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FSE 60

This electric trimmer is lightweight and exceptionally quiet.

FSE 60
Rated 3.4 out of 5 by 87reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by It does the job. It's better than the well-known-brand competitor's trimmer that it replaces. Plenty of power.Contrary to other reviews, it is easy to switch between trimming and edging. Just swing the grab bar 180 degrees around the shaft.Line feed is difficult. You have to really bang the thing against the ground.The first (and only, so far) time I used it, the factory-supplied line jammed and I had to disassemble the rotor head to free it. Then I had to reinstall the line on the spool. That's not as easy as the guy in the hardware store made it sound. There are several tricks: (1) Make sure the end of the line is cleanly cut. Use shears, not nippers, which tend to flatten the line at the cut so it's out of round. (2) Make sure the end of the line is straight or it will miss the hole in the spool. (3) And be aware that if the line goes into the feed hole more than about three-quarters of an inch you've missed and need to start over at (1). I have hopes that once I get the hang of it, replacing the line will turn out to be easy.Edger function would be enhanced by adding a wheel. September 28, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Line Spool Very time consuming process, not clearly defined in manual September 26, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Really good trimmer. I've enjoyed the trimmer so far it's well balanced and easy to use, battery lasts longer than I expected but we always want more, I use multiple battery products and really like that I can keep working just by moving the battery. September 7, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by simply Frustrating to Use In a word, loading and using this is way too much work. Had a tutorial from dealer. But it rarely releases line when bumped. It's probably operator error. I have gone back to hand trimming. September 1, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by restringing I guess the biggest thing is the restringing. I had hoped it would be easier and more efficient but this is not the case. Most of the time I ask my hubby to restring it because I don't seem to ever do it right. I wanted to get a blade for it instead of string but was told it can't be done. So bottom line the stringing of this is a time consumer and not all that easy. August 30, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love this trimmer I love this trimmer. As a woman who does a lot of lawn work, I was tired of the tempermental gas trimmers and knew an electric was the way to go. This trimmer is light weight, but still has the power I need to trim a fully-fenced 1/3 acre. July 27, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by No better than any other trimmer I've owned...probably the worst. The line feed has not worked. Not one single time! I'm using the recommended line size...winding it properly. The screw cap must be aligned perfectly before you can replace it. If there's a secret, I haven't figured it out. I didn't need the aggravation. Using this thing is a battle! July 22, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by Disappointed with Reliability I had an FSE 60 for 5-6 years and only problem was difficulty in loading line and line advance from time-to-time. During last year, had issue that when I turned unit over to edge along sidewalk, it would periodically cut-off; total loss of power. I would have to turn back upright to restart. Took unit in for maintenance, but based on cost to check, bought a new unit last year. Same thing happening in 1st year with this unit plus orange housing melted off last night!! Going back to cheaper units with understanding they will be replaced more frequently. July 11, 2016
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