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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 200reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great trimmer I have had the trimmer for almost 2 years now with no issues still starts right up with one to two pulls & if needed can be used all day even for heavier jobs it has great power & torque for it's size I have even cut a pretty good bit of heavy grass & some small brush with no problems. May 1, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by starts quick. runs like a champ. This is a very economical trimmer that'll tackle large tasks. Its starts right up and runs non stop. April 20, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by used three times wont start not worth the money first stihl i have bought in years. definatly the last. April 16, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by PROBLEMS WITH LINE SPOOL. THE REMOVAL AND ATTACHMENT OF THE LINE SPOOL IS A MAJOR PROBLEM. IT CANNOT BE REMOVED BY HAND SO A SCREW DRIVER IS NEEDED TO PUSH IN THE GRIPS SO THEY CAN BE RELEASED.REINSERTING A REFILLED SPOON IS ALSO A PAIN AND TIME CONSUMMING, PRIMARILY BECAUSE THE LINE WILL NOT STAY FIRMLY IN THE.SLOTS ON THE SPOOL. April 10, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Short lifespan This trimmer is a new version of the FS 55. The start feature on this trimmer is a spring loaded action so that as you pull start a coil is wound and then spins rapidly to start the engine. This feature is supposed to make starting the trimmer easier but it is flimsy and unreliable. I have purchased two of these trimmers and have had engine compression issues with both. The pull start is flimsy. The handle has split on both of my trimmers. I have a hard time keeping the engine running at peak performance. Every little thing seems to affect the trimmers performance. On the previous model (FS 55) I would get 3 to 4 years of daily rigorous performance out of the trimmers. The newer model (FS 56 RC-E) has lasted one year with less than optimal performance. March 18, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Poorly made I purchased this trimmer at Christmas time- 2014. I did not attempt to use it until March of 15. The second time I pulled the rope the rope came detatched inside the unit. It didnt break the rope just came detatched. I would think that Stihl could make a prodeuct that would at least run more than 2 time---DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY ON THIS PRODUCT March 11, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by all sthil products are awesome! Great product; easy to use and nothing preforms better! February 15, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great product low price I work at a Stihl dealer and recently became a gold certified master mechanic, When you go to Gold school they give you an assortment of products to test and ultimately try to destroy, I had bought an fs56 prior to going and got the opportunity to test one of these at school we put sand in the carb and it contined to run 3 full tanks of gas through it, we tore it down the next day and even with all the damage the sand did internally it continued to run and even start fairly easily. January 17, 2015
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