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…
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BG 50 is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 400.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Starts easy and works great Starts very easily and has a powerful blower and I am impressed how easily it works
Date published: 2018-07-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Dad’s Day Gift Light, powerful, dependable so far, easy to start. Definitely will be purchasing other Stihl products in the future.
Date published: 2018-07-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from BG 50 Built To A Price? I bought this unit for the light weight and NOT because it was the least expensive blower in the line-up. I've had too many problems with it since new...beginning with hard starting, running and then sudden stopping, low air volume at the chute to name a few. I have other Stihl products that perform well, but this BG 50 is a big disappointment. Just to set the record straight....I only use premium (no alcohol) fuel with Stihl synthetic oil and do not let it set with fuel in the tank when stored. The spark plug and air filter is changed seasonally and the spark arrestor is also checked/cleaned annually.
Date published: 2018-07-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Lowest price and it shows I am a professional that uses Stihl products to make a living. I purchased this blower for my personal needs. I wanted a blower to leave at home to blow off my patio, front stoop and most importantly something my wife was able to use. The BG 50 was recommended by my dealer as it was lowest priced and the lightest which made it appealing for my wife. In the 8 months I have owned this blower it has been back to be repaired 4 times. Hard to start and running erratically is normal for this blower. Even after they tune the carb again and again you have to pull and pull and pull. Prime and choke. Feather the trigger and two hand it - run the trigger and momentarily hold the choke to warrm it up. Now, I can handle this start up sequence because I use gas powered equipment every single day of my life. This kind of operation is normal for a well used, older unit with high mileage. NOT a new under warranty product. Especially one with the Stihl name on the side. Therefore, this blower does not serve the purpose for which I purchased it. My wife can not figure out how to start it so she became frustrated and I take it to work bow to blow off driveways and walks after a mowing service. I fight the blower everyday and become ever more frustrated with the purchase as it does not perform the way you would expect a Stihl product to perform. I also feel like I do not want to burden my dealer with any more return warranty visits as it is a low quality item and I do not believe the problem can be solved. I would not recommend this item and I am disappointed that since it is the entry level machine that a lot of consumers new to the market will get a bad taste from the Stihl brand.
Date published: 2018-07-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from This product is great once it is warmed up but it takes too long to warm up. This product is great once it is warmed up but it takes too long to warm up.
Date published: 2018-07-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Only Stihl product I've ever had issues with Let me start by saying I have used Stihl products for years and I've been a dedicated owner of chainsaws (029 036 ms180) trimmers (FS85) and a back pack blower (BR550). So it actually pains me to write a negative review for a brand that I've been singing the praises for years. A change in my location has reduced the amount I use everything it also gave me reason to purchase this little gem. I can pick up any of my other Stihl power tools and they will start even after sitting for months. I use premixed fuel in a can from Stihl ever since the whole E10 thing started causing all of the well documented problems. The main reason I purchased it was so I could get the gutter attachment. When it starts and runs it has decent power and does all I ask of it. great for blowing off the lawnmower after use etc. etc. Again thats when it starts. Never really had an issue till after my first fall season. I'm a mechanic by trade and I'm familiar with proper maintenance procedures etc. I've replace filters and cleaned the carburetor. I get some use after maintenance and next time I attempt to start it it pushes my patience to its edge. Sometimes it will start and rev on the throttle and die other times it won't fire at all. Occasionally it will start and I'll get part way thru my chore and it will die and not restart. I can go out to my garage take my 25" bar 036 that is approaching 20 years old and has probably cut 100 cords of firewood and it will start within 3 pulls and perform without hesitation. same thing with the others. I will continue to be dedicated to Stihl and there won't be a lot of reason for me to purchase additional power equipment (other than replacing this thing). I will likely move up to a professional grade handheld blower and I'll take complete joy in smashing this frustrating thing. I certainly wouldn't pass it on to someone else. I want to say the issue must be in the design of the carburetor on this particular blower. I would think it was just my issue had I not viewed so many negative reviews for this same problem. Spend the extra money for a model higher up the chain I don't see quite so many complaints for this problem with other models
Date published: 2018-07-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product For Stihl's low end gas blower it has plenty of power. My previous blower stated 250 mph as it's wind speed so I was kind of concerned with the power of this unit. Don't be, it is every bit as strong if not stronger. Since it's new I can only assume that the Stihl name is synonymous with reliability and quality. Very happy so far.
Date published: 2018-07-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good pirchase So far so good! Starts on 2nd pull every time. Runs good!
Date published: 2018-06-25
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