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FSE 60

This electric trimmer is lightweight and exceptionally quiet.

FSE 60
Rated 3.5 out of 5 by 79reviewers.
Rated 2 out of 5 by quality materials, poor design I have other Stihl products which have served me well. I bought the FSE60 for home use and have been very dissatisfied. The motor is quite good and the control lever is quite well built. However, reloading the string head is difficult and the geometry of the cutting head angle is very poor. The angle is more suited to mowing heavy weeds than trimming around the house, sidewalk, flower bed or fence - which is where I would use this home model. The angle of the cutter makes it difficult, or impossible, to trim close around the house or sidewalk. In order to trim around the flower bed border I have to stand in the flower bed and "cut over the top" (if that makes sense). When trimming next to the house I have to hold the motor up by my head and operate the switch at an odd angle. It is unfortunate that there is no satisfaction warranty available. It's too bad that this Stihl product, which is built from good components, is not designed well for its intended use. June 21, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very well made, easy to use. I initially had a problem loading new cord but the local dealer showed me what I was doing wrong. Since then I've had no issues, nor has my son who uses it regularly. Thanks for a well made, well thought out product, and made in the USA to boot !!! June 21, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by line release has never worked I've had the FSE 60 now for several years. Though it is quiet and powerful the line release has never worked. And lately the cutting line purchased from the local Stihl dealer is breaking inside the head. So I have to take the head off and then struggle with getting it back on. Which is very time consuming.Bottom line the FSE 60 is not worth the effort. June 17, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by Shroud too large Bought this 6-5-16 based on previous reviews. Took it out to use it Monday, 6-6-16. After approximately 30 minutes of trying to turn it every which way to get it to trim, I gave up and got my old weed trimmer out. It took care of what I needed to do, then I thought I would give the FSE 60 another shot. Again, I spent more time trying to get the string to feed--it would not. And trying to dismantle the string head was not what I would call user friendly. Another thing I noticed--not just Stihl, but my old one, is that they are not left hand friendly either. I guess the manufacturers don't think about things like that in the design/scheme of things. I am going to return it for a refund. I really thought I was buying one heck of a weed trimmer....... June 6, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Wow this is the best Trimmer I have ever used. The first trimmer that I have used that can go for an hour and 1/2 without having to re spool the line. It is light weight and has the power to get weeds and brush down and Is very good at edging the lawn. So glad we bought this product. I can highly recommend it for yard maintenance- we have 1 acre May 23, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by Short useful life doesn't match its high Stihl price. I loved this trimmer early on, then after about five years of regular use, it's auto line feeder stopped working. I've replaced the heads about 4 times in the past few months, but the line still doesn't advance, so I have to rewind and reset after a few minutes. Local dealers have no answer.Paying a premium price for a superior product that lasts far longer than cheap competitive brands often makes sense. But not in the case of the FSE 60. If this is your plan, don't waste your money.I hoped for and expected better in the long run from a quality company like Stihl. May 22, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by It still working after years of use My experience is typical of all the other reviews but even with its problems it's Sthil working. I'm not trimming my lawn. I'm cutting overgrown weeds and it's the only electricit trimmer that I have had not to replace. May 21, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by Akward to use My 35 year old electric string trimmer died so I bought a new one. I figured I would spend more money and get a good trimmer. I bought the Stihl based on the reliability of my old Stihl chain saw and online reviews. My wife likes to keep our yard looking nice so she has been the one running it. I noticed that her stance when holding it was very uncomfortable. To hold the head in a cutting position she had to hold her elbow pointed up in the air. I then spent a couple of hours with it and this unit really sucks. It is horribly uncomfortable to use and the line release doesn't work. I took a shoulder strap off an old gas trimmer. (our Stihl didn't come with one) It helped some but the design is not ergonomically acceptable. I think I'll take the trigger off the old trimmer and mount it 6 inches forward from the Stihl trigger and maybe it will be better. This Stihl trimmer is higher priced than the box store trimmers but is not a good unit to operate. I expected more. May 15, 2016
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