BG 56 C-E

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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
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.)
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)
*Tested in accordance with ANSI 175.2 standard. Newton is the force needed to accelerate 1 kg of mass at the rate of 1 m/sec2.
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 290reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by great homeowner leaf blower This blower is a must have for home owners. fairly light with enough power to blow wet leaves into a pile. easy to start just prime the carb about 4 times, don't over prime as this will flood the carb, and your set to go. i always use the stihl premix fuel as it contains no ethanol. i want to thank my dealer John Sorola for good advise. i recommend this leaf blower to homeowners. October 23, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by This product is poor Where's the power.. My 25 HP boat has more wind blowing in my face at 20 mph than this blower at full throttle.. Very poor.. And I used to be a service tech for stihl products years ago.. Bought this yesterday at the same store I used to work at 20 years ago.. Really gone downhill.. October 23, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Simple starting procedure. I use it on a daily basis to blow a large amount leaves from my yard. It is well balanced and fairly light to prevent fatigue. It has plenty of power to move large piles of leaves. Although starting procedures are simple, it still will take 6 pulls of the rope to start it. October 13, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by already sent back for repairs Purchases on 09-25-2016 already needed worked on, other than that it works nice October 12, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Powerful and Lightweight One season down, no issues. Impressive power. Will blow wet grass off the driveway, wow. high volume. I Like the intake on the outside (right handed) so it doesn't suck your pant leg in. Its a different class of garden tool altogether. You can tell by its smooth idle, and when rpm drops it sounds like a motorcycle (ring, ding, ding,) if you catch my drift. It has that big engine quality. Takes about 1 minute to warm up, cold choke works great, Only gripe is the half choke when warm, takes several pulls to restart. Had a different major brand before and never would start, ever. I Run Stihl premixed or equal always. October 8, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Lightweight, easy to carry, adequate power I bought this to replace my BG-85 of about 10 years. I decided on this because it was rated very close to the bg-86 in power, however after using it, I wish I had purchased the more powerful model. It works very well and is easy to start. I am sure it will last me many years. I've been very happy with my Stihl products and their quality. October 8, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by So far, so good! I really like my BG56. The power is great, and it is easily used! My only issue is that it takes 5 or more pulls to start, and it takes about 5 minutes to be fully warmed up. Other than those concerns, I like the blower! October 5, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great - like all my other Stihl products I'm now sold on Stihl products - chain saws, trimmers, and now my leaf blower. It's powerful - but quiet. In fact it seems to run at a lower RPM than other brands - at first this is bewildering, but you really get a sense of its power when you run them side-by-side. Despite having a lower CFM, the airspeed is much higher - the result is that I move more leafs (the other product advertised almost exclusively on the CFM). October 5, 2016
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