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FSA 85

This battery-powered straight-shaft trimmer delivers the cutting performance needed for professional landscaping tasks. Batteries & chargers can be purchased separately or as a combined set with tool.

FSA 85
FSA 85 is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 22.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not their best product design I have several Stihl battery products (pole saw, blower, hedge trimmer), all of which are great except the line trimmer (weed wacker). They all have plenty of power and the battery lasts long enough. If you have more work to do than required for a normal subdivision lot, I would recommend getting a second battery and the upgraded charger. My problem with the line trimmer is the head. It often does not extend the line very well, and loading the line in the trimmer is more difficult than the gas powered trimmers Stihl sells. In fact, loading it is a terrible job. Even my dealer knows how bad it is, and he has been telling me for over three years Stihl is working on a solution. I no longer believe him, because Stihl is a major corporation with plenty of engineers, they should have solved it by now. Look at the other reviews and you will see this is a common complaint! The only good news is that I broke the original head from trying to get it to extend the line, and the replacement (which is exactly like the original) works better because it is new. I am sure it will become more difficult once it gets "broken in." In fact, as a business professor, I will give them some free advice. Develop a hard plastic brush cutter blade as an option for this tool. I would buy it because it is powerful enough to cut brush.
Date published: 2017-09-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Battery trimming is great! After moving from a condo to a house, i needed some lawn tools and i wanted to go battery powered vs oil and gas. After doing some research, the Stihl product line fit the bill nicely. The trimmer is nice and does what it is supposed to do. Changing the line is very easy to do and the power is excellent. The only problem that I've had is dirty contacts,which i solved with some contact cleaner and a Q Tip.
Date published: 2017-08-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quiet Works very well, quiet and effective . Battery and charger cost $$ but still worth it.
Date published: 2016-08-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loving it! I have only used this trimmer 3 times but so far so good. I was tired of dealing with gas and oil and decided to try this option. I've been using it for an hour with the 180 battery before it needs to recharge. I'm not overly fond of the line head that you tap to advance line. It doesn't work so well for me. I just loosen the cap and advance it manually.
Date published: 2016-08-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great for my Dad We purchased this trimmer for my 67 y/o father who has several acres to mow and trim. He loves it! It has lots of power, works for about 45 minutes on a single charge, and no issues. He brags to the Stihl dealer where he gets his chain saw supplies how much he loves it. Great for his hearing, too! Yes, it is expensive, but glad to have the ease of use and reduced noise for my father, and he loves it.
Date published: 2016-06-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Stopped working Stopped working! Still waiting to hear from dealer.
Date published: 2016-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great strimmer Being a full time gardener this product is brilliant and well built , very quiet ,no fuel smell I do on average 10 gardens a day and there is enough power in the battery to strim and edge all the lawns will be getting the the rest of the company kitted out in battery equipment it's the way forward
Date published: 2016-04-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from cordless trimmer is worthless This electric powered string trimmer is a wonderful tool except it doesn't work. The line does not advance well -- sometimes not at all. When it does advance it is very long and strong, takes an expert to cut or edge evenly with it. It is certainly not for anyone with weak arms or a short temper. I have spent as much time reloading the string as I have spent actually trimming.I would not recommend this product -- it is an overpriced pain in the grass.Tom Tock, Dwight, Illinois
Date published: 2015-07-21
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