FC 56 C-E - $229.99 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
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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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FC 56 C-E is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 78.
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy Start and Powerful I have never owned any lawn equipment that started so easy. Stihl has hit the mark with their easy pull start system. My edger is listed as a homeowner product but it could be used for any professional landscape work. It has plenty of power and balances very well when edging. Great product. I purchased a Stihl weedeater last year and like it so well I had to get the edger as well.
Date published: 2017-07-04
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Save your money. Doesn't start. The engine is extremely difficult to start on most occasions, even when you buy the expensive, canned gas with no ethanol and otherwise maintain the unit. I have owned one of these units for six years now, and it is ridiculous how hard it is to start, even with the good gas in it. I have found that similar products from other manufacturers are more dependable and easier to start.
Date published: 2017-06-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Nice Edger, But....... This is a very nice edger. As a concrete finisher for over 40 years I'm very familiar with Stihl products. There are two things I don't like about this edger. One, it's hard to start, regardless of the choke setting. I pull and pull and pull and pull until it finally starts. Two, this edger is very uncomfortable to use. I've had many different edgers, from 2 cycle to 110 volt wired to 24 volt battery. None of these prior non-Stihl edgers caused me any discomfort. However, this particular edger causes major discomfort in my arm and shoulder.I can't recommend this edger considering the problems I've encountered.
Date published: 2017-06-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from STIHL products are people who work Easily the most powerful cutter I have ever owned - and among the easiest to start I have ever seen. For folks who like to work efficiently STHIL offers a variety of scalable sized edgers making it simple to find one that fits your needs and your hands!I love my STHIL chain saws and this just adds to my appreciation (and collection) of time saving ranch tools.
Date published: 2017-06-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good, not great. Not worth the price I paid. The balance is pretty good, but I need to switch hands often. Cuts well, but the auto spool is a joke. It simplely doesn't work. I own it less than 2 weeks and only used it 3 times, already I'm out of line and the unit doesn't auto advance the line. I tried to fix it and the line came out of one hole and I cannot get it back in. Now I'm cutting with one, not two pieces of !one.For the price I paid for it, I was expecting much, much more
Date published: 2017-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the ease to replace the line This unit is awesome. No excessive pulls to start,
Date published: 2017-06-09
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