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Leaf blowers

Stihl BG 56 C-E
 
Approximate retail price:
$170
Summary: This Stihl 27.2-cc, handheld leaf blower is gasoline-powered, weighs 9 lbs., and lacks vacuum capability. It comes with a 2-year warranty.
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Type: Gasoline handheld blowers
About - Stihl BG 56 C-E
Sweeping: Indicates the speed of moving a pile of leaves.
Loosening: Indicates the speed of removing embedded leaf particles from the lawn.
Vacuuming: Reflects how quickly and effectively models with vacuum capability pick up leaves and how finely they are mulched.
Handling and ease of use: Includes ease of maneuvering, using controls, and changing modes.
Noise at ear: Blower-mode noise is based on our measurements at the operator’s ear level. Models rated Fair or Poor at ear level emitted at least 85 dBA, loud enough to warrant hearing protection.
Noise at 50 feet: Blower-mode noise is based on industry-standard measurements at 50 feet. Models rated Very Good or Excellent at 50 feet should meet common municipal limits of 65 decibels (dBA).
About This Brand

Stihl makes professional-grade gas leaf blowers and high-end electric models. It sells exclusively through outdoor power equipment dealers. Stihl uses the HomeScaper line name on some consumer-grade models. The Stihl line of gas handheld and backpack blowers features high power and high amount of air moved, measured in cubic feet per minute.

Features & Specs - Stihl BG 56 C-E
info Weight (lbs.) 9.0
info cc/amp 27.2-cc
info Multiple speeds Yes
info Vacuum capability No
info Translucent fuel tank Yes
info Spring assisted starting Yes
info Four-cycle engine No
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User Reviews - Stihl BG 56 C-E
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1.0
Far less than satisfied
5/22/2014
Pros
Powerful
Cons
Difficult to Start
Best Uses
Blowing Leaves
Comment:
This Stihl 56-CE blower blows leaves and clippings just fine - when you can get it started. I have been meticulous about using the right gas, using the right Stihl 2-cycle oil mix, and draining the tank during winter. However, it is still hit-and-miss on whether it will start or not. I can yank it 100 times, and it won't start (like just now...). But then, when the stars align, it will only take 5-6 pulls.<br />It's ridiculously frustrating that I have to coddle this thing like I do. I cannot recommend in any fashion, whatsoever.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
5.0
Its a Stihl
12/18/2013
Pros
Easy to Use
Powerful
Well Balanced Feel
Cons
Best Uses
Blowing Leaves
Blowing Light Snow
Clearing Sawdust
Comment:
Have owned Stihl chainsaws and weedeaters. Its always a good product for the money. This blower is no different. Highly recommend. All Stihl dealers/service centers I have dealt with have been good. Made and assembled in Virginia Beach Virgina USA.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
 
4.0
Great Blower
9/29/2013
Pros
Easy to Use
Powerful
Well Balanced Feel
Cons
Best Uses
Blowing Leaves
Clearing Sawdust
Comment:
Put in the fuel and let her rip!
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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