FC 56 C-E

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

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 4.6 out of 5 by 58.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better than That other brand Better than that other brand has yet to bog down I know it says that it's not rated for new edgeing but it did a great job without any struggle. I sold my competter name brand edger after buying the stihl.
Date published: 2017-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best edger we have ever purchased! This edger has transformed our yard in one season. It is so easy to start up and use. I actually look forward to edging the lawn now!
Date published: 2016-11-08
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Pain in the Rear Line Trimmer I knew this was not going to be my favorite piece of yard equipment based on my past experience with line trimmers, but this one was the worst I ever owned. The automatic line feed never worked properly. I could only go about 10 to 15 feet on any project before I needed to take the cap off and re-string the unit. Taking the lid off the string compartment required the use of a screwdriver to pry it open. Very cumbersome! It was also more awkward and heavier than other brands (heavier dose not mean better!). Usually started after 3 to 4 tries which is better than average for a line trimmer, but did a poor job of cutting any grass. Seemed weaker than others. Had to go over and over any given area to trim the grass. I've had "cheaper" line trimmers do better jobs and were easier to use. Ended up in the dumpster by the end of the summer!
Date published: 2016-11-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This product is in the repair shop This product has been in the repair shop a Greyco for over 2 weeks. Haven't heard a word from the shop
Date published: 2016-11-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great for larger properties I got this to use on my one acre property to edge my long driveway. after a while it gets little heavy, but its not that bad.
Date published: 2016-09-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Awesome Edger BUT (personal preference) This is by far one of the best edgers we have had. Main feature for me (female) was how easy it was to start once I learned what I was doing wrong and flooding the engine with gas. The rope is easy to pull and would start after 2-3 pulls. All my edging is along pathways and driveways. There is no (blade guard) that would ride alongside the concrete to keep the blade from hitting it.
Date published: 2016-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from easy to handle does a great job edging on driveway and curbs. lawn looks great after use
Date published: 2016-09-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another great Stihl product for my lawn - but one complaint This is by far the best edger I've owned; when the previous one died I realized it was time to buy an edger that would last (just like my Stihl chain saws, lawn trimmer and blower). So this edger has been all that I expected with one nuisance - the pull cord for the starter must not be strong/thick enough since it's broken really early in this edger's life. Compared to the other Stihl products I have; all of which I've used for years and the starter cords on them are all the original...not one has snapped after a LOT of use. But the cord on this edger failed after only 3 summers of periodic use (maybe a full pulls on the cord every 4-6 weeks during the summer months). Rough math - after less than 100 pulls it's now broken? Seems unusual. Otherwise completely satisfied with this edger.
Date published: 2016-09-06
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