Find a Specific Product: Trimmers & Brushcutters

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 456reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent! Your equipment is excellent! I have the BR600 blower and the FS-56R trimmer and cannot wait to get more... my wish list includes a hedge trimmer and chain saw. October 21, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Replaced my Echo with FS 56. More power, easier to use very happy with it. October 20, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Good ,,,but Power, easy starting and dependable. But I keep snapping the line and then have to rake the cap off to restring it. If it's just cheep string that comes with it then I understand but if I can't run this at full power or hit a curb or fence with the string without the string snapping, I may return it October 19, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Much better product than I expected Just put this trimmer away, after using it for about an hour, every week, for the entire summer. This unit replaced an older Stihl unit, and exceeded my expectations. Starting? Follow the instructions, and it will start with no more than 3 easy pulls, every time. Line usage? I am still using the same spool of line that came with the unit. In previous trimmers, I had to reload the line spool every third use. The shoulder strap, when properly adjusted, makes this product feel much lighter than it already is. There too are many other small touches that show this product is well thought out and designed. October 18, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by Product has inferior parts got this for my birthday in July, maybe used it 5 times, and the housing unit that holds the spool broke along with the cover. It never really fed right to begin with. Housing is cheap plastic. I had my previous stihl for almost 10 years. New ones are poor quality. October 14, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ask the 'Answer People' at Stihl Extremely easy to start, relatively quiet, idles smoothly. This solidly built trimmer is a bit heavy in extended use but using the shoulder strap negated the weight factor and made it a pleasure to use. October 8, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Trimmer I can't recommend this enough!! First of all, it's the perfect size for me, I'm 6' 3" and this trimmer is the perfect length for me. It starts every time, usually the first pull, light weight, durable construction, the line feeds very nicely, powerful yet quiet! I have owned a lot of trimmers over the years, and this one is by far the best! October 6, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good trimmer Easy start well built trimmer. Had several different trimmer in my life and stihl is the best by far. Worth the money. October 6, 2016
2 3 4 5... 16next>>
  • Seasonal Landscaping Tips
  • Special Offers from Your Local STIHL Dealer
  • Guides & How-To Videos
  • Maintenance Tips