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Distributor Suggested Retail Price BG 50 DSRP:  $139.95 $129.95

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.

STIHL products sold through U.S. STIHL Dealers are for distribution in the United States only.
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BG 50 is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 194.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from First time Sthil purchase Great power for a light weight blower. Two complaints can't find attachments and is a bit difficult to start when it's cold.
Date published: 2017-05-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A little sluggish on start-up Great value and product. It is a little sluggish on start-up but quickly smooths out. Good power, light weight and easy to use. I may just need to return to the dealer for a minor adjustment, but overall am very satisfied.
Date published: 2017-05-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great, lightweight A friend of mine brought his BG 50 to the camp ground we were at last October, and asked me if I wanted to use it to blow the leaves off of my campsite, so I did , and was so impressed with the way it worked, and the low price I went and bought one once I got home. I am glad I did, it starts easy and has more than enough power to blow away what I need it for, clearing my driveway and yard.
Date published: 2017-05-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Light and easy to use blower Nice and light. Easy to tote around, clean-up the driveway, gutters and yard. The kill switch is easily bumped during operation. Strongly recommend a guard or bump on the handle to prevent accidental killing of engine.
Date published: 2017-05-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Really love this blower. First Stihl brand item I have ever owned and It's great. Starts perfectly, tons of power and very lightweight. I'm going today to buy a Stihl weed eater.
Date published: 2017-05-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Hard to start This blower has a great reputation but I think I got the mutt?? Very hard to start. Spits and sputters for several minutes before it will stay running. Not so great for the money as could have bought 2 similar less quality blowers at the big box stores that work the same.
Date published: 2017-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sthil 50bg Really nice blower for the price. Has good power. Starts on 2nd pull. Feels like a quality build. I would recommend to anyone. It's a little heavy on gas consumption but not terrible.
Date published: 2017-05-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Sluggish to start Works great after the nightmare of cranking it. Starting doing this after two uses. I'll be taking it to dealer this weekend for service.
Date published: 2017-05-11
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