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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 288reviewers.
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by LOVE IT! I bought a Stihl blower from my local dealer a few years ago and it does great so when my weedeater died I knew where to go and what to get. This thing has so much power and blows the doors off its competition from the box stores. I LOVE MY STIHL products. And I am about to inherit a chainsaw. Its a little heavier than my old one but the power band really makes up for that. September 24, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very powerful I had an older FS45 that this trimmer replaced. No comparison. This thing is a powerhouse. Much more than my old trimmer. Very comfortable to use and well balanced. Great value for the price. September 23, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Easy to use Quick easy starting, good power, lightweight. Thickness of trimmer head makes trimming to bare ground a little more effort. September 23, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by great product great price!! Just purchased this spring, the true test will be 3-4 yrs from now, but I have used it several time this season. It starts and runs flawless. I was very impresses with the price, to be able to purchase Stihl quality and heavy duty at a local service center for the same price or less than lesser quality products at national box hdwr stores. The service at the local dealer was most helpful as well as the four year warranty provided by Stihl. September 20, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best trimmer out there! I've used a lot of trimmers over the years and there all junk compared to the STIHL trimmers. The STIHL trimmer I own is the FC 56 homeowners and its the best trimmer you can buy hands downs! Don't waist your money on any other brands and buy a STIHL! You won't regret it! September 18, 2015
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