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HS 56

This lightweight hedge trimmer features professional-grade cutting power.

HS 56
HS 56 is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 20.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Light weight and cuts great The HS 56 is a great light weight hedge trimmer that cuts great. It cuts large branches with no problems. I have lots of hedges to cut holding it at shoulder height and its light weight design doesn't tire my shoulders out. I have no problems starting the machine. Just follow the directions. Great trimmer.
Date published: 2019-08-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Wouldn't recommend this model I own a lawn care company and thru the summer we trim hundreds of shrubs and my experience with the hs 56 is less than pleasing. The trimmer is way louder that even the bigger units and the engine fouls spark plugs like crazy no matter how you adjust the carburetor resulting in lots of $in down time. A parallel problem is the smoke it bellows. It's enough to make you not feel well. Love stihl products just don't recommend this model.
Date published: 2019-08-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pricey, but works very well This trimmer has plenty of cutting power and appears very well made. It cuts like a monster, but gets very heavy after prolonged use. It seems especially heavy when I have to extend my arms to reach a wide or tall hedge. I recommend they find a way to make it a bit lighter. Other than that, I highly recommend this product and would buy it again myself.
Date published: 2019-07-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I am a home owner and this hedge trimmer does a nice job. The trimmer had no problem trimming hedges and cedar tree limbs up to 3/4 diameter. I was able to easily shape plants in circular and flat dimensions. The trimmer starts easily and runs smooth. It will burn through a tank of gas pretty quickly. Bought a case of oil with it and the warranty was extended from 2 to 4 years.The only bummer is the pull start mechanism. After about 5 starts the internal spring became sprung and the cord would not retract. Luckily it was an easy fix to reposition the spring into the original location. I suspect there was some type of assembly issue and hope it is not a design issue. Time will tell.
Date published: 2019-07-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Hedge Trimmer I use this trimmer at our cabin to control overgrowth on our access road. It’s light weight and great power make it easy to clear the way. The best Trimmer ever!!
Date published: 2019-05-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best trimmer I've used I have always used gas trimmers. However, this is by far the best ride for you. You do not feel any vibrations. It cuts like butter. Honestly I don't see myself going back to the offbrands. I was using a ryobi 20 inch blade and it croaked on me. I went and bought this and went back to finish the job and this cuts 3-4x faster than the ryobi ever did. Great buy.
Date published: 2019-03-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Sucks I've been using stihl products for many years. And have used many of these trimmers over the years.Earlier versions of this trimmer were better. This one is very loud, and produces a lot of smoke, compared to other models. Always feel sick after using it from inhaling all the smoke.And has continuous engine problem. Very Disappointed. Note that half the reviews shown for this model are for a electric trimmer, not this model.
Date published: 2019-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from very well balanced Love the hedge trimmer. It does a great job cutting down all of my perennials for the winter, and I do have a lot of them and this thing made very short work of thew whole ordeal. Worked very well on trimming the few boxwoods that I have. I do wish the throttle response was just a little bit better on it though. It seems to have quite a delay before it revs up to cutting speed. But other than that, it starts very easily. It seems to operate very well on synthetic fuel, with no worries of gumming up the carberator. All in all was a great purchase and will probably last for the rest of my time on this planet.
Date published: 2018-10-28
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