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This battery-powered hedge trimmer combines great power and long run times. 

The HSA 56 hedge trimmer delivers exceptional performance and value. It is portable and lightweight at only 8.1 lbs. (including AK 10 battery), while also packing a performance punch. It features a high cutting speed of 2,800 strokes per minute, slicing through overgrown hedges with minimal vibration. Trim the length of three football fields on a single charge – that’s up to 1,000 feet. And when you’re done, just hang it on the wall from its onboard hanging slot. It’s a great STIHL AK Series hedge trimmer for suburban yard care.

Usage claim tested and verified by an independent third-party test laboratory. Run time may vary based on battery type, charge level and capacity, model, operating style and conditions. Batteries and chargers can be purchased separately or as a combined set with tool.

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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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  • Blade Scabbard
    The blade cover helps protect the cutting blade during storage and transport.
  • Double-Sided Cutting Blades
    STIHL hedge trimmers with double-sided cutting blades cut both directions.
  • Ergonomic Loop Handle
    The ergonomic loop handle is ideal for making cuts in any direction.
  • Functional Design
    The housing has smooth surfaces and round contours that help to keep it from getting caught on branches during use. The design also makes cleaning easy.
  • Tip Protector
    The tip protector makes cutting near the ground or along walls easier while protecting the trimmer’s cutters from damage.
  • Rubberized Soft Touch Handle
    Soft rubber texture is both easy to grip and makes the product comfortable to hold for extended periods.  
  • Vertical Hanging Slot
    The built-in hanging slot allows for easy storage when not in use.
  • Lightweight Portability
    Great for maneuverability and extended use.

Specifications

BLADE LENGTH
45 cm
STROKES PER MINUTE
2,800
POWER SOURCE
Battery
TOOTH SPACING
30 mm (1.1 in.)
BATTERY SERIES
AK Series
RUN TIME (w/ AK 10)
Up to 40 minutes (Recommended combination)
RUN TIME (w/ AK 20)
Up to 80 minutes
RUN TIME (w/ AK 30)
Up to 120 minutes
WEIGHT (w/Recommended Battery)
AK 10 3.7 kg (8.2 lbs.)
Batteries and chargers can be purchased separately or as a combined set with tool.

Important Information

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

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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