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.)
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
*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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BG 56 C-E is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 324.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from bought today Only had 5 minutes to try out, couldn't have been better. Store fired up for me to make sure it worked and even filled out warranty for me ..All I expected . Looking forward to using alot .
Date published: 2016-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good stuff - much improved This is an improved version of the previous model which I used and abused for many years. I think the ergonomics are better but the big deal is it's easy to start and runs strong without a lot of warm up. Also the fuel cap is a huge improvement. Overall I'm very pleased.
Date published: 2016-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This blower easy to start, great performance, handle and clean up with ease. BG 56 blower was given as a gift, great gift, Starting, great performance, handle and maintain with ease. The blower make short work for driveway and parking area, gutter cleaning made simple. So many ways to use the blower,
Date published: 2016-11-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Powerful, easy starting, reliable Powerful, easy starting, reliable, good weight to power
Date published: 2016-11-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy start, very fuel efficient I made the move to a gas powered blower when I moved to an acre of land and didn't have enough extension cords to run my electric blower. This was a great investment. I chose the BG 56 over the BG 50 because even though the same size engine, this one has an automatic choke and easy-pull cord, which makes it very quick and simple to get started. I love a throttle so I can vary the airspeed, something I couldn't do on the electric blower- makes it very easy to throttle down to idle to blow out the plants around the house without causing them any damage. I can also now easily carry this on the roof to blow it off and quickly clean out my gutter. Also, I haven't bought any attachments but the BG56 also accepts different nozzle attachments, which will be my next purchase. While a little heavier than the electric, it is well balanced and easy for me or my wife to use. I was also surprised to find that I can blow off my whole yard on one tank of fuel- even though the tank is small this thing barely sips the fuel. One thing to be aware of is that the air intake is on the right-hand side of the engine, so if held in your left hand and you hold it close to your body you might suck your pants up to it. Not a problem, but something to be aware of.
Date published: 2016-11-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from have'nt had it lone enough I have it for about a mouth and its been to the repair shop twice already.
Date published: 2016-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from STARTS AND RUNS AS ADVERTISED No more setting the choke. This blower has one start setting, then the choke goes off. Engine kill switch is a one push and off button. No more holding switch until it quits. Blower has plenty of velocity and converts to vac easily.
Date published: 2016-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So far so good! I used it 2 weekends in a row moving leaves preparing for a large yard sale. Used 4 tanks of fuel and it did a great job.
Date published: 2016-11-20
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