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Stihl SH 56 / SH 56 C-E

Stihl SH 56 / SH 56 C-E

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7 reviews
  • Build Quality
    3.5 (2)
  • Value for Money
    2.5 (2)
  • Ease of Use
    2.0 (2)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    3.5 (2)
  • Noise Level
    3.0 (1)
  • Safety
    5.0 (1)
MotzieGreater Melbourne (Inner), VIC
  • 2 reviews
  • 1 like

Piece of ****


Absolute waste of money! Do not buy! Purchased it to both blow a vac. It’s easier to just rake. Cheap construction, time consuming to change attachments that are crappy plastic. If the stupid thing sucked as well as it ‘sucks’, happy days. But not to be. DONT WASTE YOUR MONEY!

Purchased in December 2020.

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Steve P
Steve PPerth, WA
  • 2 reviews
  • 1 like

A great blower, a very poor vac - see below


Purchased in October 2020 for $389.

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received my stihl


the stihl is very powerful ,it certainly does the job, important to wear googles overalls , using this machine creates a lot of dust. Also wear a mouth and nose mask and a hat. Excellent for making short work of piles of leaves

Purchased in April 2019.

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Phil J
Phil JCanberra 2600, ACT
  • 9 reviews

VERY happy


I got sick and tired of plug in electric blower vacs dying on me and dragging an extension cable around the yard. The SH 56 has liberated me from cables! It's easy to start, light to carry around and easily chews through the mountain of leaves I get every Autumn. Swapping over from blow to suck is a minor inconvenience, but as another review notes, it takes less than a minute. The bag quality is good and filters nicely when vacuuming up leaves, it's great not being covered in dust and grit.

Date PurchasedMar 2016
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DapinLake Macquarie
  • 3 reviews

Works Well


I bought Stihl as I have several good Stihl products. Works really well in suck and blow mode. My wife uses it every couple of days in both modes and finds it easy to start and to change modes. It does seem a little underpowered at times but, all round does a great job.

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ClaytonPerth, WA
  • 6 reviews

Great machine


Initial thoughts are excellent.
I can't understand the previous review's comment on the difficult change-over from blower to vac (and back)
If you can't change it over in under 1 minute you're doing something very wrong.
Strong vac that shredded a huge pile of dried gum leaves in no time, leaving only a finely chopped amount in the bag.
Not as comfortable as the anti-vibration SH86C, but won't be a problem if you're not using it for long periods regularly. Plenty of power and smooth operation.
I'll post back if any issues arise.

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Kirk24Rochester Hills

way over priced


This blower is not nearly what I thought it would be. Changing to bagging to blowing is not easy and the power is not nearly what I thought it would be.
I went with it due to the Stihl name thinking I would love it.
Going back to a cratsman
starts easily
power, price, changing from bag to blower

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Stihl SH 56 C-E
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Stihl SH 56 C-E

CategoryPetrol Blower VacuumsPetrol Blower Vacuums
Maximum Air Velocity230230
Price (RRP)269
Vacuum FunctionNoYes
Release dateFeb 2011
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