BG 50 - $139.99 DSRP


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BG 50

DSRP: $139.99

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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.)
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.

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BG 50 is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 435.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just what we needed! I borrowed one from a friend first. It worked great on the pine needles on our large driveway and deck. The driveway is bordered by small stones (1" +/-) for drainage. The BG 50 is powerful enough to blow the pine needles out of the rocks but not too powerful to blow the stones away. Perfect for my needs. Rather than continuing to borrow my fried's, I bought my own. I thought it a very reasonable price considering the time it saves over sweeping.
Date published: 2018-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does the job, easy to use ,love it For once there is a leaf blower that is light to carry and plenty of air action to get the job done quickly. I suggest buying two batteries so you don’t have to wait for a recharge. The best recommendation was from a professional lawn service,that’s why I bought one, Thank-you.
Date published: 2018-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This blower is light weight, but powerful. This blower delivers with a strong powerful air flow while having a lightweight footprint. Excellent for blowing off mower, driveway debris, grass and leaves. Excellent value.
Date published: 2018-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ever since I brought it home my wife want let me use it. She would rather blow leaves than wash her hair! You follow the directions in the owners manual! It starts very easy! My wife absolutely loves it! Great value! It has another very important use you can put Wildfires out with it!!ThanksKeith Vaughan
Date published: 2018-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from powerful and lightwieght. Starts easily if you know how Happy with everything about this blower. More powerful than my previous Echo and is lightweight.It has started on the second pull every time. Know this. It has a lot of compression so it takes a good pull. The trick is to turn the unit so it is backwards so to speak. Then you can firmly hold it with your left had and pull with your right. Don't be shy or baby it and it takes right off. For the $50 difference, I don't see it as a problem at all.
Date published: 2018-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product The leaf blower does a terrific job. We are super happy with our purchase. The price is reasonable.
Date published: 2018-11-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great for the price I have had this for about 3 years and use it about 2 times a week in the summer. Like every person here has said is it doesn't like to run when it is cold and will flood itself when it's not ready to run full speed. I have a lawn mowing service (not proffesional) and I almost use it on every job and it will start ( when choke on and primed) in 3 pulls and will always start like that for 3/4 of the season. When it is towards the end of the year when it is cold outside it will take 4 to 5 pulls and a little longer to warm up. Other than that it is durable and dependable because I haven't done anything to it other than put gas in it. Yes i haven't done any tune ups (do not recommend doing that) but that shows to me it is a good durable leaf blower. That also means no repairs what so ever.
Date published: 2018-10-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Enjoyed using it--fun watching the leaves blow!! Blower is easy to start and is relatively lightweight. I use it to blow debris out of the garage and pontoon boat. as well as the driveway.
Date published: 2018-10-26
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