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FS 56 C-E

This straight-shaft grass trimmer features bike-style handles, ideal for large or difficult areas.

FS 56 C-E
Rated 4 out of 5 by 23reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good value. Money well spent. Very satisfied with this unit. Being 6'4" leaves the length of the shoulder strap lacking. Can't quite get the head as close to the ground as I would like. I will be asking my dealer if there's a longer strap available. Otherwise I'm extremely happy with it. Starts easily every time. June 21, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Don't buy I write honest reviews trying to provide helpful information. The sparkplug fouls very quickly if you don't operate at full revs. The second time I removed the plug to clean it the sparkplug wire came apart! I did nothing to cause this. It is a design flaw. The dealer felt sorry for me so they fixed it for free and advised to be very careful as they see this as a frequent problem. Really.....Today, May 30, 2015, while trying to replace the line the trimmer line spool was stuck inside the trimmer head. I observed unexpected wear on the plastic line spool and trimmer head, melted plastic! The trimmer head is ruined after only about 30 hours of use! The line spool is unusable as well. Enough!I am not going to try and get it fixed under warranty and argue that point. I am buying replacement parts myself, fixing it and ditching this on Craigslist! We are buying a trimmer with a four stroke engine from a big company well known for decades making quality products for consumers. Stihl? Never again! May 30, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Won't start after one use Bought this trimmer used it one day next time I tried to use it the trimmer wouldn't start took it to the service center have to wait two weeks to get it back May 14, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Gets the job done fast and easy I live in Alaska and the willow trees grow faster then the grass, so I set out to find a brush cutter. And I trashed several other cutters, but this one by Sthil is awesome , tough, reliable, and starts easy! Great piece of equipment. October 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by This is my second one it is a great machine I've bought cheap machines for years but when I retired I decided I wanted something that I could work with not work on your machine is not the cheapest but in the long run it it is well worth what you pay for it. October 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great for a home owner This is a great piece of equipment for a home owner. I would highly recommend it to do just about everything. Sometimes it is a bit hard to get started for the first time after it has run for a few second it keeps running and restarts easily the next time September 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by This is the best weedeater that I have used by far This weed eater is easy to start and runs great with a blade on it it is easy to clear overgrown brush. I also got a gator head attachment for when I want to use the string for trimming I highly recommend it a whole lot easier just cut 12" pieces of string and slide them in instead of having to wind the string around the spool every 15-20 minutes August 23, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by I have had my weed eater for two months and it doesn't work. I made sure to run the right gas, read the owners manual and follow it. I get into the middle of the first season and it quits running on me. The only thing worse then a product that doesn't give back the purchase value is a more expensive product that doesn't do it's job. I should have bought a different brand. July 27, 2014
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