BG 56 C-E


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An easy-to-use handheld blower with a simplified starting system.

Don't let yard work be hard work. Ideal for cleaning up leaves and debris on walkways or driveways around the home, the new powerful, low emissions BG 56 C-E handheld gas leaf blower features the STIHL Easy2Start™ system, making starting virtually effortless. Designed with a specialized stop switch and semi-automatic choke lever, the blower automatically resets itself to the run position while hel...Read More
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BG 56 C-E Specifications
DISPLACEMENT 27.2 cc (1.66 cu. in.)
ENGINE POWER 0.7 kW (0.9 bhp)
WEIGHT 4.2 kg (9.3 Ibs.)
FUEL CAPACITY 540 cc (18.3 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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    Built in the USA
    Indicates products that are built in the United States from domestic and foreign parts and components.

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    STIHL Easy2Start™
    The STIHL Easy2Start™ system makes starting STIHL® outdoor power tools almost effortless, eliminating the need for a strong pull of the starting cord. This advanced starting system is designed to make starting STIHL® products fast and easy. The specific system may vary by model, but in each case, a quick pull overcomes the engine’s compression to minimize the strength and effort required to start. Available on selected products.
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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.
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 56 C-E is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 348.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Actually quite disappointed I have had a competitor's gas leaf blower for years and LOVED IT. When it was time to get a new blower I heard great things about the American Made STIHL, so I purchased the BG 56 C-E. The moment I started the engine it rattled and did not run smoothly. I let it run for awhile hoping it would stop rattling after the engine warmed up. The rattling did not stop, so I took it back to the store. I was informed that the rattle was normal, and that many people who buy this blower say the same thing about the clanging sound the engine makes. It is very annoying to have paid a lot of money for this blower and it sounding like it is on it's last leg.
Date published: 2017-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great blower for average yard work This blower starts easily and will handle most homeowner jobs. However, you will find more uses for it than you originally purchased it for. Now, I wished I had bought the bigger one for some bigger jobs. I will probably buy another one anyway.
Date published: 2017-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BG-56CE My BG-56CE is great. It starts fast in cold weather. This balance of the blower is right on. You can blow leafs all day long without you hand getting tired.
Date published: 2017-02-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good blower, but like older version better I just purchased a new BG 56 and like it a lot, however, I had the previous version to this for many years and liked that better. The new version takes at least 15 attempts to get it to start and my old one started with 2-3 tries. I also miss the trigger lock the old version had, I don't understand why that was taken off, it is very handy.
Date published: 2017-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AWESOME UNIT!! THIS PRODUCT IS EASY TO START, AND HAS TONS OF POWER!!!
Date published: 2017-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent value I purchased this blower from our local hardware store and could not be happier. It fires right up every time, is lightweight, and goes quite a long time on a tank of gas. This product is excellent!!
Date published: 2017-01-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Getting used to it. Got blower later in the fall, haven't used enough to decide if I really like it or not. Took a few times to figure out best way to start it. It seems to have some hesitation if it idles a few seconds and then give it the gas. I will use it more next season and see how it does.
Date published: 2017-01-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice Blower, but needs more power for the price. I bought one of these blowers for my son on his birthday. He just purchased a home not long ago and he needed one. I have a BG 86 that I like quite well and I thought that the BG 56 C-E would serve his needs. I had the dealer put on one of the tapered nozzles knowing you get more MPH out of the blower by doing that. I didn't try it before I bought it thinking it would be good for what he needed. But. I was disappointed with the power once he tried it at his house. I didn't say anything to him at the time and after paying over $200 w/tax and oil I really wasn't as happy as I would have liked to be. I guess I should have gotten him the BG 86 but where do you stop spending money?
Date published: 2017-01-24
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