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HS 56 C-E

This lightweight hedge trimmer features professional-grade cutting power and Easy2Start™ technology.

HS 56 C-E
Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 23reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Another Professional grade that is perfect for homeowner. This is my third Stihl product purchased in the past 18 months. I've gone with professional grade products even though they all get homeowner use. This trimmer is perfect balance between the two, powerful though not too big. Starts everytime with minimal effort. It's not as loud as I originally thought. I found on average of an hour each use with no fatigue at all. Easily handles the typical pruning jobs, and can tackle some of the tougher ones that would normally require a set of loppers.Requires a minimal amount of maintenance November 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by This product is light weight and cuts easy This will make cutting tons of fun and save you lots of time also they don't hurt your back our arms after long use November 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by light powerful hedgetrimmer I bought this to replace a echo unit I was having problems with and am very satisfied with is lighter and better balanced then any other gas hedge trimmer I have ever used and has plenty of power.I did have to take mine back to the dealer because of a carb issue but that was quickly resolved and has run perfect ever since. October 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great product for the money When I got home with the new trimmer, I started using it. It starts great and has plenty of power. It does a very good job. I have cut 3/4 boxwoods limbs with it. It is very easy to use. As with all Stihl products, a good tool. I am very pleased so far. September 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Product! I found this hedge trimmer extremely easy to start and it starts first or second pull everytime. I already knew how to use the Easy2Start system from a prior unit. I understand the frustration of pulling multiple times and not having the unit start; I realized my issues were driven by operator error once I read the manual.This tool is reliable and has more than enough power. August 18, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Excellent power to weight This unit stopped running well a few hours into the first use. Returned to dealer and after a few days they returned it to me running perfectly, and has worked reliably ever since. I used to trim by hand. This machine paid for itself the first day I used it. Stihl forever! July 22, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Dissappointed in HS 56 C This trimmer works fine IF you can get it started and keep it running. I spend more time pulling the cord than trimming hedges. Assuming I can get the unit started, it will quit in the middle of the job and won't restart. Better off with a pair of scissors. July 4, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Unhappy with this trimmer I have 30 or more stihl units. I currently have 4 stihl hedge trimmers and 3 of them are in the shop needing repairs, the 4th I had to purchase today because I need a working set for one of our crews tomorrow. I am completely dissatisfied with the hedge trimmers I have purchased from stihl. Apart from the hedge trimmers we have line trimmers, blowers, partner saws, chain saws etc which run all day every day.......... However, our hedge trimmers, sit in the shop awaiting repairs. June 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best I've ever used! I had read some spotty reviews about the engine, but took a chance when I realized the machine with the best reviews had the same motor.I runs great! Easy, reliable start, cold or hot, it cuts like nothing I have ever owned!I have overgrown hedges and oleanders . The thicker branches (1"+) take a little longer, but it goes thru cleanly.The only thing I didn't appreciate was when cutting high, the exhaust blows right in my face, but its not Stihl's fault I let the plants grow so high. May 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by So glad i have it Hedge trimming is now just a matter of a few hours instead of a weekend. Even cutting back hedges and trees is just done simple like that... October 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent Having used several different hedge trimmers which cost a fraction of what this did I was never pleased with the results. This trimmer has made the investment worthwhile. I will never buy cheap again this starts every time and will cut anything I can get between the teeth. Great overall product with no major complaints. I only wish it had a higher neck on the gas tank so I could get it all the way full without having to negotiate around the handle and tilting the machine. July 24, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Unreliable I just baught this machine 2 months ago,been having problems starting,serviced 3 times already,so I've spent well over what it's worth,my dealer will not accept the fact that I have a bad great when it starts .i caint even sell it cause its unreliable . June 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Reliable and professional hedge trimmer! The HS 56 is a solid performer and my main work horse for all of my residential work! Starts quick, amazing fuel economy, and extremely light weight! I highly recommend this trimmer and will buy a second one as business increases! May 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Easy to start, light enough to work with for hours, cuts like a hor knife through butter! My first Stihl product but not my last! Easy to start. Tamed my out of control Hollies, Box Woods and Leland Cypress all in a few hours instead of a few days! April 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by AWESOME TRIMMER !! I have been using this hedge trimmer for about a month now and it is incredible !! It is very well balanced and is very easy to use. It has plenty of power and it makes trimming hedges alot more fun !! February 4, 2013
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