FSA 85 - $229.95 DSRP


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FSA 85 w/o battery & charger

DSRP: $229.95

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This battery-powered straight-shaft trimmer delivers the cutting performance needed for professional landscaping tasks. Batteries & chargers can be purchased separately or as a combined set with tool.

The low-noise operation of the STIHL FSA 85 lets you take professional trimming jobs farther than before. This STIHL Lithium-Ion-powered trimmer is five times quieter than the STIHL gasoline-powered equivalent, making it ideal for densely populated or noise-sensitive areas. The STIHL FSA 85 also eliminates exhaust emissions and fuel costs, all without the confines of a power cord. The variable spe...Read More
Print Spec Sheets
FSA 85 Specifications
WEIGHT w/o Battery 2.8 kg (6.2 lbs.)
w/ AP 100 3.6 kg (7.9 lbs.)
w/ AP 300 4.5 kg (9.9 lbs.)
RUN TIME (w/ AP 300) Up to 45 Minutes
POWER SOURCE Battery
CUTTING WIDTH 35 cm (14")
*Battery and charger sold separately.
Model Features
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    Reduced-Emission Engine Technology - Caring for Nature
    The STIHL Inc. “Caring for Nature” seal identifies its powered products that are more environmentally conscious, producing zero or low exhaust emissions. STIHL Inc. defines “low exhaust emissions” as being cleaner than EPA and/or CARB exhaust emission standards.

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    STIHL Electric Motor
    Lightweight and compact, STIHL electric motors require minimal maintenance and feature low noise levels and reduced vibration.
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    Hanging Loop
    Hang your cordless trimmer securely on a wall to save space using the loop in the handle housing.

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    Retaining Latch
    All STIHL Battery powered products feature a retaining latch that is designed to prevent the unit from unintentional starts when the battery is inserted.

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    Loop Handle
    A thumb screw allows the ergonomic loop handle to be easily adjusted to the desired position without tools.
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    Cutting Heads & Blades Selection Chart
    Need help selecting a cutting head or blade for your STIHL trimmer or brushcutter?

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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.
Note: STIHL engine products with the Caring for Nature logo are cleaner than EPA Standards for exhaust emissions.
WARNING! Improper use of any power tool may cause serious or fatal injury. Read, understand and follow carefully the operating and safety instructions in your instruction manual before using such products.

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Optional Accessories
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    Trimmer Heads & Blades
    Many trimmer heads and blades are available. Find out which ones to use with this model in this chart.  
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    Trimmer Line
    There's high-performance STIHL trimmer line for every operating condition. 
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    Straps and Harnesses
    They distribute the load from your hands to your shoulders. They also help reduce operator fatigue and make it easier to use trimmers, brushcutters and clearing saws for extended periods.
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    AP 300 Lithium-Ion Battery
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FSA 85 is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 22.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The lithium battery works great; but winding the line onto the spool inside the mowing head is VERY difficult. Loved the reliability of the lithium battery, but winding the line onto the spool inside the mowing head is VERY difficult.
Date published: 2015-07-01
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Bad line head I used it for a few minutes. The line got shorter & shorter & was too short to use anymore. It didn't advance itself. I wasn't sent home w/ a manual. I watched the Stihl videos and read the PDF manual -- didn't see anything addressing this. So I started turning the mechanism back & forth, and then the little bit of line that was still sticking out was retracted back inside, and I can't get it to come out. Annoyed. Going back to dealer today, will update this then. Wish the thing came with a manual, but still, strange the manual doesn't cover this scenario, and google searching doesn't come up w/anything about the line not advancing. Maybe a fluke.
Date published: 2015-05-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great performance - needs lawn edger options. I've owned the FSA-85 for almost a year now and have been very pleased. I've got a larger-than-normal suburban yard and the AP180 battery has enough juice to trim the yard and then blow away the clippings when I pop it into the BGA 85 blower. For me, the only drawback to the system is that there is no lawn edger attachment or separate edger tool for use with the Lithium Ion battery pack. There isn't an edging mode on the FSA-85 string trimmer either... I'm looking into other options for a lawn edger, but I would greatly prefer to simply have another tool that works with this great battery pack and charger.
Date published: 2015-05-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from HOMERUN!!!!!!!!! The FSA 85 is a great weed eater. Although more expensive as others I looked at it is worth the price. In baseball this product would be considered a HOMERUN
Date published: 2014-09-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from As powerful as gas trimmers Fantastic trimmer, comparable to any of the gas trimmers, and I've never had it run out of power because the battery was drained.
Date published: 2014-09-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from This product does cut well The first month I used this machine the flower guard came off. And I am not able to get it back on to stay. And, when I went to feed the new line into the head it recessed back into the head, so now I will need to take to the dealer and have them remove the string just so we can try and load it again.And the price that I paid for this product I would except better quality and durability
Date published: 2014-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome! I have had this trimmer for two summers. Sick of monkeying with gas, and also after having a rather useless 18 V battery trimmer (power was so weak could only cut through minimal grass-- nearly useless)- i figured if anyone would make a good battery trimmer it would be still. When I figured out how much the battery was, I went all in with the hedge trimmer, chainsaw, blower, and mower, and bought three batteries-- i have been very satisfied. Power on the trimmer rocks, hard to tell even battery powered; high recommend, get the AP 160 battery!
Date published: 2014-07-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Battery dies after one summer I like the FSA 85 Trimmer unit, I bought the larger battery and fast charger. I have a half acre yard that I could generally trim up on one charge. The one thing to note is that even though I had light use the battery failed about the third use of the second summer. I did store the battery inside over the winter and didn't leave it without a charge after using it ever.It was a few hundred dollars for a replacement. I hope i just had bad luck as if this happens again I will retire the unit. other than that, and that t vibrates a bit too much on the hands I have nothing but praise for it.
Date published: 2014-07-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Trimmer head is a joke This poorly designed trimmer head compromises what is an outstanding electric linePLEASE redesign this
Date published: 2014-05-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AWESOME This thing is great!!!! Ive had many gas powered trimmers and they were a pain in the neck.......This thing just works with NO problems......trimmed 2 hours now around rocks and trees and concrete still on the spool of string that it came with......NO line advance problems at all.......LOVE IT!!!! As much power as my big gas trimmers.
Date published: 2014-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product is powerful, and reliable. Powerful yet quiet. The battery lasts longer than I do. The same battery fits our blower and chain saw. No clogged carbs and pain in the butt gas oil mixture needed.No maintenance. Use it and forget about it until the next time it's needed.
Date published: 2013-08-01
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Terrible Head - Doesn't Advance Line - Dies When You Try The head Stihl puts on the battery powered units is terrible. I will not accept line unless you take it free of the unit. Once properly loaded and the head returned to the unit, advancing rarely happens. The final straw was when I tapped it down to advance the line. The unit died never to work again. I just can't recommend Stihl products based on my experience with this unit. I will say, however, the the battery and the high powered AL 300 Rapid Charger are just wonderful. I just wish the FSA 85 Trimmer was a match to the quality of the battery and charging system.
Date published: 2013-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great battery life I was skeptical about power and battery life but have been amazed as my FS 85 has as much power as my old gas weed eater and the battery life has gotten me through 30 to 40 minutes of edging and trimming with no loss of power. I have had for about a month and compared to other models I looked at this is the real deal.
Date published: 2013-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great value, NO GAS!!! No hard starts, 100% power until it dies! No fuel to buy! When you buy the battery it seems a little expensive at first but you're really buying 10 years worth of fuel. The operating cost per hour on this battery trimmer is pennies compared to a gasoline trimmer plus you don't have the noise or the smell!!
Date published: 2013-03-25
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