BG 56 C-E - $179.95 DSRP


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BG 56 C-E

DSRP: $179.95

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
DISPLACEMENT 27.2 cc (1.66 cu. in.)
ENGINE POWER 0.7 kW (0.9 bhp)
WEIGHT 4.2 kg (9.3 Ibs.)
FUEL CAPACITY 540 cc (18.3 oz.)
BLOWING FORCE* 13 Newtons
AVG. AIR VELOCITY** 60 m/sec (134 mph)
MAX. AIR VELOCITY** 71 m/sec (159 mph)
AIR VOLUME AT NOZZLE** 700 m3/h (412 cfm)
SOUND PRESSURE RATING** 70 dB(A)
POWER SOURCE Gas
*Newton is the force needed to accelerate 1 kg of mass at the rate of 1 m/sec2. **Tested in accordance with ANSI 175.2 standard. All specifications provided by Andreas STIHL AG, as of April 2016.
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.

STIHL products sold through U.S. STIHL Dealers are for distribution in the United States only.
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BG 56 C-E is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 415.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Different from the rest ... I've owned my blower for 2 months now but it already has proven more reliable than others I've owned. The best part is how easy it is to start. A few pushes on the primer bulb and 2 or 3 gentle pulls on the cord ... emphasis on GENTLE ... and it starts. My dealer experience was excellent as well. Purchased at an Ace Hardware, it came fully assembled, out of the box and ready to use. They showed me how to start it ... "no monkey pulls! :-) ... and I was ready to go. Totally different from virtually no help at Home Depot or Lowe's.
Date published: 2017-08-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works well No complaints yet as I just purchased recently. Pushes leaves well but this winter will tell me if it works as advertised. The one thing I really love is how quiet it is. Could use a throttle lock.
Date published: 2017-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from STIHL 56 C-E FIRST STIHL I HAVE EVER OWNED. SUPER EASY TO START! LIGHTWEIGHT AND QUIET COMPARED TO THE LAST BLOWER I OWNED. I DON'T THINK IT HAS THE BLOWING POWER OF IT'S SWEDISH COMPETIOR BUT I AM MORE INTERESTED IN RELABILITY.
Date published: 2017-08-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Hard to Start at Times It supposed to have an easy /quick start, but I have issues with it not wanting to start. I have had it a year and finally sprung to pulley coil. It is at shop now. Power is okay, but damp grass on a concrete side walk can be challenging.
Date published: 2017-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this blower! Easy starts and good power! Great tool! It starts easy and has plenty of power.
Date published: 2017-07-31
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Starts Hard I was very surprised at how hard it starts. I would have thought a couple of pulls and I would be good to go. Not the case at all.
Date published: 2017-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The blower operates very well, easy to use, starts quickly and gets the job done. The blower operates very efficiently, with excellent blowing power range. Easy to operate and excellent in gas savings.
Date published: 2017-07-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good, reliable blower Best lasting blower that will last for years. There are more powerful blowers out there but this blower will last many more years.
Date published: 2017-07-21
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