BG 50


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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.

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 139.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from powerful and lightweight Powerful easy to use lightweight the only problem is it has a dead spot in the carb.
Date published: 2017-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quick starting and light weight Light weight and more powerful than my Echo. Very easy to start once i got used to it
Date published: 2017-02-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Slightly less CFM, a LOT less gas consumption than BG85. I bought a new BG 50 and inherited a used BG 86 from a friend. Got the 86 fixed up at my local repair shop and have used both head-to-head. For the price, the 50 is the way to go. Cost me almost as much to repair the 86 than to buy the 50 new. In terms of power/CFM, the 86 definitely has more guts, but I go through about 2-3 times as much fuel with the 86 as I do the 50. There are times that the 86 can blow super wet, heavy branches and piles of leaves that the 50 can't. The 50 does the job, and it is super fuel efficient. Can't beat the price and efficiency for non-commercial/professional use!
Date published: 2017-02-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LIghtweight and powerful After looking at several different brands/models, I bought this from my local hardware store because it was priced the same as comparable models from the large discount stores. They filled it with gas and started it before I left the store. I have used it for the past couple of weeks, and it has been easy to start and runs good every time. I am very pleased with it!
Date published: 2017-02-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love my BG50 I had bought cheaper blowers in the past so I decided to get a BG50 and it's been great. I have never had a problem with it and it works great.
Date published: 2017-02-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BG 50 I wanted a blower that was easy to use & the price didn't cost me a arm & leg. I got everything I wanted with my BG 50
Date published: 2017-02-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great no nonsence machine For the past 30+ years, seems like every blower I have owned had premium features like easy start, environmentally responsible, comfortable, etcetra. all of them eventually needed repair and/or replacement. Some needed ethanol free fuel and/or special 2 cycle fuel oil. Went to the Stihl dealer, asked for the cheapest no nonsense product. Turns out the BG 50 has the highest CFM and does not require a PhD to start and run.
Date published: 2017-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great machine Just purchased a stihl bg50 and stihl is the way to go. I currently have the bg50 blower, the ms271 chainsaw ,and a stihl weedeater that is probably 30yrs old model number has worn off of . Will replace the weedeater this spring.Stihl products are great and very dependable. You can't. go wrong with a stihl. Buy a six pack of oil and double the warranty.
Date published: 2017-01-28
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