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 248.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Hard to start First one would hardly start, second one is little better probably will have to take it back to.
Date published: 2017-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Lightweight Blower at excellent price! This blower works great and is the perfect match for my situation. I use it to clean off my mower and driveway after each mowing. It starts easy, is lightweight and has exceptional blowing ability for its size.
Date published: 2017-08-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Light weight and easy to use This unit is very friendly for all ages! Originally purchased with my 88 y/o father in mind, the extra weight of the easy compression model was out of the question. This machine starts easily without too much effort! We love it!
Date published: 2017-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great for the $ price $ To start off you make sure when you start the blower started with the choke on until it shuts off without giving it any gas then put the choke off started again with no throttle and let it idle for half a minute or so and then it will run like a top. Most people are not used to running power tools or gas equipment so they just flooded out in this one for some reason gets flooded fast so the process is easy if you follow those steps it will run great every time and we'll start up easily. I use this blower because it's lightweight and easy to carry around in my car bigger blowers always will will blow harder but this one gets the job done just fine. I'm in Florida and I help my neighbors and other people mow their lawns plus I work for a lawn company for over 10 years so I know what a good blower does this blower is perfect for the price and will not let you down because stihl makes good equipment
Date published: 2017-07-31
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Lasted two uses I bought it used it to put it away then went to use it the second time and pull string did nothing just pulled out and doesn't retract didn't pull hard didn't beat on it just failed I was very displeased with it hadn't got around to taking it back just hasn't been worth my time
Date published: 2017-07-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Very hard to start and won't stay running. I have had nothing but trouble since I bought it. I have been back to the dealer twice and they adjusted the carb. Next time I use it same problem. Dealer said they are cold blooded. I wouldn't have bought this if I had known I would have these problems. I thought paying more for a stihl would be better. Never again.
Date published: 2017-07-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent quality It is very reliable and always starts easily when I need it. I have used it a lot for several things. It is very useful around the house & in the yard.
Date published: 2017-07-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very light yet very powerful This blower is pretty light and yet has a lot of power. I can easily blow off just about anything I need with ease. My dad has an older stilhl that has been used extensively and it is still going strong. I would highly recommend this blower if you are looking for a very dependable blower that doesn't cost an arm and a leg. Plus I bought a 6 pack of stihl oil and they extended my warranty to 4 years! Can't beat that.
Date published: 2017-07-25
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