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FS 560 C-EM

Professional grade, powerful clearing saw with Easy2Start™ system and STIHL M-Tronic™ feature.

FS 560 C-EM
Rated 5 out of 5 by 11reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Flexibility and Power for tough terrain I have owned this FS 560 CEM for 5 months. I bought this piece of equipment to help clear some overgrown fields & underbrush on forest/hunting land and it has not disappointed. The best thing about it is you can take it anywhere in the back of your SUV without having to have a trailer to pull or buy a walk behind brush cutter. The saw blade easily cuts through small saplings and 2 to 3" trees with an easy swing. And, the brush cutter attachment slices through any briar patch and takes care of small saplings. The gas tank is also surprisingly large allowing you to run it for much longer than a normal trimmer. Most importantly though, the shoulder harness distributes the weight very evenly reducing you from getting too tired. I will be using this for selective thinning of gum & other undesireable trees on my forest/hunting land (101 acres). I highly recommend this if you need something to help you clear on rougher land. April 10, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by FS560 This thing is a beast....get out of its way because it's going to tackle anything you throw at it and make short order out of anything in its way!Starts right up, warms up quick and gets to business of clearing a path.Pretty heavy to use for an extended period....the moment I feel like I'm going into cardiac arrest is about 60 seconds before it runs out of gas at wide open throttle....Great job in engineering the gas tank size to keep me out of the hospital !!A little disappointed in my dealership, they assembled it with the Grass Blade installed with the wrong thrust plates for the blade.Also bought the Poly-Cut head....A lot of trouble with keeping it screwed on, there's no tool to tighten it on the shaft, need to use a socket wrench and felt like I was tightening it to the point it would break....it flew off a couple of times before I just cranked it so tight that I thought it would break.....Lastly, this tool is WAY TOO heavy to use with anything other than a blade....simple line cutting use will wear you out by replacing line or poly blades....best to keep a blade on it and use it for the heavy grass or clearing out the blackberry bushes. March 21, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great weed cut I bought this for my 80 year old father to replace the one that got stolen from him he can start it and use it Easley thank stihl we count on you March 16, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by King of the Jungle!!! I recently purchased this brushcutter and it is a Beast!! The features are excellent. The harness makes it feel like it only weighs 5lbs and allows you to work more efficiently. The start-up process is awesome. It starts on the the first pull easy. I was able to clear an area in hour versus the normal 5 to 8 hour job depending on my help. Overall, this machine make me like a child playing with toys. March 31, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Definitely performs I purchased this unit at the recommendation of my dealer. I needed a machine that could clear heavy brush and small trees on our vacant properties and hunting leases. This machine has performed and will tackle anything you put in front of it. I highly recommend thiis unit. December 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Power of your dreams Researched the FS 560 with chisel blade to make sure it could be multi tasking with my needs: I needed not only a brush killer but a around fence posts and the like use. Bought it along with the tri blade and manual heavy duty string head. The unit is a bit heavy at around 20 pounds but with the included harness --- you won't notice. I wanted POWER and with this unit -- I GOT IT! It does not hesitate when you tackle the thick brush or dense grass that would bog down a standard unit. I tell you; if you can get ahold of one of these units and try it you will not leave without it. Changing out heads is pretty straight forward; the unit is able to be turned upside down with no gas spillage to set up for the changes --- GREAT! To start it is no problem either; you have the choke and bulb you pump up. Overall --- I agree the cost is high but the machine actually does what it is supposed to do; tackles all your trimming issues without slowing down. I actually look forward to using it; it does not dissapoint October 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Machine I run a landscaping business in Minnesota and over take some ugly and over grown lots. I operate 5 of the 560's and they work non stop until they run out of gas. Nothing they can't cut through and always can depend on them to get the job done. July 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by This is a powerful clearing saw. I live on a small family farm and have used other Stihl trimmers that are rated to accept cutting blades, but they are designed for brush and small saplings. If you need a cleaning saw to clear a thicket or around fence rows this is the item you need.It can handle three inch growth with ease. I have only run five tanks of gas through it but it does a great job clearing around the edges of pastures and any field where the woods surrounding it are moving into the cleared field.I can see this as a product I will have many years. Once I clear under some of the pine trees the first time the next year will be much easier to maintain.Our farm has been in production sine the 1890's so I have a lot of pride in keeping the place looking good. June 14, 2014
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