BG 50 - $139.99 DSRP

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BG 50

DSRP: $139.99

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 420.
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great home blower This little blower has allot of power. More than I thought it would have. My yard is full of leaves since I have allot of trees and no grass. This blower moves the leaves with ease. I am very glad I got this one. I was going to spend an extra $50 on the next one up but I'm cheap and didn't want too. Glad I didn't as this one has all the power I need. Cranks after only a couple of pulls. I would definitely buy it again.
Date published: 2018-05-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A lot of power in a very lightweight blower The BG 50 is very consistent starting. It has a lot more power than I expected for a blower this size/weight. The only negative I can find, which probably applies to all blowers of this style, is that the air intake is on the right side, so if you are left handed (or just weak like me and need to switch hands after a while), then you will feel the intake pulling on your clothing.
Date published: 2018-05-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Usually starts on 3rd try with priming bulb Although it only takes 2-3 tries/pulls before it will fire, The BG50 is excellent for the homeowner with a medium-sized yards. I like the quality of the product and support local business. I believe the BG50 was built for the budget minded homeowner who wants quality without sacrificing a lot of money. I would recommend this product to other individuals in the market for a good, quality, and affordable blower.
Date published: 2018-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great blower for the money. Only time will tell if this blower will stand the test of time, but am very impressed with the quality, design and features of this model. It is very light and can be used for long periods of time without fatigue. Engine starts easily and is relatively quiet.
Date published: 2018-05-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Dependable This blower will handle all your household blowing needs. Reliable and lightweight with plenty of power to perform routine chores.
Date published: 2018-05-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good little Machine This blower is very light and I will use it for occasional landscape work around the house. I am righthanded so with the air filter on the right side of the unit I am extrmely happy about. Its so light that i bet an 8 year old can even handle it. GOOD JOB STHIL!
Date published: 2018-05-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great little blower for the money! Light weight, powerful, easy to start and the torque does not work against you like other brands
Date published: 2018-05-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It Must Be Good Bough a New BG50 Locally. We live in the woods and a lot of Oak Leaves need cleaning up in the Fall.Used my Blower one season. Had it in my Shop, someone walked off with it. They must have really liked it. Had older Sthil Chainsaw I bought used over 3 years ago still running strong, setting next to the Blower, surprised they didn't take it too.
Date published: 2018-05-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Have had no issues Bought this blower paired with a fs91r trimmer, I mow frequently and use this blower alot cleaning off porches, driveways, sidewalks, etc..I have seen some reviews saying hard it is hard to start/run issues, but I have had none. Following standard stihl starting protocol, it cranks right up... I do recommend letting it idle/warm up a little longer than normal seeing as it's a little finicky on the top end when cold. But I start it up and set it in the yard and idle for a minute or 2 and shes ready to go... no issues!
Date published: 2018-04-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Easy to use easy to start, light weight, easy for my wife to use, plenty of power.
Date published: 2018-04-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Product performs better than advertised great bargain and a great piece of equipment, best blower i have ever purchased.
Date published: 2018-04-24
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