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FC 56 C-E

This lightweight edger is ideal for use around the home and features Easy2Start™ technology.

FC 56 C-E
Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 36reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Excellent edger, but not perfect. The edger is well made, feels much more solid than a typical homeowner power tool (which is typical of all Stihl products). Starts easily, runs well. Works great on previously edged turf. The problem is that this unit does not have the power to effortlessly make an initial "groove" when working on hard surface edges that have been heavily overgrown with turf and backfilled with soil from neglect (or maybe were never deeply edged). Especially when the soil is moist (tip: wait until it dries). In this type of situation, you have to go slowly, a foot or two at a time, going back and forth until the groove is created. It's a bit of a workout (thankfully the unit is very light). After that, though, it's smooth sailing! The next time you edge, it'll leave a beautiful sharp edge on one pass walking as fast as you want to go. August 14, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by FC 56 C-E Stihl Edger I finally up graded to a Stihl and i really like it, starts very easily, one maybe two pulls at most and it fires right up. Has plenty of power and it looks good too. i'm very pleased with this edger. July 11, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by A step above the rest You can tell from the first use that you've made an upgrade from other edgers. As stated starting the edger is smooth and easy. Follow the recommendations from the manufacturer for optimal results. July 11, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Undepenable First time it ran great, second time it began sputtering, third time all the fuel leaked out from the carburetor. July 6, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Another Stihl added to the collection I’ve slowly been adding Stihl’s to the garage as items have aged / failed. This time the electric edger went up in smoke - literally. Having had enough with long extension cords and the temperamental performance from electrics, it was time to switch to a gas powered. I was looking at the professional line, but picked up the homeowner version (model was not available). As with the other Stihl’s, starts easy and has a good balance. The 56CE had the power to complete the job which burned up the electric. One improvement would be to have an edge guide to run along the concrete. June 21, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Love the straight shaft I have never had a straight shaft trimmer and I love how powerful and easy this trimmer is to use. I wanted to buy a trimmer I knew could be serviced if I needed to so I went with this Stihl. I got the double warranty and I am very happy with this purchase. May 27, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Has great warranty than others! Has a 4 year warranty instead of the many other companies. It does lack power for a edger but does the job and bogs down at times. May 24, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Coming From An Electric Black & Decker 1.25 HP Well, I decided to upgrade big time, I've been working with an Electric Black & Decker 1.25 HP, I fired this bad boy up and my whole yard world changed in an instant. So far I am loving this tool! May 22, 2015