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FC 56 C-E

This lightweight edger is ideal for use around the home and features Easy2Start™ technology.

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FC 56 C-E is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 128.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Pleased For the first time in years, I was able to start my edger with ease, edge my whole yard (1/2 acre) without stopping to fix the head or restring the spool. It was great! I finished my yard in record time without any temptations to throw the edger in the garbage. LOL.... The only draw backs I have found are due to my stature. Being only 5'5" tall with small hands, I'm finding the length of the shaft to be a tad cumbersome. I feel with time, I'll be able to acclimate to this. I am not, however, able to acclimate to the diameter of the cutting head that requires you to press on both sides and pull the cap off at the same time in order to refill the string. My hand is simply too small to span the diameter of the spool head to press both buttons while using the other hand to pull the cap off. I ended up replacing the head with an easier design. So all in all, a great purchase. One that I'm sure I'll be pleased with for years to come.
Date published: 2019-10-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Product well built and easy to start. First Stihl product I have purchased. Easy to start and cuts well. Like the clutch feature. My past trimmer was always rotating and sometimes cut flowers instead of grass. No hard to handle almost same weight as my Homelite.
Date published: 2019-08-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So far, so good I've only used it twice. So, I am not sure how durable it will be. I still have to introduce it to my 2 teenage boys. So far, it starts easy, seems good enough power for residential lawn care...possibly underpowered if you have rocky, hard pan yard.I bought this because the battery operated trimmers were dying before I could finish my trimming. I live on corner lot with lots of sidewalk to edge. I would drain 2 batteries and still not finish edging.Overall, I would recommend based on my limited experience. It made edging so much faster than a line fed trimmer. And gives much better results.
Date published: 2019-08-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from makes edging easy Like all the of rest of the Stihl products, awesome.
Date published: 2019-08-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from FS 56 CE Great for household use. It bogs down on overgrown edges, but does not stall. Clutch system is great, blade stops but engine stays running if you overload motor. Easy starting, light, easy to use. Love curved shaft, because line of sight allows me to see the blade and cutting line.
Date published: 2019-07-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Reliable and has sufficiet power to easily complete most edging jobs The FC 56 C-E usually starts on the first pull, has not yet stalled when set down while running, and easily plows through the edging jobs I've encountered since my purchase 2 weeks in the past.
Date published: 2019-07-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from very reliable very easy to start, light weight, easy to maintain
Date published: 2019-07-23
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disappointing Edger has never advanced the original line when bumping. I took it back to Knoxville store once and sales clerk made an adjustment, but when I got home it failed again to advance the line. Took it to Ace Hardware in Sevierville. Same result. I've given up on it.
Date published: 2019-07-19
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