SH 56 C-E - $229.95 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
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…
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SH 56 C-E is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 108.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Like how the lock system works and how easy it is to start Like how easy it is to swap from blower to shred vacuum is. Like how easy it is to start.
Date published: 2018-05-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good value for the money After 3 weeks of use this product has performed well. Looking forward to seeing how well the vacuum feature works this fall.
Date published: 2018-05-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to operate. Light enought for the Wife! Starts easy and really gets the job done! Really like Stihl products.
Date published: 2018-05-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Buy the bigger model. I love Stihl products.I should've bought the bigger model.No problems, I'd just like more power....
Date published: 2018-05-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Meets my expectations The 56 C-E shredder vac runs great, its easy to start. I have a waterfall with a dry riverbed and it gets the leaves up great. I no longer need to bend over to get the leaves up with my hands.
Date published: 2018-04-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Blower For The Price Purchased blower/vac from a friends recommendation and stihl’s reputation, tired of dragging cord around the yard and unable to blow all areas. Great blower so far, very dependable, could use a little more power but does the job. In the fall will give the vac a try when the leaves start falling.
Date published: 2018-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great machine I replaced a 2-stroke shredder vac I bought from a big box store. I had it for about 8 years and it still ran. But, the little things bothered me - the vacuum was anemic. the ergonomics of it sucked, it was hard to start, and changeover from vac to blower was tedious. The Stihl unit is infinitely better - always starts right up. Plus a couple of things I didn't count on:1) It's much quieter than my older unit2) Its exhaust (even while being 2-stroke) doesn't stink as much3) The conversion between shredder and blower is WAY easier and the ease of use (While in vacuum mode) is betterMy only complaint is the plastic impeller. Not a fan...
Date published: 2018-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best shredder around! I have had the SH56 C-E for about 6 months now. As a shredder I have used it on one job. The leaves and other debris were chopped up very nicely and the collection bag was of good size. I bought a gutter kit at the same time and have used it twice. This thing has more than enough power for cleaning gutters. While using make sure you pay attention to the wind direction and do it often enough debris doesn't build up in the gutters!!!I have used this shredder as a blower to get rid of snow more than any other job. It works great for snow that is not too wet. I will be buying the nozzle that fans/narrows out at the bottom. Sure beats a shovel!!!!
Date published: 2018-02-05
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