FSA 56 - $199.95 DSRP


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FSA 56 with AK 10 and AL 101

DSRP: $199.95

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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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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 57.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Low Power - Bad Line very low power and the pre loaded string cassettes don't last long either, maybe this would be good for a townhouse with a 10' long flower bed and a mailbox post to trim around.Run time isn't the issue, power when running is the downside. Expensive pre-loaded cassettes are annoying too..It is great to just turn it on with a switch and its much quieter than a gas one.
Date published: 2018-05-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not Satisfied with Product I have to buy pre-wrapped trimmer spools when the line is exhausted. Had I known this when I bought the FSA 56, I would not have purchased it. I hope you are developing a spool that I can re-wind with trimmer line. If not, then you need to accomplish this task soon. This would solve a lot of problems.
Date published: 2018-05-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Durable, lightweight, battery lacking. Overall quality is great, and it's a very lightweight tool that handles moderate duty use. The smaller battery that comes with this tool hasn't lived up to the claimed performance. A larger or extra battery is really needed for anything bigger then an average yard.
Date published: 2018-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from easy to handle I bought this trimmer about two months ago and was a little skeptical about how a battery trimmer would preform. I must say that its awesome ! its light weight and now my wife can do some trimming. If you buy one you will not regret it.
Date published: 2018-05-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Trimmer line is expensive It seems that the line tends to break off inside the head. The spool has a cheap retainer that makes it harder to rethread. Nowhere do you see that it should be discarded. Even the Stiehl instructions on you tube don’t tell you to discard it. Every Stihl video and the manual say nothing about the retainer on the spool. I finally found some instructions on replacing the string on the spool. Seems that there should be more help in the manual. Not what I expected from Stihl
Date published: 2018-05-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great Idea, needs more Battery life. This trimmer would get 5 stars if the battery lasted more then 15 minutes. Sold to me by a large retail store as having at least 40 minutes of charge.It performs really well and is able to handle a light work load. But it seems to always run out of charge just short of finishing. If you have a very small yard with 15 minutes worth of weed eating I would recommend the product. It is light weight and easy to handle.Larger land owners should probably pass or buy 3 extra batteries.
Date published: 2018-04-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good light use trimmer Better power than the competition battery trimmers. Just be aware this is really designed for light homeowner use. I have several STIHL gas trimmers that I use for the real work. This is good for a very small yard and basic grass trimming. If you have a bigger job in mind, better to upgrade to a heavier duty model. I purchased this because I needed the battery convenience for a small routine trimming job (about 10 min a week). So far, it’s doing what I asked for that purpose.
Date published: 2018-04-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by from This product is expensive junk This weed eater is for someone who has a 10x10 yard. It gets tangled often. I have gas trimmer, gas blower and chain saws all stili products which l’ m vey satisfied Proberly used 45 minutes and now it just takes up space. Will sell for 1/2 price any suckers.
Date published: 2018-04-22
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