HS 56 C-E

HS 56 C-E
This lightweight hedge trimmer features professional-grade cutting power and Easy2Start™ technology.

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.
  • 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.

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

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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Reviews

HS 56 C-E is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 29.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from HS 56 C fuel pick up issues HS 56 C worked great at first. Within the first 2 months the two units I purchased had issues - acted as if starved for fuel. One local dealer won't carry on their shelves due to carb issues. Had mine in the shop several times but was told it was fine. Personally I feel the carb has a fuel pick up problem or the gas tank is too close to the cylinder head and is creating a vapor lock. I never had this issue before on other Stihl Hedge trimmer models. One minute the unit worked fine, and when you put it down and gas it up, it started the problem of just idling on the ground but not running full throttle. I used fresh gas with Stihl oil to ensure that was not an issue creating this problem. The air cleaners was clean, the exhaust screens was clean and the plugs were clean. I own a lot of Stihl equipment; this model is a lemon.
Date published: 2017-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Finally, a trimmer I don't have to replace after one use. My husband wants to by a grass edger by stihl I bought a gas hedger that almost lasts the whole time on one tank. Being a tiny female it sometimes takes me a few pulls to get it started, but once it's going it starts up every time I stop it. If it could weigh only a pound I would have it made. Next buy us a professional lawn edger.
Date published: 2016-10-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun to Run.. I just tackled about 45 shrubs all around my Moms house, severel types.. Cleaned them up, even did some fancy carving. Amazing tool.
Date published: 2016-09-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Hedge Trimmer I have wasted money in the past trying to save money on less expensive hedge trimmers. In my experience, you definitely get what you pay for! Buy these and forget about it.Crazy power - Easy to start - Easy to useHighly recommended
Date published: 2016-09-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great hedge trimmer. This is a great industrial strength hedge trimmer. Do not buy it for a small yard it is definitely for an acreage. I have had it go through three quarter inch limbs with no problem.
Date published: 2016-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great machine I had a load of huge bushes that were taking over my side walk. I dreaded using my old electric clipper. It aways took so long and trimmer wouldn't cut the thick branches. I decided on the HS56c-e with the recommendation from the dealer. I could have bought the home owner model for a lot less. I'm glad I spent the extra money for the HSC-E. This machine cut the bushes with ease and no bogging down. I was amazed how quick I was able trim all my bushes. I am very satisfied. Spend the extra mony. You won't be disappointed. Great machine.
Date published: 2016-06-16
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Buy Something Else This trimmer has spent more time in the shop then on the road doing its job. I have Stihl everything and this is the lemon of the lot. When it is running it does a great job, but it has been broken more than any other piece of Stihl my crew uses. Choose a better hedge trimmer.
Date published: 2015-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AWESOME!!! I have several stihl hedge trimmers. this one is my favorite so far. This one is great because I can run the protective tip cover on the much and other places without worrying about damage. As a landscaper who specializes in trimming & shaping, this cuts cleanly & smoothly, plus its relatively* light (I'm a small woman*) and easy for me to start. After experiencing Stihl, other tools seem mediocre.
Date published: 2015-12-04
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