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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 4.4 out of 5 by 464.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fs56rc I just bought this unit little over a week ago I'm a professional landscaper here in south fla I own fs90 and 110 trimmers and been in the business for 30years I know quality when I see it In The 2weeks that I've used it we have done over 120 properties with this trimmer and starts on first and second pull every time several companies are buying these units and they are holding up really well and for the money if I get 3 or 4 years out of it I'm good as long as you use good quality oil like stihl or echo you will be good the only thing I do recommend that I wrote to stihl about this is the shaft is shorter than the commercial units but you can swap them if you have an old Fs90 or fs80 shaft tube a gear head swap them and you will feel a big difference cause the fs56 does wobble some in the front of the shaft hopefully stihl will change to a longer shaft and gear head but other than that it is a great unit I gave it a 4 star cause of the shorter shaft and gear head but strongly recommend.
Date published: 2017-01-29
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Starter cord issue I have owned a FS56 string trimmer for 2 years. The starter cord as broken off twice.
Date published: 2017-01-28
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
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