FC 56 C-E - $249.99 DSRP SAVE $20.00 on select models


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FC 56 C-E

DSRP: $249.99 $229.99

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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)
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
WEIGHT* 6.1 kg (13.5 lbs.)
*Dry weight.
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 4.5 out of 5 by 92.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome product Great bang for the buck. Starts right up everyone. Does everything I need it to do. I do mowing/light landscaping for side work and I’ve never ran into a problem. Only thing is it slows up on thick patches but other than that A+
Date published: 2018-05-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Hard to Start Very hard to start. Multiple pulls in rapid succession are required for my edger to start. When it runs the edger does a decent job. One other thing I'm constantly removing the trimmer head because the line breaks within the spool. Oh yeah, I'm using the original trimmer line that came with the new edger.
Date published: 2018-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best of the best, great power, and starts easy. Love it as much as my Stihl chainsaw. Best brand on the market. Looked at others, but Stihl is such a quality product at a reasonable price, with great dealer support. Why would I even consider a box store product over Stihl.
Date published: 2018-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best stick edger I have owned Great product like all Stihl equipment. I have all Stihl lawn equipment and it is all top notch
Date published: 2018-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy starting This edger performs great with easy startup. Nice feel
Date published: 2018-03-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great trimmer Little hard to start cold once started runs like a dream purrs like kitten very quit i was blown away by the power overall great trimmer
Date published: 2017-12-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good Lawn Edger. Does all the work so you don't have to, works well on extreme over growth.
Date published: 2017-11-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Hard to replace my McClane but it is doing a good job.... The latest time I used it I had a hard time getting it started...but I think it is me and not the machine...I will watch the starting video again. It is certainly easier to use than my old McClane edger....takes couple of times to learn how to use it properly.
Date published: 2017-10-30
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