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FSE 60

This electric trimmer is lightweight and exceptionally quiet.

FSE 60
Rated 3.5 out of 5 by 64reviewers.
Rated 2 out of 5 by Wish I had the reviews first I bought this on the basis of Consumer Reports rating. When it works--that is, when it is fresh out of the box with the string in place--it works fine and is light enough for me to use for a long period, with good power for an electric. The problem is restringing and line feed. Horrible design, resulting in hours of frustration. The feed doesn't work properly--forget the tapping mechanism once you've tried to restring it. You have to take the whole thing apart to advance the line--if you can do it without getting the two lines mixed up. Some day I hope someone will come up with a better technology for trimming weeds. August 15, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Product died after 3 years This was the best trimmer for three years. My wife loved it. Sadly, the unit died. Parts are expensive. One part was equal to the price I paid for the trimmer. Today, it's a throwaway. August 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Awesome I have one I have had for ten years and if it ever breaks I will buy another just like it. It takes a little while to get use to using it because the motor on top like a gas powered one but as you use it you fall in love with it. August 1, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Very reliable Although this recommended for horizontal weed trimming I use it vertically for edging about 1/2 the time. I added a second handle from a previous trimmer below the original handle at 90 degrees. The trigger can be operated with modified hand position. The second handle provides better control while edging. July 9, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by save your money After one season of light use, this one is ready for the scrap pile. July 7, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Finally a trimming with power and longevity I have owned an FSE 60 for 5 years cutting thick St Augustine grass and this trimmer performs extremely well. Balance is good, power is excellent the only item I would like to see improved is loading trimmer cord. It could be made easier however I do not understand some reviewers claiming it is difficult and that they use a whole reel in 1 trimming. The trimmer does have a large trimming diameter, I think folks are not taking that into account when trimming around their home and edging. This trimmer has enough power if one holds the trimmer close to what they are trimming it will wear down the entire length of the trimming cord vs. just the tip if used at the proper distance which will require constantly releasing more cord. This is user error not the trimmer's fault. After using many corded and cordless trimmers this is one you will have for a very long time and be glad you purchased it. June 27, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by very good trimmer very good trimmer,but changing the line is a challenge.nut that holds on trimmer head is very hard to reattach. June 26, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Well designed product I was looking for a replacement trimmer after experiencing a number of low powered cheaply made products and products with non-replaceable failure prone line advance mechanisms. The consumer replaceable advance mechanism was an immediate plus for me in the event of advance mechanism wear or breakage. Only advancing when I want it to via bump actuation was also a definite plus. In use I find the larger diameter line wears away much more slowly than the smaller diameter line commonly used by other products. When combined with advance at my discretion, the net line consumption is quite low indeed. I was impressed by the placement of the motor at the opposite end from the cutting mechanism. This puts the motor well away from the dirt, dust, and debris associated with the cutting mechanism and it is done while maintaining good overall tool balance. This is my first Stihl product but Stihl will certainly be my first consideration in future tool purchases. June 13, 2015
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