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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 4.1 out of 5 by 21reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellant Very nice compared to other trimmers. No complaints. June 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by I am well pleased with my trimmer. My trimmer has been easy to use. It is a breeze to start. It has plenty of power. Very comfortable. A lot lighter than my old trimmer. It lived up to my expectations of what a stihl product should be. May 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent trimmer Best trimmer I've ever owned. It has plenty of power and cuts through weeds quickly. For tall guys like myself, the straight shaft cuts down on the back pain compared to curved shaft trimmers. May 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by to big for close trimming Great machine for large areas and brush cutting. Not so good for close trimming. I have used a fs76 for 20 plus years with no problems. I bought the 56 and I found that it has to much torque and it is hard to trim close to sidewalks and borders.I returned and got the 40instead. Muchhappier now. May 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Trimmer My dad has been running Stihls longer than I've been around, and I can see why. I bought this trimmer with the shown head, and just plowed through the brush in my backyard. It's also great for finishing work around trees or landscaping features. It's got great balance, and with the shoulder strap it's essentially weightless. I'm 6'3"-6'4" and didn't have to be bending over to use this trimmer. The Easy Start is incredible--you just have to pull the chord, not at a fast speed, the spring kicks in and it fires right up, which is handy if you need to stop the machine because you don't need to take the strap off your shoulder to start it up. I love the tap-to-feed feature--no need to stop the machine or use any tools for more string. If you're a weekend-warrior, I'd highly recommend this trimmer. October 13, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by not woman proof I mused this trimmer 3 times with no problem ,,, however my other half used it twice and the trimmer head is junk September 7, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best trimmer I've ever owned Best trimmer I've ever had, very easy to use and operate September 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by bicycle handles are a big deal My first stihl trimmer puts all those others to shame. Power, ease of starting and rugged dependability are all tops. The one negative is the clamp on my bicycle handles was slipping a bit. I opened it up and inserted a thin sheet of sandpaper (rough side inward) and that cured the problem. I am now able to cut more with less fatigue than ever before. August 27, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent!!! I have used many trimmers over the last 15 years. I have found that Stihl's have always been the most reliable. This trimmer is fantastic! Light weight, great power, and completely dependable. The easy start is the way to go!. One half pull and the trimmer is at full speed ready to go! Best trimmer I have ever used! I recommended this trimmer to my friend who bought it the next wk. He said the same review to me as well. July 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very good trimmer for home use Good for home use, approaching to the professional class, easy to use, easy start.Working very good with premium gas + stihl oil (use only recomended mixing oils) July 11, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by i have worked on it more than its ran i have had it 2 years now , replaced carberator and gearhead already and gas cap twice . June 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great weed eater effortless to use with the handles If you need a good trimmer for all around home use this is the one. May 19, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by This product is true to its name. Good trimmer with plenty of power. Wish the string guard would have more shield to it. When using it slings grass everywhere! February 23, 2013