FSA 56 - $149.95 DSRP


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This battery-powered trimmer bundle comes standard with battery and charger, and combines great power and lightweight portability. Batteries and chargers can be purchased separately or as a combined set with tool.

Part of the STIHL AK Series, the FSA 56 battery-powered trimmer is a great choice for suburban homeowners who demand performance and durability at an exceptional value. Part of the STIHL Lightning Battery System™ line of products, the FSA 56 bundle comes standard with the AK 10 battery and AL 101 battery charger. It is lightweight at only 7.3 lbs. (including battery) and features an adjustable sh...Read More
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FSA 56 Specifications
WEIGHT* w/o Battery 2.5 kg. (5.5 lbs.)
w/ AK 10 3.3 kg. (7.3 lbs.)
RUN TIME (w/ AK 10) Up to 17 minutes
RUN TIME (w/ AK 20) Up to 34 minutes
CUTTING WIDTH 28 cm (11")
*Weight without cutting attachment or guard. Batteries and chargers can be purchased separately or as a combined set with tool.
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Important Information
WARNING! Improper use of any trimmer/brushcutter can cause serious or fatal injury. Read, understand and follow all safety instructions in your instruction manual. To reduce the risk of injury from blade contact, circular saw blades may be used on FS brushcutters that have a limitstop, a bicycle handle and double shoulder harness and not on FS brushcutters with a "J" handle or loop handle. Other rigid blades may be used on FS brushcutters having a bicycle handle, a "J" handle or a loop handle equipped with a barrier bar. To reduce the risk of eye injury always wear proper eye protection. Always use the appropriate deflector for the type of cutting attachment, as explained in your instruction manual.
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FSA 56 is rated 3.2 out of 5 by 68.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Buy Lots of Batteries It may be only mine. But the battery the came with my trimmer only lasts 20 minutes with a full charge. I was informed by the dealer that the regular lasted longer. So I purchased a second battery. It last about 30 min. I now quote the product page, “And you can trim the length of five football fields on a single charge – that’s up to 0.31 miles.” Me - you better be quick.Now everything else is good, extremely lightweight, cuts good, the adjustable length is nice.
Date published: 2018-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dealer very helfull This product is easy to use and powerful. Can't wait to buy more of their products.
Date published: 2018-06-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from You will spend more money on cord line Their proprietary cord line is weak and you will go through it 4x as fast. The initial cartridge lasted about 3 weeks and I already have to replace it. Now I already have to purchase a new "cartridge" because you cannot replace the line yourself with your own line. You will spend much more on this trimmer than you realize. I do not recommend.
Date published: 2018-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Reliable Product I have gone to battery powered equipment and love the Stihl products because they are lighter to carry around than some other brands. The battery has good life but I would suggest that you buy an extra battery so you can keep cutting. Also, the battery charger turns off when the battery is fully charged. It is easy to use.
Date published: 2018-06-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great home owner model I have several other Stihl gas trimmers that I love but my wife wanted something light she can get in and around her flowers and bushes, this was the perfect solution. Light weight, no vibration, no engine noise, takes down milkweed ,cockles, etc.... in 15 minutes I was using I never felt a loss of power! Also I only had to send out string once in 15 minutes, take it slow into the big stuff and it takes it out just fine. Love this thing!
Date published: 2018-06-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not a fan I love the Stihl batteryblowers and had high hope for this trimmer. However, the battery doesn’t last as long as it is claimed to, the head of the trimmer is designed so it is difficult to trim around farm fencing and the power isn’t enough to successfully trim wire fencing. I should have just stuck with my Stihl gas trimmer. This one was a real disappointment.
Date published: 2018-06-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Extremely disappointed. I have been a Stihl fan for over 30 years and currently own 9 other pieces of your equipment for use around my home and farm. I have a FS81 weedeater, but it is too heavy and difficult to start for my wife to use. So twenty days ago, I bought her this FSA 56, because it is light and easy to use, just like she wants. It certainly doesn't have the power I'm used to, but is about what I expected, being battery driven. However, after charging it overnight, the first time she used it, the battery only lasted about 15 minutes. It was an extremely hot day, so I thought it may have just overheated. But I recharged it two more times and each time it still only lasted about the same length of time, before the battery was done. Now, however, trying to charge it the fourth time since we bought it, it won't even take a charge. We either have a defective battery or charger, but wither way, obviously, it is completely useless to us. And, I don't have her help with the weedweating.
Date published: 2018-06-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So easy to use My wife was looking for a quality lightweight trimmer that is easy to use. She had had a cheap rechargeable in the past that she was not satisfied with and quit using. We have had this Stihl FSA 56 trimmer for 1 month. She and I found this trimmer very easy to use. I'm not sure of distances, but we do some heavier than normal trimming and the battery lasts approx. 30-40 minutes. My only complaint is the line may be a little thin. When you get against stone or concrete, the line has snapped fairly easily. The battery is easy to insert and quickly recharges in under an hour. I would get one of the larger models for heavy use, but for typical yard trimming, it has been great.
Date published: 2018-05-30
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