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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
User Reviews
User Reviews

 
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.
The Stihl BG 56 C-E is part of the Leaf blowers test program at Consumer Reports. The Stihl BG 56 C-E Leaf blowers features and specs include Multiple speeds, Translucent fuel tank, Four-cycle engine, Spring assisted starting, Vacuum capability, cc/amp, Weight (lbs.). In our lab tests, Leaf blowers models like the Stihl BG 56 C-E are reviewed on Noise at 50 ft., Sweeping, Vacuuming, Noise at ear, Overall score, Handling and ease of use, Loosening. Consumer Reports subscribers share reviews of the Stihl BG 56 C-E based on personal experience. The user reviews of the Stihl BG 56 C-E include star ratings, pros, cons, best uses, and a bottom line review to help guide your purchasing decision of the Stihl BG 56 C-E.
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