FC 56 C-E - $259.95 DSRP


Distributor Suggested Retail Price FC 56 C-E DSRP:  $259.95

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 68.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great commercial edger for light edging! I bought this to use commercially, since they did not have any other models. Overall, I am very happy! I thought it would not be powerful enough for commercial use, but I was wrong. For commercial users with very light edging needs, this is a great unit if it's all that the dealer has. I am not a fan of the handle, since it is not rubberized, but this can be avoided by buying the 91 or 70 (which I would have bought if my dealer had it). I would reccomend this edger for a commercial setting with very light duty maintained edges, if the other edgers are not available.
Date published: 2017-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product this trimmer starts easy and reliable. It is fuel efficient, I can trim a 1.4 acre yard on 1 tank after the initial trimming. This trimmer cuts tough grass on chain link fence much better than my old trimmer. It is light enough that I can trim the yard with out tiring. It is by far the best trimmer I have ever owned.
Date published: 2017-05-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is best the best trimmer I have ever used. I have used this trimmer for a couple of weeks since I have had it. It has been used all around my house and yard. It has performed to my satisfaction in all categories. I enjoy using it. I cannot think of anything negative to say about it.
Date published: 2017-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does a good job...fast start Wanted a gas powered edger forever...string trimmers suck at long straight concrete edges. This product does the job with ease, and it starts fast and easy.
Date published: 2017-05-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Runs circles around my old edger, great tool. I have been replacing all of my landscape toools to STIHL. The Edger is the last one. This is a great tool, as are all of my other STIHL tools. They are just the best.
Date published: 2017-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Reliable Stihl is known for their quality and reliability in yard equipment. That's why I made the drive to my local Stihl dealership, bypassing several big box stores and the brands they carry. The edger is a piece of quality machinery that I expect will last me a lifetime. I am a homeowner, not a lawn business, so I opted for this model. I am very pleased with it thus far. This goes beyond Stihl, but I don't understand why edgers seem to be priced so much more than string trimmers. The entry-level string trimmer by Stihl is at least $100 cheaper. Why is that? I know that you get what you pay for. The price of this model was still comparable to the competitor brands available at the big box stores (think Echo, etc.). That's really my only "complaint", if you will - like I said, it's more of a market thing, not directed at Stihl. I'd recommend this edger!
Date published: 2017-05-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Engine great....line release needs some work. The engine is outstanding. In fact is sounds like a Stihl! The only complaint I have is that the bump release on the line seems to be selective and by selective, I mean I had to stop and release line manually (3) times the first time I used it. The head of it is very wide and the end can be difficult to release unless you have giant hands. All in all it runs very well. The line release is the only complaint. Plenty of power, cranks every time. For the trustworthiness of the motor, I can release some line every now and again.
Date published: 2017-05-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from They said it was residential graded... This product is absolutely amazing and I use it for over 16 yards that i cut in my neighborhood and have used it for over a year and no problems at all. Also it pulls by the 2nd pull every time!
Date published: 2017-04-25
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