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FSA 56

This battery-powered trimmer bundle comes standard with battery and charger, and combines great power and lightweight portability. Batteries and chargers can be purchased separately or as a combined set with tool.

FSA 56
FSA 56 is rated 3.4 out of 5 by 18.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Spent to much, before finding issue I had a gas trimmer, took it in to service and looked at the battery operated trimmer and bought it. After a month or so, it started using to much line and the cover wore out , none in stock, took one off the display started using again and I purchased at least 4 units if addional packs if trimmer line, I was told to bring it in to check. I went to pick of and it cost me told to stay away from concrete and rocks. Bottom line I have approximate 320.00 dollars in it. My old gas mode I used for 7 years and done nothing to it, very unhappy
Date published: 2017-07-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Can't get the line to feed out It cuts very good but I have not been able to get the line to feed out when needed. The line may have been on the spool for quite some time an seems to be bent in a circular position. I'll know better it runs out and has to be replaced. As for now I have to take the spool out and reload it when I need more line.
Date published: 2017-07-06
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Battery dies fast I have an average size yard didnt even make it threw on the battery. It is also very low powered have to go over spots twice. I would not recommend.
Date published: 2017-06-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Failed after 10 uses After only about 10 uses for my average size yard the gears in the head froze up. It won't run at all. I will have to bring it back for warranty repair so I will not be able to use it for a while. Also there was no mention in the instructions that you have to replace the entire spool when the line runs out. It should also come with a longer lasting battery.
Date published: 2017-06-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from All Good EXCEPT Replacement Line Brought home, charged battery, started to trim lawn. Impressed with power, quiet operation, and overall design. Ran out of line fairly quickly, but chainlink fence will do that, no problem, I'll just replace with .080 green round line (Stihl) and keep going. WRONG!! This line is too hard and won't cut properly when line is advanced. The unit tries to cut, but ends up spitting the spool, spring, and all the guts on the ground. Went to dealer with questions, but no answer. Stihl didn't think this one through. Can't buy type of line that comes with it in bulk (yet). Dealer had no replacement spools in stock. I do like the operation of the unit otherwise.
Date published: 2017-05-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good and Bad I love the way the trimmer works and how lighweight it is. I already have a gas trimmer but wanted something that was easier on my back. I was disappointed that the battery would not last long enough to trim my whole yard and I do not have a big yard. They claim that you can trim the length of 3 football fields on one battery. Well if that is true they are trimming while running!! I had to buy a second battery just to get by yard done which made the trimmer more expensive then I planned. I am also disappointed that it was not designed with refillable trim line. You have to buy the replacement spools instead which also adds to the cost of the unit.
Date published: 2017-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good quality and good price I have used this product four or five times and are very happy with it. It has all the power that I need for an acre of trimming and have never ran out of battery. It is light and easy to handle even for a senior citizen.
Date published: 2017-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Light and easy to use. (Great Products) Well, it's me again. This time instead of discussing Stihl's trimmer re-stringing I'm going to write about battery life. I bought two of Stihl's battery products on the same day, their 56 trimmer and their 56 blower. The trimmer came with a 10, and their blower came with a 20 numbered battery: the higher the number, the longer they will last. After using the trimmer a couple of times, I used some electrical tape and taped all three buttons to their on position. With all three in the on position, all I had to do was push in the battery till it clicked and presto trimmer running at full tilt, and then all I have to do is carry it around. If I have to stop the trimmer, I just push the orange button on the side, and it turns off. Here Stihl might want to rethink their configuration and install a simple electrical on and off switch and forget their multi-button design: too much trouble. Now as to the battery life of the 10 and 20 batteries, no complaints here. The Trimmer runs for about 17- 20 minutes, and the Blower about the same. There's a total 4 charging light bars on each battery. I have a large lawn, with about 22 minutes of fast walk trimming to do and 15 minutes of blowing. When I’m finished with both, I have used 6 of those bars. Keep in mind; I don't turn my trimmer off during that 22 minutes of trimming. If I run out of the 10 battery, I just pop in the 20 battery, and I'm back in business. I'm well pleased with Stihl's now "Constant ON" trimmer and their blower. In comparison to their gas trimmer for lawn work their battery trimmer is working out 10 times better for me than the very nice straight pipe Stihl trimmer I have, which that took me 45 minutes to trim my lawn. Of course, if you need a trimmer to cut heavy weeds then maybe the gas trimmer is what you need, but if you want to stay "COOL" along with "QUIET" then let me suggest you invest in a BATTERY STIHL TRIMMER and BLOWER. (Don’t forget to use a little electrical tape, you'll be glad you did.)
Date published: 2017-05-13
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