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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.
🖊️ Note: STIHL recommends use of fuel with no more than 10% Ethanol content. Using fuel with greater than 10% Ethanol content may cause damage to your equipment and may void your STIHL warranty. 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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✔ Great Occasional Use Trimmer
✔ Up to 16.5" cutting width
✔ Smooth Running to Help Reduce Operator Fatigue
✔ Easy2Start™ system for easy starting every time!
✔ Trim hard-to-reach places
The FS 56 RC-E STIHL straight, versatile loop handled trimmer, is designed with a low-emission engine to help reduce the fatigue of the operator. With its simpler new start-up procedure and semiautomatic shock that prevents flooding, a trimmer is perfect to be used in hard-to-reach places by homeowners with heavy grass. Together with the Easy2StartTM system, this trimmer is almost easy to start.
High Tech Polymer Housing
Housings are lightweight, withstand greater impact and are corrosion-resistant.
Built in the USA
A majority of STIHL gasoline-powered units sold in the United States are built in the United States from domestic and foreign parts and components.
Heavy-Duty Steel-On-Steel Clutch
Centrifugal clutch is designed to reduce slippage.
Shoulder Strap / Carrying System
Using a shoulder strap or carrying system helps distribute the weight of the equipment for increased operator comfort and improved maneuverability.
Adjustable front handle
The front handle is easily adjustable (360-degree rotation) for comfort.
Fully Lined Drive Shaft
Provides smooth operation and less vibration.
Protected or Enclosed Control Cables
Eliminate dangling and loose wires.
Multi-Function Control Handle
Having easy access to all of the controls on one comfortable handle makes it easy to complete tasks so the operator’s hand never has to leave the handle.
Protected Spark Arrestor Muffler
Has large baffles which reduce noise level and contains a screen designed to reduce the emission of sparks.
Protected Spark Plug
Protected yet easy to change.
Purge Pump Primer
By pressing the bulb, this small fuel pump delivers fuel to the carburetor, reducing the number of starting pulls needed after an extended break between uses.
Protected Choke Lever/Knob
Helps prevent damage.
Throttle Trigger Interlock
Must be depressed before the trigger can be activated.
Air Filter Cover
Easily removed for fast and easy filter cleaning or replacement.
Upright Translucent Fuel Tank
Allows operator to easily check fuel level before starting work. Upright position makes it easier to refill.
Cutting Heads & Blades Selection Chart
Need help selecting a cutting head or blade for your STIHL trimmer or brushcutter?
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.
The STIHL Easy2Start™ system makes starting STIHL outdoor power tools almost effortless, eliminating the need for a strong pull of the starting cord. This advanced starting system is designed to make starting STIHL products easier. The specific system may vary by model, but in each case, a quick pull overcomes the engine’s compression to minimize the strength and effort required to start. Available on selected products.
Simplified Starting Procedure
To get started, simply pump the fuel primer, set the choke and pull the starter cord. The built-in stop switch allows the user to turn off the engine with a simple press of the button. When the engine is off, the throttle lock automatically returns to the “start” setting. Your power tool will be ready to be started when you’re ready to get back to work.
DISPLACEMENT 27.2 cc (1.66 cu. in.)
ENGINE POWER 0.8 kW (1.07 bhp)
WEIGHT* 4.8 kg (10.6 lbs.)
FUEL CAPACITY 340 cc (11.5 oz.)
CUTTING SWATH 16.5"
POWER SOURCE Gas
* Weight without cutting attachment or deflector.
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