FSA 56 - $149.95 DSRP


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")
BATTERY SERIES AK Series
*Weight without cutting attachment or guard. Batteries and chargers can be purchased separately or as a combined set with tool.
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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    Lightweight Portability
    Great for maneuverability and extended use.
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    Rubberized Soft Touch Handle 
    Soft rubber texture is both easy to grip and makes the product comfortable to hold for extended periods.  
Standard Features
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    Common Features for Trimmers
    View the features common to many STIHL trimmers.

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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    Top-quality hearing protection you can keep in your pocket. NRR 27 Reusable Ear Plugs from STIHL feature multiple layers of air cushioning for superior noise reduction and long-lasting comfort. Their tapered design provides a secure seal that keeps you protected almost anywhere – from the shooting range to the job site. And thanks to the included nylon cord and carrying case, you can keep your ear plugs handy for the long haul.

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FSA 56 is rated 3.1 out of 5 by 96.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good trimmer I don’t need a lot of power so this trimmer/edger does great.
Date published: 2018-09-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use, charge lasted The strimmer was easy to use and battery lasted well
Date published: 2018-09-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good Quality Product, but continuous line spools issues have soured me on the product My FSA 56 has line problems which I see is common. I have bought 6 spools and all of them jam every time. No line comes out or may one. You can see on the plastic cover that it tries and actually rips the plastic cover. So every time I have to stop, get the tools out, try to find the ends and put them back thru the holes, which only works for a short time. Went thru 4 rolls of trouble just trying to get about 1 to 1 1/2 hrs worth of trimming. Which, obviously, didn't get done with all the stopping. I like the power. The battery life was actually better than expected coming from a black and decker. Price was fair. So now I am using both to get something accomplished.
Date published: 2018-09-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Line advance problem The dual line is great until it doesn't work which will be quickly. Line wears down and when you try and advance it doesn't always work then the one line disappears inside the spool so you settle on using one line which also doesn't advance and disappears inside the spool. I have stopped and pulled the spool off refeeding the line three times in one lawn trimming.Very frustrating I bought this and the blower for my wife to use she definitely can't is the trimmer the way it works , very dissatisfied. I would recommend the spool be replaced with the one line appox 8"-12" at a time replacement the spool advance never works correctly.I own many i mean many Stihl products but I regret this purchase and will replace the spool head with the single line at a time spool head if I can find one.
Date published: 2018-09-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from no good don't buy this trimmer,first time used had to fix line 2 times,can not reload line your self,have to buy preloaded spool from stihl , battery lasted 20 min.
Date published: 2018-09-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Doesn't work as advertised The battery only lasts about 10 minutes. I should have purchased the weed trimmer from a big box store. The battery operated trimmer had a battery that would run about an hour. I have a very small yard & that would have been more than enough time to do what I had to do. I really wish I could return this trimmer & get my money back. Purchased this item a couple of weeks ago.
Date published: 2018-09-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Faulty plastic gears Bought from a small local dealer and they won’t replace or repair it.... only lasted about 30 minutes of run time before the gears failed...
Date published: 2018-09-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Hard to use. Line spool not working right, misfeeding string disappears but still on reel Only had this tool for four months only really used it the last twthree months. Line spool is not easy to use and have wasted at least two of the four reels I bought with the trimmer. The battery does not let me do my whole yard even when it is fully charged and yard is only a 1/3 of an acre and all I do is edge the boundariesI just recently bought a chain saw and am completely satisfied with it. I bought both of these products from my Ace store and they were helpful and knowledgeable about your products I am not sure what can be done but I am really upset, disappointed and frustrated having bought a product that going to be no use to me.
Date published: 2018-08-30
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