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Technical details

Displacement27 cubic centimetre
Displacement2 cu-in
Weight5.2 kilogram
Blowing force13 newton 1)
Max. air velocity71 metre per second


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The STIHL SH 56 is perfect for occasional users. This handheld shredder vacuum / blower has a specialised shredder blade on the fan wheel which reduces garden waste. It also converts easily into a handheld petrol leaf blower. Fitted with a semi-automatic choke and stop switch for smooth starts, this blower automatically resets to the starting position to help prevent accidental flooding.

Powered by a STIHL 2-MIX engine, the tool offers a combination of power and comfort. The engine is equipped with STIHL ErgoStart, which simplifies the starting process by compensating for load peaks, reducing the effort required. The manual fuel pump aids in carburetor filling, minimizing the start-up strokes and conserving energy. The shredded material is collected in the 45-litre storage bag, for applications involving dust, an optional dust-reducing collection bag can be purchased, with a capacity of 45 litres.

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