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.
  • "Open" Guard Design
    The professional “open” guard design helps minimize clogging, allowing for more efficient cutting.


27.2 cc (1.66 cu. in.)
0.8 kW (1.07 bhp)
340 cc (11.5 oz.)
20.3 cm (8.0 in.)
25.4 mm (1.0 in.)
1:1.24 8,300 rpm
6.1 kg (13.5 lbs.)
*Dry weight.

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.

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FC 56 C-E is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 126.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So far, so good I've only used it twice. So, I am not sure how durable it will be. I still have to introduce it to my 2 teenage boys. So far, it starts easy, seems good enough power for residential lawn care...possibly underpowered if you have rocky, hard pan yard.I bought this because the battery operated trimmers were dying before I could finish my trimming. I live on corner lot with lots of sidewalk to edge. I would drain 2 batteries and still not finish edging.Overall, I would recommend based on my limited experience. It made edging so much faster than a line fed trimmer. And gives much better results.
Date published: 2019-08-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from makes edging easy Like all the of rest of the Stihl products, awesome.
Date published: 2019-08-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from FS 56 CE Great for household use. It bogs down on overgrown edges, but does not stall. Clutch system is great, blade stops but engine stays running if you overload motor. Easy starting, light, easy to use. Love curved shaft, because line of sight allows me to see the blade and cutting line.
Date published: 2019-07-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Reliable and has sufficiet power to easily complete most edging jobs The FC 56 C-E usually starts on the first pull, has not yet stalled when set down while running, and easily plows through the edging jobs I've encountered since my purchase 2 weeks in the past.
Date published: 2019-07-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from very reliable very easy to start, light weight, easy to maintain
Date published: 2019-07-23
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disappointing Edger has never advanced the original line when bumping. I took it back to Knoxville store once and sales clerk made an adjustment, but when I got home it failed again to advance the line. Took it to Ace Hardware in Sevierville. Same result. I've given up on it.
Date published: 2019-07-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is a real good product I have to be honest i love this edger it is the solution i was looking for, the only down side i think for me is the lengrh of the shaft because when i doing the curb from the street it feels so nice but in the walkside i think its to short for me and i just 5' 7", otherwise i freeking love it.
Date published: 2019-07-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very user freindly! This trimmer is so easy for me to use! I actually look forward to using it. It is lighter, there is no gas or oil to worry about. I just plug in the battery and off I go. I am a not so young woman and not so tall and this trimmer is very easy for me to use. I used to have a difficult time starting my old trimmer just because I couldn't get the correct leverage on it to pull the start. All I have to do with this one is press the buttons and it powers up and I start trimming. Wonderful user friendly device.!
Date published: 2019-07-10
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