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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 241reviewers.
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by Starts first pull every time Easy starting. Very strong and dependable. Spins counter clockwise, wish it was clockwise. June 19, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by This product has a major weakness The cutting line has to be pulled out of the mower head by hand. To make matters worse, the line gets wrapped around itself within the head, requiring you to remove the head cap (which is difficult to do) and then uncoil the line. If you don't securely replace the head cap (which I did) the cap flies off. Very poor design. June 19, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by A great value I purchased this trimmer to help control the overgrowth of weeds after logging the property. It cuts through Canadian Thistle, small maple starts, elderberry starts with ease. Light, easy to use and dependable are the things I like about it as we are on a steep hillside. At first I thought the gas tank was a bit on the small side but I've come to understand that when it's out of gas so am I and the rest while refilling is appreciated. I would recommend this trimmer to anyone. June 19, 2015
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