HSA 56 - $199.99 DSRP



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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
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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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    Lightweight Portability
    Great for maneuverability and extended use.
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    Rubberized Soft Touch Handle
    Soft rubber texture is both easy to grip and makes the product comfortable to hold for extended periods.  
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    Vertical Hanging Slot
    The built-in hanging slot allows for easy storage when not in use.
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    Double-Sided Cutting Blades
    STIHL hedge trimmers with double-sided cutting blades cut both directions.
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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.

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 28.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Did the job without draining the battery I bought the HSA 56 to replace my plug in hedge trimmer that I've had for decades and as a substitute for my extended HL unit that can get pretty heavy. Because it is so quiet, very early one morning, before it got too hot, we trimmed and shaped up 5 - 6 foot tall Hollies as well as a much larger Nellie Stevens holly. In addition my wife used it to help shape a 6 foot long 3 ft high 2 ft wide hedge. I was happy that it cut through branches that were about 3/4" thick with ease. At the end of the process there were still two bars left on the AK 10 battery. I had another battery charged and ready to go, but I didn't need it.Overall we are happy with the HSA and a local charity is happy with the donated plug in hedge trimmer. My wife is hapoy that she can move away from hand sheers for trimming and shaping and can just drop in a battery and go to town. HSA Blower is next on the buy list.
Date published: 2018-08-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another Quality Stihl Product A great set of Hedge Trimmers light weight and powerful. I used these trimmers for about a hour and still had two bars left on the battery. Having owned a lawn service for 10 years I recommend this product. I have a Echo gas and it is temperamental when starting no problem with the Battery just pull the trigger and go. I'm retired now and I'm using this product as a homeowner not professional. I'm sure with a couple of hot Batteries it will get the job done.
Date published: 2018-08-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Changed my mind about battery lawn equipment I am amazed by the power and the run time of this trimmer. I have always bought gas equipment but my wife wanted a battery string trimmer, and while I was there I bought the HSA 56, too. My justification was the shared battery with my wife's new trimmer. I figured I could swap batteries out and keep going. The fact is that I get tired before the first battery gives out! Perhaps when the weather cools off I'll be able to find out how long a battery actually lasts. I regularly cut branches about 5/8" and the trimmer never hiccups. Now if only they would design a trimmer that picked up all the cuttings…
Date published: 2018-07-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product Picked it up this afternoon. This hedge trimmer is awesome. I have used it for a hard two hours and the battery life still has 75% left. Easily cut through the hedges and far superior to products I have used in the past. I briefly thought about getting the 66, but didn't want the additional expense of separately purchasing the battery and charger. I am glad that I got it..this does everything I need it to do and more at a reasonable price.
Date published: 2018-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just the right tool HSA 56, battery operated hedge trimmer is a great tool. I recently bought this item and used it for the first time, after trimming for about 45 minutes, I still had two bars on the battery.Unit is relatively light, very powerful and easy to handle. It is well balanced and fits in your hand very nicely. It does a great job of sharp trimming with none left behind.It saves me ton of time compared to both my gas and AC operated ones.
Date published: 2018-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Trimmer has superior power and quickly completes the work intended. First impression is the trimmers quality. It will last a long time when cared for. The weight is good and balance is just right. I look forward to many years of enjoyable cutting.
Date published: 2018-07-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product is a beast ! This is the first time I have ever had a hedge trimmer. I used to use the hand trimmers but my arms can't do it any more. I tried 2 other brands to see if I could use them. Even the electric ones were too heavy or they had no power to cut my bushes . When I tried the Stihl HSA 56, I was very surprised. Even with the battery in, it was very manageable for me. Once I figured out how to sweep across the bush it was like cutting butter. I am a 68 year old woman who enjoys my yard work, and this trimmer even cut branches on my holly trees. I would recommend this to any one who wants to make there job easier. Thankful !, Kathy
Date published: 2018-06-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from HSA 56 getting the job done bought this trimmer yesterday and was unsure about it but wow.. i'm a lawn gear junky and usually buy commercial grade stuff for home use. I have a few electric trimmers and a gas one but was tired of both. this trimmer works great and the battery life from the ak10 is amazing, i thought that i would need to upgrade to the ak20 but i trimmed for 1hr and still had much charge left.this is an expensive tool but i hope the durability will overshadow the cost.I'm very interested in the chain saw too.
Date published: 2018-05-26
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