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.

STIHL products sold through U.S. STIHL Dealers are for distribution in the United States only.
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Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 53reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Awesome Edger BUT (personal preference) This is by far one of the best edgers we have had. Main feature for me (female) was how easy it was to start once I learned what I was doing wrong and flooding the engine with gas. The rope is easy to pull and would start after 2-3 pulls.All my edging is along pathways and driveways. There is no (blade guard) that would ride alongside the concrete to keep the blade from hitting it. September 15, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by easy to handle does a great job edging on driveway and curbs. lawn looks great after use September 13, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Another great Stihl product for my lawn - but one complaint This is by far the best edger I've owned; when the previous one died I realized it was time to buy an edger that would last (just like my Stihl chain saws, lawn trimmer and blower). So this edger has been all that I expected with one nuisance - the pull cord for the starter must not be strong/thick enough since it's broken really early in this edger's life. Compared to the other Stihl products I have; all of which I've used for years and the starter cords on them are all the original...not one has snapped after a LOT of use. But the cord on this edger failed after only 3 summers of periodic use (maybe a full pulls on the cord every 4-6 weeks during the summer months). Rough math - after less than 100 pulls it's now broken? Seems unusual. Otherwise completely satisfied with this edger. September 6, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Outshines my old edger hands down ! Easy start - power to run as fast as I can stay behind it , my old one would stall if I did more than than just creep along - Very happy with my purchase ! September 5, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by This product performed flawlessly I have used this tool a couple of times now and it has performed beautifully.It is a straight shaft and it is longer and a little heavier than my old one, but it outperformed the old one 100 fold. I highly recommend this product to anyone who is looking for a great edger. It is well worth the money. I would purchase another one when needed hands down. September 4, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good purchase I needed a weed wacker and bought one after much research, basically because the dealer was very close to my home. Nice machine at not too bad a price. The only caveat, if you're left handed, the exhaust side is against your body. I have to cut right handed to not get 'burned' no prob. The strap helps. August 20, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Nice unit for manicuring the front yard but not for heavy use Had a professional unit in the past but donated it to relatives in a move.Purchased a new unit based on the recommendation of the assistant manager of the store. Explained that use was for a residential 1/2 acre with overgrowth outside the fence line. The unit handles routine trimming well but struggles with heavier brush. Also, the loop handle is difficult to hold when faced with heavy growth. Bike handled unit is much better suited for more aggressive cuts but did lack maneuverability. Overall quality and dependability are good. Do your homework and understand your needs. August 17, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Buy the best Love my new STHIL FC 56 C-E edger. Cranks very easily every time with plenty of power. August 2, 2016
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