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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
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 406reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great, except This is my first Stihl trimmer and it is by far the best running engine I have ever had on a trimmer. The only negative in my opinion is the direction the head turns. It throws all the clippings, small stones, etc... all over me. August 12, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Well worth the money Easy starting, runs nice and smooth. Well worth the money. Little by little I have been buying Stihl products to replace other brands as they stop working. I would rather spend a few more bucks to replace than waste money on trying to repair something old. August 12, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Line feeder doesn't work all the time The line feed always messes up and I have to take it apart and adjust the line for it to work correctly. August 9, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dependability I've owned lots of weed eaters. This one is definately a "cut above" all the others. What I like:Ease of startingPowerMinimal vibrationBalanceIt's wonderful! August 9, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Well worth the money. I have been using mine for a month now. Love the eazy pull start. The weed eater starts up quickly with out strenuous pulling. The string release works well when bumped at high revs. Vibrates more than I like, but not enough for me to lower my rating. August 3, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by The STIHL fs56rc is a very good trimmer This trimmer is very good it has awesome features it starts up on the first pullIt tackles thru grass nice and easy I would recommend this product to anybody. August 2, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love it Awesome equipment. Always purchase stihl never buy anything else. July 31, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by Doesn't run, only 2 weeks still sitting on it I purchased this unit new, the dealer made sure it ran appropriately. I got it home and had a hard time getting it started. I am very familiar with how to operate this kind of equipment and I have owned stihl products in the past and had no problems. Only used it twice and had to return it to the dealer. They told me ie would be 2 weeks before I got it back. So glad I supposedly bought the best in the market, only to be unable to use it the first month I owned it. The pie customer service had made me want to sell this piece once I actually get it back, then switch to another brand!!! July 28, 2016
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