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FS 56 RC-E

A straight-shaft grass trimmer with a fuel-efficient engine and STIHL Easy2Start™.

FS 56 RC-E
Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 297reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by f I bought the fs 56 rc-e late in the season so I have only used it a few times but it starts easily although I don't like the starting procedure. It is powerful and has so far done everything I have asked of it. I will write another review later after I have more experience with it. This is the second stihl trimmer I have owned. The first did not last very long only about 5 years of home owner usage. I hope this one lasts longer. February 2, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great experience Bought and used for 1.5 years. Had it in the shop a couple times to be tuned up and once the pull string broke. Then a screw in the muffler rusted off and was sucked into the block. The dealer replaced it the next day at no cost. January 18, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by well craftsmanship Reliability was my decision to buy sthill products, and a friend of my had one December 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Starts easily every time and is easy to use The very first feature I liked about this product is that the sales person at Ace Hardware started it up when I purchased the trimmer then took the time to show me how to start it. Since then, I have had zero problems with starting it up and getting my work done. It is very dependable and I would recommend it to friends and family needing a trimmer. December 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by great product for lawn care buissness and home owner starting a new lawn care buisness needed a trimmer was in my price range love this item easy to change string. i would suggest this to any person October 27, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Leaking fuel I had this trimmer for less than a month before it was back in the shop being repaired. It immediately began leaking fuel/oil mix from the choke lever. It spent 6 weeks in the shop waiting for parts so I got it back just in time to store it for the winter. This spring, it was time to use the trimmer and again, same thing. Leaks fuel mix. This time, though, the shop is claiming it's been too long and will do nothing about it so I'm stuck with a bad trimmer until I can figure out a better one to purchase. October 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Stihl quality is superior to those sold at home centers I've purchased three 4stroke trimmers in the last 4 yrs from local home improvement centers and returned the last two because they quit running. After much research I decided to return to a 2stroke trimmer and chose the Stihl. I couldn't be happier, it's lighter, more powerful and easier to start than my last three trimmers and stihl's premix fuel options make easy to maintain.I would strongly recommend Stihl to anyone in the market for a new trimmer! October 11, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best trimmer I ever owned Quality product, easy starts, plenty of power, dependable, ease of use. I have 2 acres and this trimmed gets the job done without any problems. October 11, 2015
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