BG 56 C-E - $179.95 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)
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 4.6 out of 5 by 187reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 It's okay I heard so many good things about the blowers. I find it with a rough idle and takes awhile to get up to speed. October 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 wonderful homeowner blower for around the house and on the roof I would definitely recommend the BG56/C handheld blower for around the house. If you live on a farm or such, this would be a good companion to a more powerful backpack blower. As the homeowner category implies, this is a very good machine for the roof, sidewalks, deck, gutters, pavement and a suburban driveway. The machine is very simple to operate. Like all STIHL because of their master control system. As a heads up - if you purchase this machine, it is somewhat cold in nature. This has nothing to do with carb. settings. It is only noticeable if you need to start the machine for a real quick task. In a larger sense, there is no problem. It will take longer to warm up than a BG55 BUT has slightly higher velocity and completely different control lever and engine design. I am very pleased with this machine. STIHL has the best owner support and machines. October 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by A Great Handheld Blower! I've had the BG 56 C-E blower for at least 5 years now. I've followed the STIHL recommended process of how to store the equipment each year during the winter, and the unit starts up on the third pull every time! This little blower packs a punch and can make quick work of a yard full of leaves. I live on a .25 acre lot with many mature trees (and leaves). It's easy to start, lightweight and powerful. Thanks STIHL for making a quality product! September 28, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great for the price Bought this for home business. It works great for all occasions. Would recommend. Love Stihl products. September 26, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Lacks power compared to older Stihl blowers I recently purchased 2 new Stihl blowers with the easy start option. They do start "easier" then the previous Stihl blowers I have owned but neither has the same power that I had come accustomed to. I would much prefer to have the added power back coupled with the easy start option. September 24, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Good dependable leaf blower I have used this blower for about 2 months now and have been happy. Starts quickly, noise is not too bad and has sufficient power. The only thing I would like to see is a flat blower attachment to affix on to the end to concentrate the power. September 14, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Easy to start Have bought other brand outdoor and lawn equipment. They never seem to last very long and/or hard to start or use. I bought the Stihl product for its reputation and ease of use. September 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent leaf blower! I bought this on a recommendation from the local Stihl dealer- Green Thumb. This blower starts easily, is comfortable to hold, and has more power than I really need.What I needed was a blower to clean off a large concrete area and long walkway that gets a lot of debris on it from trees. This blower "blew" through it in minutes.This is a solid unit made from quality materials and I really like the "Made in America" idea as well.The dealer gassed it up and tested it for me before I left. September 2, 2015
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