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FSE 60

This electric trimmer is lightweight and exceptionally quiet.

FSE 60
Rated 3.5 out of 5 by 70reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by quiet, reliable, and cheap to operate on 3rd season with this line trimmer. Probably the best corded electric you will find these days. Line replacement is extremely easy. April 26, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best trimmer ever! I have owned this trimmer now for about 4 years and it has never failed. It is so much more reliable than the gas trimmers that I have used in the past. Simply plug it in and do your thing. Nothing to start, choke, refuel, etc. I will never go back to gas and I simply love this electric trimmer.I can find nothing bad to say about it and would recommend it to anyone over any other trimmer on the market. Great job Stihl! April 19, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by Poor quality Line quit bump feeding after a couple of uses. Shaft froze up after about 12 uses, one month out of warranty. Dealer said it would cost more to repair than the cost of a new unit. April 19, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by new one neer used one just bought one I am 68 woman and is it going to be easy for me to use reviews make me want to get my money back. I have others that the line refilling would not work so I fell this is not the right one for me. April 6, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by only used it once so far so good,,still waiting for my warranty info in the mail and confirmation of extended warranty,,i like it so far but could change my mind if what i read about it here happens to me too when i try to replace the line,,why doesn't stihl give instructions on how to deal with this stuff they know whats happening with it come on i thought stihl was a " up-front " outfit thats why i got it hope i have bettter luck with mine than some i've read about November 30, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Workaround on Restringing and Line Advancing As noted in other reviews, restringing per the instructions is an exercise in futility and line advancing is an issue as well. Note this review if for the Stihl Auto Cut 5-2. I replaced the mowing head/spool assembly following two years of use primarily due to line not advancing. When line advancing became an issue with the new assembly, I disassembled and inspected the mowing head/spool assembly and found significant accumulations of grass, dirt, etc. After spraying out the assembly with water (air would probably work as well), line advancement functioned properly. The following process has proved to make restringing less difficult (not easy but less difficult) and line advancing work properly.1. Loosen the cap (lock nut) and remove the mowing head/spool from the shaft. Note: Over time, the shaft may rust increasing the difficulty in removing the mowing head. This can be corrected by using a wire wheel to remove rust from the shaft after the head is removed.2. Remove the spool from the mowing head.3. Rinse any accumulated grass, dirt, etc. from the inside of the mowing head, especially on the bottom surface where the spool rotates.4. Rinse any accumulated grass, dirt, etc. from the spool internals especially on the top inner surface where the cap seats.5. Rinse off the rubber (?) gasket on the bottom of the cap.6. Place the spool back inside the mowing head.7. Align the arrows on the mowing head with the arrows on the spool.8. Push the two sections of line through the two mowing head openings and just into the spool openings. Note: If the line is pushed into the spool too far, it will be difficult to turn the spool and wind the line.9. Turn the spool clockwise inside the mowing head until only ~ 4 inches of each line sticks out the mowing head.10. Place the mowing head/spool assembly back on the shaft noting the mowing head must seat completely on the six-sided nut at the base of the shaft.11. Ensure the arrows on the mowing head and the spool still line up.12. Reinstall the cap (lock nut) inside the spool so it the spool teeth engage the grooves in the spool.13. Turn the cap clockwise to tighten. Do not over tighten.Definitely not the advertised quick and easy line replacing process but its works and, most importantly, reduces the frustration. September 8, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Wish I had the reviews first I bought this on the basis of Consumer Reports rating. When it works--that is, when it is fresh out of the box with the string in place--it works fine and is light enough for me to use for a long period, with good power for an electric. The problem is restringing and line feed. Horrible design, resulting in hours of frustration. The feed doesn't work properly--forget the tapping mechanism once you've tried to restring it. You have to take the whole thing apart to advance the line--if you can do it without getting the two lines mixed up. Some day I hope someone will come up with a better technology for trimming weeds. August 15, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Product died after 3 years This was the best trimmer for three years. My wife loved it. Sadly, the unit died. Parts are expensive. One part was equal to the price I paid for the trimmer. Today, it's a throwaway. August 4, 2015
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