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STIHL HS 56 Hedge Trimmer

With its powerful STIHL 2-MIX engine and intuitive controls, the STIHL HS 56 hedge trimmer is ideal for landscape gardeners and agriculturists. The STIHL ErgoStart function makes it easier to start the hedge trimmer, reducing the amount of force required so that a slow, smooth pull is sufficient to start the engine. The special cutter geometry and double-sided cutting blade enable you to cut with absolute precision – horizontally, vertically and in corners. This means that you can trimhedges and shrubs efficiently and easily using the STIHL HS 56 C-E petrol hedge trimmer. The single-lever operation function also makes it easier to use the power tool, offering access to all essential functions via a single lever.

Comfort while you work is also important. The STIHL anti-vibration system absorbs engine vibrations to protect your muscles and joints. The tool-free fuel cap also helps you to work efficiently, as you can quickly top up the fuel and then get straight back to work. The STIHL HS 56 is equipped with a tip protector to shield the blades and transmission, but also to protect the power tool from obstacles close to the hedge, such as walls. The carrying ring in the handle allows the hedge trimmer to be hung on the wall to save space. You can find out how to ensure that you enjoy your hedge trimmer for a long time to come with our tips for regular care and maintenance.

The HS 56 C-E petrol hedge trimmer has a bar length of 60 cm.

  • Ideal for agriculture and horticulture
  • Long cleaning intervals courtesy of the long-life air filter system
  • STIHL ErgoStart means a smooth start with no sudden power peaks
  • Excellent cutting performance even in corners, due to the special cutter geometry
  • Comfort variant with standard tip protector to prevent damage
  • HS 56 C-E


    The pictures shown are sample photos. The actual appearance of the equipment features and their specific attachment to the product may differ from the pictorial representations, but will have the same functionality.

    Winter slide
    STIHL 2 MIX engine
    STIHL 2-MIX Engine
    Anti-vibration system

    Technical details

    Cutting length600 mm
    Displacement21.4 cm³
    Displacement1.31 cu-in
    Engine power0.65 kW
    Engine power0.9 bhp

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