SH 56 C-E - $199.95 DSRP


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SH 56 C-E

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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
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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
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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 4.0 out of 5 by 96.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from easy to start, easy to use, great for mulching. I recommend this product for anyone who has a fall leaf issue. Also a great blower.
Date published: 2017-11-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from easy start good blower. terrible vacuum. I don't think a dust mask will do when you use this unit as a vacuum. It will cover you from head to toe in fine dust particles. I wanted strictly a vacuum. When I came across the 56 c I thought it was just that. After I made my purchase I quickly found out for the first time ever I did not like my Stihl product.It feels like they just quickly made a blower work as a vacuum. It feels all wrong to use as a vacuum ergonomically. Stihl need to go back to the drawing board on this one and make a vacuum only design. If i wanted dirt bath i would just roll around in the dirt not blow it up my nose.
Date published: 2017-10-27
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Broken Vacuum accessory the first day Before I even had a chance to use it, the Vacuum tube was standing against my fence and blew over. The ring which attaches the vacuum tube to the motor broke.It was not a hard blow, but the ring is extremely fragile.
Date published: 2017-10-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good not Amazing Not super powerful, but enough for basic needs. The vacuum is a bit slow/weak if you have a significant quantity of leaves. Bag fills up quick.
Date published: 2017-10-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic product! Bought this to replace a lower quality blower vac and could not be happier. Reliable, starts very easily, solid product.
Date published: 2017-10-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Poorly thought out. I'm a fan of Stihl, this one isn't cutting it though. First off, detaching and switching over from vac to blower is a huge pain and the whole system for doing so needs redesigned. Apparently you're supposed to be able to depress a plastic latch with a screwdriver or other object and release the vac or blower attachment. It doesn't work and it feels like you're going to break it every time. You basically depress the plastic tab and then kind of just man handle it u tip it comes off. If you are going to require a tool to do this, there are 100 better ways to set it up. The plastic cover that just freely dangles when the vac is attached is just asking to get caught on something and be broke off. It does seem fairly well attached, but it's something you have to constantly be aware of if you are using the vac around any bushes, porch, etc. Power is okay, but vacuum is very slow. For a consumer grade version I think it's adequate but not what I expected from Stihl. Blower is perfect. Plenty of power, works as intended. That's probably about all I'll be using it for considering the pain of switching attachments and how poorly the vac works.
Date published: 2017-09-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best way to get quality leaf mulch After seeing a presentation of the value of chopped up leaves I purchased this unit. It works very well and will make fall leaf removal both easier and much more productive for my garden next springSince I already have blowers I will keep this hooked up as vacuum. Sthil only makes high quality equipment.
Date published: 2017-08-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great blower Wish it had alittle more power, or a reduced opening nozzle for blowing off driveway, other wise easy to use.
Date published: 2017-08-21
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