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Stihl SHA 56 Cordless Leaf Blower and Vacuum Shredder

(11 customer reviews)

AK Battery System

£209.30£366.28 (inc VAT)

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The SHA 56 is the first cordless vacuum shredder / leaf blower from STIHL. Part of the AK System, this practical 2-in-1 machine is designed for vacuuming leaves and hedge cuttings as well as gathering leaves and debris into piles.

Whether you use the SHA 56 as a vacuum shredder or a blower, the rotatable handle has outstanding ergonomics and gives you greater comfort when you are working. You can convert the vacuum shredder to a blower (and vice versa) without the need for tools. Simply click the tubes into place, twist the handle 180 degrees and the SHA 56 will fit comfortably in your hand, ready to go. The variable speed trigger can be used to control the suction and blowing force of the SHA 56, while its specially angled handle makes it even more comfortable to handle when it is in vacuum shredder mode.

When in vacuum mode the catcher bag connects to the vacuum tube, rather than over the users shoulder, which makes operation more comfortable. The SHA 56 is also equipped with a padded adjustable shoulder strap to support the machine during use. A metal shredder blade on the fan wheel reduces the material volume when in vacuum mode. The shredder blade opening is easy to access, meaning blockages can be cleared quickly should they arise.

Working time with recommended AK 20 battery is up to 25 minutes.

Technical data

Nominal voltage V 36
Blowing force N 1) 8
Max air speed m/s 56
Max air speed m/s 61
Air throughput with round nozzle m³/h 560
Air throughput with flat nozzle m³/h 490
Sound pressure level dB(A) 2) 81
Sound power level dB(A) 2) 94
Vibration value right m/s² 3) 1.1
Working time with AK 10 battery min 4) to 12
Working time with AK 20 battery min 4) to 25
Working time with AK 30 battery min 4) to 30


1) Combination of air velocity and air flow rate
2) K value according to RL 2006/42/EG = 2.0
3) K-factor according to RL 2006/42/EG = 2 m/s²
4) Working times are reference values and may vary depending on the application


Power Type



Unit Only, Kit (Unit inc. 2 x AK 20 Batteries + AL 101 Charger)

11 reviews for Stihl SHA 56 Cordless Leaf Blower and Vacuum Shredder

  1. Paul Delamere (verified owner)

    Only bought it as a leaf collector so can’t comment on leaf blower function but can’t recommend it highly enough as a collector. Quiet, powerful and easy to unload. After going through so many inferior products, stihl deliver yet again. What a wait but well worth it. Bring on Autumn.

  2. Shirley Dew (verified owner)

    This was bought for me as a collector. Its ideal as l am a lady over a certain age and it suits me great ie not heavy as its battery operated and l am not trying to lug a collector round with a heavy motor on.

    Highly recommended.

    Radmore & Tucker were brilliant

  3. Janet Calverley (verified owner)

    This is my third purchase from this company. Their pricing is competitive, their online ordering system easy to follow, and my Stihl leaf blower/ vacuum arrived by courier within 24hrs. Cant fault it. They were delivering from Exeter to Stoke on Trent. Contact is easy via email. The product itself is everything I hoped it would be.

  4. Bernard Marshall (verified owner)

    R and t are brilliant to deal with product dispatched on time only let down by dpd , leaf blower/ vacuum is amazing light and easy to carry and use would recommend to anyone

  5. Becky, Maid.In.The.Garden (verified owner)

    Excellent fast delivery of a really useful product.
    A surprisingly powerful leaf vacuum/blower.

  6. Carl Miller (verified owner)

    Great service from Radmore and Tucker and the best price that I could find. Both the blower and the vacuum both work as advertised. I’ve got a large garden with a number of trees including a sycamore tree in it and the SHA 56 does exactly what it says on the label. The run time of 25 minutes does necessitate a second battery but a pretty rapid recharge means that I can keep the garden looking pristine. The compost heap is also benefiting from a good amount of finely chopped leaf mould.

  7. M F Helstern (verified owner)

    Impressive, well made piece of kit. Suction power more than sufficient to pick up monkey puzzle tree seeds in addition to leaves and bird feathers. Blower excellent and controllable. I have bought a gutter cleaning kit, elsewhere, which allows blower to clear debris. Very happy purchaser.

  8. david riglar (verified owner)

    stihl sha56 cordless blower/shredder fantastic piece of kit highly recomended as is the service from radmore and tucker.

  9. Clive Bracewell (verified owner)

    Great price arrived next day despite being a 2 to 3 day order so well done. Product purchased a petrol vacuum – this one lovely and quiet and does the job..

  10. Andrew McCaughey (verified owner)

    Very impressive leaf shredder and blower, effective and straightforward to use, apart from being a bit of a fiddle to change from blowing to vacuum modes. Reasonable battery life, excellent service and help from Radmore and Tucker. I would highly recommend them.

  11. Graham Walker (verified owner)

    Early indicatioins are that this product delivers exactly as promised.
    I am particularly impressed with the customer service received by R&T. The team answered my call quickly, answered my questions efficiently and followed up exactly as they promised. I could not have asked for anymore. Excellent.

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