HSA 56 - $249.95 DSRP


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HSA 56 with AK 10 and AL 101

DSRP: $249.95

This battery-powered hedge trimmer bundle comes standard with battery and charger, and combines great power and long run times. Batteries and chargers can be purchased separately or as a combined set with tool.

The HSA 56 hedge trimmer is a great option for suburban homeowners with moderate to extensive hedge trimming needs. Part of the STIHL Lightning Battery System® line of products, the HSA 56 delivers exceptional performance and value. The HSA 56 bundle comes standard with the AK 10 battery and AL 101 battery charger. This STIHL AK Series hedge trimmer features a high cutting speed of 2,800 strokes p...Read More
Print Spec Sheets
HSA 56 Specifications
WEIGHT w/o Battery 2.9 kg (6.4 lbs.)
w/ AK 10 3.7 kg (8.1 lbs.)
BLADE LENGTH 18" (45.7 cm)
STROKES PER MINUTE 2,800
RUN TIME (w/ AK 20) Up to 80 minutes
RUN TIME (w/ AK 10) Up to 40 minutes
TOOTH SPACING 30 mm (1.1 in)
Batteries and chargers can be purchased separately or as a combined set with tool.
Model Features
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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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    Double-Sided Cutting Blades
    STIHL hedge trimmers with double-sided cutting blades cut both directions.
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    Two-Handed Design
    Equipment with this feature is easily started by activating switches on the loop handle and the rear handle at the same time. The two-handed design is suitable for both left and right-handed users.
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    Ergonomic Loop Handle
    The ergonomic loop handle is ideal for making cuts in any direction.
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    Tip Protector
    The tip protector makes cutting near the ground or along walls easier while protecting the trimmer’s cutters from damage.
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    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.
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    Blade Scabbard
    The blade cover helps protect the cutting blade during storage and transport.
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    Vertical Hanging Slot
    The built-in hanging slot allows for easy storage when not in use.
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    Laser-Cut Diamond-Ground Blades
    Each blade is laser cut and ground using diamond discs. The hardened cutting edges are highly resilient and remain sharp for a longer period of time.

Important Information
Note: STIHL engine products with the Caring for Nature logo are cleaner than EPA Standards for exhaust emissions.
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.

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HSA 56 is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 20.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Should have bought this long ago! I have a lot of shrubs and was skeptical about a battery powered product. I saw another brand at a box store, and then went to my local Stihl dealer to see if they made one. It cost more than the box store brand, but it's a Stihl. If you're reading this you already understand that it's better to spend a little more for something that lasts and is reliable over a piece of junk that isn't worth the "warantee" they claim to have. I think I've already told everyone I work with how great this is. This thing cuts like butter and was still at four bars of charge when I was done with the front and back yard. I let my neighbor use it the next day. He used it for over two hours and it had a charge when he returned it. He told me he's going to get one this weekend. I knew he would as soon as I handed it to him.
Date published: 2018-05-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from excellent hedge trimmer Best trimmer Ive ever used just remarkable what this battery operated trimmer will cut and uses very little of the battery charge in the process. Its light and easy to handle and maneuver. Along with several other bushes that it trimmed up nicely I have several over grown red burning bushes and it took care of those easily. If I had any complaint it would be all the safety features that makes this trimmer a little awkward to use at times. A little electrical tape took care of my problem for all but one of what I deem to be the only safety switch that is needed in order to pull the trigger. All in all a very fine trimmer. I recommend the HSA56 highly..
Date published: 2018-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The perfect tool for my yard! The HSA56 is the tool I needed, no fumbling with extension cords. Battery is strong and powerful. No problems trimming Holly bushes and shrubs. Makes nice clean cuts, no bogging down. Very impressed on the first use. This is my 3rd Stihl product and I’m happy with them all.
Date published: 2018-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Powerful enough. Good run time. The battery power allows me to use the machine all over the yard. I got it specifically for an overgrown tree line. it's powerful enough to cut through multi floral Rose small trees Etc. When you get over 3/4 of an inch that's about it. The runtime is good. It has full power right to the end. When it's done I'm ready for a break too.
Date published: 2018-04-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I recommend this product with reservations. I own a Stihl gas-powered trimmer that beats it hands-down. This HSA 56 is my first battery-powered Stihl tool. I was excited to get it, having been impressed with Stihl ads I've seen in Time magazine and on tv. However, it doesn't live up to the hype about the battery length of use. I certainly didn't get 9 football fields of cutting out of it. It was great for trimming small stuff like dead stems of sedum, small clumps of ornamental grass, and yard shrubs. However, when I took it to cut serious ornamental grasses our Garden Club has planted at one of our beautification sites, it just didn't have the umph to do the job. The battery died so much sooner than I expected, and the cutting power was so-so. Luckily, I had also taken along the Stihl gas trimmer, on my husband's advice, and it was good that I did. The battery powered trimmer is good for light to medium yard work, but it's not the 'serious' trimmer I expected to get to do serious jobs. It's lightweight, it starts readily, but it IS a true light weight tool for light weight jobs.
Date published: 2018-04-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product Lightweight, powerful and easy to use. Best trimmers I have ever used.
Date published: 2018-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from HSA 56 - Very pleased My gas powered HS 45 was good when I could get it started and keep it running. After reading about the battery powered Stihl line, decided to junk the combustion unit and buy the Tesla. Mine came with 2 AK 20 batteries and the low spec charger. Have only done about 15 mins of trimming so far but my initial impression is very positive. Cut thru some very heavy stands of decorative prairie grass with no issues, some shrubs with finger sized branches couldn’t stop it and of course the standard shrubs around the house are no issue whatsoever. The unit is light, super easy to use. I dreaded starting that HS45, it was always a pain, glad to see it go. The HSA 56 is outstanding, can’t wait to put it thru the full paces. More later.
Date published: 2018-03-26
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Must have got a lemon After reading all the glowing reviews I purchased this trimmer. In my experience the battery lasted 50% of advertised. After trimming 1 and 1/4 battery charge the trimmer locked up. I took it back to the Stihl dealer and there was no easy fix, i.e. blade jammed. Stihl wants it repaired and will send the parts to the dealer, sometime. As of this writing it has been 8 days since they were ordered but still nothing. I guess it is not uncommon for it to take quite some time for Stihl to honor their warranty. I heartily regret purchasing the battery operated unit. Any twig larger than my little finger gets gnawed on, not cut. My other Stihl products are great, but they have a gasoline engine. The battery operated hedge trimmer, not so much.
Date published: 2018-03-01
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