The lightest gasoline-powered handheld blower in the STIHL lineup.
Get superior performance from the BG 50 gasoline-powered handheld blower. Built here in America*, this reasonably priced tool boasts the highest power-to-weight ratio in the STIHL gas-powered line, making it the perfect choice for homeowners seeking premium STIHL quality. Its lightweight, compact design features a fuel-efficient engine, toolless air filter access and an upright fuel tank for easier filling. Clean up yard waste and leaf piles quickly and easily with this affordable and convenient blower.
*Built in the United States from domestic and foreign parts and components.
|BG 50 Specifications - Occasional Use|
|DISPLACEMENT||27.2 cc (1.66 cu. in.)|
|ENGINE POWER||0.7 kW (0.9 bhp)|
|WEIGHT||3.6 kg (7.9 lbs.)|
|FUEL CAPACITY||430 cc (14.5 oz.)|
|BLOWING FORCE*||13 Newtons|
|AVG. AIR VELOCITY**||60 m/sec (134 mph)|
|MAX. AIR VELOCITY**||71 m/sec (159 mph)|
|AIR VOLUME AT NOZZLE**||700 m3/h (412 cfm)|
|SOUND PRESSURE RATING**||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.|
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…
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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.
Built in the USA
Indicates products that are built in the United States from domestic and foreign parts and components.
Common Features for Handheld Blowers
View the features common to many STIHL handheld blowers.
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*Double your warranty when you purchase either STIHL HP Ultra Oil (six-pack) or STIHL MotoMix® Patented Premixed Fuel (one gallon minimum) with your STIHL product purchase. Double limited warranty protection applies to STIHL gasoline-powered products purchased and registered for personal non-income producing, family and household purposes only. Other restrictions apply. See dealer for details.
No-Spill® fuel containers advance convenience and quality in gasoline-can design by reducing emissions of hydrocarbons from evaporation, permeation and spillage. This helps protect the environment as well as saves you on fuel costs due to waste. Each container is molded from fluorinated, high molecular weight material for low permeation. The thumb-button flow control allows filling even smaller-sized tanks reducing the risk of spilling and is designed to stop the flow automatically when the tank becomes full to prevent overflowing. Built on a wide and stable base for less likelihood of upsets and equipped with child-resistant closures, all No-Spill® containers comply with both EPA and CARB requirements. With 1¼-gallon, 2 ½-gallon and 5-gallon sizes available, you’re sure to find one that fits your needs.
For Your Safety
When you require more protection than traditional landscaping gloves, turn to Proscaper Series™ Gloves from STIHL. These gloves feature premium boarskin for terrific softness and padded palms for abrasion resistance. A woven elastic back flexes to allow total freedom of movement. An adjustable, wrist strap closure provides personalized comfort and a secure fit.
Available materials: Boarskin
Available sizes: M, L, XL
Heavy machinery doesn’t have anything interesting to say – block out that noise with our most noise-reducing hearing protection. These top-quality Hearing Protectors feature padded stainless steel spring-wire headbands maintain constant pressure. So no sliding around and letting in unwanted sound waves. They’re also easy to adjust. Set a comfortable fit and get to work in peace.
Meets ANSI S3.19-1974 standard. Noise Reduction Rating (NRR) of 29 dB(A).
Available color: Orange
Designed to protect. Designed to fit. Ultra Flex Glasses from STIHL provide comfort with a form-fitting frame. Whether you’re a homeowner or professional landscaper, these mirrored sunglasses feel like they were made just for you. The lenses are made from optical-grade polycarbonate and block out 99% of harmful UV rays. The glasses are also hypoallergenic and feature a vented rubber nosepiece to reduce slippage. Meets ANSI Z87+ Standard
Available lens colors (brown frame): Brown
Available lens colors (black frame): Smoke, Blue Mirror