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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 4.5 out of 5 by 351reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love shopping Locally! Went to the Big Orange store to find a mower and string trimmer. Found good prices on a Toro AWD Self Pace Mower and went home to read reviews.I found that Dombrowski's was a Toro Dealer. Went there to check out what they had and ended up buying my mower for the same price + value added by being gassed up and I got a lesson in operation. MADE ME FEEL LIKE I MATTERED!!!I was soooooo happy with my mower and the service I received that I went back and brought a straight shaft trimmer from them!I have had to go back for service (my fault) and they took great fast care of the mower.Would by what I need from them (as long as they sell it without even considering going big orange for power equipt ever again!!! May 27, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great string trimmer. Have been using this particular model 2 years on my weekend job and it's a workhorse. I found it very affordable as well. As for problems w line advancing, I've found cleaning the head w water periodically and using quality line is a must. Always use good 2 stroke oil and fresh gas as well. Just bought a new one yesterday for home use as I'm on 5 acres and have lot of weeds to cut. Can't go wrong w this machine. 2 year warranty is good as well. I recommend buying from a place that sell and services as well. No big box stores . May 26, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Way underrated. I have used this trimmer for 20+ hours a week for the last three cut seasons and it hasn't quit yet. It's been dropped, left out in the rain, and down right abused due to so many different users in the company and still doesn't miss a beat. It doesn't have the power of the commercial grade trimmers but it's still tough as shoe leather and will chop down tall weeds with ease. Do the regular maintenance, use good fuel mix (Stihl), and pair it with ugly wire .095 string and this thing won't disappoint. If you buy this for for general homeowner use, it will definitely get the job done and have the neighbors jealous. May 26, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Thought I wanted a "pro" model, but happier to have this model. Had my eye on the FS 70 (which has the same displacement but slightly more power) because if I was buying a trimmer I wanted a good "pro" model because I want it to last and don't mind spending more, usually. I was also not wanting to buy an under-powered model, especially if spending a few hundred on a trimmer.I was super pleased with the '56. I am 6' tall and the straight shaft is just the right length. I love the power. I was able to do my 1/4 acre yard, trees, fence, against the house, etc in 10-15min. I found that i had to use less throttle generally to get the desired effect -otherwise was leaving marks on my cedar fence at WOT.This unit is a great mix of great power, straight shaft that is the perfect length, and not too heavy.I was able to do my whole 1/4 acre yard w/ the little bit of gas the dealer gave me to do the startup and demonstration in the store, with fuel left over to spare. # maybe 1/6-1/8 of a tank#It would have been $75+ to upgrade to the lowest pro model #FS70#. I feel I got the same model for less. No regrets. My ego wanted a pro model but my pocketbook and results and power are just the same with the '56.Best model for the all around home use, especially for taller folks.Unless you really use this daily, I see no need to get a pro model. May 25, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great I bought this for my husband and it is very easy to start unlike some others we have owned, it's not as heavy as I anticipated, I was able to use with ease. There is a lot of power packed into this trimmer. May 25, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by This trimmer is perfect for your average neighborhood yard. This is by far the best trimmer I have used yet. It is light, powerful, and very easy to maintain. May 23, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Awesome trimmer! Way more power than any other trimmers in its class! I have been using the "affordable" ones for years and broke down and got this trimmer and will never go back. May 22, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Wow This thing is a monster. Best trimmer I have ever had. Plenty of power super easy to start. You can not go wrong. May 20, 2016
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