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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 207reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Some say a mans best friend is his dog, I say its a stihl!! I use the 56RC-E for any job! I do a lot of lawn work within the community and on the farm from 3 feet tall grass to 3 inches tall and this trimmer cuts it all!! Its light weight and has yet to fail in 2 full summers of work sometimes being used over 12 hours a week!! I also own the 90 trimmer and the 130 and this one will work along side if not out preform those larger models! I recommend this trimmer to everyone whether a home owner or commercial lawn care professional! May 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by This product is built well. Starts very easy each time. Easy to check gas and oil. Easy to put gas and oil in. Seems to be very durable. Easy enough to use for my whole family. May 13, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great two stroke Used it the first time ever on one of the lawns I do for cash. I put it thru some rough stuff including grass up to your knees and it boged down just barely and cut thru it like it was butter. Don't let the homeowner discription fool you. This is a awesome trimmer. May 12, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Power Has lots of power, easy to start. Runs a long time on tank of gas. May 12, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Amazingly good trimmer! I replaced an old trimmer with this Stihl model, and I wish I'd done this many years ago! This thing is SO much easier to start, has great power, and is very comfortable to hold. My old trimmer burned my arm, forcing me to wear a protective shield, but this thing stays at ambient temp no matter how long I need to run it! I have a fairly new Stihl chainsaw also, and both of these tools start easy and stay running reliably. I can set either one down to move something, and they just sit and idle smoothly, never missing a beat. May 8, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by This product only lasted 1 year then it wouldn't run right I bought this product because I was told Stihl was a top of the line trimmer. It worked well 1 year, although it is very difficult to start without flooding it. After the first year it would start but not rev up to trim grass. I took it in for service and was told it would cost more to have it repaired than I paid for it new. I wouldn't recommend Stihl products. The service tech tried to put it off as my fault because I didn't drain the gas out for winter storage. Well guess what I started a lawnmower yesterday that's been sitting in my basement for TWO years and it started after 3 pulls and ran fine. The problem is the Stihl oil I mixed with the gas for the 2 stroke motor! May 5, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Badest little weed eater on the planet! Have ran 11 full tanks of gas through my new weed eater at the house and farm. Awesome my wife watched me knock down a 50-75 yard patch of water weeds about 4 feet tall that stays to wet to bushog at our barn and was like "Now that was well worth our money" Weedeater had no problems what so ever and the line that comes on it was excellent too. Stihl didn't cheap out on anything. Great product Great value! May 4, 2015
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
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