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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 3488.
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good ,,,but Power, easy starting and dependable. But I keep snapping the line and then have to rake the cap off to restring it. If it's just cheep string that comes with it then I understand but if I can't run this at full power or hit a curb or fence with the string without the string snapping, I may return it
Date published: 2016-10-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Much better product than I expected Just put this trimmer away, after using it for about an hour, every week, for the entire summer. This unit replaced an older Stihl unit, and exceeded my expectations. Starting? Follow the instructions, and it will start with no more than 3 easy pulls, every time. Line usage? I am still using the same spool of line that came with the unit. In previous trimmers, I had to reload the line spool every third use. The shoulder strap, when properly adjusted, makes this product feel much lighter than it already is. There too are many other small touches that show this product is well thought out and designed.
Date published: 2016-10-18
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