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 75.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good for small yards, won't tackle tough brush The battery life was better than expected, and can tackle our smallish yard. I wish it were a bit more powerful though. If you get it in high weeds it will choke down by weeds wrapping around the spindle. I haven't timed it, but it seems like the stock battery that it comes with lasts me about 20 minutes. Wished I had bought a more powerful version, but my store only had this one (no extra batteries in stock), or a unit that cost about $150 more. I would have spent the extra money for the bigger unit looking back at it now, but after one use I didn't figure the store would take it back.
Date published: 2018-07-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Stihl should recall battery!! I bought this trimmer and a chainsaw at the same time. Since the batteries are interchangeable I had only used the one that came with the chainsaw for the first few weeks, the battery lasted a LONG time on the 1st charge.When it finally wore down I grabbed the battery that came with the trimmer and it was dead! It didn't even hold a charge for a little over 2 weeks just sitting in the house waiting for me! I charged it again and tried it but didn't even get 30 minutes and it was dead again. The battery is pretty much worthless, like the trimmer but hate the battery!!
Date published: 2018-07-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Battery life is awful, awful Does not last more than 15 minutes on battery life. Says 5 football fields, but really wont even last in the front yard without charging 2 more times. Can't weedeat yard to finish until I wait to charge it twice. Terrible battery.
Date published: 2018-07-04
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Battery Not what they said it would be I was told the battery would last at least a 1/2 an hour maybe more. No, not true. I think the best I get is 20 min.maybe I have tougher stuff to trim than others but with that big of battery and the 'hype' on stihl products I feel it should last longer than that.I am in the process of getting another battery. not thrilled, hope I don't need 3 so I can have more time charged and the batteries ready.
Date published: 2018-06-30
Rated 1 out of 5 by from String way too short Purchased this trimmer along with the BGA 56 blower. The 11" cutting width is ridiculously too small making this trimmer pretty much unfunctional in my opinion. Those that designed this trimmer must not have really tested it out before giving it the final nod to go into production.
Date published: 2018-06-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I like it I recently downsized to a smaller home, which put me in the market for a battery trimmer. I did a lot of research before buying the FSA 56. I was a little concerned about what I had read about battery life, so I bought it with the larger AK20 battery.I found that this machine serves me very well for my smaller yard. With the AK20 battery, I can trim and edge the front, side and back yards on 1/4 of a battery charge.It won't do the work of my old FS91 gas trimmer, but I never expected it to. I would buy this again.
Date published: 2018-06-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It's powerful Pros. Powerful, light weight, user friendlyCons. A little expensive, batteries die quickly around 20 mins of useOverall it's a great machine it does the job with plenty of power but the battery dies very quickly I do recommend this weed eater but be sure to buy extra batteries.
Date published: 2018-06-18
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
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