STIHL HSA 56 – Battery Hedge Trimmer

This battery-powered hedge trimmer combines great power and long run times.

The Stihl HSA 56 hedge trimmer delivers exceptional performance and value. It is portable and lightweight at only 8.1 lbs. (including AK 10 battery), while also packing a performance punch. It features a high cutting speed of 2,800 strokes per minute, slicing through overgrown hedges with minimal vibration. Trim the length of three football fields on a single charge – that’s up to 1,000 feet. And when you’re done, just hang it on the wall from its onboard hanging slot. It’s a great STIHL AK Series hedge trimmer for suburban yard care.

Usage claim tested and verified by an independent third-party test laboratory. Run time may vary based on battery type, charge level and capacity, model, operating style, and conditions. Batteries and chargers can be purchased separately or as a combined set with a tool.

Stihl HSA 56 Features

Stihl HSA 56 Vertical Hanging Slot

Vertical Hanging Slot

The built-in hanging slot allows for easy storage when not in use.

Stihl HSA 56 Caring for Nature

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.

Stihl HSA 56 Rubberized Soft Touch Handle

HSA 56 – Rubberized Soft Touch Handle

Soft rubber texture is both easy to grip and makes the product comfortable to hold for extended periods.

Stihl HSA 56 Lightweight Portability

Lightweight Portability

Great for maneuverability and extended use.

Stihl HSA 56 Double-Sided Cutting Blades

Double-Sided Cutting Blades

STIHL hedge trimmers with double-sided cutting blades cut in both directions.

Stihl HSA 56 Rubberized Soft Touch Handle

Ergonomic Loop Handle

The ergonomic loop handle is ideal for making cuts in any direction.

Stihl HSA 56 Tip Protector

Tip Protector

The tip protector makes cutting near the ground or along walls easier while protecting the trimmer’s cutters from damage.

Stihl HSA 56 Functional Design

Functional Design

The housing has smooth surfaces and round contours that help to keep it from getting caught on branches during use. The design also makes cleaning easy.

Stihl HSA 56 Blade Scabbard

Blade Scabbard

The blade cover helps protect the cutting blade during storage and transport.

Stihl HSA 56 Silent Operation

Silent Operation

The blade cover helps protect the cutting blade during storage and transport.

Stihl HSA 56 Intermediate Battery Storage Position

Intermediate Battery Storage Position

The battery is inserted into the device in two positions. In the first, locking position, the battery is securely locked in the instrument but does not touch the electrical contacts. This occurs only in the next step, when the battery is brought into the working position.

Stihl HSA 56 Two-Handed Switching

Two-Handed Switching

Simultaneously pressing both switches on the arc and rear handle makes the tool easy to start. The rear lever infinitely adjusts the speed of the blades – for fine and precise cutting. Particularly practical.

Stihl HSA 56 Specs

Power SourceBattery
Weight6.4 lbs (2.9 kg)
Weight (w/ AK 10)8.2 lbs (3.7 kg)
Blade Length18 in (45,7 cm)
Strokes per Minute2 800
Tooth Spacing1.1 in (2.8 cm)
Battery SeriesAK Series
Run Time (w/ AK 10)50 min
Note: The battery working time specifications for each battery charge are estimates and may vary depending on how the tool is used and what is being cut.

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