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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 244reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 A great homeowner trimmer with lots of power. I've always had a big box store trimmer. So this is my first professional brand trimmer. My first two uses were plagued with line issues jamming and difficulty loading the line. I did some research via the Internet and YouTube and decided to try a different head. I bought the Autocut C 25 Easy Spool and swapped out the heads. It is a night and day difference. No jamming and easy loading. I would recommend this trimmer to anyone wanting a straight shaft trimmer. I'm 5' 10" and it's very comfortable for me to use. July 1, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Had a FS 55. Got a 56. Paid more and don't think it's as good. First thing I found out is the trimmer head is inferior. Loading string is a pain. Can't turn the trimmer over to edge because the string is cut off in about ten seconds. So other than the aggravation factor of ten it's ok. July 1, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Didn't last long I used the product for a year and the gear head brokeThe gear head is sealed now so u can't grease it .. not recommended to any one my old fs55 u cold grease the head and it lasted alot longer . They should go back to a greasable gear head June 30, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by High quality trimmer This trimmer is listed in the homeowner category but really seams to be built for the professionals. It starts easily and the motor runs strong. I like how the trimmer head stops spinning when the motor is at idle and only spins when you sneeze the throttle. It comes with safety glasses and a shoulder strap that is nice especially for larger yards. My dealer threw in a free hat, t shirt, and 6 containers of 2 cycle mix. I am really impressed with the Stihl quality and customer service of my local dealer. I should have bought this thing a long time ago. June 28, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by It fits all my needs around the house. The FS-56-RC-E just feels like it can do the job before I even start the engine. And, it hasn't let me down yet. June 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by AWESOME MACHINE VERY DEPENDABLE MACHINE, SOLIDLY MADE! WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND TO ANYONE! June 24, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Awesome Bought my wacker from the great and knowledgable owner of bartonville hardware in bartonville IL he spent 30 min of his time helpung me pick the right trimmer it works amazing June 21, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Like it better than the big box one I had before I experienced it being hard to start the second time I used it. Eventually it started up[ and ran the rest of the days work. It is a little heavier, that I like but I am managing by resting after cutting for a while. June 20, 2015
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