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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 4.1 out of 5 by 101.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best shredder around! I have had the SH56 C-E for about 6 months now. As a shredder I have used it on one job. The leaves and other debris were chopped up very nicely and the collection bag was of good size. I bought a gutter kit at the same time and have used it twice. This thing has more than enough power for cleaning gutters. While using make sure you pay attention to the wind direction and do it often enough debris doesn't build up in the gutters!!!I have used this shredder as a blower to get rid of snow more than any other job. It works great for snow that is not too wet. I will be buying the nozzle that fans/narrows out at the bottom. Sure beats a shovel!!!!
Date published: 2018-02-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great product, change a couple things. This blower/vac has some great things going for it. Starts super easy and is very user friendly. The SH-56 has the quality that Stihl is known for. The shredding blade on the impeller is the best I've seen in this level of shredder, big thumbs up for that. It will handle small twigs with ease and you don't need to worry about damaging the impeller. It has plenty of power although I wish it came with a funnel attachment for the end of the blower tube just for that extra kick of wind speed. I would only change a couple of things. First, I wish the throttle had a lock out so I didn't have to hold it down the entire time. Second, it needs to be a tool free switch from blower to vac and back. The way that the tubes attach is great and secure but you need a screw driver to take them off, just a slight inconvenience. I would recommend this product to any home owner.
Date published: 2017-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love it Easy to start. Light weight but powerful. Smooth running engine that is surprisingly not that loud. Great product!!!
Date published: 2017-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome machine I already owned a br 600 backpack blower. I bought this machine to vacuum leaves out of landscaping beds. Works awesome. Also kind of neat it changes to a blower my 72 year old mom can start it and blow patio and walkways off also. Nice little machine.
Date published: 2017-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for home use. I love this blower/vac! I cleaned up the whole yard in about 30 minutes and all the leaves fit in two of the bags. One of the best tools I have ever purchased.
Date published: 2017-11-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from easy to start, easy to use, great for mulching. I recommend this product for anyone who has a fall leaf issue. Also a great blower.
Date published: 2017-11-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from easy start good blower. terrible vacuum. I don't think a dust mask will do when you use this unit as a vacuum. It will cover you from head to toe in fine dust particles. I wanted strictly a vacuum. When I came across the 56 c I thought it was just that. After I made my purchase I quickly found out for the first time ever I did not like my Stihl product.It feels like they just quickly made a blower work as a vacuum. It feels all wrong to use as a vacuum ergonomically. Stihl need to go back to the drawing board on this one and make a vacuum only design. If i wanted dirt bath i would just roll around in the dirt not blow it up my nose.
Date published: 2017-10-27
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Broken Vacuum accessory the first day Before I even had a chance to use it, the Vacuum tube was standing against my fence and blew over. The ring which attaches the vacuum tube to the motor broke.It was not a hard blow, but the ring is extremely fragile.
Date published: 2017-10-20
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