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FSA 85

This battery-powered straight-shaft trimmer delivers the cutting performance needed for professional landscaping tasks.

FSA 85
Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 9reviewers.
Rated 3 out of 5 by This product does cut well The first month I used this machine the flower guard came off. And I am not able to get it back on to stay. And, when I went to feed the new line into the head it recessed back into the head, so now I will need to take to the dealer and have them remove the string just so we can try and load it again.And the price that I paid for this product I would except better quality and durability August 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Awesome! I have had this trimmer for two summers. Sick of monkeying with gas, and also after having a rather useless 18 V battery trimmer (power was so weak could only cut through minimal grass-- nearly useless)- i figured if anyone would make a good battery trimmer it would be still. When I figured out how much the battery was, I went all in with the hedge trimmer, chainsaw, blower, and mower, and bought three batteries-- i have been very satisfied. Power on the trimmer rocks, hard to tell even battery powered; high recommend, get the AP 160 battery! July 27, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Battery dies after one summer I like the FSA 85 Trimmer unit, I bought the larger battery and fast charger. I have a half acre yard that I could generally trim up on one charge. The one thing to note is that even though I had light use the battery failed about the third use of the second summer. I did store the battery inside over the winter and didn't leave it without a charge after using it ever.It was a few hundred dollars for a replacement. I hope i just had bad luck as if this happens again I will retire the unit. other than that, and that t vibrates a bit too much on the hands I have nothing but praise for it. July 4, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Trimmer head is a joke This poorly designed trimmer head compromises what is an outstanding electric linePLEASE redesign this May 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by AWESOME This thing is great!!!! Ive had many gas powered trimmers and they were a pain in the neck.......This thing just works with NO problems......trimmed 2 hours now around rocks and trees and concrete still on the spool of string that it came with......NO line advance problems at all.......LOVE IT!!!! As much power as my big gas trimmers. May 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by This product is powerful, and reliable. Powerful yet quiet. The battery lasts longer than I do. The same battery fits our blower and chain saw. No clogged carbs and pain in the butt gas oil mixture needed.No maintenance. Use it and forget about it until the next time it's needed. August 1, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Terrible Head - Doesn't Advance Line - Dies When You Try The head Stihl puts on the battery powered units is terrible. I will not accept line unless you take it free of the unit. Once properly loaded and the head returned to the unit, advancing rarely happens. The final straw was when I tapped it down to advance the line. The unit died never to work again. I just can't recommend Stihl products based on my experience with this unit. I will say, however, the the battery and the high powered AL 300 Rapid Charger are just wonderful. I just wish the FSA 85 Trimmer was a match to the quality of the battery and charging system. May 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great battery life I was skeptical about power and battery life but have been amazed as my FS 85 has as much power as my old gas weed eater and the battery life has gotten me through 30 to 40 minutes of edging and trimming with no loss of power. I have had for about a month and compared to other models I looked at this is the real deal. May 2, 2013