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FSE 60

This electric trimmer is lightweight and exceptionally quiet.

FSE 60
Rated 3.4 out of 5 by 82reviewers.
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very well made, easy to use. I initially had a problem loading new cord but the local dealer showed me what I was doing wrong. Since then I've had no issues, nor has my son who uses it regularly. Thanks for a well made, well thought out product, and made in the USA to boot !!! June 21, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by line release has never worked I've had the FSE 60 now for several years. Though it is quiet and powerful the line release has never worked. And lately the cutting line purchased from the local Stihl dealer is breaking inside the head. So I have to take the head off and then struggle with getting it back on. Which is very time consuming.Bottom line the FSE 60 is not worth the effort. June 17, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by Shroud too large Bought this 6-5-16 based on previous reviews. Took it out to use it Monday, 6-6-16. After approximately 30 minutes of trying to turn it every which way to get it to trim, I gave up and got my old weed trimmer out. It took care of what I needed to do, then I thought I would give the FSE 60 another shot. Again, I spent more time trying to get the string to feed--it would not. And trying to dismantle the string head was not what I would call user friendly. Another thing I noticed--not just Stihl, but my old one, is that they are not left hand friendly either. I guess the manufacturers don't think about things like that in the design/scheme of things. I am going to return it for a refund. I really thought I was buying one heck of a weed trimmer....... June 6, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Wow this is the best Trimmer I have ever used. The first trimmer that I have used that can go for an hour and 1/2 without having to re spool the line. It is light weight and has the power to get weeds and brush down and Is very good at edging the lawn. So glad we bought this product. I can highly recommend it for yard maintenance- we have 1 acre May 23, 2016
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