BG 50 - $139.95 DSRP

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BG 50

DSRP: $139.95


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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.)
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 4.1 out of 5 by 340.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Hard to start and get warmed up I’ve had this for one year today. I don’t use it on a daily basis but probably on average once a week maybe two. When it’s cold the starting and warm up is very difficult. There is a very strict protocol you need to follow to get it going. Once it’s been running for a while it’s easier but still the blower will not stay started if you pull the gas to quickly.
Date published: 2018-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BG 50 This BG 50 blower works great! I have used numerous Stihl products from chainsaws, a new weedeater in the last year and now a blower. I am very satified with these products.
Date published: 2018-03-16
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Hard to start Very hard to start. The guy at Sutherland’s where I bought it had a hard time starting it. He said it was because it was new. Sure hasn’t got any easier to start.
Date published: 2018-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just what I was looking for I was using an electric powered blower and my house needs sweeping almost everyday due to the many trees so I was looking for something portable, compact, strong and dependable. This gas blower has it all and so far I am very happy with it and for the price it was well worth it. I have a big yard and carrying the electrical cord was getting annoying at times not being able to reach and not having the freedom to move freely. Since the purchase and from when I first turned it on it has not failed me and has always performed he same when I have used it.
Date published: 2018-03-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice product Not a bad blower. Air flow is ok but could be better if curved attachment was available. This would direct the air better. I cannot find a curved attachment for the tube. No one at dealer has been able to help nor can I find one on the website.
Date published: 2018-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The blower that keeps on blowing! I have had this blower for well over 20 years and it still runs just like it did when I got it. It has been through very heavy usage on a year around basis with very little maintenance. Basically I just Put gas in it and use it. I can’t say enough good about this product. If you want a good all-around blower that will last And give you a dependable start this is your blower!
Date published: 2018-02-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not as good as the BG55, this is a poor replacement, less blowing power I had a BG55 after 4 years it's bearings went out and needed to be replaced I was sold the BG50 as though it was the same thing. BUT IT'S NOT, Where's the trigger lock, why no eyelets on the handle for a strap . Seems to only have about 2/3 the power of the BG55. Had I realized that these changes had been made I would not have bought this blower
Date published: 2018-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Blower I ever had Got the BG50 to do yard clean up. I find new uses for it every day, from blowing grass and leaves in the summer to cleaning snow off in the winter. Even blow the combine off this fall and clean grain bins. Don't go to the box stores when Stihl has all the power you need.
Date published: 2018-02-13
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