SH 56 C-E - $219.95 DSRP


Distributor Suggested Retail Price SH 56 C-E DSRP:  $219.95

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A fuel-efficient shredder vac/blower with the convenience of the Easy2Start™ System.

Get ready for our new fuel efficient STIHL HomeScaper Series™ SH 56 C-E for occasional users. Powered by a low emissions engine, this handheld shredder vac/blower features the STIHL Easy2Start™ system, making starting almost effortless. While a specialized shredder blade on the fan wheel reduces yard waste, this shredder vac also converts easily into a handheld gas leaf blower. Fitted with a semi-...Read More
Print Spec Sheets
SH 56 C-E Specifications
DISPLACEMENT 27.2 cc (1.66 cu. in.)
ENGINE POWER 0.7 kW (0.9 bhp)
WEIGHT 5.2 kg (11.5 Ibs.)
FUEL CAPACITY 540 cc (18.3 oz.)
BLOWING FORCE* 13 Newtons
AVG. AIR VELOCITY** 60 m/sec. (134 mph)
MAX. AIR VELOCITY** 71 m/sec. (159 mph)
AIR VOLUME AT NOZZLE** 700 m3/h (412 cfm)
SOUND PRESSURE RATING** 70 dB(A)
BAG CAPACITY 1.5 cu. ft. = 1.2 bushel
POWER SOURCE Gas
*Newton is the force needed to accelerate 1 kg of mass at the rate of 1 m/sec2. **Tested in accordance with ANSI 175.2 standard. All specifications provided by Andreas STIHL AG, as of April 2016.
Model Features
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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.
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    Shoulder Strap
    The STIHL shoulder strap allows for greater maneuverability and helps reduce operator fatigue, allowing the user to work comfortably.
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    Multi-Function Control Handle
    Having easy access to all of the controls on one comfortable handle helps makes it easier to complete tasks so the operator’s hand never has to leave the handle.
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    Purge Pump Primer
    The purge pump primer feature enables the user to prime the carburetor with fuel, enabling easier starting. The purge pump primer is designed in a way that the operator cannot flood the machine by priming the carburetor too many times. Flooding the engine is still possible if the choke is not removed after the engine fires.
Standard Features
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    Common Features for Handheld Blowers and Shredders
    View the features common to many STIHL handheld blowers and Shredders.

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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SH 56 C-E is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 82.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Value for the price. My yard is about 1/2 acre and with a lot of trees, pecan and oak trees. With all the trees in my yard and so many leaves in the fall, I needed a good dependable leaf blower and vac. I researched them and talked to yard maintenance people about the equipment they use. Most used stihl products and were extremely satisfied. Stihl was what I purchased. I am extremely happy with it, so this year I purchased a stihl line trimmer, and am pleased with it. Stihl equipment is my choice for lawn tools from now on.
Date published: 2017-06-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to start Great product, easy to start. Take a couple minutes to warm up, then it really moves the air. Love using it.
Date published: 2017-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome blower Very happy with the new blower. Starts right up and runs just like all my other Stihl products
Date published: 2017-06-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works Great Always been a big fan Stihl due to its dependability. The blower is a lightweight and starts up easily. The shredder works as it is supposed to. Great buy!
Date published: 2017-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works good Bought the shredder vacuum for my acre lot, not a lot of trees on it. Used it to pick up the leaves blown into the fence, worked perfectly. Went into the flower beds with mulch and leaves, works fine until you suck up big pieces of mulch. I jammed it a couple times, took the tube off removed the mulch and kept on going.Used it as a leaf blower works great, does what you expect it to do.
Date published: 2017-05-20
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Poor product and poor service Bought this new in 2016, had trouble after four or five months. Problems with the unit stalling and restarting frequently experience. Took it to a dealer who tuned it up for about half the cost of a new one. Still ran poorly for several more months. Company would not Warrantee the product and can't buy another one from this company.
Date published: 2017-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This thing is great I bought this blower vac this spring to clean up last leafs leaves. This machine will clog if you try to suck up too many wet leaves. So I had to scatter them with the blower configuration then after they had some time in the sun to dry this machine in the vacuum configuration easily sucked them all up. I have been very please with this machine. Sense the leave clean up it gets used once a week to clean off my patio and sidewalks. It so far has been very easy to start. I will update this review once the machine gets some age on it
Date published: 2017-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product for leaves and yard waste I wanted this product so I could remove the leaves and other trash/yard waste from around my rose bushes and other shrubs without having to do it all by hand. Great product!
Date published: 2017-03-16
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