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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 166.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from awesome product Just follow the directions on starting. This is a well made product and I would recommend this to all homeowners. There are videos on all their products on how to start and take care of Stile Products if you have trouble understanding the manual. I am so happy with Stile.
Date published: 2017-04-20
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Very hard to start I have pulled and pulled on the BG 50 for the past year. It starts about 25% of the time. I have tried different combinations of primer pump and choke settings. My fuel is good and I have spark.
Date published: 2017-04-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great size, great power, somewhat difficult to start I think this has the potential to be a great little blower and perfect for around the house. My biggest issue is getting it started and to a point that it's ready to go full throttle. After warming up for a couple minutes, I still have to feather the throttle trigger to get to a full throttle situation. Once it's there, it works perfectly.
Date published: 2017-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dependable This is an amazing piece of equipment! Starts with 2-3 pulls every time.
Date published: 2017-04-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Hard staring, doesn't blow very well Extremely hard to start. And blower power is very weak. This was the first and last blower I will ever buy with the Stihl name in it. Very disappointed, it is abut two pulls from just going to the trash can
Date published: 2017-04-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Light and powerful Great tool to do the job! I have several Stihl tools some are over 5 years old and Stihl doing a great job, very reliable equipment!
Date published: 2017-04-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Nice blower! Plenty of power. Starts right up and is very light. I like the variable speed trigger too. Not sure why all the poor reviews for starting. I guess there are a lot of folks who don't know how to use the choke. Follow the instructions and you won't have any issues. It starts up just like my old WeedEater blower I had for 10 years.
Date published: 2017-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dependable Blower Great blower! I've been using box store blowers in past years and this Stihl blower beats them hands down! Wish I had discovered Stihl products earlier. Beside blower I have a weedeater and chain saw, all of it too notch and dependable!! Semper Do!
Date published: 2017-04-05
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