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SH 56 C-E

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

SH 56 C-E
Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 60reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by too much money for "average" trimmer Only average power, and the vacuum feature is less than that. BIGGEST disappointment: no constant ON switch. Never having had any blower without one, it didn't occur to me to ask. Buyer Beware!! It will cost even more money for this option on the BG 86 model..First and last Stihl May 11, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Typical great Stihl quality. Only problem I have with this unit is the leaf bag. Wish they would come up with a better sling to get it to stay on your shoulder better. Easy starting and light. Love it. April 4, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great vacuum for those tight places in your yard This thing does what it is designed to do. Great for vacuuming up leaves all over the yard. Instead of making a mess trying to blow leaves out of tight areas you can vacuum and be done. I only use the vac on dryer leaves so I haven't had any clogging problems. Great also for clean up after edging, mowing etc. Bag can get heavy as it fills but that just tells you its time to dump. Runs like a champ. So easy to start. Very happy with my purchase as I am with my Stihl chain saw. March 24, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by Blower is Great, Shredder is Sub Par The concept is great, but the shredder itself clogs too easily and the bag fills too quickly. It felt like I ended up spending more time emptying the bag and reattaching it to the main system or fixing a clog than I did actually shredding debris. January 1, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Plenty of power for blowing and mulching After a lot of research this was definitely one of the better buys I've ever made! Starts on the first pull every time and has PLENTY of power for not only blowing leaves but mulching them also! The mulching intake has a steel blade along with the plastic impeller which makes short work of small twigs. My last one had an all plastic impeller which had to be replaced every couple of years. My only complaint is that it seems to go through fuel quickly; but that may be user error. December 22, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Powerful blower feature This shredder / Vac. is easy to start, and has a powerful blower feature.Unfortunately, the tube conversion from shredder / vac to blower is not veryuser friendly. In addition, the shredder blade does not chop the lawn debrisvery fine. A larger leaf bag could have been supplied with the unit. December 9, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Great blower frustrating shredder I've had mine for years now and use it all the time. Not so much as a hiccup on the engine and starts every time. That being said forget the vacuum part of it. While it works pretty well, trying to convert it or take the funnel or bag on or off the unit is super frustrating. D minus to the engineers who designed that. You get one stick or blockage in vacuum mode and you spent 5 minutes trying to get the chute or the bag off. Terrible design.As a blower I give it a solid A, as to the vaccum part D minus. The connections are so poorly designed they almost shouldn't have the option. November 24, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Works very nicely Seems to work as well as they claimed. Hope to try it out soon. November 6, 2015
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