FC 56 C-E - $259.95 DSRP


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

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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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FC 56 C-E is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 74.
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
Rated 1 out of 5 by from This product sucks I took it back on the day I bought it. They worked on the string and It still has the same problem. That is when you bump the head to feed the line after a couple of times it won't feed the line any more. Now you spend your time threading the line through your self.
Date published: 2017-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Didn't know what I was missing 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: 2017-05-29
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
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