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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 155reviewers.
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 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
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dependable Tried & true starts. Prime it, set the choke, pull the cord. Warm restarts, just pull the cord. Makes for an easy cleanup. Bought the gutter kit. BEWARE OF FLYING LEAVES!! Wet or Dry it didn't matter. May 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by This is a fun tool to use. This is a great tool. It is light weight enough for me to use. The first problem I usually have with a yard tool is that I am not strong enough to get the machine running. So far this blower has been easy to start, I do not have to ask for help when I want to use it. I use it to "sweep" by garage floor, my driveway and of course my sidewalks, landscaping, etc. May 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by great blower This is a great homeowner blower. If you still use any kind of corded blower...give it to your kids and buy this 1. It has started EVERY time in the last 2 years with NO problem. I use it about 10x MORE than my old corded because it's so fast and easy to use. Grab it, start it, use it, put it away. I have a house on a lake in TN which gets filled with about 1 foot of leaves on a 30 degree slope. Great to just walk around the property and blow the leaves down the hill. May 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent piece of equipment Just purchased BG 56 C-E blower last week. Used it twice now and am thrilled with its power and easy of use. Value is great! My driveway and patio look the best they've ever looked. May 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love it! Just what my yard ordered :-) Great product! Light weight for one handed use. Easy for leaf cleanup but what I really needed was for gravel clean up. I have a 5 ac yard with a 400 ft driveway in St. George Utah. The driveway is lined with landscaping and colored gravel beds. The blower is able to clear the gravel beds of all leafs and move the rocks off the driveway back into there beds.The only negative is the throttle is in full throttle most of the time to get the high CFM's required to move the rocks. I'm just concerned of its durability in the long term, but time will tell. May 13, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Will not start Since I have owned it over the last 10 months, It has refused to start 99% of the time. Right now it is in the shop trying to get fixed for the third time. This is definitely not easy to start. May 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by a little hard to. start but maybe I just need to read up on it Took me a while whild figure out that buying the best is a lot cheaper. May 11, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Frequently does not start Heavier than other handheld gas blowers that I have used in the past. Others have said that this is "finicky" on up, I would say that this is an understatement. At least 1/2 of the time mine will not start at all.I have had this for all of 2 months and it is going back to the store for a refund/exchange.Not recomended. May 4, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by good performer at a poor price point This blower performs well when it starts but is finicky on starts. I don't know which stihl I am getting the poor performer or the champion. With a low EPA useful life rating a high price tag and issues with starting I feel like maybe the money spent could have got me a couple "throw aways" for the money or maybe an echo or husquvarna would have been a better purchase. My echo doesn't fail me at all and my husquvarna chainsaw never seems to fail either. When it works I love it April 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Easy to use and starts right up. This is the first blower I've owned . I've used other blowers that look similar but do not perform like this one. I've used it in the yard and also to clean up a wood project blowing sawdust. I am satisfied with it and believe it will last me a long time. April 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Awesome blower I purchased this blower for my parents that are getting older. It's light weight, easy to start, and powerful! I would recommend this to any homeowner April 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excelent Blower I love this blower. Easy to start, plenty of power and very light weight. It always cranks right up, without issue. I've had this blower for three years and it still runs like new. Before I bought this blower I'd go through a cheap box store blower every two years. There is no doubt in my mind that this blower will last beyond 10 years. Crank it, and let it run with the choke on for about 3 seconds, before you hit the trigger and you will never have to restart it. My 78 year old mother borrows it on occasion and she starts it without any problems, thats amazing.You will never go back to a big box store blower again. You get what you pay for. March 13, 2014
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