Stihl BG55  - $149.99

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Weight -9.0 lbs
Engine Power -0.9 HP
Displacment -27.2cc
Air Velocity -140mph
Air Volume -417 CFM
Noise -69db
Sheader/Vac Available? -Yes-SH55

Makes cleanup work much easier. Primer bulb and throttle lock ensure fast starts. Two-stage air filter is easy to remove and replace. Optional vac attachment available. Optional gutter kit available. Geared towards consumer use.

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Review
Reviewed by:
Neil
Review Date
11/16/2006

Overall Rating: 5
Reliability: 5
Performance: 5
Ease of Use: 4
Accessories: N/A

Summary:
Great blower. Two suggestions for owners. First - if you only use 1 section of tube it makes a noticable increase in the CFM. Less restriction = more flow. Second, if you want more MPH you can buy just the narrow tube that comes with the BG85 for about $10 over the parts counter.

Strengths:
This blower has surprising power for a consumer model. The Stihl commercial stuff does not really have much more output. Construction is really solid. I've dropped it pretty hard more than once.

Weaknesses:
It could be easier to start. It always has run for me, even on stale fuel. It just takes more pulls than I would like.

Used product for 2-Years
Purchased From Messicks Farm Equipment
Review
Reviewed by:
Anonymous
Review Date
6/28/2007

Overall Rating: 5
Reliability: 5
Performance: 5
Ease of Use: 5
Accessories: 5

Summary:
I'm happy.

Strengths:
Good for a home owner. Nice not to be teathered to a power cable. The BG55 is pretty stout, its got more power than I expected.

Weaknesses:
Not enough to rip wet leaves off the driveway, you probably need a backpack blower to do that. Could take a few less pulls to start, but I often have bad fuel.

Used product for 1-year
Purchased From I forget the name
Review
Reviewed by:
Jim in ATL
Review Date
6/3/2009

Overall Rating: 3
Reliability: 3
Performance: 4
Ease of Use: 3
Accessories: 3

Summary:
Great blower but temperamental.

Strengths:
Powerful; blows everything I point it at, no matter how heavy or wet. Blasts goo and muck out of gutters and downspouts. Blower tube breaks in half by twisting on or off, making it easier to store. Good value price-wise.

Weaknesses:
Floods easily, at which point you are screwed and it will not start. Most online reviews mention this and advise not to use choke or priming bulb more than once or twice. It's really heavy and torques quite a bit, but it does not come with a load-bearing strap. Has capability to vacuum if you have the kit, but that's separate as well.

Used product for 30-Days
Purchased From Local Hardware Store
Review
Reviewed by:
CAP
Review Date
9/10/2009

Overall Rating: 2
Reliability: 1
Performance: 3
Ease of Use: 2
Accessories: N/A

Summary:
Expensive and not worth the headaches...pulled out the $29 electric blower and be done!

Strengths:
Great when it runs ! Carb gunks up so easy....Wonder how the commercial units run? DONT prime bulb more than once or twice or you will be screwed by lockup

Weaknesses:
POOR realiablity...been in shop 3 times in a year for non sart and half throttle issues

Used product for 1-year
Purchased From South Daytona John Deere
Review
Reviewed by:
luster
Review Date
9/20/2009

Overall Rating: 5
Reliability: 5
Performance: 5
Ease of Use: 4
Accessories: N/A

Summary:
Highly recommend this product.

Strengths:
Purchased last year new from Ebay. Works great. We own 7 acres farm with lots of trees. Time to begin leaf blowing again. I have learned to leave the switch to the off position, push the primer button about 10 times, give it a couple of pulls, turn the switch to on, pull a couple of times and it starts great.

Weaknesses:
Wished it weighed a little less.

Used product for 1-year
Purchased From E bay
Review
Reviewed by:
Anonymous
Review Date
7/1/2010

Overall Rating: 1
Reliability: 1
Performance: 1
Ease of Use: 1
Accessories: N/A

Summary:
Sucks

Strengths:
Worked great for 4 days. Liked the weight since I have been carrying a 25lb John Deere on my back. Start was easy as long as on the ground.

Weaknesses:
Would not start on 5th use day. Has been in for repair already and have returned 2 x's for pick up. But was still not in quality running condition. Exhaust sucks up your clothing if used left handed. Very dissatisfied with my first Stihl product.

Used product for 30-Days
Purchased From Cottonwood AZ Ace Hardware
Review
Reviewed by:
Ed G
Review Date
9/12/2010

Overall Rating: 5
Reliability: 5
Performance: N/A
Ease of Use: 5
Accessories: N/A

Summary:
Excellent blower with the reliability of Stihl. Highly Recommended!!

Strengths:
Great blower, purchased it used on Ebay. Always starts right up never any problems

Weaknesses:
none

Used product for 2-Years
Purchased From Ebay
Review
Reviewed by:
Ken
Review Date
10/2/2010

Overall Rating: 3
Reliability: 2
Performance: 5
Ease of Use: 4
Accessories: N/A

Summary:
Great performance, poor reliability. Carb sells for half price of entire unit too.

Strengths:
Very strong and mid-weight blower at a good price. Amazing performance over my Toro electric. I run it all weekend due to my 2-1/2 acre lot surrounded by 20 acres of woods.

Weaknesses:
Zama carb is always clogged. There's some ports in the carb that are sealed with epoxy which breaks down and clogs ports. I was able to get spare carb parts from the dealer because he warranties a lot of them. Fuel tank is two piece too, and leaks from somewhere not visible. Have to drain fuel after every use.

Used product for 3+ Years
Purchased From Tool rental/Stihil authorized dealer
Review
Reviewed by:
Anonymous
Review Date
10/8/2010

Overall Rating: 3
Reliability: 1
Performance: 3
Ease of Use: 4
Accessories: N/A

Summary:
I enjoyed it while it worked. But should have lasted a little longer than the waranty.

Strengths:
Powerful and great for homeowner. Pump bulb 3 time and choke. Pull a couple of times and starts. shut choke off. If dies leave choke off and pull start. it starts easy just dont prime more than 3 times.

Weaknesses:
Had little over 2 years and lost compression and shop says piston is bad or scared. Used same oil and gas mixture in trimmer from same gas can and no problems with trimmer. Both Stihl. Seems it will cost as much as a new one to repair.

Used product for 2-Years
Purchased From Hornsby Lawn Equipment
Review
Reviewed by:
Art
Review Date
10/23/2010

Overall Rating: 4
Reliability: 4
Performance: 5
Ease of Use: 5
Accessories: 5

Summary:
Recommended.

Strengths:
Blows like a MO FO for a Joe Homeowner class blower. Works great, never any problems.

Weaknesses:
None really. A bit weighty.

Used product for 3+ Years
Purchased From Hodgsons CubCadet/Stihl
Review
Reviewed by:
Anonymous
Review Date
11/4/2010

Overall Rating: 4
Reliability: 5
Performance: 4
Ease of Use: 4
Accessories: N/A

Summary:
Great blower for great price, very reliable looking into a br 420 to take the weight off my arm and so have even more power

Strengths:
Great little blower, im 15 and for past 2 years been goin around cleanin up neighbourhood leaves every day for as long as theyre on the ground and never had a problem, also always starts on second or third pull

Weaknesses:
a bit heavy when you use it for 4 hrs and struggles when blowing through thick wet leaves

Used product for 2-Years
Purchased From Don Dickey Supply
Review
Reviewed by:
Disappointed
Review Date
11/11/2010

Overall Rating: 2
Reliability: 2
Performance: 2
Ease of Use: 3
Accessories: N/A

Summary:
Not recommended.

Strengths:
Excellent power-to-weight ratio.

Weaknesses:
Ran well for first 10 months, then began losing power after running for two minutes, then quit completely after three minutes. Re-starts ok, but quits again after 2-3 minutes. Cleaned gas tank and carb; replaced fuel filter, air filter, and spark plug; use Stihl oil and 89 octane fuel. Same problem exists. Choke lever isn't long enough to use easily when wearing gloves. The low speed ajustment screw is obscured by the handle and requires an offset screwdriver to adjust. The spark plug is crowded by the handle and difficult to remove/install. Generally poor design for routine maintenance.

Used product for 1-year
Purchased From N & S Sales, Germantown, MD
Review
Reviewed by:
Bugster..
Review Date
11/16/2010

Overall Rating: 5
Reliability: 5
Performance: 5
Ease of Use: 5
Accessories: 5

Summary:
Great product, worth every penny...No Problems with any of the formentioned gas issues. Maybe they need to use good gas, not old varnishy stuff. Gas today will only last 30-Days, then break down. Keep it fresh by not overstocking

Strengths:
Stihl...what more can yuo say.!!!

Weaknesses:
None

Used product for 1-year
Purchased From Conways....Red Hook
Review
Reviewed by:
Anonymous
Review Date
11/20/2010

Overall Rating: 4
Reliability: 5
Performance: 4
Ease of Use: 5
Accessories: 3

Summary:
reliable and better than average.

Strengths:
Good blower, easy to use and not heavy.

Weaknesses:
Can be hard to start. Primer needs lots of pushes. Plastic choke wears out fast and is easy to break. I have replaced it twice in 4 years.

Used product for 3+ Years
Purchased From Bills Implement, Ohio
Review
Reviewed by:
Bill
Review Date
11/22/2010

Overall Rating: 1
Reliability: 1
Performance: 3
Ease of Use: 2
Accessories: N/A

Summary:
This machine is not worth the money and Stihl does not stand by their products. I owned the blower 3 years using it 1-2 times a month during warm weather. I had to sink $75 into it after 1.5 year. Currently the machine will not start needs a carburator according to the dealer. I contact Stihl and they will do nothing for me, blaming me for the problems. Consider Troy-Bilt of Echo before purchasing this machine

Strengths:
None

Weaknesses:
Very hard to start

Used product for 3+ Years
Purchased From 5/2007
Review
Reviewed by:
Anonymous
Review Date
12/5/2010

Overall Rating: 3
Reliability: 3
Performance: 5
Ease of Use: 4
Accessories: N/A

Summary:
I like it, I'll keep it.

Strengths:
Highly rated and fairly quiet. No real problems with starting and operation.

Weaknesses:
READ THIS - MAJOR FAILURE POINT - This Fall I started to use it and the choke lever was loose and did not work. I opened the air cleaner and discovered that there should have been a small silver nut that holds the choke arm together, and it was missing. It seemed obvious that it had fallen off and been ingested by the engine, which no longer runs. Of course, this happened as soon as my warranty ran out. Back to the dealer, which resulted in some earnest discussion and my call to the reginal manager. He agreed to have the dealer tear it down and look for engine damage, with the condition that I would pay $$ if there was none. As it turned out, this is exactly when had happened, and Stihl is covering this under warranty. IF YOU OWN THIS PRODUCT you should check for this problem, you could save your blower from serious damage.

Used product for 2-Years
Purchased From Power equipment dealer
Review
Reviewed by:
Anonymous
Review Date
1/8/2011

Overall Rating: 1
Reliability: 2
Performance: 2
Ease of Use: 2
Accessories: 1

Summary:
I would never buy another Stihl product if this was the only product I had tried. I finally junked the entire product and accessories after trying the vacuum.

Strengths:
Decent Motor but under powered.

Weaknesses:
Weak tubes, hard to align and disconnet. You need a tool for main tube removal and vacuum intake opening. Not durable as other Stihl products. Never Buy this hoping to vaccum. That is a serious piece of trash. Chokes on everything. Expect to constanlty fight to keep the vacuum running.

Used product for 30-Days
Purchased From Grooms and Son Hardware, McKinney Tx
Review
Reviewed by:
Dan Garland
Review Date
1/11/2011

Overall Rating: 1
Reliability: 1
Performance: 2
Ease of Use: 3
Accessories: N/A

Summary:
Over rated POS

Strengths:
Reputation

Weaknesses:
10 months old, Never ran well. unrepairable failure. Will not honor warranty. Blaming on ethanol in gas which is all that is available. My 10 year old Echo runs from the same can of fuel which is 30 days old. Buy an Echo, Stihl does not honor their warranty.

Used product for 1-year
Purchased From American Rental and Power Equipment
Review
Reviewed by:
Anonymous
Review Date
2/11/2011

Overall Rating: 1
Reliability: 1
Performance: 2
Ease of Use: 1
Accessories: N/A

Summary:
I have a Stihl string trimmer with the same engine and it runs fine on the same gas used in the blower so bad gas is not the issue. I was relying on the Stihl name for quality and it may be available in their chain saws but I made a mistake with the blower. Cheaper machines seem to be more reliable and if they fail are cheaper to replace and less agrivating to own.

Strengths:
When it runs, has plenty of power I would think for most applications

Weaknesses:
Very Very hard to start. Dealer tuned it up, charged me again for replacing a just installed brand new air filter and spark plug but the problem remains. Dealer service is rather expensive and most parts are not available except from Stihl Dealers.

Used product for 3+ Years
Purchased From Middlesex Power Equipment
Review
Reviewed by:
Armand Yvel
Review Date
4/24/2011

Overall Rating: 5
Reliability: N/A
Performance: 5
Ease of Use: 4
Accessories: 4

Summary:
Great unit. Wish I had bought the slightly more powerful BG85 unit, but that was about $100.00 more. The Doubling of the warrantee was the decider over the more powerfull husky.

Strengths:
Excellent Power/weight ratio. Great improvent over the lower cost box-store units. 4 Year Warantee.

Weaknesses:
Not impressed by starting performance.

Used product for 30-Days
Purchased From East Side Mowers, Orlando FL
Review
Reviewed by:
Anonymous
Review Date
5/7/2011

Overall Rating: 3
Reliability: 2
Performance: 2
Ease of Use: 4
Accessories: N/A

Summary:
Think I'll replace it with an Echo. The last Echo lasted a very long time

Strengths:
Lots of power when it runs properly.

Weaknesses:
First the choke broke. Replaced the choke, but to keep rpms up must partially engage choke when running at full speed. Need to clean or replace carburetor. Replacement cost is $50.

Used product for 2-Years
Purchased From Chain Saw Sales
Review
Reviewed by:
Anonymous
Review Date
5/15/2011

Overall Rating: 1
Reliability: 1
Performance: 1
Ease of Use: N/A
Accessories: N/A

Summary:
Not yet a good opinion.

Strengths:
If it ran I might be able to come up with some strengths.

Weaknesses:
Bought new a week ago and have yet to be able to start the blower. I am very mechanical and it is a pain.

Used product for 30-Days
Purchased From B&B Equipment
Review
Reviewed by:
Anonymous
Review Date
5/20/2011

Overall Rating: 1
Reliability: 5
Performance: 5
Ease of Use: 2
Accessories: N/A

Summary:
Junk

Strengths:
powwerfulkPowerful for it's small size

Weaknesses:
HaVE USED A TOTAL OF 30 MINUTES SINCE NEW..aLMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO START...dEALER can't fix ..a piece of reral junk

Used product for 30-Days
Purchased From Lowe's grocery
Review
Reviewed by:
Anonymous
Review Date
5/23/2011

Overall Rating: 1
Reliability: 1
Performance: 1
Ease of Use: 1
Accessories: 1

Summary:
I might be able to use it as a boat anchor.

Strengths:
I thought Stihl was quality,, I thought wrong!!! lasted about 40 hrs.

Weaknesses:
Wrong run

Used product for 2-Years
Purchased From RT 11 Equipment
Review
Reviewed by:
Phillip B.
Review Date
6/9/2011

Overall Rating: 1
Reliability: 1
Performance: 1
Ease of Use: 1
Accessories: N/A

Summary:
It is a piece of CRAP!!!

Strengths:
I heard that 'Stihl' was a high end brand.

Weaknesses:
Problems starting it. The dealer from where it was purchased has kept it a couple of times and said that there is nothing wrong with it. They claim that when I bring it in for service that it is flooded and that is why it won't start. No shit, Sherlock. If it had started in the first place, then it would not be flooded. I am now going to take it to another dealer. I should have just kept my 'Echo'. Although it did not have the same power, it was reliable.

Used product for 180-Days
Purchased From Dukes Equipment Company
Review
Reviewed by:
Disappointed customer
Review Date
7/17/2011

Overall Rating: 1
Reliability: 1
Performance: 1
Ease of Use: 1
Accessories: 1

Summary:
I have had other Stihl products and was hoping this would be as useful as those. I have never been more disappointed in a new product purchase as I was with the BG55. Reviewing the comments before me there are far too many that sound like mine to think that my situation was the exception. I believe that Stihl has lost control of the usefulness and reliability of their product.

Strengths:
None that I could come up with

Weaknesses:
Never got it out of the hardware store. Two units fresh out of the box could not be started. The mechanic and sales guy worked for half an hour on the two units and I never heard one running.

Used product for
Purchased From local hardware store
Review
Reviewed by:
MASTERWRENCH TECH.
Review Date
10/5/2011

Overall Rating: 5
Reliability: 5
Performance: 5
Ease of Use: 5
Accessories: 5

Summary:
80% OF THE TIME DURING A FAILURE, IT IS CUSTOMER/DEALER RELATED(BAD GAS, INSUFFICIENT MIX, ETC..). THE OTHER 20% OF THE TIME MAY BE A DEFECT, WHICH STIHL WILL GLADLY WARRANTY. FIND YOU A STIHL MASTER WRENCH/ELITE DEALER TO DO BUSINESS WITH, THEY HAVE THE HIGHEST LEVEL OF TRAINING AND CAN DEAL WITH YOUR PROBLEM PROPERLY.

Strengths:
STIHL HAS QUALITY PRODUCTS, AND WHEN FOLLOWING PROCEDURES IN THE MANUAL, THEY WORK JUST AS THEY SHOULD.

Weaknesses:
NONE.

Used product for 3+ Years
Purchased From Ms.
Review
Reviewed by:
Anonymous
Review Date
11/5/2011

Overall Rating: 1
Reliability: 1
Performance: 1
Ease of Use: 1
Accessories: N/A

Summary:
I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND PURCHASING ONE OF THE STIHL BG55 LEAF BLOWERS!!!

Strengths:
Light weight

Weaknesses:
VERY TROUBLESOME TO START. I HAVE BEEN A STIHL PRODUCTS CUSTOMER FOR 40 YEARS AND THIS IS NOT TYPICAL OF THEIR HIGH QUALITY EQUIPMENT. A NIGHTMARE TO TRY TO START 90% OF THE TIME!!!

Used product for 180-Days
Purchased From
Review
Reviewed by:
P Phillips
Review Date
11/17/2011

Overall Rating: 5
Reliability: 5
Performance: 5
Ease of Use: 5
Accessories: N/A

Summary:
Great blower! Can't tell much difference from the larger units.

Strengths:
It's been the best blower that I've ever used for its size. Never a problem with it. Easy to start, doesn't need AA meetings like my Echo did (it don't use the Fuel). It has the same amount of power my Echo did, and has lasted longer.

Weaknesses:
Tuck your shirt tail in, because if you use it in your left hand with your shirt tail out it will try to suck it in!

Used product for 2-Years
Purchased From Out Door Equipment
Review
Reviewed by:
CHARLES
Review Date
11/25/2011

Overall Rating: 2
Reliability: 1
Performance: 1
Ease of Use: 1
Accessories: 2

Summary:
l have 3 products from sthil and can say they have excellent aftermarket service at affordable price.

Strengths:
Mine is a SH-55 (with shredder and bag plus l bought with gutter kit.Easy to start.Excellent power.

Weaknesses:
With time ducts get worn-out and become loose.

Used product for 3+ Years
Purchased From R.TARDIF
Review
Reviewed by:
CHARLES
Review Date
11/25/2011

Overall Rating: 4
Reliability: 5
Performance: 5
Ease of Use: 5
Accessories: 4

Summary:
l have 3 products from sthil and can say they have excellent aftermarket service at affordable price

Strengths:
Mine is a SH-55 (with shredder and bag plus l bought with gutter kit.Easy to start.Excellent power.

Weaknesses:
With time ducts get worn-out and become loose.

Used product for 3+ Years
Purchased From R. TARDIF
Review
Reviewed by:
Anonymous
Review Date
11/28/2011

Overall Rating: 4
Reliability: 4
Performance: 5
Ease of Use: 4
Accessories: N/A

Summary:
Great product, Stihl is a quality brand and I am happy with the product and love that they still use distributors instead of big box stores.

Strengths:
Strong, easy to start but you must have the right fuel mix 1/50 Powerful and lightweight

Weaknesses:
None yet,

Used product for 30-Days
Purchased From Jack Peeks Sales Inc
Review
Reviewed by:
Bob Johnson
Review Date
12/2/2011

Overall Rating: 2
Reliability: 1
Performance: 5
Ease of Use: 3
Accessories: N/A

Summary:
Had 2 BG 55's, I must be a slow learner. Runs great if and when it starts. I'm very familiar with power equipment, and this product is a BEAST to start. Floods easy, if it starts in ten pulls, I was lucky. Usually 20 to 30 pulls. Had units back to several Stihl Dealers in Wisconsin and Florida, use fresh gas, etc. No real improvement. Son in law has same unit, with same problem. I will never buy Sthil again!!

Strengths:
Runs strong!

Weaknesses:
Will it start? How long will it take to get started? No way my wife could get this bad boy started! Did I mention it's hard starting?

Used product for 3+ Years
Purchased From Stihl dealer in Bradenton, FL
Review
Reviewed by:
Anonymous
Review Date
12/23/2011

Overall Rating: 1
Reliability: 1
Performance: 1
Ease of Use: 3
Accessories: 3

Summary:
I'll never buy another Stihl prouduct.

Strengths:
Runs good

Weaknesses:
choke lever broke. ON AND OFF SWITCH BROKE / HARD TO start

Used product for 1-year
Purchased From
Review
Reviewed by:
Anonymous
Review Date
2/25/2012

Overall Rating: 1
Reliability: 1
Performance: 3
Ease of Use: 2
Accessories: N/A

Summary:
good luck

Strengths:
light weight,easy touse

Weaknesses:
hard to start ,dont use choke,or will flood,wrist pin on piston went out,not due to abuse or bad fuel oil ratio,crankcase clean,piston not even scored ,crappy wristpin bearing design?saw shop said not worth fixing,$ 119 for crank assy,not too happy,only occasional home owner use,had for 4 years

Used product for 3+ Years
Purchased From saw shop
Review
Reviewed by:
Thor
Review Date
4/6/2012

Overall Rating: 4
Reliability: 5
Performance: 5
Ease of Use: 5
Accessories: N/A

Summary:
Good equipment and durable. I have many hours on it and I am totally pleased.

Strengths:
I have been using the blower and weed wacker for about 5-6 years. Always started for me. Let me tell u some facts here. First, Doesn't matter how many times u push the primer the gas goes back into the gas tank. You cannot flood it using the primer bulb. Use choke then starts to run then quits, at this point it is flooded, you turn off choke and then pull, it starts up and runs good. This is the same for the weed wacker.

Weaknesses:
Carb is a little temperamental. I have to richen it up a little on the high side. I think this due to having old gas. Which is my fault. A couple of tricks I would recommend is to let it idle for a minute to warm up. Second is to let it cool down for about 30 sec before shutting it down.

Used product for 3+ Years
Purchased From Local shop
Review
Reviewed by:
G.Franklin
Review Date
4/10/2012

Overall Rating: 1
Reliability: 1
Performance: 4
Ease of Use: 2
Accessories: N/A

Summary:
Asked all my landscaping buddies, "What can I buy that I won't have to work on?" and they all said get a stihl. Well I went out and bought this thing and boy did I get it. Worked great the first time and that's it. Now every time I try to use it if it doesn't start within three pulls your screwed. It will not run again for a week. Pull the plug and it's dripping in fuel.

Strengths:
Good power. Runs great when started.

Weaknesses:
Hard to start! Hard to start! Hard to start! Hard to start! Hard to start! Hard to start! Hard to start! Hard to start! Hard to start! Hard to start! Hard to start! Hard to start! Hard to start! Hard to start! Hard to start! Hard to start! Hard to start! Hard to start! Hard to start! Hard to start! Hard to start!

Used product for 1-year
Purchased From monroe hardware
Review
Reviewed by:
Tom Deere
Review Date
4/22/2012

Overall Rating: 1
Reliability: 1
Performance: 2
Ease of Use: 3
Accessories: N/A

Summary:
Stihl stole my money

Strengths:
Works great when it runs

Weaknesses:
like most everyone else HARD TO START

Used product for 3+ Years
Purchased From local hardware
Review
Reviewed by:
Rick
Review Date
5/22/2012

Overall Rating: 1
Reliability: 1
Performance: 4
Ease of Use: 1
Accessories: N/A

Summary:
Blowing is usually the last thing I do after mowing, edging, and running the weedeater. The last thing I want to do it pull a blower 30 times to get it to start after all that work. If you don't mind doing that after you are worn out from all the other work, then this unit is for you.

Strengths:
Works well when it will start. Nice power.

Weaknesses:
It either is very, very hard to start or it won't start. Very frustrating.

Used product for 30-Days
Purchased From McCoy's Lawn Equipment
Review
Reviewed by:
Anonymous
Review Date
6/10/2012

Overall Rating: 2
Reliability: 1
Performance: 5
Ease of Use: 5
Accessories: N/A

Summary:
Works very well after it starts.

Strengths:
Would not start out of box. New gas and Stihl oil. Followed starting instructions in book. Primed as book stated. Dealer said it was flooded. His mechanic took about 15 minutes to start. Dealer said to prime only once with cold engine. I have had major problems starting about every time I use the blower. Starts great with warm engine. Going back to dealer. I own other Stihl products and never have a problem with starting them.

Weaknesses:
Starting!!!!!!

Used product for 30-Days
Purchased From Stihl Dealer
Review
Reviewed by:
Anonymous
Review Date
6/15/2012

Overall Rating: 1
Reliability: 2
Performance: 3
Ease of Use: 3
Accessories: 2

Summary:
Will buy Echo next time. Or a Craftsman.

Strengths:
Like everybody else, runs great when it starts. Used 2nd season and wouldnt start. Flooded. Was told it was bad gas and operator error. I have been using leaf blowers since they were invented. The teenagers who stole my Craftsman (15 years old) now have a more reliable blower than i do.

Weaknesses:
Hard to start. I need a blower that works under normal conditions not optimal conditions. Hard to start. If and when it floods which it will you are screwed. By the way, the people at the service desk talk to you like you are an idiot.

Used product for 180-Days
Purchased From Bob Mutton,s outdoor power equip.
Review
Reviewed by:
Anonymous
Review Date
6/19/2012

Overall Rating: 1
Reliability: N/A
Performance: N/A
Ease of Use: N/A
Accessories: N/A

Summary:
I didn't really want to but I returned the blower to the power equipment store and they happily refunded the purchase. I went right to the local big box and bought an Echo blower that starts like a normal 2-cycle engine should everytime without the flooding problems experienced with the BG55.

Strengths:
The blower seemed like a well built machine, and is powerful when it starts.

Weaknesses:
Was never able to get this blower started after the first day. The blower flooded and once that happens forget starting this thing.

Used product for
Purchased From Hellebucks
Review
Reviewed by:
Lanscaper
Review Date
7/26/2012

Overall Rating: 1
Reliability: 1
Performance: 1
Ease of Use: 1
Accessories: 1

Summary:
Very disappointed with this blower, makes a great door stop.

Strengths:
Pretty nice color and design

Weaknesses:
Well where do I start it seems that everyones has the same problem, doesnt start, bad gas (according to dealer) although I use same gas for my Shinduaah I think it is a real pain in the ass, if they were going to make a professional product that was going to be sensitive, don't make it, the people that buy these units are people that make a living with these products and need to rely on them.

Used product for 180-Days
Purchased From Laredo Texas RPM
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Reviewed by:
Buy another brand
Review Date
9/4/2012

Overall Rating: 1
Reliability: 1
Performance: 1
Ease of Use: 1
Accessories: N/A

Summary:
Just bought it a week ago and cannot get it started. Piece of junk.

Strengths:
Don't know. It's brand new and can't get it started.

Weaknesses:
WILL NOT START.

Used product for 30-Days
Purchased From P & K Equipment
Review
Reviewed by:
Greg
Review Date
9/15/2012

Overall Rating: 1
Reliability: 1
Performance: 4
Ease of Use: 4
Accessories: 3

Summary:
Only ran 4-6 months when acceleration decreased, then top speed decreased. Poor starting. Adjustments made it worse. Replaced plug; hard to reach plug (poor design). Kept good fuel and filter clean. WTF? My time is worth more. I would pay double for something reliable. Avoid. POS.

Strengths:
Powerful enough for northern california leaves. Easy fuel access, good fuel filter.

Weaknesses:
Hard to start. Carburator controls ineffective, one hard to reach; many turn endlessly.

Used product for 180-Days
Purchased From Gift Unknown
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Reviewed by:
Anonymous
Review Date
9/22/2012

Overall Rating: 1
Reliability: 1
Performance: N/A
Ease of Use: 1
Accessories: N/A

Summary:
Don't buy one , you'll be sorry

Strengths:
LOOKs NICE

Weaknesses:
9-22-12 ,Can't tell if it has strengths, can't get it started....Purchased it, returned home, checked their manual, followed the instructions, four hours later not started... Back to the Dealer on Monday.... Anyone for a class action suit....What a rip off !!!!!!

Used product for 30-Days
Purchased From
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Reviewed by:
STIHLMECH
Review Date
10/16/2012

Overall Rating: 5
Reliability: 5
Performance: 5
Ease of Use: 5
Accessories: 5

Summary:
If you follow the above for starting and still have start problems, you may have a bad spark plug, ignition module, or the ig. mod/flywheel air gap is off.This is assuming compression is good

Strengths:
Awesome blower! Works great starts good. You have too know how to start these small 2 cycle engines or you will become very frustrated.Pushing the primer bulb does not pump fuel into the engine, it merely fills the fuel lines, so you can prime till your hearts content.Turn the choke on , pull rope 1-3 times or until it fires (or pops) then it will usually die, turn the choke off 1-3 pulls and it should start but bog under acceleration, this is normal and will straighten out in 30 - 60 seconds the fuel is still filling up carb passages.

Weaknesses:
As far as hard starting and not reving or bogging, you probably have a plugged spark arrestor in the muffler, very easy to remove and clean (like a spark plug) Clean with wire brush These clog up for 1 of 2 reasons, 1 gas/ oil was mixed too rich on oil (the most common cause)more is NOT better when it comes to oil (unless you like cleaning spark arrestors)Mix 2.6 oz of Ultra oil to exactly 1 gallon of gas (measure at the pump)2 letting the unit idle for long periods.

Used product for 3+ Years
Purchased From VISION ACE HARDWARE
Review
Reviewed by:
Anonymous
Review Date
10/19/2012

Overall Rating: 1
Reliability: N/A
Performance: N/A
Ease of Use: N/A
Accessories: N/A

Summary:
wont buy another

Strengths:
worked good for two years

Weaknesses:
after two years to the date of warranty the piston broke ,no compression

Used product for 2-Years
Purchased From peen yan ny
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Reviewed by:
Big John Stud AKA Stink F
Review Date
11/23/2012

Overall Rating: 1
Reliability: 1
Performance: 1
Ease of Use: 1
Accessories: 1

Summary:
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Used product for 30-Days
Purchased From Yard Sale
Review
Reviewed by:
BJS aka Stink Fist
Review Date
12/10/2012

Overall Rating: 1
Reliability: N/A
Performance: N/A
Ease of Use: N/A
Accessories: N/A

Summary:

Strengths:
Do not use the primer bulb. Mine starts every time with no problem. All I do is slide the choke to full choke and pull fast about 6-10 times. Once I hear it start to catch, I am easy with the throttle until it clears up then I run that bitch full throttle. Run it full throttle.

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Review Date
9/5/2013

Overall Rating: 1
Reliability: N/A
Performance: N/A
Ease of Use: N/A
Accessories: N/A

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Used product for 180-Days
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Review Date
9/11/2013

Overall Rating: 1
Reliability: N/A
Performance: N/A
Ease of Use: N/A
Accessories: N/A

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9/13/2013

Overall Rating: 1
Reliability: N/A
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Accessories: N/A

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9/24/2013

Overall Rating: 1
Reliability: N/A
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Accessories: N/A

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10/15/2013

Overall Rating: 1
Reliability: N/A
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Accessories: N/A

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10/25/2013

Overall Rating: 1
Reliability: N/A
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12/14/2013

Overall Rating: 1
Reliability: N/A
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1/18/2014

Overall Rating: 1
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1/30/2014

Overall Rating: 1
Reliability: N/A
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2/28/2014

Overall Rating: 1
Reliability: N/A
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3/22/2014

Overall Rating: 1
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4/1/2014

Overall Rating: 1
Reliability: N/A
Performance: N/A
Ease of Use: N/A
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5/11/2014

Overall Rating: 1
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6/19/2014

Overall Rating: 1
Reliability: N/A
Performance: N/A
Ease of Use: N/A
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7/3/2014

Overall Rating: 1
Reliability: N/A
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Review Date
7/18/2014

Overall Rating: 1
Reliability: N/A
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Review Date
8/1/2014

Overall Rating: 1
Reliability: N/A
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Accessories: N/A

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8/6/2014

Overall Rating: 1
Reliability: N/A
Performance: N/A
Ease of Use: N/A
Accessories: N/A

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Reviewed by:
Nick M
Review Date
10/15/2014

Overall Rating: 1
Reliability: 1
Performance: 4
Ease of Use: 1
Accessories: 1

Summary:
Would not buy this one again.

Strengths:
If you can get it started it runs great with a lot of blow power.

Weaknesses:
Starting is a MAJOR problem. I start it like the dealer and book says to and always has been a big if ti get it started. had to rely on my electric one many tines. After 2 years after trying 10 different days and times, it has never started. Not much good if it won't start no matter what the power is.

Used product for 2-Years
Purchased From 70 west Stihl Dealer
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Review Date
2/28/2013

Overall Rating: 1
Reliability: N/A
Performance: N/A
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3/1/2013

Overall Rating: 1
Reliability: N/A
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