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BG 56 C-E

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

BG 56 C-E
BG 56 C-E is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 351.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent value I purchased this blower from our local hardware store and could not be happier. It fires right up every time, is lightweight, and goes quite a long time on a tank of gas. This product is excellent!!
Date published: 2017-01-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Getting used to it. Got blower later in the fall, haven't used enough to decide if I really like it or not. Took a few times to figure out best way to start it. It seems to have some hesitation if it idles a few seconds and then give it the gas. I will use it more next season and see how it does.
Date published: 2017-01-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice Blower, but needs more power for the price. I bought one of these blowers for my son on his birthday. He just purchased a home not long ago and he needed one. I have a BG 86 that I like quite well and I thought that the BG 56 C-E would serve his needs. I had the dealer put on one of the tapered nozzles knowing you get more MPH out of the blower by doing that. I didn't try it before I bought it thinking it would be good for what he needed. But. I was disappointed with the power once he tried it at his house. I didn't say anything to him at the time and after paying over $200 w/tax and oil I really wasn't as happy as I would have liked to be. I guess I should have gotten him the BG 86 but where do you stop spending money?
Date published: 2017-01-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Blower Starts with ease and always starts! Wish it had just a little more power though.
Date published: 2017-01-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Leafblower - BG 56 I also own a Stihl BG 55. This BG 56 does not seem to have the same power as my older 55. Took back to dealer to have it looked at. They checked it out and said everything appears to be working fine.
Date published: 2017-01-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Stihl Quality This is a nice blower for medium to light jobs. If you need a more powerful blower I would recommend stepping up to a commercial Stihl blower. I bought this one to move a small area of leaves and mainly to clean my driveway and sidewalks after mowing. So this model works great for my use.
Date published: 2017-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy start and powerful. Best blower I've ever had. Much better than other brands I have owned. Easy start and mucho wind output. All my neighbors are impressed when I blow the leaves out of our street gutters. Will blow wet leaves with ease. Super product.
Date published: 2017-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BETTER THAN OLD HAD BRAND X AND DID OK WITH IT UNTIL BECAME HARD TO START, THEN IT SELF DESTRUCTED WHICH WAS PROBABLY A THROWN ROD.THE STHIL IS GREAT:EASY START, SMOOTH RUNNING, ETCI'M SOLD WILL ALWAYS BUY STHIL IN FUTURE.
Date published: 2017-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from First Clas It only costs a little bit more to go "First Class" and with STIHL you are there.
Date published: 2017-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love my Sthil blower I bought a couple blowers that were hard to start but I switched to stihl and this baby is a dream to start and operate I will stick with Sthil products from now on. I also got the free extended warranty just a awesome package.
Date published: 2017-01-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great blower so far I've only used my new blower/vac once. So far its been a good experience with one exception: The attachment for the tube & nozzle seems unnecessarily complex and it is difficult to ensure its attachment to the blower body. It seems as though the engineers could spend a little more time to develop a mechanical system that more easily ensures a proper fit. It felt like I spent more time reattaching the tube and nozzle that I did blowing and vac-ing leaves.
Date published: 2017-01-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from not enough power dealer would not let me exchange it for a more powerful model
Date published: 2017-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The product is light weight The product is light to hold, but still has a ton of horsepower to meet my needs. I lost the strain on my body that I received from other blowers because of they're weight.
Date published: 2017-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Unit I received this as a Christmas gift from my wife and son. This is the best gas powered blower I have ever used. The ease of starting, and the power was more than I expected. It made quick work of clearing leaves from my property.
Date published: 2017-01-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from little slow throttle response is slow. takes awhile to get up to speed kinda slugish
Date published: 2017-01-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Very disappointing, power level is subpar Starts with ease! But that's where the positive ends.... Replaced an earlier awesome Stihl handheld blower but have had problems with this machine from the beginning. Within the first month had to take it back to the dealer who reported that a faulty carburetor need replacing. Still no good. Takes considerable time to warm up.per a previous review, would love to trade it in.... for a better model or maybe make.
Date published: 2017-01-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Has good start It doesn't have a lot power needs to be more for the amount of $ I will buy buy a backpack as I can NOT HAPPY I wish they took trade in
Date published: 2016-12-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Major Disappointment I purchased this unit in 2014 because I am 60 years old and this was the easiest of your gas blowers for me to start. I would use the product just to clean a driveway and porch. Not anything major here.I am very careful about the gas mixture as the vender stressed the importance of the correct gas and oil and amount of time it should be left in the blower and can. After less than one year the machine would randomly stop. We have owned many of your other products from your commercial blowers to your heavy duty blowers and have never had a problems. (In states with a lot more leaves to blow) The blower just did the DIE and I expected more out of your company and this product. Now I need to find something reliable.
Date published: 2016-12-15
Rated 2 out of 5 by from No power 100% needs more power, does not stand up falling off a roof , and will not start in the winter
Date published: 2016-12-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from bought today Only had 5 minutes to try out, couldn't have been better. Store fired up for me to make sure it worked and even filled out warranty for me ..All I expected . Looking forward to using alot .
Date published: 2016-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good stuff - much improved This is an improved version of the previous model which I used and abused for many years. I think the ergonomics are better but the big deal is it's easy to start and runs strong without a lot of warm up. Also the fuel cap is a huge improvement. Overall I'm very pleased.
Date published: 2016-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This blower easy to start, great performance, handle and clean up with ease. BG 56 blower was given as a gift, great gift, Starting, great performance, handle and maintain with ease. The blower make short work for driveway and parking area, gutter cleaning made simple. So many ways to use the blower,
Date published: 2016-11-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Powerful, easy starting, reliable Powerful, easy starting, reliable, good weight to power
Date published: 2016-11-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy start, very fuel efficient I made the move to a gas powered blower when I moved to an acre of land and didn't have enough extension cords to run my electric blower. This was a great investment. I chose the BG 56 over the BG 50 because even though the same size engine, this one has an automatic choke and easy-pull cord, which makes it very quick and simple to get started. I love a throttle so I can vary the airspeed, something I couldn't do on the electric blower- makes it very easy to throttle down to idle to blow out the plants around the house without causing them any damage. I can also now easily carry this on the roof to blow it off and quickly clean out my gutter. Also, I haven't bought any attachments but the BG56 also accepts different nozzle attachments, which will be my next purchase. While a little heavier than the electric, it is well balanced and easy for me or my wife to use. I was also surprised to find that I can blow off my whole yard on one tank of fuel- even though the tank is small this thing barely sips the fuel. One thing to be aware of is that the air intake is on the right-hand side of the engine, so if held in your left hand and you hold it close to your body you might suck your pants up to it. Not a problem, but something to be aware of.
Date published: 2016-11-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from have'nt had it lone enough I have it for about a mouth and its been to the repair shop twice already.
Date published: 2016-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from STARTS AND RUNS AS ADVERTISED No more setting the choke. This blower has one start setting, then the choke goes off. Engine kill switch is a one push and off button. No more holding switch until it quits. Blower has plenty of velocity and converts to vac easily.
Date published: 2016-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So far so good! I used it 2 weekends in a row moving leaves preparing for a large yard sale. Used 4 tanks of fuel and it did a great job.
Date published: 2016-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product that is easy to use. Very happy with this leaf blower. Powerful, light, easy to start and use. With the pre mix oil a snap to refuel. Would strongly recommend it.
Date published: 2016-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product is super great I Love my stihl blower. It blows really good and runs great.
Date published: 2016-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great performance This blower has done everything that I expected. Would buy again in a heartbeat.
Date published: 2016-11-18
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