FC 56 C-E - $249.95 DSRP


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FC 56 C-E

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This lightweight edger is ideal for use around the home and features Easy2Start™ technology.

Perfect for use around the home, the lightweight FC 56 C-E STIHL edger combines features like a new semi-automatic choke and the Easy2Start™ system—reducing the number of steps needed to get started. Powered by a low-emission fuel efficient engine, this edger also features a new, simple starting procedure designed to prevent flooding. The adjustable depth wheel helps select the cutting depth...Read More
Print Spec Sheets
FC 56 C-E Specifications
DISPLACEMENT 27.2 cc (1.66 cu. in.)
ENGINE POWER 0.8 kW (1.07 bhp)
WEIGHT 6.1 kg (13.5 lbs.)
FUEL CAPACITY 340 cc (11.5 oz.)
BLADE SIZE 20.3 cm (8.0 in.)
ARBOR SIZE 25.4 mm (1.0 in.)
GEAR RATIO AND BLADE SPEED 1:1.24 8,300 rpm
POWER SOURCE Gas
Model Features
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    Built in the USA
    Indicates products that are built in the United States from domestic and foreign parts and components.

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    Reduced-Emission Engine Technology - Caring for Nature
    The STIHL Inc. “Caring for Nature” seal identifies its powered products that are more environmentally conscious, producing zero or low exhaust emissions. STIHL Inc. defines “low exhaust emissions” as being cleaner than EPA and/or CARB exhaust emission standards.

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    Skid Plate
    All STIHL edgers come equipped with a skid plate to protect the gearbox during use.
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    Adjustable Depth Wheel
    The feature allows the user to easily adjust the wheel to the desired cutting depth for creating precision cuts.
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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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    Stop Switch
    With the Stop Switch, the equipment’s ignition is always ready for starting. Products with this feature shut off easily by pressing and holding down the switch. When the switch is released, it returns to the start position automatically, reducing the number of steps needed to start the product.
Standard Features
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    Common Features for Edgers
    View the features common to many STIHL edgers.

Important Information
Note: STIHL engine products with the Caring for Nature logo are cleaner than EPA Standards for exhaust emissions.
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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Optional Accessories
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    Straps and Harnesses
    They distribute the load from your hands to your shoulders. They also help reduce operator fatigue and make it easier to use trimmers, brushcutters and clearing saws for extended periods.
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FC 56 C-E is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 84.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love the professional look. Much better that using a weed eater. Like the product, starts easy and easy to use. Good look when finished. Much easier to use the 2nd time around.
Date published: 2017-10-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from FC56C-E Easy to start even though I am a 69 year old female. Not difficult to run. Cuts crisp lines for a great trim
Date published: 2017-09-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy starting and easy to use. My Stihl edger starts on the second pull every time, just as my Stihl string trimmer does. The FC 56 is easy to use and does a nice job. I'm sold on Stihl power equipment and I won't look at anything else.
Date published: 2017-09-19
Rated 2 out of 5 by from I was told it would run for 3 foot ball fields. It only did my back and almost my front not very big I was told it would run for 3 foot ball fields. It only did my back and almost my front not very big
Date published: 2017-09-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It's a beast! I was using a 4 stroke three wheel dealio from a big box store to do my edging. It was anemic at best and if it weren't for the ability to start it with a drill good luck ever getting it running. It did get the job done though...barely. Enter the Stihl 56 C-E and all problems disappear. This machine starts like a dream, a 10 year can start it easily. It has loads of power too, plenty. The edger is light at the head and very easy to control. I just love this thing!
Date published: 2017-09-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Gets the job done! A little under powered when making the initial pass on overgrown sidewalks but after that it maintains it very well.
Date published: 2017-08-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not sure why I waited so long! Should have bought this 10 years ago, probably paid more for cheap throw-away units that now are in the trash. Power is more than enough, usually only use half throttle for normal trimming.Trim head spools line perfectly.50:1 syn-oil mix leaves no visible smoke when using trimmer.
Date published: 2017-07-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Edger This edger is fantastic. Easy to use and makes a big difference around flower beds/sidewalks in just a few minutes. I really like the height adjustability and light weight.
Date published: 2017-07-07
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