BG 50 - $139.95 DSRP


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BG 50

DSRP: $139.95

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.)
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
*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.

STIHL products sold through U.S. STIHL Dealers are for distribution in the United States only.
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BG 50 is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 282.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy Starting & Runs Great This machine starts more easily than any 2 cycle engine I've ever owned. It is lighter than others I've used and is more powerful. I don't see any downside. I would definitely recommend it to a friend.
Date published: 2017-10-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good for what I need I use the leaf blower in grain bins, sheds and garage and continue to use for residential leaves. Small size makes it easy for all the family to use. Easy to start and maintain. The value and quality are second to none and local dealer is great to work with.
Date published: 2017-10-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product for smaller jobs Awesome, reliable, lightweight, easy to use, great for around the house use
Date published: 2017-10-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This product was worth the buy This bg50 blower is one of the best outdoor power tools I've ever bought I was skeptical at first but once I brought it home and used it I knew it was exactly what I was looking for! Highly recommend it!
Date published: 2017-10-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Wears you out trying to start and keep running Ace Hardware Stihl representative told me the gas cannot be over 30 days old. For a home use product this should be disclosed before purchase. I used 93 octane gasoline for all 4 of my Stihl products, but now I'm paying a small fortune for the tiny Stihl fuel that might give three refills. Stupid blower still starts hard, and only continues running with choke on. If I start it without the trigger pulled it can run 10 minutes or more but don't think of trying to pull the trigger or it dies. If I start it with trigger fully depressed the same thing; don't let off that trigger or it dies. Restarting after one of these episodes is futile. I own an edger, hedge trimmer, and grass trimmer and I would say they all start hard and keeping them running is often difficult.
Date published: 2017-10-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy start; moderate noise; great results This uses the same fuel mix as my chain saw. Light and easy to use. Reliable start. Look forward to years of service based on other Stihl products I use.
Date published: 2017-10-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from THIS PRODUCT HAS GREAT VALUE HAS A LOT OF POWER AN IS EASY TO HANDLE. A SUPERIOR PRODUCT AND A GOOD VALUE
Date published: 2017-10-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Blazin! 1 pull wonder ! 3 puffs on the primer never had a problem awesome power blazin through the leaves super light ,, Stihl a name that speaks for its self for quality in my shed !
Date published: 2017-10-11
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