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HSA 56

HSA 56
This battery-powered hedge trimmer bundle comes standard with battery and charger, and combines great power and long run times. Batteries and chargers can be purchased separately or as a combined set with tool.

Product Description

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Part of the STIHL Lightning Battery System™ line of products, the HSA 56 hedge trimmer delivers exceptional performance and value. It is portable and lightweight at only 8.1 lbs. (including 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. The HSA 56 hedge trimmer bundle comes standard with the AK 10 battery and AL 101 battery charger. The HSA 56 is also available as a stand-alone unit without battery and charger.

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 engine 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.
  • Two-Handed Design
    Equipment with this feature is easily started by activating switches on the loop handle and the rear handle at the same time. The cutting speed can be adjusted using the rear trigger control, allowing for a fine and precise cut. The two-handed design is suitable for both left and right-handed users.
  • Vertical Hanging Slot
    The built-in hanging slot allows for easy storage when not in use.

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  • Laser-Cut Diamond-Ground Blades
    Each blade is laser cut and ground using diamond discs. The hardened cutting edges are highly resilient and remain sharp for a longer period of time.

Specifications

WEIGHT
w/o Battery 2.9 kg (6.4 lbs.)
w/ AK 10 3.7 kg (8.1 lbs.)
BLADE LENGTH
18" (45 cm)
STROKES PER MINUTE
2,800
RUN TIME (w/ AK 20)
Up to 80 minutes
RUN TIME (w/ AK 10)
Up to 40 minutes
TOOTH SPACING
30 mm (1.1 in)
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.

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

Reviews

HSA 56 is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 12.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best for Do-It-Yourself'ers This is my first hedge trimmer, so I do not have a lot of experience with them. I went to the Stihl dealership because my research indicated battery-operated hedge trimmers have come a long way as far as operational charge and how long the charge lasts, with Stihl being rated very highly. I'm glad I did. My HSA-56 lasts 40 minutes which is plenty of time for both my front and back yard hedges. It cuts them like butter, so its got the power I need without the hassle of the power cord dragging around. The bottom of the trimmer is flat and so the hedges do not get caught on it. This trimmer is about medium weight with the battery inside, so cutting will wear on your forearms a bit after a while. Lastly, the battery meter is right in front and shows you how much charge is left. For example, if the indicator appears half way diminished on the meter than you have approximately 20 minutes left. The safety mechanisms on it are going to ensure you won't lose a finger, so while you may gripe about them always understand they're there for your benefit.
Date published: 2017-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It is so easy to start I previously owned an off named hedge trimmer. I had it for 8 years and it was hard to start and always in for repairs. I got fed up with it and replaced it with my new Stihl machine. I'm very pleased with it's easy pull start and the larger space in the reciprocating blades allowing me to cut thicker branches on my hedges and bushes. This is my first season using it. I'll winterize it for storage this winter and expect it to re ready to use next year and for many more seasons to come.Dan
Date published: 2017-11-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from this product has great features I used my new hedge trimmer for the past two weeks and I cannot be happier. it's light weight, easy to operate, no hassles with cords or fuel, ample power, well built and sturdy. Very dependable, charging time is very convenient.
Date published: 2017-10-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is a wonderful trimmer. The HSA 56 has exceeded my expectations. It cuts faster and more precisely then any other trimmer I have owned. The fact that is cordless has made me more productive and the run time per battery is way better than I expected.
Date published: 2017-10-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Trimmer I used the trimmer one weekend and it was powerful, reliable, and safe to use. The battery charged quickly and held it's charge well.
Date published: 2017-10-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Expensive but works very well I live in the Los Angeles area. I need to trim my hedges two to three times per year. My gas hedge trimmer would not start [again]. Probably the gas went bad [again]. I get tired of adding new gas with oil and using only a portion to trim, and then storing the gas only to see it go bad months later [again]. And I do not want another corded electric tool. So I investigated the battery trimmers. On special sale, I purchased the FSA56 string trimmer and the HSA56 hedge trimmer and therefore got two batteries and chargers. I didn't think the hedge trimmer would hold up to the gas powered trimmer but it does. It is easier to use, lighter, and cuts just as well if not better. Having two batteries allowed me to run for a long time and I still had half-power left in the second battery when I was done. Stihl, you made a believer out of me for battery powered tools.
Date published: 2017-10-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stihl is the best Bought due to old weed eater trimmer would not start.
Date published: 2017-09-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Light weight and powerful This hedge trimmer is light weight which makes it easy to maneuver but it has enough power to get the job done efficiently. Great tool for the male or female gardener!
Date published: 2017-08-20
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