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HSA 56

This battery-powered hedge trimmer bundle comes standard with battery and charger, and combines great power and long run times. Batteries and chargers can be purchased separately or as a combined set with tool.

HSA 56
HSA 56 is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 13.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Must have got a lemon After reading all the glowing reviews I purchased this trimmer. In my experience the battery lasted 50% of advertised. After trimming 1 and 1/4 battery charge the trimmer locked up. I took it back to the Stihl dealer and there was no easy fix, i.e. blade jammed. Stihl wants it repaired and will send the parts to the dealer, sometime. As of this writing it has been 8 days since they were ordered but still nothing. I guess it is not uncommon for it to take quite some time for Stihl to honor their warranty. I heartily regret purchasing the battery operated unit. Any twig larger than my little finger gets gnawed on, not cut. My other Stihl products are great, but they have a gasoline engine. The battery operated hedge trimmer, not so much.
Date published: 2018-03-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best for Do-It-Yourself'ers This is my first hedge trimmer, so I do not have a lot of experience with them. I went to the Stihl dealership because my research indicated battery-operated hedge trimmers have come a long way as far as operational charge and how long the charge lasts, with Stihl being rated very highly. I'm glad I did. My HSA-56 lasts 40 minutes which is plenty of time for both my front and back yard hedges. It cuts them like butter, so its got the power I need without the hassle of the power cord dragging around. The bottom of the trimmer is flat and so the hedges do not get caught on it. This trimmer is about medium weight with the battery inside, so cutting will wear on your forearms a bit after a while. Lastly, the battery meter is right in front and shows you how much charge is left. For example, if the indicator appears half way diminished on the meter than you have approximately 20 minutes left. The safety mechanisms on it are going to ensure you won't lose a finger, so while you may gripe about them always understand they're there for your benefit.
Date published: 2017-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It is so easy to start I previously owned an off named hedge trimmer. I had it for 8 years and it was hard to start and always in for repairs. I got fed up with it and replaced it with my new Stihl machine. I'm very pleased with it's easy pull start and the larger space in the reciprocating blades allowing me to cut thicker branches on my hedges and bushes. This is my first season using it. I'll winterize it for storage this winter and expect it to re ready to use next year and for many more seasons to come.Dan
Date published: 2017-11-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from this product has great features I used my new hedge trimmer for the past two weeks and I cannot be happier. it's light weight, easy to operate, no hassles with cords or fuel, ample power, well built and sturdy. Very dependable, charging time is very convenient.
Date published: 2017-10-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is a wonderful trimmer. The HSA 56 has exceeded my expectations. It cuts faster and more precisely then any other trimmer I have owned. The fact that is cordless has made me more productive and the run time per battery is way better than I expected.
Date published: 2017-10-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Trimmer I used the trimmer one weekend and it was powerful, reliable, and safe to use. The battery charged quickly and held it's charge well.
Date published: 2017-10-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Expensive but works very well I live in the Los Angeles area. I need to trim my hedges two to three times per year. My gas hedge trimmer would not start [again]. Probably the gas went bad [again]. I get tired of adding new gas with oil and using only a portion to trim, and then storing the gas only to see it go bad months later [again]. And I do not want another corded electric tool. So I investigated the battery trimmers. On special sale, I purchased the FSA56 string trimmer and the HSA56 hedge trimmer and therefore got two batteries and chargers. I didn't think the hedge trimmer would hold up to the gas powered trimmer but it does. It is easier to use, lighter, and cuts just as well if not better. Having two batteries allowed me to run for a long time and I still had half-power left in the second battery when I was done. Stihl, you made a believer out of me for battery powered tools.
Date published: 2017-10-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stihl is the best Bought due to old weed eater trimmer would not start.
Date published: 2017-09-27
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