start and is hard to depend on. I turn to stihl for almost everything. Bought blower and it is great. Easy starting, great running, dependable, and time saving. Could not be happier with this product. April 30, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent Blower I purchased the Stihl blower to avoid dragging an extension cord with the electric blower I had. I have several trees, lots of leaves and a long driveway to blow off. It works great and I couldn't be happier with my purchase. April 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by The great product It is really nice product. One thing which I really like is "Very easy to start". Last month I buy "echo " blower. It was just junk, never every go to buy, within one month I took three time to repair. I return the same and buy stihl , great power and easy to use. I love this blower. April 17, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good Product Blows good and starts good you just can't run it wide open till it warms up and it takes a few minutes to run wide open. April 14, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by High quality dependable peice of genius this blower was the first blower i ever bought. it starts every single time with just one pull. equipped with the easy 2 start feature significantly reduces effort to start. the automatic choke means you will never have to worry about flooding the engine. plus it automatically switches to the on position so you never forget.highly recommend to anyone.great step up from the bg55 and is worth the price paid. April 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by This product makes the job easier This blower is easy to start and use. It has cut my time down and saved me money. I highly recommend this product. March 29, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Product functions as expected. The on/off switch is poor. Often failing to function properly. I have been forced to turn off unit by chocking it to death. March 9, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by A fantastic blower After careful research, I selected a Stihl leaf blower in fall 2014. Immediately it made clearing leaves from the many trees in and around my yard much easier. The BG 56 C-E blower generates strong airflow, yet does not feel as though it is forcing itself backwards in one's hand. It is also fairly quiet and easy to operate.Being made/assembled in the US helped me choose Stihl with confidence, as did recalling the incredibly old and dependable Stihl chainsaw my grandfather owned. I wish I had tried Stihl products before purchasing a string trimmer made by another brand - it is much more difficult to start and much louder than my Stihl leaf blower. February 14, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by this product works great it starts easy and runs great idles very nice and has plenty of power to get the job done February 13, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by My 1st STIHL Product not my last I was tossing up which blower to buy so I was reading up on blowers and then I went to the Store saw the 56 and bought it . When I got it home and fired up I was like WOW . Now I want the Backpack Blower ...Great products February 12, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Quality and dependability are the benchmarks for all my Stihl products This is my first hand-held blower. I opted for maneuverability and quick accessibility or the power of a back pack blower. The BG 56 C-E provides quick use in small places. The blower provide ample power blowing capacity to do what I purchased it for. The new engine and emissions standards prevents the high revs of older Stihl models, but still puts the necessary power to work. Took some getting used to. But with each use, I like it more and more February 12, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by The most reliable blower I've owned Very lightweight. I've never felt tired after running it. Starts better than any handheld equipment I've owned. Never had any problems and runs like a champ. February 12, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Easy to start and powerful This lightweight blower starts easily and is powerful.I have only owned it for one fall season but is easy to use and should be easy to maintain. February 5, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great for homeowners We recently purchased our first home, and I was in need of a good, quality blower. After years of Stihl exposure with parents home, and insisting on quality, there was no other choice. It is absolutely worth every penny. I even buy the Moto-Mix, as I find it easier to gas and go, rather than measure gas an oil. February 1, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great blower so far I have used this blower for a few months. It has started up with one or two pulls everytime I have used it and it runs well. It has cut my extensive leaf removal efforts in half this year and so far so good. The value for the price I paid is very good. All and all I would recommend this blower as a good one to have for a homeowner with a lot of leaves. January 29, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great for home! I'd recommend this product to anyone. More powerful than I thought it would be! January 29, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Starting "quick" pull is great. Quality machine Runs good. Wife can start and use easily also. Bought Stihl oil and received extended warranty.Self adjusting choke....start up, let idle, pull trigger after couple minutes, and choke closes (switches) automatically. Overall a very good experince so far.Customer service was very good also. Although a seasoned blower guy, rep took time to show details on how to run and care for unit. Very satisfied with purchase. January 29, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by ALL STIHL PRODUCTS ARE THE BEST. THIS BLOWER IS GREAT. BEST ONE I HAVE OWNED. STARTS EASY, WORKS GREAT. BOUGHT THE TUBE EXTENSION FOR GUTTERS. I USE IT IN MY BUSHES WITH 1 OR 2 TUBES. ONLY THING I WISH IS THAT IT HAD A TRIGGER LOCK. BUY ONE, YOU WON'T BE SORRY. January 23, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by I have owned other blowers and I wish I had any one of them again! I bought this blower to use occasionally to clean out my garage of leaves and dirt. I purchased this model because it is very light and I assumed it would be easy to start.Boy, was I wrong. It has only been operated maybe a half dozen times in the nearly two years I've owned it and I tried again today and after about thirty minutes of fighting with it, back on the shelf it went, to be replaced by something that will run.To say I am disappointed would be an understatement! January 20, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent startup, great blower power This Stihl leaf blower is the best! I've owned other makes and none can compare with the Stihl. I have about two Acers and use it to clean up the leaves in the fall, the grass clippings in the summer and to blow off the driveway in the Winter. It starts every time and has great power to move whatever I want it to. I also like that it is relatively quiet and the air from the fan exits to the right. January 17, 2015
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