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FSA 85

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

FSA 85
Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 15reviewers.
Rated 1 out of 5 by cordless trimmer is worthless This electric powered string trimmer is a wonderful tool except it doesn't work. The line does not advance well -- sometimes not at all. When it does advance it is very long and strong, takes an expert to cut or edge evenly with it. It is certainly not for anyone with weak arms or a short temper. I have spent as much time reloading the string as I have spent actually trimming.I would not recommend this product -- it is an overpriced pain in the grass.Tom Tock, Dwight, Illinois July 21, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by The lithium battery works great; but winding the line onto the spool inside the mowing head is VERY difficult. Loved the reliability of the lithium battery, but winding the line onto the spool inside the mowing head is VERY difficult. July 1, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Bad line head I used it for a few minutes. The line got shorter & shorter & was too short to use anymore. It didn't advance itself. I wasn't sent home w/ a manual. I watched the Stihl videos and read the PDF manual -- didn't see anything addressing this. So I started turning the mechanism back & forth, and then the little bit of line that was still sticking out was retracted back inside, and I can't get it to come out. Annoyed. Going back to dealer today, will update this then. Wish the thing came with a manual, but still, strange the manual doesn't cover this scenario, and google searching doesn't come up w/anything about the line not advancing. Maybe a fluke. May 29, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great performance - needs lawn edger options. I've owned the FSA-85 for almost a year now and have been very pleased. I've got a larger-than-normal suburban yard and the AP180 battery has enough juice to trim the yard and then blow away the clippings when I pop it into the BGA 85 blower. For me, the only drawback to the system is that there is no lawn edger attachment or separate edger tool for use with the Lithium Ion battery pack. There isn't an edging mode on the FSA-85 string trimmer either... I'm looking into other options for a lawn edger, but I would greatly prefer to simply have another tool that works with this great battery pack and charger. May 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by HOMERUN!!!!!!!!! The FSA 85 is a great weed eater. Although more expensive as others I looked at it is worth the price. In baseball this product would be considered a HOMERUN September 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by As powerful as gas trimmers Fantastic trimmer, comparable to any of the gas trimmers, and I've never had it run out of power because the battery was drained. September 2, 2014
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