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
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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.

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BGA 56 is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 81.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from good light weight just wish it came with 2 batteries. works great ,easy to handle and has good air speed
Date published: 2018-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice blower First, I'm a retired blue collar guy; I don't have money to waste. But I like buying good equipment, and it's nice when they don't have "made in China" on them. I already own 4 Stihl products, one being cordless, so admittedly I have a bias towards Stihl. I wanted a cordless blower for small jobs like blowing out the garage, porches, etc., and there is no shortage of cordless blowers with similar or more impressive specs than the Stihl, on paper anyway. Nevertheless, I decided to take a chance on the BGA56, partly because the battery would be compatible with my hedge trimmer, and partly because I'm familiar with the quality of Stihl products. I'm glad I did. This blower performed better than I thought it would. It is very quiet, and I think since most folks equate noise with power, some may think this blower is not moving as much air as it actually does. I won't use this for fall clean-up; that's what my BG56 C-E is for. But for small area clean-ups, this will be ideal.
Date published: 2018-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great product works great.just what I wanted.price is good.very happy
Date published: 2017-12-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lacks variable speed trigger or high medium low switch. Well built, excellent power and very well balanced. Easy for all to use. My wife loves it!
Date published: 2017-12-09
Date published: 2017-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great power for MI oak leaves I checked out this blower with other brands and found the features were much better for my needs. My property has 6 mature oak trees, 2 cherry trees, and 7 large pines. this unit has enough power to gather materials in one area for easy removal.The blower is very quiet, and light weight. Re-charge of the battery will give you 3/4 capacity charge in 50 minutes which allows me to finish the collection operation in the same afternoon.
Date published: 2017-12-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Quality and convenient and easy to use I needed a blower that I could store inside my office at work. I didn’t want any gasoline powered because it would smell the office up and I needed sufficient power to keep leaves and debris from cluttering the front entryway. I can grab this and be done in a matter of seconds, it’s exactly what I needed.
Date published: 2017-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great blower. I love my new blower. It sure beats sweeping or raking! It is lightweight and even an older child can operate it. I only wish the battery power lasted longer than 20-30 minutes. I can't complete my whole yard in one use.
Date published: 2017-11-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Easy for my wife to use. I have all gas Stihl equipment, my wife cannot start the blower so I bought her the battery powered one. Very light & easy to operate.
Date published: 2017-11-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not a lot of stamina I have been a long time user of Stihl products, blowers, trimmers, hedge trimmers and such. Please be aware of what your purpose is for buying this unit. It's NOT designed and built for heavy use such as a large gas blower is. It has sufficient power to blow off sidewalks, patios, and decks. I bought this to take with me camping so I could keep the leaves and gravel off my rug in front of my camper door. Works Great!!!! It is very light and easy to use. My only complaint is that the battery is a bit weak in that it will only get about 10 minutes or less of constant use. It charges quickly so your not down a lot of time before it can be up and going.It's a great little blower but a bit pricey but what isn't anymore?
Date published: 2017-11-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use for an older woman This is exactly what I was looking for. I am 69 years old and have back and arm issues. I am able to use this blower to easily clear my porch of leaves. Great product!
Date published: 2017-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really convenient and well-designed This is such a vast improvement over electrical blowers requiring cords. Just insert the battery and you're ready. No more dragging cords, etc. The trade-off is the duration of the charge, which is about 20 minutes of run time. The power is plenty for blowing lots of leaves off of a long uphill driveway and a large wraparound deck in less than the 20 minutes charge. Overall, I'm delighted with this new Stihl product.
Date published: 2017-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great rechargeable blower. We had a gas unit before and I got tired of trying to start it. This one has so much power, runs a long time and recharges fast. so lightweight. I use it to blow out debris in the garage, keep yard tip top and blow the patio debris awasy from the pool. It is so easy to use and for the mid choice, great value. very quiet yet lots of power. I recommended it to friends, neighbors and family. It works well even on wet leaves and to blow out the back of our truck after taking yard waste to the dump. great to blow debris off slides on our fifth wheel and a quick clearing of campsites. Just can't say enough. Even used it to dry off items we washed to put in storage or blow off water off patio chairs and tables. super buy.
Date published: 2017-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great powerful blower I've been talking about buying this blower for awhile now, & FINALLY decided to buy one. LOTS of power! We have big maple trees that have dropped a lot of leafs. In years past, it was hard to blow those big leafs into a pile. With my BGA 56 blower, it was so much easier to do. Love this unit. Loved it so much that I also purchased a FSA 56 trimmer! Love that product also!I would buy Stihl products again!
Date published: 2017-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BGA-56 is perfect for deck, walks and driveway. My BGA-56 is a winner! Perfect for blowing leaves from deck and driveway and, in a pinch, it's not bad on the lawn too. It is easy to use. Even my wife loves it and uses it - - the best compliment I can think of.
Date published: 2017-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from really pleased with this product This battery powered blower is great. Easy to use and the battery stays charged for all we need it for. It is not too heavy and has great power. Would recommend to anyone for patios, porches and landscaping.
Date published: 2017-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Should'a got one of these long ago. Beats unreeling/reeling electrical cords and plugging in my other leaf blower. Although my plug-in is rated to have more power, I find the STIHL BGA 65 to be much more effective for my decks and driveway. I can do all of it within one charge. Light weight and balanced.
Date published: 2017-10-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A+ Amazing unit. Stihl waited to enter this market until they could do it right.Very quiet. Powerful.LOVE it!
Date published: 2017-10-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Machine!!! Very powerful blower. Battery life far exceeds my expectations. I replaced a Black-n-Decker blower and this one and it is amazing the difference. Lightweight, so it is easy for my wife and I both to use.
Date published: 2017-10-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quick cleanups a breeze and no messing with gas I've had my BGA 56 battery powered blower for about 9 months and absolutely love it. I live in the Puget Sound area so I know a little about "wet leaves". With about 300 feet of paved driveway and walks, I've had no problem finishing weekly cleanup from all the evergreen cones, dried cedar debris , as well as birch and maple leaves that come down on a regular basis. The battery pops out quickly when I'm done and I just park it in the charger overnight and I'm good to go. If you're tired of messing with gas blowers on your suburban landscape, I highly recommend this one. Oh, and it's also one-hand operable and light, even for a senior!
Date published: 2017-10-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from The battery blower's tech, is currently not cost effective The Dealer I bought this from, has a 7 Day full refund policy. I came in to buy a hand-held gas blower and was told about the expansion of the battery operated tools and batteries. I took a chance with this blower. Well when I put the BGA 56 into use, I realized it was under powered, as advertised, The advantage of this blower was it's low power, which made cleaning out corners much easier. I have several of those inside angles on my own property that I clean regularly. So I decided to make it my home blower. A few weeks have past and the power issue has become harder to accept. The battery life is good, the weight and balance are fine. This is really for hard surfaces only, and light weight debris. If all you do is the garage, the driveway, walks and decks, the BGA -56 will do a nice job.
Date published: 2017-09-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great product but pricy i purchased my leaf blower after buying the battery weedeater which i love'these products are great for seniors and especially women batteries interchange and when one goes down put the other one in. these batteries last as long as i do !! the people at burgess feed and hardware in benton tenn,are very informed on their stihl products great job stihl
Date published: 2017-09-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from NO battery won't last but 18 minutes and it is dead, it is not enough power for me to blow off my double car port, which is not long at all. carried back to dealer and they said the battery would last only 20 minutes by books. if i knew this we would not have bought a stihl. we own a lot of stihl products and like them. I AM SICK THAT WE BOUGHT THIS BLOWER.
Date published: 2017-09-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product is very convenient. For around the average 4 or 5 bedroom house this unit is great. Just plug in the battery and you are ready to go. There is no electrical cord to fight with or a heavy backpack to carry. This is particularly handy when you are blowing leaves off the roof.That being said, the unit is on the expensive side. You can save some money if you have other STIHL tools that use batteries, so you only have to buy the tool. The useful life I got out of one battery was a little over an hour. I am thinking of buying another battery for bigger jobs.In general, what it was designed for, it provides good value.
Date published: 2017-09-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! I'm in love with this blower. I have a BG-56 gasoline blower and I bought the BGA-56 to use to dry vehicles and clean out the garage but it has quickly replaced the gas. It is so easy to grab this blower and take off. No gasoline smell on your clothes and no noisy motor. Plenty of power and the quality is sthil all the way.
Date published: 2017-09-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great blower! This unit is powerful, easy to use without any getting ready, light weight and best of all: no gas, no trying to get it started and no engine maintenance. I am delighted with this purchase..
Date published: 2017-09-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I like the second handle to help when blowing leaves down long drive I really like this blower. It is very easy to start. I like the fact that it is lightweight and doesn't wear me out after a period of time. There is a "second" handle that can to used when you want to focus the blower on a larger pile of leaves
Date published: 2017-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Light weight, good power Love this blower! has decent power, lightweight, very maneuverable. perfect for quick cleanup of sidewalks and driveways after mowing. and priced very well!
Date published: 2017-08-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So far it is a great blower for home use. Used it on two home patios plus average size driveway on a single charge. Happy with product and service at Ace.
Date published: 2017-08-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product is a lot better then I thought it would be. This product is a lot better then I thought it would be.
Date published: 2017-08-10
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