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FC 56 C-E

FC 56 C-E
This lightweight edger is ideal for use around the home and features Easy2Start™ technology.

Product Description

Give your home that professionally landscaped look with the STIHL FC 56 C-E edger. With its fuel-efficient, low-emission STIHL engine, this edger powers through curbside annoyances like overgrown grass, thick weeds and compacted soil. And thanks to its semi-automatic choke lever and Easy2Start™ system, starting the edger is easy – gently pull the cord and start defining your outdoor spaces. Its adjustable depth wheel even lets you select different cutting depths, so you can give your walkways, driveways and areas of your property the perfect amount of definition.

Model Features

  • 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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  • Built in the USA
    Indicates products that are built in the United States from domestic and foreign parts and components.

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  • STIHL Easy2Start™
    The STIHL Easy2Start™ system makes starting STIHL outdoor power tools almost effortless, eliminating the need for a strong pull of the starting cord. This advanced starting system is designed to make starting STIHL products fast and easy. The specific system may vary by model, but in each case, a quick pull overcomes the engine’s compression to minimize the strength and effort required to start. Available on selected products.
  • Stop Switch
    With the Stop Switch, the equipment’s ignition is always ready for starting. Products with this feature shut off easily by pressing and holding down the switch. When the switch is released, it returns to the start position automatically, reducing the number of steps needed to start the product.
  • Adjustable Depth Wheel
    The feature allows the user to easily adjust the wheel to the desired cutting depth for creating precision cuts.
  • Skid Plate
    All STIHL edgers come equipped with a skid plate to protect the gearbox during use.

Specifications

DISPLACEMENT
27.2 cc (1.66 cu. in.)
ENGINE POWER
0.8 kW (1.07 bhp)
WEIGHT
6.1 kg (13.5 lbs.)
FUEL CAPACITY
340 cc (11.5 oz.)
BLADE SIZE
20.3 cm (8.0 in.)
ARBOR SIZE
25.4 mm (1.0 in.)
GEAR RATIO AND BLADE SPEED
1:1.24 8,300 rpm
POWER SOURCE
Gas
 

Important Information

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

Note: STIHL recommends use of fuel with no more than 10% Ethanol content. Using fuel with greater than 10% Ethanol content may cause damage to your equipment and may void your STIHL warranty. Learn More…

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.

STIHL products sold through U.S. STIHL Dealers are for distribution in the United States only.

Reviews

FC 56 C-E is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 86.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good Lawn Edger. Does all the work so you don't have to, works well on extreme over growth.
Date published: 2017-11-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Hard to replace my McClane but it is doing a good job.... The latest time I used it I had a hard time getting it started...but I think it is me and not the machine...I will watch the starting video again. It is certainly easier to use than my old McClane edger....takes couple of times to learn how to use it properly.
Date published: 2017-10-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love the professional look. Much better that using a weed eater. Like the product, starts easy and easy to use. Good look when finished. Much easier to use the 2nd time around.
Date published: 2017-10-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from FC56C-E Easy to start even though I am a 69 year old female. Not difficult to run. Cuts crisp lines for a great trim
Date published: 2017-09-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy starting and easy to use. My Stihl edger starts on the second pull every time, just as my Stihl string trimmer does. The FC 56 is easy to use and does a nice job. I'm sold on Stihl power equipment and I won't look at anything else.
Date published: 2017-09-19
Rated 2 out of 5 by from I was told it would run for 3 foot ball fields. It only did my back and almost my front not very big I was told it would run for 3 foot ball fields. It only did my back and almost my front not very big
Date published: 2017-09-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It's a beast! I was using a 4 stroke three wheel dealio from a big box store to do my edging. It was anemic at best and if it weren't for the ability to start it with a drill good luck ever getting it running. It did get the job done though...barely. Enter the Stihl 56 C-E and all problems disappear. This machine starts like a dream, a 10 year can start it easily. It has loads of power too, plenty. The edger is light at the head and very easy to control. I just love this thing!
Date published: 2017-09-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Gets the job done! A little under powered when making the initial pass on overgrown sidewalks but after that it maintains it very well.
Date published: 2017-08-29
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Optional Accessories

  • Straps and Harnesses
    They distribute the load from your hands to your shoulders. They also help reduce operator fatigue and make it easier to use trimmers, brushcutters and clearing saws for extended periods.

Standard Features

  • Common Features for Edgers
    View the features common to many STIHL edgers.

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