SH 56 C-E - $199.95 DSRP


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A fuel-efficient shredder vac/blower with the convenience of the Easy2Start™ System.

Get ready for our new fuel efficient STIHL HomeScaper Series™ SH 56 C-E for occasional users. Powered by a low emissions engine, this handheld shredder vac/blower features the STIHL Easy2Start™ system, making starting almost effortless. While a specialized shredder blade on the fan wheel reduces yard waste, this shredder vac also converts easily into a handheld gas leaf blower. Fitted with a semi-...Read More
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SH 56 C-E Specifications
DISPLACEMENT 27.2 cc (1.66 cu. in.)
ENGINE POWER 0.7 kW (0.9 bhp)
WEIGHT 5.2 kg (11.5 Ibs.)
FUEL CAPACITY 540 cc (18.3 oz.)
AIR VELOCITY Round: 64 m/sec (143 mph)
AIR VOLUME (Vac mode) 710 m3/h (418 cfm)
SOUND PRESSURE RATING 70 dB(A) Vac & Blower
Measured per ANSI B 175.2
BAG CAPACITY 1.5 cu. ft. = 1.2 bushel
AIR VOLUME Round: 710 m3/h (418 cfm)
POWER SOURCE Gas
* Blower Mode
Model Features
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    Built in the USA
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    STIHL Easy2Start™
    The STIHL Easy2Start™ system makes starting STIHL® outdoor power tools almost effortless, eliminating the need for a strong pull of the starting cord. This advanced starting system is designed to make starting STIHL® products fast and easy. The specific system may vary by model, but in each case, a quick pull overcomes the engine’s compression to minimize the strength and effort required to start. Available on selected products.
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    Shoulder Strap
    The STIHL shoulder strap allows for greater maneuverability and helps reduce operator fatigue, allowing the user to work comfortably.
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    Multi-Function Control Handle
    Having easy access to all of the controls on one comfortable handle helps makes it easier to complete tasks so the operator’s hand never has to leave the handle.
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    Purge Pump Primer
    The purge pump primer feature enables the user to prime the carburetor with fuel, enabling easier starting. The purge pump primer is designed in a way that the operator cannot flood the machine by priming the carburetor too many times. Flooding the engine is still possible if the choke is not removed after the engine fires.
Standard Features
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    Common Features for Handheld Blowers and Shredders
    View the features common to many STIHL handheld blowers and Shredders.

Important Information
Note: STIHL recommends use of fuel with no more than 10% Ethanol content. Using fuel with greater than 10% Ethanol content may cause damage to your equipment and may void your STIHL warranty. Learn More…
WARNING! Improper use of any power tool may cause serious or fatal injury. Read, understand and follow carefully the operating and safety instructions in your instruction manual before using such products.

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Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 44reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by makes cleanup easy I bought this shredder vac per request of my clients since they didn't want me doing blower near their pool. We use it for commercial gardening. I went to they dealer and they pointed me to this machine and I am glad I took their advice. This vacuum makes cleanup in gravel much easier than raking. Instead of burying the leaves under rocks it cleans them up and shreds them enough to fill more trash in the trash cans. Then once all the bigger trash is picked up switch the attachments and blow it in to a pile and switch back vacuum and you're all done. I have never had to take it to the shop. It does get dusty so wear a mask. Due to the dust it also needs the air filter to be replaced frequently. But still highly recommended April 30, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great, but lacking one feature The blower is easy to start, relatively light, has great power, but lacks a feature. The old Stihl blower this replaced, and other current Stihl models, have a feature where you can lock the trigger in full power. This model lacks what would seem to be very easy to incorporate a means of locking the trigger at full power. Having to keep the finger manually depressed is annoying. February 12, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent Blower/Vac Excellent blower for the money. Easy to start no chance of flooding. Great power sucking and blowing. Vac attachment is easy to install. Vac is easy to use and not clumsy and awkward to hold onto. Works great for blowing snow. January 16, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by easy start easy start is great because of my arthritis in my arm and hands January 15, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Light and easy to start and control! I have had "economy" equipment in the past. My dad was always a Stihl man so when we saw the line of Stihl power equipment and after struggling with one of the "economy" brands we bought the Stihl. We absolutely love it! It is light enough and easy enough to use that both of us love to use it. We purchased the gutter attachment and now no more climbing ladders to clean the gutters. What a versatile machine. It is easy to start and the trigger throttle control allows me to control the power and not make a mess. November 29, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Awesome blower, but vacuum is only good for small jobs I was really impressed by the blower on the unit, and the ability to vary blower strength. I was disappointed in the vacuum capability, however. It was good for picking up small amounts of loose leaves, but struggled to suck up large amounts. Even with small amounts you needed to put the nozzle right on top of the leaves to get them. November 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Perferct for Redidential Lawn Use Have 3 acers of lawn with trees and window wells around my home, Product turns leaves in window wells to a fine pwder. Blows leaves like no other blower I ever owned. September 29, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Very difficult to start We have had nothing but problems with this blower since it came out of the box. To begin with, it is very difficult to start. Pull the cord numerous times, and sometimes it will start, most of the time not. Our blower is now in the shop for the 4th time since we got it in April, 1st time cause it just wouldn't start, next 2 times because the nut holding the shredder kept coming loose, and the blower won't start if the shredder is loose. This time it's in the shop for a fuel leak. Has not been available for us to use very much. Save your money, don't buy this product. September 23, 2014
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