FS 56 RC-E Trimmer

This straight-shaft grass trimmer features a fuel-efficient engine and STIHL Easy2Start™.


  • STIHL Easy2Start™
  • AutoCut® C EasySpool™
  • Loop Handle (R)
  • Multi-Function Control Handle

More power, less emissions. The FS 56 RC-E trimmer features a high-performance, fuel-efficient engine that runs cleaner and smoother and provides about 5% more power than the previous model. When it’s not squeezing every last ounce of performance from its upright fuel tank, this straight-shaft grass trimmer keeps the weeds at bay, thanks to its AutoCut® cutting head. This straight-shaft grass trimmer features a fuel-efficient engine and STIHL Easy2Start™ technology, making starting nearly effortless. With its simple, reliable, and convenient starting procedure with a momentary stop switch which automatically returns to the start position, this trimmer is always at the ready to get to work. For comfort, performance, and maneuverability, this trimmer hits the sweet spot.


Note: Not available for purchase or delivery in California

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