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.)
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 365.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great little blower for the money! Light weight, powerful, easy to start and the torque does not work against you like other brands
Date published: 2018-05-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It Must Be Good Bough a New BG50 Locally. We live in the woods and a lot of Oak Leaves need cleaning up in the Fall.Used my Blower one season. Had it in my Shop, someone walked off with it. They must have really liked it. Had older Sthil Chainsaw I bought used over 3 years ago still running strong, setting next to the Blower, surprised they didn't take it too.
Date published: 2018-05-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Have had no issues Bought this blower paired with a fs91r trimmer, I mow frequently and use this blower alot cleaning off porches, driveways, sidewalks, etc..I have seen some reviews saying hard it is hard to start/run issues, but I have had none. Following standard stihl starting protocol, it cranks right up... I do recommend letting it idle/warm up a little longer than normal seeing as it's a little finicky on the top end when cold. But I start it up and set it in the yard and idle for a minute or 2 and shes ready to go... no issues!
Date published: 2018-04-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Easy to use easy to start, light weight, easy for my wife to use, plenty of power.
Date published: 2018-04-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Product performs better than advertised great bargain and a great piece of equipment, best blower i have ever purchased.
Date published: 2018-04-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Inferior Product Bought it new. Ran like crap. Had it in for warranty work. Still ran like crap. Sold it. Let someone else deal with it.
Date published: 2018-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from IT'S A GREAT LITTLE BLOWER I HAD A CORDED TORO THAT WAS THE EXACT SAME VELOCITY (700M3/H) BUT A REAL PAIN TO MANEUVER A CORD AROUND.THIS DOES THE SAME JOB, STARTS EASILY, AND I'M DONE IN A THIRD OF THE TIME JUST BECAUSE I DON'T HAVE TO MESS WITH 150 FOOT OF CORD. SERVICE WHEN I BOUGHT IT WAS EXCELLENT AND AS LONG AS YOU FOLLOW THE STARTING PROTOCOL IT FIRES RIGHT UP AND RUNS GREAT.
Date published: 2018-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great blower Those that say this blower isn’t powerful enough apparently had a turbine strength jet powered monster before purchasing this little guy. This bad boy is incredibly easy to start, super reliable, and performs great on my 4.5 acres. It is so powerful, I have to be careful not to blow all my mulch away. I highly recommend this blower and the price point is second to none
Date published: 2018-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BG 50 The price was right, store employee took it to the back and fueled it and started the blower to make sure it ran right. Blower is light weight compared to some I looked at. Very powerful for its size. It's also easy to start. Love it.
Date published: 2018-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WOW ,what a machine ! I tend to always want the biggest , strongest,top of the line kind of thing ,but in this case the bg 50 checked all the boxes for what i wanted in a blower, i already know the stihl line is great and the bg 50 didnt disappoint me . Pulled it to the tailgate when i got home and went to work ,couldnt believe the wind coming out of this baby ,and not crazy noisy,i an extremly satisfied
Date published: 2018-03-31
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disappointed After several months of reading about this product, we finally made our choice and purchased the BG 50. What lead us to make this choice apposed to a back pack model was the sales man stated it was powerful enough to blow the snow at his place and really no need for anything larger as this one handles it all.We do not agree. For a small amount of leaves and such it is good however leaves a large level of dirt / dust behind, to the point we had to re-do the job with a broom, UGH!We have had a backpack model in the past and loved it. We really let ourselves down by choosing a lesser / cheaper model.
Date published: 2018-03-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Runs good does great job Love this blower dose a great job. For price can’t beat it.
Date published: 2018-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Budget Blower I bought a house in December and I bought this MY FIRST week in the house. This doesn’t have a vac but it is an amazing blower. This is so amazing that I even have cleared snow with it. I challenge someone to find a lightweight blower that’s better. Even in the dead of winter, this starts in four pulls. For less than the price of a big box blower, you can get this amazing, USA made, blower.
Date published: 2018-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from gas leaks out when hung up I love the BG50 runs great but I cant hang it on the wall blow tube facing down towards the floor because all the gas leaks out from the air filter vent on the fuel tank
Date published: 2018-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from First time owner & very happy I am a first time owner of a blower, so far love it
Date published: 2018-03-26
Rated 2 out of 5 by from 2 Star Trouble starting, 20-30 pulls to get it started. Taking it back tomorrow.
Date published: 2018-03-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very good blower This is a very good blower for a home owner. I have had it over a year now and still works great! Although I wish you could buy a flat nozzle for it.
Date published: 2018-03-21
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
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
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