BG 50 - $139.95 DSRP


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BG 50

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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…
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BG 50 is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 400.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great performance for homeowner. Ease of starting and powerful enough to handle task around the house. Glad I bought a STIHL instead of an off brand at the local home improvement store.
Date published: 2018-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just the right blower! I purchased this blower in addition to my Stihl BR420 backpack blower because of its light weight. It is easy to handle and get into cramped places around my house but has power that rivals much heavier blowers. It cranks easily and has adequate fuel capacity. By the time it runs out of fuel, I am ready for a break.
Date published: 2018-02-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best tool for the money Bought two of these for my sons so they would stop borrowing mine. Great tool for the money and now I don’t have to wait to use my own.
Date published: 2018-02-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features Like my other stihl products you use it and are not disappointed
Date published: 2018-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from You get what you pay for Bought this unit to replace a competitors unit I picked up at one of the big box stores- stopped working within 48 hours (the "competition"). Amazed at the difference with the Stihl- not only was my Stihl blower lighter, but way more powerful. Put it thru the paces of blowing down the yard of my vacation home which hadn't been touched in months. The yard is about 1/2 acre, and the Stihl blower did an excellent job of moving massive amounts of oak leaves away from the house and off the lawns. I'm very impressed- the weather was down in the teens, and my Stihl blower started and ran flawlessly day after day.
Date published: 2018-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great price for a USA made product of high quality. Got this for a Christmas gift and have been using it to blow light snow off sidewalks and deck. Easier than shoveling and a lot more fun! Nozzle velocity seems to be great even without a velocity increasing nozzle attachment. I have used it to round up some pesky leaves under a beech tree in front of the house. I was able to create a nice tidy pile that was easy to pick up. So far I am very pleased with this light weight and adequately powered blower. Durability will require another post down the road but I expect the best from a Stihl product. The Stihl name means quality and hasn’t been sold off or watered down like so many of the older brands names we all loved and trusted.
Date published: 2018-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Have used Stihl products for many years! Lovem. Starts easily but takes a second to warm up and idle smoothly. Runs very well and I expect many good years married to my Stihl.
Date published: 2018-02-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good Smells like smoke or fire when i first got it, is that normal?
Date published: 2018-02-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not as pleased as I expected to be It came time to replace my old leaf blower and I decided on Stihl because of the local dealer and Stihl's overall reputation. There are two features of the BG 50 which I don't like.1. The air intake is on the side. If you hold the blower in your left hand the intake sucks in your pant leg and can cause a stall. Therefore you have to keep it in your right hand the entire time you're using it. This gets tiring and is not ergonomically efficient. Unfortunately, side air intakes seem to be the standard design from all manufacturers of home use leaf blowers.2. There is no lock on the throttle trigger. Pressure must be applied constantly to obtain full throttle. This too gets tiring.Stihl makes good product, I have several, but there is room for design improvement.
Date published: 2017-12-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it. I love my new BG50. It starts easy, runs quiet, and has plenty of power. I really wanted to by "Made in the USA" and I will defiantly by more Stihl products.Thank you Stihl.
Date published: 2017-12-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great power to weight ratio. I bought this blower to something remove lawn clippings after commercial cuts since since we typically used backpack blowers I wanted a lightweight unit to add for small jobs when it was unnecessary for the larger units it's been great product so far very lightweight simple to use and very reasonably priced
Date published: 2017-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great tool for the price Been using this product year round since purchase and it has never let me down yet. Compared to other brand blowers I've had in the past this is by far the best. This is my 1st Stihl purchase and now am a customer for life.
Date published: 2017-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from reliable Great product, light easy start and lots of power, What I love about it the most is the trigger instead of a lever to adjust the wind speed...
Date published: 2017-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Top Quaility I've had many leaf blowers over the years, most only last about 2 seasons they run fine then next time go to start it nothing. I have grown tried of this so I thought I would go with a better quality Stihl BG50.So far easy to start, seems to have way more power than units I have had before.Lite weight and does not vibrate . Old units I had would vibrate and make my hand numb after a short time of use. The BG50 I used for about 2 hours one day and my hand felt fine no numbness. So far very please with my decision to purchase a Stihl Blower
Date published: 2017-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Light weight and powerful I needed a basic handheld blower for removal of lawn clippings after mowing as well as general tasks though out the year. The Stihl BG 50 is easy to start, light weight and more powerful than the previous blower I owned. It is just what I needed.
Date published: 2017-11-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from dissappointed First one I got would not start. Took it back and got a replacement. Very hard to start. Very cold natured. Once warmed up it performs well. Also have other Stihl products I have been very happy with, but this one is a disappointment!
Date published: 2017-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really happy with this blower I bought this blower having owned several electric and gas powered blowers over the years. By far the lightest and most powerful gas blower have owned. It feels to be same weight as the electric blower, starts easily and runs well. Very strong. Good quality build.
Date published: 2017-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from exactly what I needed function and dependability is what I wanted and got with my Stihl.
Date published: 2017-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from You can't go wrong with this blower. This blower has great power, even 2 days worth of wet leaves if does the job well.. I bought this particular blower because I was tired of the cord on my electric blower off my shop vac. And i was pleasantly surprised.
Date published: 2017-11-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Overall, good product Early review, only used the leaf blower once, but so far so good. It did take several pulls to start, but after that it was fine. This is my 1st Stihl product. It replaced a blower that had a 32 cc engine, so I expected a less powerful wind force from the Stihl. If it existed, I certainly did not notice it. It is also lighter than my former blower was, so the Stihl is easier to use. My other leaf blower lasted 15 years of heavy use with absolutely no maintenance whatsoever, so my new Stihl has a long way to go before I can comment on its relative reliability. Still, its a Stihl so I expect a reliable product. So far, no complaints.
Date published: 2017-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great power I think this is a great blower. The bg50 is my first stihl product. I will definitely consider stihl in the future. The only problem I have is that it won't start back up if I shut it off for a few minutes.
Date published: 2017-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unequalled quality If it gets any better than Stihl I would not know how.
Date published: 2017-11-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from powerfull The BG50 is the best blower i have laid my hands on. It is light weight and has plenty of power to blow leaves, pine needles, ect. You will not be dissapointed!
Date published: 2017-11-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Blower Great product!!!! Cleaned out our gutters in no time flat!
Date published: 2017-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A wieldy lightweight that has good power This blower is very good in general;it really shines when used in tight quarters;its low weight really helps with maneuverability.
Date published: 2017-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from light weight powerful blower great light weight tool for blowing a lot of leaves
Date published: 2017-11-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Buy this over other store brands I'm a Stihl believer Chainsaws and Trimmers. I've only had this little blower for a month or so but it does have the power for homeowner use, clearing gutters, drives, etc. Very light weight. Quieter than many. And it's nice to have a blowers that uses the same 50:1 fuel mix as my other gear. No attachments to increase velocity but for homeowner use in town it's fine. If you have more land, larger yard, many many trees (like I used to have) get a larger unit. This one does not shred leaves. But in 10 years at my old place I wore out two other brand units. I'm thinking this one will last a long time if it's like my other Stihl gear.
Date published: 2017-11-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great value for the price For the price you can’t beat it, a little hard to start compared to my other Stihl blower but still a good product.
Date published: 2017-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great blowing capacity, Leightweight. It is always a pleasure to start this product. It starts the first time after the few priming pulls with the choke on.The BG50 has more than adequate power to blow leaves, sand, and other debris from 500 feet of driveway and sidewalks. It's lightweight, with minimal vibration, so using it for 30 minutes or so is not tiring!
Date published: 2017-11-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Bought it for the wife. Starts easy and idels well. Enough power to blow the pine needles but not enough to wreck things.
Date published: 2017-11-13
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