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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 157reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by After years and many trimmers I got it right All my yard and garden tools will be Stihl from now on, August 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by i really like this trimmer Ever since i bought this stihl trimmer i've been happier then i have ever been. Its basically one of the best trimmers thats on the market August 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best trimmer for your money out there. Easy enough for my wife, a beginner, to use but it has the features and power that I need. This particular one was recommended by my father who is an Arborist and uses STIHL at work and at home. Thanks for the great products. August 20, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Nice overall unit. Has been a good unit so far. Has more power than my old FS 38 that I had for almost 22 years. It seems to cut heavier brush than my old one. August 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by High quality, easy to use and rugged Very well constructed and easy to use. Makes quick work. August 14, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Not impressed So far unimpressed. Bought it 3 months ago and already replaced the cutting head and today the pull string snapped. For the money paid, these issues should have occurred 3 years from purchase, not 3 months. First Stihl I've purchased and maybe the last?? August 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Awesome Overall Performance I wanted a straight shaft trimmer and my mower dealer carries Stihl products, I am glad they did and I ended up with the FS56. Overall great performance. There is a noticeable "break-in" period and after a few tanks it runs smoother and the power is awesome. It will sail through anything green. The head is a bit complicated as others said but follow the instructions and it works fine. I even attached the hedge trimmer attachment and it worked flawlessly. August 6, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by New is not necessarily better Bought a Stihl trimmer FS 40, hedge trimmer and blower about 20 yrs. ago and all are still running like new today except the FS 40 trimmer which died about a month ago. I went straight to are local Stihl dealer and bought the FS 56 RC -E. What a mistake. Two uses and fuel is leaking all over the place, engine sounds like a rattle, trimming head is making strange sounds. Forget about trying to edge with this product, the string grabs and drags into the grass. Never buy a straight shaft, your back will pay the price. I love Stihl products, I have had great products, but this FS 56RC trimmer is a nightmare. Please give me back my curved shaft 20 yr. old FS 40 and I will be happy again. Can I trade this product in for a different Stihl trimmer? August 4, 2014
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