BG 50 - $139.99 DSRP


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BG 50

DSRP: $139.99

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 334.
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great price for a USA made product of high quality. Got this for a Christmas gift and have been using it to blow light snow off sidewalks and deck. Easier than shoveling and a lot more fun! Nozzle velocity seems to be great even without a velocity increasing nozzle attachment. I have used it to round up some pesky leaves under a beech tree in front of the house. I was able to create a nice tidy pile that was easy to pick up. So far I am very pleased with this light weight and adequately powered blower. Durability will require another post down the road but I expect the best from a Stihl product. The Stihl name means quality and hasn’t been sold off or watered down like so many of the older brands names we all loved and trusted.
Date published: 2018-02-05
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