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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 43reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great, but lacking one feature The blower is easy to start, relatively light, has great power, but lacks a feature. The old Stihl blower this replaced, and other current Stihl models, have a feature where you can lock the trigger in full power. This model lacks what would seem to be very easy to incorporate a means of locking the trigger at full power. Having to keep the finger manually depressed is annoying. February 12, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent Blower/Vac Excellent blower for the money. Easy to start no chance of flooding. Great power sucking and blowing. Vac attachment is easy to install. Vac is easy to use and not clumsy and awkward to hold onto. Works great for blowing snow. January 16, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by easy start easy start is great because of my arthritis in my arm and hands January 15, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Light and easy to start and control! I have had "economy" equipment in the past. My dad was always a Stihl man so when we saw the line of Stihl power equipment and after struggling with one of the "economy" brands we bought the Stihl. We absolutely love it! It is light enough and easy enough to use that both of us love to use it. We purchased the gutter attachment and now no more climbing ladders to clean the gutters. What a versatile machine. It is easy to start and the trigger throttle control allows me to control the power and not make a mess. November 29, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Awesome blower, but vacuum is only good for small jobs I was really impressed by the blower on the unit, and the ability to vary blower strength. I was disappointed in the vacuum capability, however. It was good for picking up small amounts of loose leaves, but struggled to suck up large amounts. Even with small amounts you needed to put the nozzle right on top of the leaves to get them. November 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Perferct for Redidential Lawn Use Have 3 acers of lawn with trees and window wells around my home, Product turns leaves in window wells to a fine pwder. Blows leaves like no other blower I ever owned. September 29, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Very difficult to start We have had nothing but problems with this blower since it came out of the box. To begin with, it is very difficult to start. Pull the cord numerous times, and sometimes it will start, most of the time not. Our blower is now in the shop for the 4th time since we got it in April, 1st time cause it just wouldn't start, next 2 times because the nut holding the shredder kept coming loose, and the blower won't start if the shredder is loose. This time it's in the shop for a fuel leak. Has not been available for us to use very much. Save your money, don't buy this product. September 23, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Just won't start This is by far the worst piece of yard equipment I have ever owned. I have owned many brands and this is the least reliable ever. It just won't start on a regular basis. It will never start if you keep it stored below 30 degrees F, you have to warm it up first. I have met others with the same problem. I use the pre-mix fuel recommended by the dealer, too. The blower is fine and it isn't very loud, but the shredder is weak and clogs easily. My old blower/vac "blew" this one away. So disappointed. No more Stihl for me, despite good reviews. September 22, 2014
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