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FSE 60

This electric trimmer is lightweight and exceptionally quiet.

FSE 60
Rated 3.4 out of 5 by 86reviewers.
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
Rated 2 out of 5 by quality materials, poor design I have other Stihl products which have served me well. I bought the FSE60 for home use and have been very dissatisfied. The motor is quite good and the control lever is quite well built. However, reloading the string head is difficult and the geometry of the cutting head angle is very poor. The angle is more suited to mowing heavy weeds than trimming around the house, sidewalk, flower bed or fence - which is where I would use this home model. The angle of the cutter makes it difficult, or impossible, to trim close around the house or sidewalk. In order to trim around the flower bed border I have to stand in the flower bed and "cut over the top" (if that makes sense). When trimming next to the house I have to hold the motor up by my head and operate the switch at an odd angle. It is unfortunate that there is no satisfaction warranty available. It's too bad that this Stihl product, which is built from good components, is not designed well for its intended use. June 21, 2016
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