STIHL SH 56-CE Handheld Garden Vacuum-Shredder


  • A powerful vacuum-shredder for general-purpose domestic use
  • Reduces vacuumed debris to around one-tenth of its original volume
  • Produces a mulch that’s great for composting
  • Low-emission engine with ErgoStart for effortless ignition
  • Exceptionally fuel efficient
  • Manual fuel pump makes it easy to accurately prime the carburettor
  • Fatigue reducing shoulder strap included
  • Engine controls all grouped conveniently on the handle
  • Versatility enhancing accessories available
STIHL SH 56-CE Handheld Garden Vacuum-Shredder £428.95
STIHL SH 56-CE Handheld Garden Vacuum-Shredder
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STIHL SH 56-CE Handheld Garden Vacuum-Shredder

Designed for occasional domestic use, this powerful vacuum-shredder from STIHL quickly and efficiently picks up large quantities of leaves, hedge clippings and grass cuttings, before reducing them to around a tenth of their original volume (the resulting mulch has the perfect consistency for rapid composting).

It’s fitted with a 1hp (27.2cc) stratified-charge two-stroke engine, which offers vastly improved fuel economy and reduced emissions when set against standard two-stroke power units.

The employment of STIHL’s ErgoStart recoil ignition system means that only a gentle, two-fingered pull is needed to get the engine going; the incorporation of a manual fuel pump works to eliminate starting headaches after periods of downtime.

The STIHL SH 56-CE Handheld Garden Vacuum-Shredder comes equipped with a shoulder strap and weighs-in at only 5.2kg; a combination that will enable you to complete the task in comfort.

All the main controls are grouped on the handle for ease of use.

Optional accessories include a blower conversion kit, a 3m-long gutter cleaning kit and a dust-reducing vac bag for use in dry, dust-laden conditions.

For a blower-only version of the STIHL SH 56-CE, click here.

Additional information



Engine Type

Petrol 2-stroke

Engine Capacity


Engine Power

1hp / 0.7kW

Engine Fuel-Tank Capacity

0.54 Litres

Engine Starting System


Air flow Speed

64 m/s (230.5km/h)

Air flow Volume

12.1m3/min (730m3/h)

Shredding System

Steel Impellor

Debris Reduction Ratio



Shoulder Strap

Sound Level

94dB (A)

Product Weight



2 Years


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If you’re buying a boxed product, we aim to get your order delivered next working day – UK mainland where possible.

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