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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 438.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Low power I purchased this blower and used it for five minutes as soon as I got home. It seems like it is idle really low and it won't rev very high. It doesn't continue to run on its own if I set it down, I have to be right there with it to read it back up in order to keep it running. I called the store where I bought it and took it to the shop the next day. I tried to exchange it and they told me they would rather take a look at it to fix it and then they tried to charge me $50 when I went to pick it back up. I have had many stihl products and this is the first one that has been a major disappointment. I purchased it because my 10 year old blower had finally had it. It was al year old blower had finally had it. I may just have to rebuild the carb again on my old one, it was a much better machine. Highly disappointed!
Date published: 2017-04-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Down on power. Hard start, when hot. Not enough power. Motor needs more rpm's. Starts great cold, but starting after it has run for a while, can be a challenge. Great for cleaning off the driveway or sidewalk. If you want to move leaves, get a backpack model.
Date published: 2017-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use even with a bad back. Best blower I have ever had.I also have a line trimmer. The line trimmer doesn't feed well. Had it in to be checked but still doesn't feed correctly. Will have to take it back again
Date published: 2017-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stihl quality, reliable, great power, great warranty. Upgraded from an older yellow and green unit that needed costly repair. Purchased at a Thiesens farm store and dealt with a very knoweledgeable representative during a storewide sale. Blower was fully explained and tested before leaving the store. Have owned now for about a month and working excellently. Very easy to start. The Blower design is more efficient and has more CFM than other models, does a great job.
Date published: 2017-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from runs ever time you want it too It works goo like it I have more stihl products an they all work good
Date published: 2017-04-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Poor product and worse service by Elders Ace Constantly in the shop and still not running. The "east start" pull cord breaks all the time. Very dissatisfied
Date published: 2017-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Blower This is a great product for the homeowner. Very easy to use, enough power and a simple product.
Date published: 2017-04-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Blower This blower is LEGIT! I takes care of all my leaves and grass clippings. I recommend this blower for any homeowner.
Date published: 2017-04-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simple to operate It is light and easy to handle. Seems well balanced. Plenty of power for my needs. Runs great and gives me the option to use different accessories down the road.
Date published: 2017-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great homeowner blower I came into this skeptical after having past Stihl blowers give me issues starting. This blower has had zero issues, especially with starting. I love the Easy2Start feature, the power is great, it's fuel efficient, and quiet. I love Stihl products and will keep buying them.
Date published: 2017-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works like a charm My new toy for cleaning up the driveway, walkway and curb of grass clippings and leaves.
Date published: 2017-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product and Great Design. I have a large patio area and a privacy block wall that is a magnet for tree leaves, weeds and debris. I contemplated going with the BG 86 c-e due to the larger HP; however the salesman at my local hardware store convinced my to go with the 56 c-e as me being a homeowner and not a commercial contractor. I took his advice and I have Not regretted my decision at all. I use this blower and/or vacuum at a minimum of 1x a week, if not several. First time I used it was to suck up several bags of old nasty leaves and piles underneath heavy vegetation without hesitation and plenty of power. My garage is also a magnet for weeds and debris, therefore I am using the blower portion all of the time, again has more than enough power. I did go back and by the flat nozzle which does work better than the round one IMO.Great Product!!!
Date published: 2017-03-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from no power, expensive, not reliable Will no longer be buying stihl. The bg 55 blower was the only reason I bought stihl
Date published: 2017-03-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product and qualtiy for the prices! The blower has such great power for the size and and can't beat it for the price. Looking forward to many years of use.
Date published: 2017-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good product For the Money First day I brought it home I was not impressed. Used it for 20 minutes and it would not stay running. I took it back to the dealer it was purchased from. They had sent out a warranty claim for the unit and replaced the carburetor. Have not had any issues since picking it up a week later
Date published: 2017-03-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice blower for smaller properties Lightweight and easy to use, this blower is fine for smaller jobs. It's a little weak for getting the pine straw out of the grass. I'd go to the next level for more power if I could do it again.
Date published: 2017-03-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Light & easy to start This leaf blower is easy to start, easy to use & light weight. It is powerful enough to blow sweet gum balls. I highly recommend Stihl products to others.
Date published: 2017-03-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This product as a blower is awesome........ This product as a blower is awesome, but I purchased mine as a combo (bower and vacuum / shredder). The reason I purchased this one was because I wanted to vacuum the mulch from my planters, but it didn't worked since the mulch was getting stuck on the shredder. It did great as a leaves vacuum, but only when you had piled them. It's was hard to vacuum the leaves when they were spread all over the patio. If you going to buy a similar product consider buying only the blower and a regular rake because vacuuming takes longer.
Date published: 2017-02-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great for home use. Love the product only complaint is that it's hard to start at times; especially when restarting. e.g. using it for a few minutes turning it off to move objects and then attempting start it to resume your work.
Date published: 2017-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great blower, reliable! Had a few now, truth is they really don't make them like they used to. Stihl is the best quality I've owned yet. Reliable starts, blows just as expected. Wish it blew a little more, but for the size what do you expect. It's light and the trigger is responsive. Hands down the best blower I've used in years and the quality is high. And they double down on their warranty if you buy their premix, that shows confidence in their quality.
Date published: 2017-02-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Once started it performs flawlessly I would have given this blower a 5/5 but mine does not start the way the instructions stated. Once I figured out I didn't need the choke after the first stumbled start attempt, then it started easily and ran like a champ.
Date published: 2017-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product for price Easy to start, powerful blower motor, not too heavy to pack around.
Date published: 2017-02-14
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Actually quite disappointed I have had a competitor's gas leaf blower for years and LOVED IT. When it was time to get a new blower I heard great things about the American Made STIHL, so I purchased the BG 56 C-E. The moment I started the engine it rattled and did not run smoothly. I let it run for awhile hoping it would stop rattling after the engine warmed up. The rattling did not stop, so I took it back to the store. I was informed that the rattle was normal, and that many people who buy this blower say the same thing about the clanging sound the engine makes. It is very annoying to have paid a lot of money for this blower and it sounding like it is on it's last leg.
Date published: 2017-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great blower for average yard work This blower starts easily and will handle most homeowner jobs. However, you will find more uses for it than you originally purchased it for. Now, I wished I had bought the bigger one for some bigger jobs. I will probably buy another one anyway.
Date published: 2017-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BG-56CE My BG-56CE is great. It starts fast in cold weather. This balance of the blower is right on. You can blow leafs all day long without you hand getting tired.
Date published: 2017-02-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good blower, but like older version better I just purchased a new BG 56 and like it a lot, however, I had the previous version to this for many years and liked that better. The new version takes at least 15 attempts to get it to start and my old one started with 2-3 tries. I also miss the trigger lock the old version had, I don't understand why that was taken off, it is very handy.
Date published: 2017-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AWESOME UNIT!! THIS PRODUCT IS EASY TO START, AND HAS TONS OF POWER!!!
Date published: 2017-01-25
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
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