BGA 56 - $199.95 DSRP

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BGA 56 w/AK 20 & AL 101

DSRP: $199.95


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This battery-powered handheld blower bundle comes standard with battery and charger, and combines great power and long run times. Batteries and chargers can be purchased separately or as a combined set with tool.

Part of the STIHL AK Series, the BGA 56 battery-powered handheld blower is a great choice for suburban homeowners who demand great power, durability and run time. Part of the STIHL Lightning Battery System® line of products, the BGA 56 bundle comes standard with the AK 20 battery and AL 101 battery charger. It is lightweight at only 7.3 lbs. (including battery) and features an adjustable blower ...Read More
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BGA 56 Specifications
WEIGHT w/o Battery 2.1 kg (4.6 lbs.)
w/ AK 20 3.3 kg (7.3 lbs.)
AIR VOLUME AT NOZZLE** 600 m3/h (353 cfm)
MAX. AIR VELOCITY** 54 m/sec (121 mph)
AVG. AIR VELOCITY** 45 m/sec. (100 mph)
RUN TIME (w/ AK 20) Up to 20 minutes
*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. Batteries and chargers can be purchased separately or as a set combined with tool.
Model Features
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    Hanging Slot
    The built-in hanging slot allows for easy storage when not in use.

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    Multi-Function Handle
    With the multi-function handle, all of the blower’s controls can be adjusted with one hand, allowing simple and reliable operation for both right and left-handed users. In addition, the handle’s control lever allows the user to easily adjust the engine speed.
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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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    Rubberized Soft Touch Handle 
    Soft rubber texture is both easy to grip and makes the product comfortable to hold for extended periods.
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    Reduced-Emission Engine Technology - Caring for Nature
    The STIHL Inc. “Caring for Nature” seal identifies its powered products that are more environmentally conscious, producing zero or low exhaust emissions. STIHL Inc. defines “low exhaust emissions” as being cleaner than EPA and/or CARB exhaust emission standards.

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    Lightweight Portability
    Great for maneuverability and extended use.
Standard Features
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    Common Features for Handheld Blowers
    View the features common to many STIHL handheld blowers.

Important Information
Note: STIHL engine products with the Caring for Nature logo are cleaner than EPA Standards for exhaust emissions.
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.

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BGA 56 is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 82.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Battery life is bad I think the blowing capability is good but the battery life is horrible. I purchased a BGA 56 in May and have kept the unit in the house and a controlled environment as told in the manual. If I can blow for 10 minutes Im lucky. The unit sends a lot of time being charged.
Date published: 2018-07-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE my new Stihl blower! My husband uses a large backpack-style Stihl blower for big jobs around the yard, but I wanted something I could use easily and instantly--without having to worry about gas or starting it with a pull cord. The Stihl dealer pointed me to the BGA 56, and it is absolutely PERFECT. On one charge, I can clear a 600 sf deck, three 240 sf porches, walkways, and railings--three times! It's lightweight, not very noisy, and easy to use for someone with small hands. It works great to clear pollen and debris off the lawn furniture, too. I definitely recommend this product. I wish I had one at my vacation home as well to clear the decks, stairs, and docks.
Date published: 2018-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This blower does what I want it to do. Love it. This blower is awesome. My friends made fun of me and now they want to use it all the time.
Date published: 2018-06-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from No More Mixin Gas! Love my new STIHL BGA 56 blower. Have used it now for a couple of weeks. Easy to use and has good power. Much less noise than my old gas powered blower. Lightweight and easy to use. You need to keep the battery charged at all times. Battery last around 20-30 minutes.
Date published: 2018-06-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product The best feature for this product is not having to deal with a gas motor or an extension cord. The battery that came with this unit allows me three-four uses before charging. After I cut my yard (over 16,000 sqft), I trim around the house, both sides of my 120 ft long driveway and around times the mover cannot get close to. The battery size is pergact for my needs. The wind velocity is not as powerful as my electric blower, but it gets the job done fine - I have zero complaints. Weight is also a non-issue, especially with the smaller size battery. My wife can handle it fine, in fact, better than our electric blower.
Date published: 2018-06-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works as you would expect of a Stihl product. Bought to use around new home. Works great and no need for fuel or cord. Has plenty of power and easy to use. My wife will love it for sweeping of the deck & front porch!!!
Date published: 2018-06-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not Bad I purchased this to replace B&D blower, 20V. That blower gets much better in crevices. I’m no pro on blowers. The Stihl is not as heavy as I anticipated :). Battery lasts to complete blowing grass clippings. Disappointed it doesn’t blow things out of cracks in sidewalk. Very pricey as well.
Date published: 2018-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dependable This little blower is a jewel for blowing off my drive down where I run out of power cord with my electric blower. I really am happy with this product and wish I had found it a long time ago. Most battery blowers do not come with a battery and charger but don't worry about this one because it delivers a fast charge with the battery provided.
Date published: 2018-06-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product Great Product; perfect for typical homeowner. Don't waste your money on the big-box stores foreign made products.
Date published: 2018-06-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works Better Than Expected This blower works better than expected. Light and powerful. Nice to do away with extension cords.
Date published: 2018-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Light with great power! Light weight with great power. My wife loves it! It has more power than our old gas blower, no engine exhaust and no difficulty starting.
Date published: 2018-05-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great homeowner blower plenty of power, will move sticks, stones, leaves etc. lightweight design ideal for home owner. battery charges quickly and is true to time rating listed.
Date published: 2018-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product Lightweight, compact and does a great job for our small yard portable and perfect.
Date published: 2018-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lightweight and easy to use! I really love the way this powerful, lightweight blower starts and keeps on running. This is an ideal piece of equipment for me and what I use it for. I have only had it for a short while, and so far I am very pleased. I'm looking forward to it giving me many years of trouble-free service.
Date published: 2018-05-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Impressive So Far I have only had this blower for a couple of weeks, and have been using it for blowing Spring debris from our patio, sidewalk, and drive way. It is easy to use and has plenty of power for our needs. The 'safety' on the handle seems to be unnecessary and is a little awkward to engage.The true test will be in the Fall when we have to blow leaves in between service by the landscapers.It is a bit pricey, but I purchased it anyway because of the great experience I had with a small Stihl chain saw.Quality and Dependability are ranked at four stars because the blower has been in service for such a short period.
Date published: 2018-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What's not to like it is a Stihl..................... It is a real pleasure to use, and the dealer really knows Stihl products.....................
Date published: 2018-05-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lightweight and powerful This blower has excellent power, the battery is long lasting and it's light and easy to carry
Date published: 2018-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product exceeds my expectations I own several Stihl gasoline powered products which are a mix gasoline and hand type tools. I consider all to be great products. I have resisted adding battery powered tools of any brand to my inventory assuming them would not deliver satisfactory performance when compared to my other tools. I have a large and very satisfactory gasoline blower from another manufacturer that does a great job, but it is inconvenient to use regularly. I looked at a number of the available battery blowers and found that the level of performance seems to be all over the place, even in comparably priced products. I decided to go with the Stihl product based on reviewers that stated they were impressed with the performance. I agree, this blower gets me through clean up after my lawn work with capacity to spare. In addition, I find myself using it for maintenance activities through the week that I would have done with a broom.
Date published: 2018-04-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just right for my needs Still early but I am very pleased with the performance of this blower. I really like the fact that battery charging is very efficient. great product for my needs.
Date published: 2018-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Overall good product I have 2 batteries, each last approximately 30 minutes. When fall comes, I will use for approximately 20 minutes, and recharge. I have a large yard with plenty of trees, and the Stihl blower will work good. Getting to old to blow for long periods of time. One other thing I like, is I can get on my carport roof, and front porch to blow off, and not have to hook up 100 ft electrical cord. Glad I purchased this blower.
Date published: 2018-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great blower for a lady light weight I love this blower because I have a head injury from being hit by a car on my bicycle and can't be around machinery that has a high vibration or too heavy. This one is not only light but it doesn't bother my head at all, it does not vibrate and the sound is so soft too. I love it. I went out and bought another battery so if I am working for longer I can just switch batteries and put the other battery in to charge so it's ready for me. I was able to cut way back on professional services because now I can blow my own back patio off with ease. I am a designer and sometimes just need to touch up an entrance outside and this one doesn't blow so hard that it throws things around but it blows a perfect amount that it picks up the leaves and makes it easy for me. I am so happy with it. Let the men lug around those heavy machines this one is easier for the things I need it to do.
Date published: 2018-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product works great I replaced a gas powered blower with the BGA56, and I love the lighter weight and dependability of the BGA56. I get instant blower without the hassle of trying to start the gas blower. I highly recommend the BGA56 for other homeowners.
Date published: 2018-03-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Light weight and balanced, it makes work a pleasure Great design, great balance, great power, well put together. In fact, it feels so great that you can spend lots of time using it. Like all battery powered products, the battery runs down, and the work stops. Urge to kill!. solution is to acquire a stand-by battery, and take a break between batteries.
Date published: 2018-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A nice surprise This blower is more powerful than I counted on for a handheld battery tool. Works great. It’s not my BR 700 backpack blower but it isn’t supposed to be. Use it to blow off the deck and driveway. Does a nice job and battery longevity is pretty darn good. Recharges quickly too. This is actually fun to use. I have many STIHL gas powered products and just recently expanded into the battery line. Very nice quality and I am impressed with the form fit and functionality.
Date published: 2018-03-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from works great easy to use, works great. No more electrical cords.
Date published: 2018-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice and light, convenient and long lasting between charges. This blower is light and so convenient that I end up using it way more often and for more jobs than I do with my gas powered blower. In fact I've had this blower 5 months and haven't started my gas power blower since. The BGA 56 has been great for all the around the house needs including blowing out the garage with no residual fumes to blowing the snow off the vehicles and walkway!
Date published: 2018-02-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Product It is light and handy. Very powerful for the size. Very easy to start and handle. Works perfectly
Date published: 2018-02-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super Snowblower I specifically bought this 'blower (in a package that included a battery and charger) to remove powdery snow, which is commonplace here in wintertime western South Dakota. When snowfall deposition is an inch to two inches, and powdery, this machine completely removes snow very well. My (gas-powered) Stihl BR550 is not recommended for use in the low temperatures we see hereabouts in wintertime, so the BGA56 does the job. It clears my deck and sidewalks quickly and still has sufficient battery reserve to clear other major portions of my wide driveway. Both my wife and I use it with no difficulties whatsoever; it is lightweight and easily handled. I doubt if the BGA56 would effectively move deep, heavy, wet snow (like we generally see in springtime), but for that I have a snowblower and tractor with hydraulically-powered blade. The BGA56 battery charges fully in a short time, and as I mentioned, it lasts for a long time once fully charged. I am a longtime Stihl customer (chainsaw, weedwhacker, and backpack 'blower) and this battery-powered handheld 'blower's performance reinforces my conviction that this company continues to manufacture outstanding products.
Date published: 2018-02-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product Great product. Battery could last a little longer but fine for my neds
Date published: 2018-02-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Lawn Blower This was purchased because my gas powered one was always way too hard for me to start and then it finally died. At that point I hired someone to do my lawn. However, I wanted a blower to blow out the garage or my back sidewalk. I love this one. I am a woman and loved to work in my yard but to crank the gas ones were too much. When I saw this one at Ace Hardware I was sold. It is light weight and works great. And you only have to charge the battery and go.
Date published: 2018-02-05
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