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FSA 85

This battery-powered straight-shaft trimmer delivers the cutting performance needed for professional landscaping tasks. 

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FSA 85 is rated 3.6 out of 5 by 40.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love all my Stihl products but the line head is awful! I love all of my stihl battery products but the fsa85 line feed head is really poor. I dont mind flipping it over and pulling it out by hand if I have to but most of the time it wont even pull out like that. I have to take the head off and then pull it out and put in back on. As expensive as these products are, I feel stihl should somehow redesign the head unit on this and ship out a new and improved product to loyal customers at once. Other than that it is a great unit. I have this, the hedge trimmers and the blower that all use the same battery. They are great!
Date published: 2019-09-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Bad trimmer head The trimmer head is junk no auto feed!Have to manually push down on button and pull on the line. I purchased the pole trimmer first, that was expensive but worth the money. Than I purchased the trimmer so I could use the AP battery. Stihl needs to give all of these customers new redesigned heads!
Date published: 2019-08-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good trimmer for senior citizens! Since I am "older" and not into heavy equipment operations, I really appreciate this trimmer. It is easy to operate and not bulky or too heavy.
Date published: 2019-08-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Totally disappointed with this purchase I spent so much money on this thinking this was the best brand name to buy. Wow was I wrong. First time ever I didn't do any homework before I purchased. How can they sell these with zero ability to feed the string. Zero, and the string lasts for crap. I bought the battery for easy use. Its the opposite, I would rather mix gas and pick a brand that actually feeds string, not having to pick it up every 2 mins and push it in with your fingers! Stay away.
Date published: 2019-08-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Almost Flawless I Traded in my trusty FS85 on this unit, and have no real complaints with it. It took a little getting used to having a heavy motor on the bottom, but once I got the loop handle adjusted to my liking it is a great tool to use. The only issue I have with it is the trimmer head. Re-spooling is not a problem, it is really easy to do, however it doesn't hold a lot of line
Date published: 2019-08-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by from DO NOT BUY OMG...I've spent hours on this stupid piece of machinery....The line feeder is so bad .Why you ask.1- impossible to coil up the line, you have to hold down the release button and spin another portion of the feeder. Which takes the strength of superman and the dexterity of spider-man. (that's assuming you inserted the line correctly and it holds which frankly you cannot verify or feel certain that the line has been correctly placed)2- It jams all the time and i mean every single time i've used it.3 - The feeder itself is a difficult to remove and service (you have hold the release down and spin the release in some weird origami way.)4- I use the Stihl line and it is not very durable and needs to be constantly fed out which leads you back to point 2. Plus it only hold about 6 feet of line per side.5- This is so poorly engineered it's a ego trimmer instead
Date published: 2019-07-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Convenience Trimmer is excellent in convenience and ease of use. Great for immediate action on trimming and cleanup projects, without the complications of cords or handling fuel. The lightweight promotes use by other family members. A-300 battery has more than adequate capacity, with quick recharge.
Date published: 2019-07-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Highly do not recommend this product very underpowered I am a very big fan of Stihl and their products. However this product is a rip off. It is severely underpowered. Also the line fed does not work very well. When I took it back to the dealer he agreed that it is a very underpowered trimmer.
Date published: 2019-06-11
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