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BG 56 C-E

DSRP: $179.95 $169.95


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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)
*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.

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BG 56 C-E is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 561.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent I was tired of my old blower that was a mess to start every time. This Stihl blower is something for it self. Fill gas an start. I hawe many Stihl product and they are all quality. Recommended.
Date published: 2018-07-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Light,easy to start and powerful Using Stihl 2 cycle oil according to instructions and premium non-ethanol gas makes my blower start easily and run well.
Date published: 2018-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really like this so far Great little blower. It starts very easy and is relatively quiet. Air speed seems a little weaker than my old electric one but if the flat nozzle will fit this model this should make a difference. Overall I am well pleased so far. I was tired of dragging the extension cord around with my old blower.
Date published: 2018-07-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wish it would start first pull Great blower, low vibration and decent throttle response. Would get a 5 star (along with my trimmer), if it had 1st pull starting. The 90 dollar Hitatchi blower that I'm replacing would always turn over on the first pull.
Date published: 2018-07-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product This Stihl Blower is great around the outside of our house and property -- Also note the blower can used to clean other buildings and outdoor house or farm equipment off. Even can be used to blow water off any surface you may have a need for.. Also note easy start // stop and adding fuel is easy..
Date published: 2018-07-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from easy to start the blower is very easy to start. My 13 yr old daughter starts and uses the blower while we mow the lawn. I previously had a Ryobi and it was a good machine. I anticipated that the Stihl would have more power than the Ryobi; it does not. It is sufficient for our needs, but not any better for the few more dollars that I spent. I do believe it will last longer than the Ryobi
Date published: 2018-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent blower This is a great blower - it is balanced in weight. Puts out good volume of air. Great value!
Date published: 2018-07-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I would buy again Met all my expectations except the CFM. The CFM may be as advertised but I would buy one with higher rating next time.I purchased 2 "big box store" blowers that only lasted about 2 years each. My 10 year old Stihl grass trimmer still going strong w/o problems.
Date published: 2018-07-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to start Great blower. Cold starts after one to two pulls. Starts with one pull with a warm engine. Light weight and powerful enough for what we need. We needed a new blower to blow cut grass off our sidewalk, porch and driveway so I decided to go with a Stihl product this time. Works excellent for what we need. We purchased the FS 40 CE weedtrimmer at the same time as the blower. Well satisfied with both
Date published: 2018-06-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Light, powerful and gets the job done! My last blower was a competitor’s backpack style blower (that I paid far more than I did this one!), and it was uncomfortable to use, heavy, unreliable and simply lacking in power. Since I don’t have any trees and the only use will be cleaning off the driveway/walkway after mowing, I decided on going smaller, and with a name I could trust-Stihl. Started on the first pull and more powerful than the bulky pack blowers I’ve used in the past.
Date published: 2018-06-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Overall a good blower. I really like the blower with a couple of exceptions:- the pull cord broke in the first year (this blower is used once or twice per week.- in hot Texas weather, once the blower has ran for a while, it will not start again (this seems to be a common problem based on web searches). I took the blower to the dealer and they said they could not find anything wrong and it looked to be well cared for and in good shape.
Date published: 2018-06-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love my new blower. Powerful and easy to start. Floods easily so don’t prime it to much. Just one or two pushes on the primer and you’re good to go. Love my new blower. Powerful and easy to start. Floods easily so don’t prime it to much. Just one or two pushes on the primer and you’re good to go. Definitely pricier than other blowers on the market, but hey, you pay for quality. Wish I would’ve invested in one years ago.
Date published: 2018-06-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice Light Weight Blower Nice, easy to start it for the eazy start feature, like the fact you load a spring that actually gets the motor started, not dependant on your strength and how fast you can pull the starting cord..
Date published: 2018-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy starting This is the easiest starting small engine I have and has plenty of power and works great
Date published: 2018-06-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Blower work great There BG56CE works very well. However, I wish it had the trigger lock and maybe the rubberized handle to get those 2 options you need to go one more Step Up
Date published: 2018-06-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from once running then turn off let set a few minutes then try to start it is hard to start. Had trouble trying to start it after being used then turning it off a few minutes and then trying to restart it. Blowing power is less than impressive. The exhaust is not covered and burnt my hand on it. Needs to be covered.
Date published: 2018-06-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best blower ever Ive had the stihl BG 56ce for almost 3 years I’ve never had a problem with it over the years. #greatblower
Date published: 2018-05-31
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Terrible blower Hard to start, when I get it going, it has to run for a couple of minutes before it has any power at all and even then the power is not even close to what I have had in the past with a much cheaper product. The dealer I bought it from last fall has closed and I live in a very small town in Montana. Guess I’m just kind of stuck with a lemon.
Date published: 2018-05-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from House Blower Needed a new house blower My Craftman of 20 years finally died. I Like this one but it could have a tad more blowing power seems my old craftman had more air blowing just my .002 But it does the job. It dose not start up on first three pulls though. Seems they have the choke and run on the blower backwards. It starts in run mode not choke mode go figure.
Date published: 2018-05-30
Rated 1 out of 5 by from this product failed to meet standards great price, have other stihl products, but over all this blower failed to meet the published standards. 1. what a run around getting the product listed for the extended warranty.2. IT WILL NOT START, PULL, PULL, PULL, PULL, AND STILL NOT START.NUFF SAID NOT HAPPY AT ALL!!!!!!!!!!
Date published: 2018-05-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great little blower Light, starts quick and it blows. What else can I say? It does what it needs to do just fine.
Date published: 2018-05-29
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Small, lightweight reasonable price but not much power I have an older version of this, the BG85 and it BLOWS this away. This one is just much to weak to do much. I have used battery operated ones with considerably more power. It is almost as though the engine needs tuning as it never sounds like it is reaching its full power. I was assured it is working perfectly by the dealer. Other bl
Date published: 2018-05-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Step above box store blowers Had this for over 1 year. It turns over the first pull if you prime it and use gas without ethanol. Runs great. I only wish I had gotten a step up for the professional grade. But I really have no complaints. I got this over the cheapest model because this model uses the same attachments as the nicer ones.
Date published: 2018-05-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from junk got it on 5/7/18 been back 4 times still don't run
Date published: 2018-05-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Blower Very light and easy to use. Good buy for the price.
Date published: 2018-05-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Completely satisfied with my selection of BG-56 C-E Easy to start and operate, satisfied all of my needs around the house.
Date published: 2018-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simply awesome The under handle really helpful if using for extended periods. Totally happy with this purchase and the warranty.
Date published: 2018-05-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Blower After years of buying cheap blowers that last 2 to 3 years max, I decided to upgrade. Easy to start and quick to warm up. Good volume flow for the price.
Date published: 2018-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Starts easy, powerful, lightweight. Awesome product. What else would you expect, it's a Sthil
Date published: 2018-04-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Saves me lots of time The salesman at the store helped me make a decision based on what I use it for. Being a woman and single, I'm the only user and so productively and being light enough for me to use on my roof was important. I look forward to using this blower. Its powerful and saves me time. My yard has never looked better!
Date published: 2018-04-25
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