FSA 65 - $259.99 DSRP

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Our Lithium-Ion battery-powered trimmer manicures your yard – while eliminating exhaust emissions and power cords.

NOTE: FSA 65 Trimmer, battery, and charger are all sold separately. For environmentally responsible trimming jobs, the STIHL FSA 65 grass trimmer utilizes STIHL Lithium-Ion technology to eliminate fuel costs and engine emissions. No gasoline, no power cords, and eight times quieter than the STIHL gasoline-powered equivalent. The STIHL Lithium-Ion battery does not have a gradual drop in power duri...Read More
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FSA 65 Specifications
WEIGHT* 4.3 kg (9.5 lbs.)
RUN TIME (w/ AP 180) Up to 70 minutes
* With AP 180 battery. Battery and charger sold separately.
Model Features
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    Adjustable front handle
    The front handle is easily adjustable (360-degree rotation) for comfort.
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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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    High Tech Polymer Housing
    Housings are lightweight, withstand greater impact and are corrosion-resistant.
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    Start/Run/Stop Controls on Handle
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    Throttle Trigger Interlock
    Must be depressed before the trigger can be activated.
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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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    Safety Locking Button
    All STIHL Battery KombiSystem products feature a safety locking button (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.
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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Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 17reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by 1 of my smarter investments! I've owned this trimmer for 3years. I've been very happy with it. I had a gas trimmer before this one that was always persnickety about starting. No problems with starting for this one! The 85 battery lasts about 30min. which gets my project done every time. Only problem I've had is from time to time the string doesn't feed out...which I feel is expected of any line trimmer. July 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by FSA 65 I bought this for basic yard trimming.I like that it has more power than gas models...but I don't like the way it handles..it is hard to get the right angel when trimming..my wife won't use it cause it is heavy and it hurts her arm to try and get the right angel to trim around trees and landscaping. June 25, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by A delight to use with a couple exceptions With the battery operation eliminating the need for a gasoline engine or electric cords, it is truly a pleasure to use the trimmer. I am having one major problem that is not addressed in the instruction manual. The instructions say to tighten the cap by hand when replacing the mowing head. When this cap is tightened, even lightly, the string line will not advance when the mowing head is tapped on the ground. If the cap is loosened several turns the line will advance; however, each time the mower head is tapped on the ground the cap tightens; and the line will no longer advance. I find that each time I wish to advance the line loosening the cap before tapping the mowing head will allow the string to advance. It would seem that there should be a spacer that would keep the cap from being tightened too far. May 29, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Starts easy but it takes some getting use to. The unit starts very easy and runs great but it will take some getting use to. I have owned a curve shaft trimmer for 25+ years and this is the first straight trimmer I have purchased and I am still trying to get use to the way it cuts. May 29, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by I bought this for me I recently purchased the FSA 65 electric trimmer to trim my yard. After reading the specs, and from previous purchases of Stihl products, I was confident this product would not disappoint. The initial charging time of the battery was about 30 minutes and when I first used it I was amazed at its power. My back yard was very over grown so I trimmed off the tall grass so it could be mowed. I not only cut all of the overgrowth but there was enough power left to trim the whole yard. Even as I was on the last bar of the battery, the trimmer still had the power of a full charge. I love this product and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone. It's light weight, extremely easy to use, and is a true work horse. Five stars in my book; this is a great product. May 13, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by The tool is ready when I am I had grown tired of gas powered tools not being able to start them when I needed to get a job done. This battery powered trimmer has the power to do my trimming and never disappoints me - I press the trigger and it runs every time. April 13, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Much more convenient than the gas powered version. Have used it for around 1 month and very satisfied. I purchase this battery powered trimmer to replace a Stihl gas trimmer I had used for over 10 years. The battery powered model is so much easier to use, much lighter and much quieter. It's pricey to when you purchase the first battery powered equipment due to the cost of the battery and the charger, but now that I am set up with those items I plan on getting additional battery operated equipment to get away from starting problems and mixing gas! June 28, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Far better than the competitors electric rechargeable trimmer. Purchased an FS65 electric rechargeable trimmer after wearing out 2 -18volt and 1 - 40volt Ryobi rechargeable trimmers. I mow and trim 2.5 acres and the FS65 performance is amazing. The weight is comfortable and it is well balanced. The straight shaft unit works best for my varied trimming needs - chainlink fence, flower beds, trees, pond banks, and concrete block walls. By the time the battery runs low on charge, I am ready for a break. Compared to the Ryobi 40volt single line feed the Stihl 36volt dual line feed with thicker and higher quality line, the FS65 has cut my trimming time by 1/3. The unit is substantially more expensive (too expensive) than the competition, but the difference in performance and quality is significant. June 27, 2014