Works well, starts easy
It's reasonably light and easy to use, provides plenty of blowing power that gets the job done, I use it for grass trimmings, leaves and also for our 20mm gravel driveway clean-up so it has enough power to blow the gravel back where it's supposed to be. The only thing that makes me wish I had bought the model up from this one is the anti vibration that this unit lacks, you don't really notice the vibration too much though (until you try the better model and you can barely tell its running from the feel of it).
So Far So Very Good
I Do Believe I Have Finally Bought a Blower that Will Keep The Wife Happy for a Decent Time Lets Hope So. After Two Bad Experiences with other Brands, It is Light weight Powerfull, quiet & Well Balanced Very Happy to this point with it, I should have bought a stihl in the first place
Stihl Malaga sell good quality equipment and a reasonable price. I have been going there for 15 plus years and still have the products I bought then. I get lawnmower, whipper snipper and edger serviced at Stihl in Malaga. Good customer service. I will be going back again this week.
The Stihl BG 56 is great for cleaning up around the carport,driveway and garden.Saves me a lot of time,easy starting and very efficient.My neighbour borrowed it one day and was thoroughly impressed by being lightweight and its efficiency,didn't take much convincing,to talk him into buying his own. He is a another happy customer.
Great little unit, vac function can clog up
Stihl BG 56
I love my Stihl BG 56 with Vacuum Kit, I don’t take on anything too strenuous with it and it’s never missed a beat in 5 years.
• Value for money
• Always starts
• Works as expected
• Blow and vac options on the one unit is nice
Cons: ...• Cannot suck up anything remotely like a stick, I can trim my hedges and it sucks up all the trimmed leaves but if I get too excited and lob off small twigs as well as leaves it can get clogged up. To open it you need a star screw driver and it void warranty. I needed to open it the first day I used it and the store was shut – I sucked up a load of damp, muddy leaves and the mud blocked it up. It takes about 5 minutes to remove blockages and is a pain when it happens. • The first Stihl shop (Newcastle) I went to told me to not buy this model. The guy couldn’t work out how to change from blow to suck and advised me these units didn’t work well while trying to upsell me. I trusted my instincts and went to another local Stihl shop (Raymond Terrace) where they showed me it was easy to use and I’m happy with it 5 years on! Not sure if there’s truth in the sales guys warning, mine hasn’t missed a beat.
For the money, it is unbeatable.
I was worried there wouldnt be enough power, but I was wrong.
I thought it would be too heavy but I was wrong.
I also own an electric one, but this is so much more convenient.
The only wish I had is that the vacuum attachment wasnt $149.
Lightweight, but a little hard on your hands
If you have a big yard, the vibration will leave your hands tingling. Other than that, works great. 2nd Stihl i own and becoming a loyal fan!
Does a good job and very tough
Great blower, I am a gardener and use it almost every day at about 4 properties per day. It does a great job on residential properties. It is a bit small for use in larger areas such as school grounds. It makes my job quick and easy and even does a good job of moving wet leaves.
It is just chucked in the back of the ute and rolls around a fare bit, has even been left in the rain a few times and still keeps on going.
The only issue I have is that there is a wire gauze on the exhaust it just keeps on clogging up. The shop says that it is from r...
Hard on the hands and good on the leaves...
I use the Sthil BG56 every day for about 2 hours in the morning and intermittently throughout the day during my course of work.
The BG56 is powerful enough to blow off wet leaves on concrete and blow out leaves from larg gardens and even leaves that have grown into hedges.
My biggest gripe is that the vibration transmitted through the handle takes a big toll on your hand(s), you are left with pins and needles for hours after using it solidly and I fear that this will do some nasty damage to my hands soon enough. The older Sthil unit that...is far weaker and much heavier, has a anti vibration handle and is far far far more comfortable to use even if it weights half the weight again. For short periods of use, this unit would be ideal; even buying anti vibration gloves would be better than going bare handed. Otherwise the unit works flawlessly. We removed the baffle in the exhaust which have it some extra low down rev torque which helps move litter quicker and saves a little on fuel. Light weight compared to older unit, good on fuel, blows away stubborn leaves! VIBRATION is hard on the hand(s). Noisy without the baffle - however fixed fuel use and low down performance issues.
Makes my life easier.
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.
Questions & Answers
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
Hi Take it to your nearest Stihl dealer, Im sure they will reinsert it for no charge.
how do you atatch vacuum,please
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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