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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 293reviewers.
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
Rated 2 out of 5 by If your arm is too long, this isn't the right trimmer for you With only seven starts on the engine, I pulled the starter cord straight out of the housing during the start cycle of the next attempt. Was told by the authorized repair center that "my arm is too long". Kindly note, that I'm 5' 10" and 175 lbs, so no one has ever given me the nickname gigantor.To make the situation even more pleasant, I was told starter cords aren't under warranty ... again, even though the unit is so new, the stickers are still on and clean.Perhaps I should have invested in a commercial model, to trim my 1/4 acre property. I'll know to spend more for a better quality product next time. October 9, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Highly Recommend This Trimmer I have had my FS 56 RC-E for three seasons now and I am thoroughly satisfied. I highly recommend this trimmer. To get the best results, I recommend using Stihl trimmer string also. I had 2 1/2 acres and used my trimmer to cut most of the weeds around the place. I moved to a smaller place (1 1/8 acres) but still a lot of weeds, some that are rather thick and tough. My FS 56 RC-E with the string that came with it (I believe it was the .080) cut through the toughest weeds quickly and easily, making the job much easier and faster to finish. When I was almost finished with weed cutting the second round this year I ran out of the original string. It was a Sunday so I couldn't get Stihl string and got some at the local home improvement store. The last 10% of cutting weeds with the replacement string took almost as much time as the first 90%. Every year after I finish using the trimmer I drain the gas and when I get it out for the next season, I add gas, push the primer button 3-4 times and it fires up. It has NEVER given me a bit of trouble as is normal for all my Stihl products (I also have two chainsaws).I would highly recommend this trimmer and the Stihl string to go with it. October 3, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Product sold itself with the easy start I have been thru trimmers like water, this is the first one that does not disappoint . There is a wide verity of attachments, and the power is their for all of them. The easy start is great, I normally have blisters from starting all the others, but this one is effortless. I cannot say enough about this trimmer. I know it will last a lifetime. September 28, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by A reliable machine that keeps getting more powerful After struggling through the mowing season with lesser weed trimmers for years, I purchased a STIHL FS 56 RC-E trimmer. I initially expected to pay hundreds of dollars more than what I paid for my previous weed trimmers, but was pleasantly surprised to find that it was very reasonably priced. It is very easy to start (99% of the time on the first or second pull),and performs with out any issues. I am extremely happy with this product! September 25, 2015
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