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…
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 4.0 out of 5 by 414.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent step-up from power cord blower for homeowner After using an electrical cord blower for over 15 years it was time to retire it. Not that it didn't work well, I just got tired of tripping over power cords and being limited by the distance of the cord. And the nozzle clips had snapped off and the duct tape holding it on kept slipping off. That and it had only one speed... hurricane blast.I've owned a Stihl FS85 trimmer for almost 20 years and am impressed with its quality and reliability. So I looked at various blowers and decided on the Stihl BG50. After about a month's usage I am extremely satisfied with both the blower and convenience of not needing a power cord. I have a small yard with lots of landscaping and trees and have to maneuver around a lot of tight spaces. Even though the force of the blower does not quite match that of the older power cord blower I had, it still has enough for my needs. Plus the soft force when on idle is enough to clear off grass clippings from decorative curbing and paver stones and leave the adjacent mulch intact.
Date published: 2018-08-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Worse stihl that I have owned Bought it the second time I used it within a week , I had to carry it in and let them replace the carburetor. It has never ran right . I have had weed eaters and chain saws but this blower stinks . Save your money and buy something better.
Date published: 2018-08-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Don't buy :( We are on our second Stihl blower. We bought the first one in 2012 and used it frequently with no issues until it gave out after Hurricane Irma last summer (2017). Fortunately, we were able to find one two days after the hurricane to help us with cleanup of yard debris. It worked well for a couple weeks. It then quit working, so we took it to the dealer and they said it needed a new carburetor. This has happened three more times during the last 10 months...FOUR CARBURETORS IN 10 MONTHS. My question...what changed between the 2012 blower and the 2017 blower and why can't the "issue" be corrected? We also have and use a Stihl chainsaw, pole saw and weed eater that we use frequently with no issues. Seems Stihl needs to correct the issue and provide exchanges for those of us with documented issues on our new blowers.
Date published: 2018-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Starts easily, runs great, good air movement, good value My only knock on this blower is if one relaxes while using it, the intake can be partially blocked by one's hip. This results in a slight increase in engine rpm and slight decrease in air output as the intake fan stalls. Not a big deal, just something to get used to
Date published: 2018-08-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Starts difficult and slow to warm up for for higher RPM's. After waiting for BG 50 warm up, it works fine for my needs.
Date published: 2018-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Should of bought this years ago I bought two other brand blowers over the years I always had trouble starting them they never were reliable, and the power was sub par. This time I said I’m looking into stihl bought this one and so far I’m very pleased. Great power,starts right away, I couldn’t asked for more keep making quality products stihl
Date published: 2018-07-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from hard starting blower works great once you get it started. Has always taken up to a dozen cranks to start. I have 2 stihl chain saws and a string trimmer. They always fire right up, even after sitting in storage. Dissappointed the blower is so hard to start.
Date published: 2018-07-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I returned it because it wouldn't start I returned it the next day because it wouldn't start
Date published: 2018-07-24
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