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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 137reviewers.
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by auto choke reset great Quality in craftmanshifth reliable. GAVE first blower to a freind because durabilty October 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by should've bought it a long time ago it is easy to use. it starts within 2 to 3 pulls EVERY time i use it. i actually look forward to blowing my carport and driveway. it would be nice if stihl would print the starting instructions on blower. September 17, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Easy starting but disappointing in the power department. I own two STIHL Chainsaws. They are awesome! Therefore I was expecting this blower to be top of the line. On the good side, the blower has a reliable starter. On the bad side it is way underpowered. It has way less power than STIHL's battery powered blower that a friend of mine has.Unfortunately I bought two of these units. One was for my daughter. Unfortunately you cannot return the gas units after you used them. I would have paid more money for a more powerful unit. September 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by I love that it's easy to start. Well after owning many Craftsman leaf blowers and being so aggravated with them. I purchased this Stihl BG 56 B-C and I love it. I use it daily starts so easy and I love it. 93 octane gas and moto mix stihl oil and that's it. I love it. September 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Geat investment Bought my first Stihl more than a month ago and extremly satisfied with it. Easy to start and very easy to use. If you want the best buy Stihl. August 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by WOW! Our dependable adequate electric blower finally gave up the ghost. We assumed we would buy another electric and be on our way. Nope! When we tried the BGE56 we were amazed- easy start and lots of power.That was just the beginning, at home we realized it had way more power than the old (we thought powerful) electric and it was way easier to use. Where it used to be such a chore to roll out the 100' cord, which was never enough since we're on acreage, now we just pull the very easy start cord and off we go. We find ourselves using it much more often than the electric because it is just plain convenient. August 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great blower...nice and easy to start...blowing power is great. Great blower...nice and easy to start...blowing power is great. Also got the vacuum accessory. I hope the vacuum accessory will be helpful when it is time to pick up the leaves in the fall. August 23, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by This product does not start very well. It now takes 18 to 20 pulls. The dealer says that this is normal. How can that be?? August 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Waited too long to buy I finally broke down and bought a Stihl blower/vac. Starts and runs better than any 2 cycle I've ever owned. Only gripe is that its so easy to use and works so well that I don't get use it very long. August 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by The blower starts so easy and runs great Just purchased a new stihl easy start blower and it starts first or second pull every time. Previous big box store low end model was retired long ago since it wouldn't start most of the time. August 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Like the easy start, kinda dummy prof I have owned every make and model of yard equipment you can buy. My brother inlaws have done the same so, we decided to look for something more dependable,cost, easy to start,easy to operate, light. We also took inconsideration the wife may use it also. We have two stihl products and they are awesome. My brother inlaws also switched to Stihl. We are highly impressed and plan not to buy any other product other than STIHL. July 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Starts and Runs Well This is my fourth Stihl product and first leaf blower. It started on the second pull after fueling up and priming as directed in the Operator's Manual. Of course, the dealer had started it up and tested it to make certain that the product worked. That is the distinct advantage of buying Stihl----the dealers test, service and repair what they sell. This blower is reasonably quiet as far as noise in the neighborhood is concerned, but noisy enough to justify ear protection.It is powerful, light, easy to swing, idles smoothly. When it wears out or is no longer serviceable, I will buy a Stihl again. July 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Quality made product I purchased this blower last month and I am very pleased with it's performance. The Easy2Start feature is almost effortless. You don't feel the compression like you do with most pull starters. I was surprised at the volume of air this blower produces. I have a large corner lot and driveway and it does a very fast and nice job. I wouldn't hesitate to buy another Stihl product. Another feature that I like is the off/on switch. I can't tell you how many times I've tried to start other engines with the switch still in the "off" position. This was a wonderful engineering idea. Great product! July 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very reliable I really like this blower. It starts very easily and has good blowing power. Now, no more clutter by my back door! Have also discover that it is very useful for cleaning the grass off of my riding mower. The one thing that is a problem is that the extention tube on end of blower comes off and must be checked each time before starting. July 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great blower. easy to start and use. After owning several other brands of blowers both corded and gas, I decided to spend the extra and get one that would last. What a bonus when I found out that Still is priced comparable to the 'lesser' quality brands. I bought the start assist thinking of my wife, but now suffering with tennis elbow, I appreciate it myself! I also like the always on kill switch - no chance of it not starting because I forgot to turn the switch back on. July 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by EASY TO USE THE BG56 C-E WORKS AS ADVERTISED, EASY TO START AND OPERATE, GREAT FOR CLEAN UP AND KEEPING MY JOHN DEERE TRACTOR CLEAN! July 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by This is how things should be built;) We bought this "Stihl blower" because our "Weed Eater" blower seized and wouldn't start anymore. Even after several attempts to repair it. Plus we have one acre of property and lots of rock garden, so we had wanted the best and got it! This blower is built so well that someday your child will be using it when you get old!;) It has everything you could need and the easy to start feature really feels great smooth, plus it has great dependable power and is built very ergonomic. It is simply a wonderfully crafted machine and will be by your side for years to come:) July 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great producr I would recommend this blower to anybody. It works great to blow grass clippings, leaves, fine dirt or sand, snow and more. July 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great little yard tool I bought this product because I found out it was built in the USA and a lot of people recommended it. I had owned several Polun blowers over the years and they worked ok and were cheap in price. I finally realized that I got what I paid for.. They just quit running and the cost to fix them was more than they were worth. The last one I had only had for about 2 years. It was still as clean as the day I took it out of the box. It just stopped running.This Stihl BG-56 had less CC Displacement than the Polun but appears to have a lot more blowing power. I was really surprised at the difference in the two products. Don't waste money on some of those products the way I did. Invest a few more dollars for a quality product and you will be surprised at the difference I highly recommend the Stihl equipment. July 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Starts every time Replaced a blower with this model and have been happy ever since. Easy start is a great feature. Needed a reliable piece of equipment and this was recommended. Glad I made the purchase June 29, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by This product has weak air volisity This product seems to have a govener on it and doesn't seem to reach it potential and maximum RPM's June 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Addition to Stihl family Works great, starts easy. When I brought home and used for the first time my neighbor stopped over to check out the new tool. I think he's jealous. Converting all my home outdoor tools to Stihl products. June 21, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Works well so far. Have owned for 2 months and has worked well for all uses to date. June 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very pleased Thus has been a great purchase. Starts relatively easy and gets the job done. June 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Easy start! Works Great! My wife and I have been using this blower for about a month. It's easy to start for her which is important. We currently maintain 6-7 small single family home lots each week for our retired neighbors. Also, we like that the tank is more than large enough for a days worth of use without refilling. Lastly, I previously worked as landscaper 25 years ago and this blower is perfect for small homes, IMO. June 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by lightweight and powerful... Had purchased a BR 600 a few years back and really liked the blower but heavy for small yard so found this one light and nearly as effective... June 5, 2014
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