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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 4.4 out of 5 by 444reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by A tool you can depend on for years If you want to know what brand of tools the dry wall pros use go where they are installing drywall,go to other locations chanches are they use the same brand because the brand is very dependable. Now the next time you see a landscape trailer look to see what brand they are using' i'ed be willing to bet you will find most if not all equipment is STIHL. September 26, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Power to spare I purchased the FS 56 RC when I relocated to an acreage in a wooded rural setting. The land had not been touched in over a year and weeds and grasses stood 2 to 4 feet high. I was able to clear everything including thistles with stalks about 3/4" thick with the standard line. This trimmer is wonderful, easy to operate and plenty of power for the homeowner. I would recommend this with no reservations. September 24, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great trimmer! Makes cutting tall weeds a quick and hassle free job. September 23, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great machine Were a Stihl family have trimmers saws even a shop vac. We got the 56 rce to replace our old 55. After several years with the 55 doing both home and light commercial work changing to the new 56 is a total pleasure. The power is great noise is low and it has much less vibration. September 22, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by This trimmer makes quick work of your trimming needs. Lot's of power and very dependable tool.It starts very easy like all Stihl products tend to do. I highly recommend it. September 20, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Easy on the back I have a small yard, so I know this trimmer may seem like overkill. But the balance and the fact I don't feel all bent over is worth it. I had a small curved shaft from a box store and always had to run wide open to do anything. This trimmer I can stand straight and run 1/2 to 3/4 power and still get done in half the time. Everybody has different thoughts on string, I bought a spool of orange round line at the dealer and it works fine for me.I trim every week so it doesn't get too tall to start with. Haven't had any problems out of the head. The line is very easy to replace. Also very easy to start, even when you run it out of gas. September 19, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by great home unit Compared to some of the other units in the home level, this is by far one of the best I have owned. Could use it for small commercial unit! September 19, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by My first time purchasing a STIHL product After going through four other brands, I was in the market for a new line trimmer and one that could hang tough. My brother along with a couple of good friends recommended a STIHL, so I bought the FS 56 RC-E model Line Trimmer. Needless to say, I'm very pleased with my purchase. It's light weight, easy to start, smooth running and has all the power you need to get the job done quickly. September 15, 2016
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