BG 50 - $139.95 DSRP

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BG 50

DSRP: $139.95


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The lightest gasoline-powered handheld blower in the STIHL lineup.

The reasonably priced BG 50 blower is perfect for homeowners seeking a compact tool for yard waste and leaf cleanup. It boasts a lightweight and ergonomic design, a fuel-efficient engine, toolless air filter access and an upright fuel tank for easier filling. With the highest power-to-weight ratio in the STIHL gas-powered line, the BG 50 handheld blower combines dependability and quality with affo...Read More
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BG 50 Specifications
DISPLACEMENT 27.2 cc (1.66 cu. in.)
ENGINE POWER 0.7 kW (0.9 bhp)
WEIGHT 3.6 kg (7.9 lbs.)
FUEL CAPACITY 430 cc (14.5 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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    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.
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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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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…
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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 50 is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 401.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good pirchase So far so good! Starts on 2nd pull every time. Runs good!
Date published: 2018-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Handy When I first got this blower it was very hard to start. After running a couple of tanks of mix through it, it’s become very easy to start. I’ve owned many Stihl products and this is as reliable as every other one. Whether a homeowner or professional, I highly recommend Stihl.
Date published: 2018-06-20
Rated 1 out of 5 by from A totaly disgusting product IN a short period of time I have owned this, it has been back to the dealer three times, two times to have the carburetor replaced. I use the $20.00 pre mixed fuel and keep everything clean. It has gotten impossible to start, What a joke of a blower. and a fraud perpetuated upon the buyer.
Date published: 2018-06-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product Wife loves yardwork but gas tools hard to start. Tried echo, Troy built always probs. Stilhl set for winter refilled with gas started just like a champ. Purchased still weed eater this year to add to our collection. Definitely recommend this brand. Fish n Still in Lufkin Texas great sales outlet as well.
Date published: 2018-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent. The power is very very good. raw power. I am very Happy. Spent 7 months looking for the right blower. I studied the engine sizes. and I ended up getting the bg50. when I had other weed eaters. I was happy, but when I tried a stihl string trimmer, there was no going back. I love thier string trimmers. and the same is with this blower. it has a lot of power. other brands have smaller motors or even some with a bigger motor, but this one is better. its stihl quality. the engine sounds awesome. and I do a lot of mechanic work. the first time I gutted a stihl weed eater, I liked it. and when I first herd her start up. I love these tools. this blower is awesome. and very cheap.....I got excatly what I wanted. more power than my other orange company. Oh yeah, this is extremely light. extremely light. pull the throttle and the air pushes your hand back. it has that much power. and very very very very light.
Date published: 2018-06-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from After 1 & 1/2 years have problems starting The product is fine when it starts, however it doesn’t start so it is basically worthless. It’s 2 years old now and it started acting up after a year and a half. Yes I’ve checked the gas and changed plugs but still no start.
Date published: 2018-06-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Light but power less. A blow dryer will be a better option Light, but no power at all.Time wasted, what a shame Stihl suppose to be the best.I've my doubt now after this purchase.
Date published: 2018-06-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Perfect Blower! I love this thing. You will too! Go buy it now. You'll never look back.
Date published: 2018-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great product, needs more power My first lawn care product from Stihl, hopefully the first of many.
Date published: 2018-06-06
Rated 2 out of 5 by from service abuse I've written four negative reviews about the abuse by stihl authorized servicing dealer.All of my reviews have been censored. I used no profanity. The strongest word I used is stinking. stihl doesn't like the word stinking followed by stihl, so they forced a re-write. I said the diagnosis fee is more than my BG50, (still under warranty), is more than the blower is worth.I talked about the lack of people skills the dealer had located on Southern Blvd., nope, can't say that. Lets see if they let me say buyer beware.I contacted customer service, Shawn said its out of his hand.
Date published: 2018-06-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Starts and operates very well. Starts and operates very well And meets all my needs.
Date published: 2018-06-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from No longer running Quit priming,will not start ,only 3-years old light use.
Date published: 2018-06-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Can't beat it for the price I acquired this blower from a Mower Shop (John's) in Port Jervis, NY. I have an 8.5hp push blower so, all I needed was something to clear out the corners a bit. I figured this blower would barely do the job on a dry day and, I would be happy at that. I did not expect this little blower to have the kick that it does. It starts just like all of my other Stihl equipment does and, runs great. It pushed most wet leaves out of corners to finish up after drying a bit more. It's not a BR600 but it's not a grand either. I've used it 3 times thus far and, hope for it to last as long as my other Stihl stuff has.
Date published: 2018-06-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from BG 50 This blower is so weak that it couldn't blow toast off a hardwood floor. Pitiful. I"m so irritated right now cause we bought one that I don't know what to do.
Date published: 2018-06-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great homeowner blower I have used my new BG50 blower just a few times and found it to be easy to start, light enough to complete my whole clean up after mowing and weedeating without having to stop and set the blower down to rest. A two minute warm up after a cold start will bring the blower up to full power.
Date published: 2018-05-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This product is easy to use The blower has plenty of power to clear the cement and walkways. it is a little finicky to start sometimes but nice product.
Date published: 2018-05-30
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Hard to start Purchased the blower.I find it very hard to start, I could not recommend this product.
Date published: 2018-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from No more cords! Should have purchased this years ago. Able to do more work in half the time.
Date published: 2018-05-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Over all good quality Takes a few pulls to get it started when cold.I had a different brand before it had more power for blowing.The quality seems good have used it for a year. Had no service done to it yet.
Date published: 2018-05-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Blowin' in the wind This is a great homeowner blower and it has plenty of power ! Have had several Stihl products over the years and they are all of great quality and reliability, great value for the buck.
Date published: 2018-05-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Blows away the competition Great blower for the price used it to clean driveway for prepping of asphalt coating took loose asphalt off of concrete and blew cracks clean. Truly satisfied with my purchase
Date published: 2018-05-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This blower is easy to start This blower is easy to start and has adequate power for blowing leaves and other debris. I wanted to buy a backpack blower but for the difference in price, I couldn’t justify spending the extra money for as little as I will actually use he blower. The last blower I bought was a different brand and was similar to my new STIHL but was seriously underpowered and frustrating to use. I haven’t had any problems and would definitely recommend to someone else.
Date published: 2018-05-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Powerful small blower Purchased for a small lot. Perfect for my needs. Powerful, lightweight. Starts easy and idles nicely. Great piece of equipment for someone looking to use weekly with no hassles.
Date published: 2018-05-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Packs lots of power for the compact size Starts up by first or second pullHas lots of blowing power for such a small compact sizeStill can't get over the low priceIt's my first STIHL productI'm a die hard STIHL guy nowGetting the MS 150 chainsaw next
Date published: 2018-05-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great Everything I expected good price runs like a stihl
Date published: 2018-05-21
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Blower Bought this new blower and could not get it started. Took it in the store got it started. Have used it a couple of times since and when engine cold it is a struggle to get started
Date published: 2018-05-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product at a great price! I’ve had 3 of these blowers for a small business and work perfectly for blowing off debris on sidewalks, driveways, and patios. Definitely has enough power to clear off large areas, and lightweight.
Date published: 2018-05-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best blower period! Starts every time, has ample power, not too heavy, overall the best blower I've ever used.
Date published: 2018-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This blower has the right power for the money. I purchased the BG50 blower about a month ago. it hasn't skipped a beat. I'm using ethanol free fuel to prolong the life of the blower.
Date published: 2018-05-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product For the $ I feel it is great and had more power than I thought it would
Date published: 2018-05-17
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