BG 56 C-E - $169.95 DSRP


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

Don't let yard work be hard work. Ideal for cleaning up leaves and debris on walkways or driveways around the home, the new powerful, low emissions BG 56 C-E handheld gas leaf blower features the STIHL Easy2Start™ system, making starting virtually effortless. Designed with a specialized stop switch and semi-automatic choke lever, the blower automatically resets itself to the run position while hel...Read More
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BG 56 C-E Specifications
AIR VELOCITY Round: 64 m/sec (143 mph)
AIR VOLUME Round: 710 m3/h (418 cfm)
WEIGHT 4.2 kg (9.3 Ibs.)
FUEL CAPACITY 540 cc (18.3 oz.)
DISPLACEMENT 27.2 cc (1.66 cu. in.)
ENGINE POWER 0.7 kW (0.9 bhp)
SOUND PRESSURE RATING 70 dB(A)
Measured per ANSI B 175.2
Model Features
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    Built in the USA
    Indicates products that are built in the United States from domestic and foreign parts and components.

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    STIHL Easy2Start™
    The STIHL Easy2Start™ system makes starting STIHL® outdoor power tools almost effortless, eliminating the need for a strong pull of the starting cord. This advanced starting system is designed to make starting STIHL® products fast and easy. The specific system may vary by model, but in each case, a quick pull overcomes the engine’s compression to minimize the strength and effort required to start. Available on selected products.
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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.
Standard Features
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    Common Features for Handheld Blowers
    View the features common to many STIHL handheld blowers.

Important Information
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…
WARNING! Improper use of any power tool may cause serious or fatal injury. Read, understand and follow carefully the operating and safety instructions in your instruction manual before using such products.

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Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 147reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by A fantastic blower After careful research, I selected a Stihl leaf blower in fall 2014. Immediately it made clearing leaves from the many trees in and around my yard much easier. The BG 56 C-E blower generates strong airflow, yet does not feel as though it is forcing itself backwards in one's hand. It is also fairly quiet and easy to operate.Being made/assembled in the US helped me choose Stihl with confidence, as did recalling the incredibly old and dependable Stihl chainsaw my grandfather owned. I wish I had tried Stihl products before purchasing a string trimmer made by another brand - it is much more difficult to start and much louder than my Stihl leaf blower. February 14, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by this product works great it starts easy and runs great idles very nice and has plenty of power to get the job done February 13, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by My 1st STIHL Product not my last I was tossing up which blower to buy so I was reading up on blowers and then I went to the Store saw the 56 and bought it . When I got it home and fired up I was like WOW . Now I want the Backpack Blower ...Great products February 12, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Quality and dependability are the benchmarks for all my Stihl products This is my first hand-held blower. I opted for maneuverability and quick accessibility or the power of a back pack blower. The BG 56 C-E provides quick use in small places. The blower provide ample power blowing capacity to do what I purchased it for. The new engine and emissions standards prevents the high revs of older Stihl models, but still puts the necessary power to work. Took some getting used to. But with each use, I like it more and more February 12, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by The most reliable blower I've owned Very lightweight. I've never felt tired after running it. Starts better than any handheld equipment I've owned. Never had any problems and runs like a champ. February 12, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Easy to start and powerful This lightweight blower starts easily and is powerful.I have only owned it for one fall season but is easy to use and should be easy to maintain. February 5, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great for homeowners We recently purchased our first home, and I was in need of a good, quality blower. After years of Stihl exposure with parents home, and insisting on quality, there was no other choice. It is absolutely worth every penny. I even buy the Moto-Mix, as I find it easier to gas and go, rather than measure gas an oil. February 1, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great blower so far I have used this blower for a few months. It has started up with one or two pulls everytime I have used it and it runs well. It has cut my extensive leaf removal efforts in half this year and so far so good. The value for the price I paid is very good. All and all I would recommend this blower as a good one to have for a homeowner with a lot of leaves. January 29, 2015
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