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HS 56

HS 56
This lightweight hedge trimmer features professional-grade cutting power.

Product Description

The STIHL HS 56 hedge trimmer is the ideal balance of power and portability for professional users. Its 24” cutting blade is supported by a remarkably lightweight design, adding comfort and control to those extended cutting and pruning jobs. This hedge trimmer features an optimized gearbox, providing long machine life even in heavy use. The HS 56 is not only easy to service thanks to its data port, but also due to a modified grease opening on the gearbox. It comes with a blade tip guard that protects the blades, helping to keep them sharper for longer while making it easier to trim low-growing ground cover plants.

Model Features

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

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  • Anti-Vibration System
    STIHL has a system for minimizing the vibration levels of handheld outdoor power equipment. The STIHL anti-vibration system helps reduce operator fatigue and provides a more comfortable working experience.
  • Double-Sided Blades
    The dual-ground blade system provides a clean cut and is ideal for cutting through stronger, thicker branches.

Specifications

DISPLACEMENT
21.4 cc (1.31 cu. in.)
ENGINE POWER
0.65 kW (0.87 bhp)
WEIGHT
4.5 kg (9.9 lbs.)
FUEL CAPACITY
280 cc (9.5 oz.)
BLADE LENGTH
24"
STROKES PER MINUTE
3,640
POWER SOURCE
Gas
 

Important Information

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

HS 56 is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 5.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome tool I absolutely love these hedgers!! My old ones were another common brand I constantly had problems with. These are powerful, sharp and start almost immediately every time! I LOVE STIHL. My chainsaw is an old stihl model 021 production started in 1990 and it still starts and runs like a top. Also have gas edger I use a lot. Highly recommend this product!!
Date published: 2017-11-21
Rated 2 out of 5 by from honestly, I've been disappointed in this trimmer. I use this trimmer heavily during the summer., probably about 15 hours a week. I find it is hard to start and when it starts it takes a few minutes for it to get to the point where I get full power. It chugs and I have to baby it to keep it running. I'll be taking it back to the dealer for the fourth time since purchasing it two years ago. This is my first summer for heavy use, previously it was lightly used. From new I had problems tilting the machine certain directions or it would chug and stall out. I hoped it would be a great machine but it is not, unfortunately! I want to replace it but I'm afraid to buy another Stihl product.
Date published: 2017-11-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Reliable, easy starting, pro hedger. I bought this hedger a few years back and used it for a short period and sadly they got stolen. I was recently contacted by my local lawn mower shop where I originally purchased the unit that someone brought a hedger in that they had found and because it had the business label sticker where it was originally purchased they brought it there hoping to find the owner. When I arrived to see it it was used quite a bit :( I then told him to service it and get it back in good working order. Now here we are 2 weeks later and I got my hs56 back and couldn’t be happier. This is an amazing unit it’s lightweight powerful and very well balanced! I’m so blessed to get my stolen unit back thanks stihl for your professional serial number I’d system. That allows the dealer to register the unit to customer I have got my tool back. 5 stars thanks Pauli’s lawn equipment!
Date published: 2017-10-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Plenty of power and easy to start This is an awesome machine. What use to take hours with a small electric trimmer can now be completed in minutes.The clean up is now the hardest part of the job; trimming the hedges is easy and they look great!
Date published: 2017-10-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very easy to use. Starts up quickly and very easy to use. Store I bought it from was a huge help.
Date published: 2017-09-19
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