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FS 56 RC-E

A straight-shaft grass trimmer with a fuel-efficient engine and STIHL Easy2Start™.

FS 56 RC-E
FS 56 RC-E is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 462.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I have owned this for several years I have owned the FS56RC since it came on the market. Overall it has been very dependable and started every time I needed it. In the beginning I had a problem with the original equipment string. The string was all stuck together and would not feed. I learned that a little dust and dirt helped with this. Graphite powder could also be used. I also had a problem with the gas cap going on with ease. The beaded chain on the gas cap popped up and prevented the gas cap from going down. Stihl had a recall on the gas cap. The dealer made me pay for the gas cap and refused to be responsible for it. I think the string head is a bit of a hassle and could be better designed. Aside from all this it has out lasted several other lower priced brands I purchased from large hardware stores. I am still using it today and I don't think it is going to quit anytime soon.
Date published: 2017-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The FS56 is an excellent weedeater for the money light weight, excellent power to cut grass and weeds several feet tall. I've had several other brands of weed eaters some costing more money but this weed eater out works all of them
Date published: 2016-12-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A good all around trimmer In addition to my lawn care business, I also help one of my friends who has their own lawn care business, mow a large 20 house condo complex. I usually trim and edge along the majority of the houses with the Stihl FS 56 RC-E. This trimmer is very capable of trimming along flowerbeds as well as edging along the sidewalks and curbs throughout the complex. The autocut head only takes a couple minutes to reload and then I'm back trimming again. Overall this trimmer is a great Stihl product.
Date published: 2016-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from best one great product, use the correct fuel, will have no issues
Date published: 2016-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from good quality product I bought this trimmer a few months ago. Its really been a very good product. Starts easily and runs great. It seems light enough and balanced well. Thats important to me and my back. I have a lot of trimming to do and if im fighting the trimmer, it kills my back. Now for the longer haul we will see if the stihl fuel is worth the cost. I like the warranty you recieve by purchasing the stihl fuel. The ethanol fuels are just wrecking small engines. So far, I recommend this trimmer and their fuel. Its expensive, but worth it for longevity of the trimmer. Also, it seems plenty powerful enough to cut through the thick stuff quickly so you can move on without bogging down and getting wrapped up with weeds.
Date published: 2016-11-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from love it It did not come with a manual for the stringer head, had to go to the dealer to get one, they ran out, their computer could not print one from on-line.They had to show me how to change the string.Other than that I love this trimmer, good product for a good price.Works well with tough St. Augustine grass.
Date published: 2016-10-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent! Your equipment is excellent! I have the BR600 blower and the FS-56R trimmer and cannot wait to get more... my wish list includes a hedge trimmer and chain saw.
Date published: 2016-10-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Replaced my Echo with FS 56. More power, easier to use very happy with it.
Date published: 2016-10-20
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