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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 out of 5 by 57reviewers.
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
Rated 4 out of 5 by blower/vac This is a powerful vac. Great for shredding leaves that I have piled on deck. I take the bag off with ease and empty on garden. November 6, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Broke second day Frustrating raking up leaves the day after buying one of these. Dealer made it clear that fixing it that day wasn't going to happen. Will have a hard time convincing the wife that it's worth paying extra for a brand name product when a cheap one from canadiantire would most likely have outlasted to 2 day life span of this one. November 4, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good power I am very happy with this product. I have bought many stihl product in the past. I bought this strictly for the vacume part because I already have a stihl BR 600 Magnum blower. The vacume has good power if your not careful it will start sucking up mulch and may get jammed. It got jammed a few times, but I quickly got is up and running. If you did want to use the blower it is somewhat difficult to change over, I only use it as a vacume so I never need to change it over. Besides that it works great and the starting is almost effortless. September 17, 2015
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