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BG 50

The lightest gasoline-powered handheld blower in the STIHL lineup.

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BG 50 is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 510.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lightweight and easy to use I purchased the bg50 after recently returning an Echo pb2520 due to left handed use and horrible vibration at any rpm. Comparing the two units, as they are in the same price range. The stihl bg50 is very lightweight, lightest gas model I’ve ever used. The power is adequate for a handheld, does what I need it to do, I have no trees in my yard, so I can’t vouch for power to blow leaves. It’s easy to start and runs very smooth through the rpm range. I have to remember that the on/off switch is not auto return, which would be my only gripe about it. At it’s price point, it’s a stihl and they are practically giving it away in my opinion.
Date published: 2019-09-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Only one flaw I've had my BG50 for several years now. I've never had the starting problems others have mentioned. Since it and my other two Stihl machines call for at least 89 octane gas, I purchase premium and use that with a quality 2-cycle oil. As a senior citizen I appreciate the light weight when I get on the roof and use it to clear the gutters. I don't get as close to the edge as I once did, and so the light weight makes it easier to stand back further and reach over to the gutter. One thing I miss that my old BG55 has is a lock button that keeps the throttle locked open, but that is a small thing. The one item that would guarantee a 5 star rating is to reposition the on/off switch. When I'm on a ladder cleaning gutters and holding the blower overhead, it is not uncommon for me to inadvertently hit the Off switch as I rotate the blower. That said, when the BG55 finally expires (it's used at another location), I'll probably get another 50 to replace it. You can't beat the reliability of a Stihl.
Date published: 2019-09-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality for the price I have this blower for a few weeks. I use it weekly. It starts and runs great. Based on my first uses, I would recommend it.
Date published: 2019-09-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not Stihl qualty Had a BG 50 for a month or so and already back to the shop twice. I used a BG 55 for several years, and it was a great blower. The 50 was suppose to be an improvement but nothing could be further from the truth from my experience. Doesn't run smoothly and lacks power.
Date published: 2019-09-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great addition to my Stihl line-up I read most of the reviews prior to purchasing this product, so I'm really glad I decided to purchase anyway. The reviews stated the blower was hard to start, but I've found this not to be true. You must follow the instructions create by Stihl or yes I'm sure it could be a problem. The blower is very lightweight, yet powerful. I have several acres that must be maintain and this blower fits right in with my other Stihl products. It cleans away all types of debris and helps keep my yard looking really nice.
Date published: 2019-08-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Don't buy I bought this in April. Four months later, it would not start. I pulled my guts it trying. I took to local dealer where i purchased it. They adjusted the carb and changed the air filter. I was charged because the 2 year warranty did not cover that. I'm rethinking stihl right now.
Date published: 2019-08-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just what I needed. Basic blower but just what I was looking for. Used mainly for blowing debris off of my brush hog deck. Will also be used for controlling field burn off. Easy to start, simple to use. It is also the lightest gas powered blower but same performance as heavier BG56 model. Cheaper too.
Date published: 2019-08-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Light weight and powerful Easy to start. Light weight & easy to handle. Powerful enough to clear grass clippings from the driveway.
Date published: 2019-08-05
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