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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 4.5 out of 5 by 170reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 Best trimmer I have ever owned Father in law convinced me to try his trimmer. I initially was against paying this much but he assured I would buy back my free time. I tried his and was hooked. The dealer serviced the trimmer before I took it home and filled it with gas. This will never happen at a box store. When I got home it took one pull to start. The power is great and the strap helps with the weight. I would have given all 5s in my review but I have only owned it a day. September 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by A very good product I've owned this trimmer for over a month now, it is a very good trimmer. It starts easy and trims well. It is a little expensive and almost too powerful for a typical homeowner. I've had a Stihl blower for years and expect a long life for this trimmer. September 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by This product is simple and effective and not a pain to use. I used to dread trimming the grass with the other 3 trimmers that I have had in the pass. But this one is by far the best I have ever used. It's super simple to start and use, the line doesn't tangle and break very often and it doesn't vibrate your hands to the point that they go numb after trimming the yard. It's very easy to re spool the line when it runs out. It's quiet and runs smooth, and I am very satisfied. September 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by I am VERY happy with this trimmer! It is very easy to start and has plenty of power. It is well balanced too.It is by far the best Trimmer I have ever owned. September 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by I wish I would have bought one sooner This is a great product wish I would have bought it sooner September 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great power, easy start I was going to repair my old Homelite trimmer and decided to upgrade to this Stihl. Glad I did, a lot more power and easier to use. September 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by It starts easily every time We have 2 Stihl trimmers, the older FS-55 and the new FS-56. After living with other brands for years I finally gave up and got our first one. Then again after giving up on the one we had at our 2nd home, got the second one. My wife and I both use them, just today my wife said "I love that Stihl, it starts so easily". There is no way I'd ever buy another brand, no matter what kind of "good deal" it is. #As a result, I've replaced both our chainsaw and blower/shredder with Stihl# September 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by It's a workhorse I've had the Stihl FS-56-RC for while now, and it has performed great. Stihl is the easiest starting trimmer on the market. The FS-56-RC usually starts on the FIRST pull, but always on second. Idle is perfect, engine never dies. The included shoulder strap works great, spend time adjusting correctly, and don't let anyone readjust. CTE in Montgomery helped me select the FS-56-RC, Calvin was very helpful in demonstrating the correct start procedure. This thing will cut too. Engine is strong. The You just can't beat a STIHL. September 5, 2014
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