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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 375reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Trimmer I have had this trimmer for 4 years and no problems really. I was having some issue with the gas cap but I found out there was a recall. I put the new one on and the issues are gone. It has always started!!!The only other issue is the cutting head, which most all of the Stihl's come with, it's the AutoCut C 25-2: I was using the head that came with my Stihl FS 56 RC-E trimmer, the AutoCut C 25-2, it is the kind where you have to insert the lines and then turn the knob to wind it up. I had nothing but trouble with this thing, the trimmer was great, I have been fighting this head for 2 years, then about 2 years ago, I purchased a new one thinking the original was bad, I fought this new one for 2 years!! I finially got fed up and said I was going to try something different and decided to try this Stihl Duro Cut 20-2. I spent the money and got it installed, put in the line, and tried it out. I was so glad that I was able to weedeat my entire place and then did some up at the cementary. No issues, the line has not flown out, it lasted a lot longer than I thought it would, even around head stones. June 20, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by I like the low vibration, the power and the straight shaft Let's just say A W E S O M E! ENJOYABLE TO USE SUCH A PIECE OF EGUIPMENT THIS DEPENDABLE. Yes I would recommend the SF 56 RC for sure! June 18, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Overall, the best trimmer for the money. This is a very good trimmer. However, a few feature changes would make it an even better one. The line feed mechanism needs some work. At times, the lines break off and pull back inside the housing. This requires stopping the engine and threading the lines back through the housing. This wastes a lot of time. A second needed change is the line shield. In addition to trimming, I use my trimmer to edge along my walkway and street. It is very difficult to find a convenient position to edge with this trimmer due to the way the shield is positioned. June 16, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Worth the money Worth the money. Very efficient, great power at all angles. Highly recommend. Being a stihl owner carries the same weight in the trimmer world as Harley in the motorcycle world. June 15, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by I should have purchased this sooner!!! for years I bought the cheaper trimmer only to have them last 2 years maximum. this trimmer is very durable and powerful. if I had only spent the money up front I would have saved hundreds in the long run and not have a stack of other trimmers that don't work!!! June 14, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Decent trimmer, should have bought smaller unit. Runs great, trims ok. Jumps around to much for lawn trimming. I suppose great for an acreage. June 13, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great dependable long lasting Great weed eater.light weight.I've owned a fs36 for years before this one.very efficient and all around great piece of equipment to have.a must have June 13, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by Poor line feed system but Easy to start I have had nothing but problems with the line spool .The line breaks and I have to take it apart and re spool the lineit takes between 5-10 minutes. June 13, 2016
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