STIHL HS 56 Petrol Hedge Trimmer
- Weight (kg): 4.5
- Engine power (kW/hp): 0.65/ 0.9
- Bar/ total length (cm): 60/ 104
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All STIHL products purchased online will be issued a STIHL warranty.
1. Tools used for home/farming applications receive a 2 year warranty. Double the warranty for petrol products to 4 years by adding HP Ultra Oil (minimum 1L) to your purchase.
2. Tools used in a professional application receive a 6 month warranty
3. STIHL Polymer Bodied/decked Lawnmowers receive a 10 year warranty on the polymer body (not associated parts) the handle and the catcher.
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The STIHL HS 56 is a lightweight and easy to start petrol Hedge Trimmer designed for commercial use. It has a number of great features such as an anti-vibration system that improves operator comfort, and double-sided blades which produce a clean even cut. This is a great Hedge Trimmer for Landscapers.
Your Hedge Trimmer will require engine oil. We recommend STIHL HP TWO STROKE ULTRA ENGINE OIL for your machine.
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Anti-vibration SystemVibrations from power tools can lead to negative effects on blood vessels. STIHL has developed a system for minimizing the levels. This also helps reduce operator fatigue and provides a more comfortable working experience.
STIHL 2-MIX-EngineThe STIHL 2-mix engine combines low fuel consumption and emissions with low weight and excellent acceleration. It also ensures there is always sufficient power reserves for cutting thicker shrubs.
Easy Open Fuel TankA special cap on the fuel tank makes it really easy to open for refueling.
Double-Sided BladeSTIHL double sided Hedge Trimmers blades provide a cleaner more efficient cut. This blade design is excellent for cutting stronger, thicker branches.
Long-life Air Filter SystemProvides better protection for the engine and allows you to use the tool for longer before cleaning the filter.
Manual fuel pump (Purge)A small fuel pump delivers fuel to the carburettor at the touch of a button. This reduces the number of starting strokes required from a cold start.
Blade Tip ProtectorThis premium tip protector helps protect the blades from damage when cutting near the ground or along walls. It can be replaced when it's worn down.
Cut ProtectionThe premium cut protection on this model overlaps the working blades, this reduces the risk of the blades coming into contact with your body. It can be replaced when it's worn down.
Q: Will the blades need sharpening?
A: Keeping the blades sharp will give a neat cut on whatever you are trimming. If you notice that the blades are getting jammed easily or the machine is struggling, the blades may need sharpening. Our STIHL SHOP retailers can do this for you.
Q: What should I wear when using this tool?
A: We recommend that you wear snug-fitting clothes, ear and eye protection, gloves and sturdy boots or shoes, and tie back long hair.
Q: What Type of Property is Suitable for?
A: This machine is designed for semi commercial use: Trimming of hedges and shrubs.