FC 56 C-E - $249.95 DSRP


Distributor Suggested Retail Price FC 56 C-E DSRP:  $249.95

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
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.

STIHL products sold through U.S. STIHL Dealers are for distribution in the United States only.
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FC 56 C-E is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 64.
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
Rated 4 out of 5 by from quick start I don't know if it is my age or what but am having trouble removing the head to rewind the line when it breaks, thumb pressure doesn't work for me so I have to use a screwdriver other than that I love my new weed eater. I got rid of my other one which worked great but was 19 years old. An interested buyer for it asked if it worked and having not used it since last fall it started on the first pull, it sold.
Date published: 2017-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from awesome product I got tired of buying other name brands every two years. And I talked with other people who have owned Stihl Products that has lasted for over 10 to 15 years. So I bought my first grass trimmer and it is the best investment I have owned. So easy to start and they have videos on all their products if you do not understand the manual on starting and taking care of all their products. And a great value I wished I would have bought and invested in their products years ago. And I also bought their synthetic oil gas mix in the small gray bottles that mixes with the one gallon of gasoline and got an additional two year warranty it is worth it on all Stihl Gas Products when you are making a great investment in an awesome product by Stihl.
Date published: 2017-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better than That other brand Better than that other brand has yet to bog down I know it says that it's not rated for new edgeing but it did a great job without any struggle. I sold my competter name brand edger after buying the stihl.
Date published: 2017-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best edger we have ever purchased! This edger has transformed our yard in one season. It is so easy to start up and use. I actually look forward to edging the lawn now!
Date published: 2016-11-08
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