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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
SH 56 C-E is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 122.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Moderate power, plastic broke first time I tried to remove the vac tube Struggles to pick up many parts and pieces. Bought it for my pool deck. It will pick up debris if you have the about on the ground but then you wear it out dragging it. Plastic tabs on motor broke the first time I tried to remove the vacuum tube.Not happy with my purchase.
Date published: 2019-05-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Poor backing bun Stihl warranty - Don’t buy I wouldn’t bother. Stihl doesn’t stand behind looking for ways to weasal out of warranty replacement. 3 years ago I got my wife the leaf vacuum for Mothers Day. Bought the oil for the extended warranty. Unit wouldn’t run. Brought to dealer. He says was a bad switch. Then he says debris got through the filter and ruined the engine. Dealer says he never looked at the filter when we had it in last complaining it wouldn’t run because “we didn’t specifically ask him to.” The dealer says that’s our fault and Stihl won’t stand behind the warranty - and cost more to repair than buy a new one. So it’s now in the garbage. Stihl technician rep doesn’t respond to my emails and leaves the dealer to say “too bad..but doesn shoot the messenger.” We have 3 other Stihl tools and that’s it. Time to change brands since their brand service seems in absentia.
Date published: 2019-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent and Time Saving equipment I purchased this unit due to buying a home with lots of trees. I wanted a product that I could use for years to come. Which means STIHL was going to be my choice. The first unit I was sold had issues right out of the box. I took it back the same day and the business in which I purchased it from gave me a new one. I work in retail as a salesman and know that sometimes problems occur. With that being said and the business taking care of me the second Vac/Shredder works flawlessly. This thing is a beast and fun to use. I had to get adjusted to it but it is going to save a lot of time and make lots of great mulch. I am very happy with the product and very Thankful for the quick turnaround on a replacement. Sometimes there is a procedure that needs to be followed on products that don't work. Meaning they replace what ever is wrong with the unit you purchased but they simply swapped it out. Which meant I could get my yard done. I really enjoy yardwork using my STIHL products and can feel the quality while getting the jobs done.
Date published: 2019-05-08
Date published: 2019-04-28
Rated 1 out of 5 by from worst lawn equipment purchase ever Tried to use the vac-shredder for the 1st time. It was very hard to start and would not keep running without the choke being held on. Also the engine would not rev up at all. I will be taking it back to Bane Welker today. They will either fix it or I will leave it in the parking lot as It is it is unusable to me or anyone else. I could have bought these kind of problems anywhere for less. I bought this product on recommendations from other Stihl owners. It is without doubt the most expensive and worst lawn equipment purchase I have ever made.
Date published: 2019-02-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing vacuum! This shredder vac replaced a 19 year old SH55, which I thought was a great vacuum. This new SH56 runs circles around the old SH55 and it is quieter. Amazing.
Date published: 2019-01-14
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Good I wish i would have got the more expensive model with more power. My type of tree send down lots of small branches so it kept getting stuck and seizing up the blower.
Date published: 2019-01-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not Fully Satisfied I have used this blower 3 times now to blow off pine needle debris from our camps nature walk. It does the job, but with some elbo grease. The walk is about 1/4 mile and gets a lot of pine needles.While this usit does the job, I had to have it serviced after 3 uses, the coil went out. It would not have concerned me exceot that the Stihl rep was able to diagnose the issue without testing and had the part in stock. The Stihl rep said, oh this is one in a hundred.One in 100 ? Either Stihl has very low volume sales on their blowers, or they need some 6sigma certified project managers to help get that number more reasonable like 1 in a thousand? (but, they did fix it in less than 24 hours - Try that with Echo or Husqvarna)I have not had an opportunity to try out the shredder, but will report here after I do.My recomendation is that if you need a shredder then go with this model. Otherwise save some cash and buy an Echo or Husqvarna (same quality less price)
Date published: 2018-11-27
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