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Stihl BG 56

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3.8 from 62 reviews · View Statistics

Reviews

3.8

62 reviews
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4
(10)
3
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2
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  • Build Quality
    4.2 (6)
  • Value for Money
    3.8 (6)
  • Ease of Use
    4.2 (6)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.7 (6)
  • Noise Level
    3.8 (5)
  • Safety
    4.8 (4)
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Stihl doesn't work

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i listened to my dealer and did everything they said regarding fuel type, methods to start up etc and the machine still does not start easily. When it does, and I with it off temporarily for leaf clearance it won't restart. the product is rubbish.

Tim Pearson

Tim PearsonPerth, WA

  • 7 reviews
  • 11 likes

Not the quality you'd expect to see in a stihl product

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My bg56 blower packed up after 2 months. The ignition module failed. Its tools like these that give stihl a bad name. Their intention to sell tools for home use - the mums and dads has resulted in a slight loss of quality through their desire to market domestic tools competitively. Shonky ignition modules, inferior carbies, mufflers that clog up, weak alloys and tools that don't stay running. Many of their flagship tools arn't made in germany anymore, let alone their Walmart style replica range.

Greg S.

Greg S.

  • 2 reviews
  • 2 likes

Listen to your dealer

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People who have trouble starting their BG 56 stihl blower should follow the selling dealers starting instructions. Use fresh fuel,not old stuff left in machine over winter, and will have no problems using this great machine,

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Stu Nurande

Stu Nurande

  • 3 reviews
  • 3 likes

Pay extra for this make

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Guest user

Guest user

  • 3 reviews
  • 1 like

Power, easy to use

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I was sick of running extension cords to run the electric blower vac, which was cumbersome, noisy and generated lots of dust when vacuuming. So purchased the BG 56 recently, $249 including vacuum attachment. Easy start, easy to handle, powerful wind and very effective at sweeping the driveway. Will stick to Stihl oil, as other reviewers have advised. Not sure about the gutter cleaner yet, but at least it is an option. My first Stihl product, I feel like I'm in the top league now.
Value when vac attachment included, ease of start, handling

DC

DCPerth

  • 10 reviews
  • 14 likes

Best Tool In my Shed

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I never get tired of using my Stihl blower. It's powerful enough to keep my yard neat and tidy and starts 1st or 2nd pull of the cord. Setting it up to use the as a vacuum takes a few goes to perfect but works a treat in getting leaves out of the garden.
If I were to add any improvement it would be to supply a fuel mixing container.
Powerful, Reliable, Easy to start
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Rubbish

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Purchased still blower as supposed to be quality, has never run correctly from day one always had a flat spot servicing could not ever get it to run correctly.
Now it will not rev at all and stalls complete rubbish at least my pope blower for half the price still runs great. I will never buy s Stihl product again!
Nothing
Never has run correctly

moonsushi

moonsushi

  • 3 reviews
  • 2 likes

Excellent

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HappyGilmour

HappyGilmourAU

  • 4 reviews
  • 5 likes

A Blowing Beauty!

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Simple, starts easily, awesome blowing ability and relatively quiet! This machine has been well engineered and built with the usual Stihl quality components. I expect to get may years of blow out of this machine.
Easy to start, reliable and does a great job.

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graeme g
graeme g

249 bucks what great tool lite easy to use starts first time no vibration very happy

Geoff22
Geoff22

Sounds as if the above was written be a stihl marketer - not a real user

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Load of crap

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Used once blew fine.
Took it out to use a second time did not start. Took it back to Stihl dealer only to be told 2 weeks until they can look at it.
Never again. Much better success with cheaper alternatives.
I bought a Stihl for the quality it aint there , go elsewhere.

Total garbage, never agian buy a Stihl.

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Campcook77

Campcook77AU

  • 9 reviews
  • 13 likes

Does a good job and very tough

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Slazmo

SlazmoSouth East Queensland, QLD

  • 243 reviews
  • 239 likes

Hard on the hands and good on the leaves...

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Entry level blower that blew me away

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Denisep

DenisepWA, 6330

  • 4 reviews
  • 4 likes

Makes my life easier.

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It has been a reliable and consistent appliance and I could not do without it at our place. It always starts first time everytime and we have never had anything go wrong with it in 4 years. We also went and bought a Stihl Whipper snipper as we liked it so much.
Reliable

StevenL

StevenLGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC

  • 14 reviews
  • 4 likes

Not only is this an excellent blower, I am proud of myself for discovering it (& buying it)

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3 comments
Brisbanelions
Brisbanelions

Thanks for your thoughts I too am tossing up whether to buy a Makita 2500 or the Sthil BG 56. But your post has convinced me to buy the Sthil and the gutter extension sounds like just what i need. Can you remember what the extension cost? Thanks!!!

StevenL
StevenL

If I am not mistaken, it was approx $90.

Y8Z
Y8Z

Thanks for your review, how has the gutter extension gone?, I'm very interested in this feature

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bennydaman1992

bennydaman1992AU

  • 2 reviews
  • 3 likes

Great blower

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This blower is wonderful piece of equipment to use. Very easy to start and it has the fantastic idling sound that every owner will know. At FOT the engine is still reasonably quiet, considering it is a 2 stroke which is good for the user and people around. It is also pretty fuel efficient. The only problem is that Stihl spare parts have always been expensive, but then again at the price of $249 AU on sale ($349 RRP) you just can't go past that. Recommend this blower to anyone that is looking for a blower for around the house.
Fantastic idle sound! Easy to start, compact size, simple to use and reasonably quiet
Stihl spare parts are expensive

A worthwhile investment!

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sharlynn

sharlynnQld, 4885

  • 8 reviews
  • 7 likes

Fantastic

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I have owned one of these blowers for about seven years and it has never let me down. More expensive than the Chinese made ones but will outlive them many times
reliable, long lasting

great

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Great! I payed $249 for it the guy at stihl told me that the stihl bg 56 and bg 86 have the same engine and the bg 86 is 499! I used it a lot and love using it.
Reliable, inexpensive

I am glad it died

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Questions & Answers

Philo

Philoasked

Unusual situation. The blower has worked well for 12 years. Today , for an unknown reason the blower shaft literally blew off. Trying to reattach it did not work, unless I held it in place. Any explanations or suggestions? Thanks

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Rocketman
Rocketman

Hi Take it to your nearest Stihl dealer, Im sure they will reinsert it for no charge.

Glenn C.

Glenn C.asked

Approximate price

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Rocketman
Rocketman

$400AU

andrew

andrewasked

how do you atatch vacuum,please

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GrillaBBQ
GrillaBBQ

Hi Andrew you need a flat screwdriver, turn the sthil on it's side white air intake upwards. Locate the slot that you can insert the screw driver to release the cover. Pull cover back and look for the imprinted arrows on the side of the intake and the large tube which will suck up the leaves, line them up and twist the sleeve to lock the two together. Repeat the same for the bag collector. There might be a video on youtube?

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