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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 4.4 out of 5 by 696.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Ok, but not as strong as I was expecting. Love easy start. I love STIHL, always have and its all I will buy.That being said, when I went to purchase a blower, I was looking for that happy medium between cost and power. I had finally landed in the 56cc. I mainly do my own property and both my neighbors as well as an occasional job elsewhere. I wish, for my purposes, that I would have gone with the size up. The easy start is absolutely wonderful, I have never owned a machine with easy start before and let me tell you, I am a fan. If you have never had something with easy start, I would definitely recommend you have one of the STIHL sales people start it for you and show you how to use it before purchase.Overall, in my opinion, I think this is a good machine. I have only had it for about a month so after about a year, if I remember, I will come back and add an update to this review.
Date published: 2019-08-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product is very user friendly The Blower that I purchased one year ago has never given me any problems. The blower is easy to start and has a lot of power for being a small blower.
Date published: 2019-08-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from BG56C rating after 1 year Very good blower, powerful. It’s a little heavy for my 12 year old boy but not for adults. Starts consistently, no problems but even I have difficulty starting it while upright so I put all my weight on it and pull the cord. It really should be easier to start. I can see myself headed toward better electric models as I get older cause this will be difficult to start when I’m in my 70s. I’ve noticed this about German engineering, they don’t put energy into making the user interface simple. They really don’t have far to go to improve it. Still, the blower is a very good product.
Date published: 2019-08-05
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Diffecult to restart Owned for about a month. Runs good, power is okay, but very difficult to restart if you put down for about 15 minutes. Yes I followed the restarting instructions. I'm new to easy pull/start. I'm also very experienced in using power tools of all kinds. This is not worth purchasing. As soon as i can find time I'm bringing this and a easy pull chain saw I purchased at the same time back to the dealer to discuss what cam be done. Including choking my pride and asking what I may be doing incorrectly. At least I followed the books instructions to the letter on restarting.
Date published: 2019-07-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy start and lightweight Was looking for a blower and was tired of disposable ones that wouldn't last longer than a few years. I have always liked Stihl, but were a little out my price range. I came upon a sale, decided to splurge, and have been very happy with my purchase
Date published: 2019-07-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great blower I bought this blower after reading quite a few reviews of multiple blowers. This blower starts really easily after priming correctly - after the first or second pull from cold start. Prime it until you can feel pressure against the primer button and you should see a relatively small air bubble in there. Put it to choke or you can squeeze the trigger a little bit while starting and it is good to go. Power revs up quite fast and is responsive to throttle and also drops back down to idle nicely even when dropping from full throttle quickly. It has a strong fan and blows quite a nice flow of air and the throttle is very controllable at all speeds.It would be great if it would include a flat nozzle which apparently is not an option and also a strap which would help for longer periods of time. Left handers would get their pants sucked to the grille although still comfortable with the left hand.What is also good about this blower is that you get an extra year warranty with the purchase of motomix fuel or oil. Another reason as to why I went with Stihl was that the dealers are conveniently locatated compared to other brands for servicing and parts if needed. Note that some other brands are not serviceable and not worth your investment.
Date published: 2019-07-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Lack of power This blower sounds like it’s running at half output. I would not recommend this blower even for home use.
Date published: 2019-07-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product is easy to start and very lightweight. Like all Stihl products this blower is easy to start, lightweight and very durable. Has made my yard work go much faster.
Date published: 2019-07-16
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