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…
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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.

STIHL products sold through U.S. STIHL Dealers are for distribution in the United States only.
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BG 50 is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 391.
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
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