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A professional, straight-shaft edger powered by a proven low-emission engine.

The STIHL FC 96 professional edger doesn’t just clean up edges in your landscape, it cuts you a new one. The FC 96 has all the hardworking features of the FC 95 but has more power. Featuring a low-emission engine, it has a larger fuel tank providing 30% longer run times than the previous model. So whether you’re touching up existing walkways or creating new lines in dense, compacted soil, this edger helps you achieve a clean, finished appearance. It even features a vertical pleated paper air filter for extended service intervals, one touch stop and an easy three-step start procedure enabled by the semi-automatic choke lever. When you need a powerful edger, the FC 96 will give you the edge you’re looking for.

Model Features

  • 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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  • Stop Switch
    With the Stop Switch, the equipment’s ignition is always ready for starting. Products with this feature shut off easily by pressing and holding down the switch. When the switch is released, it returns to the start position automatically, reducing the number of steps needed to start the product.
  • Skid Plate
    All STIHL edgers come equipped with a skid plate to protect the gearbox during use.
  • "Open" Guard Design
    The professional “open” guard design helps minimize clogging, allowing for more efficient cutting.
  • Built in the USA
    Indicates products that are built in the United States from domestic and foreign parts and components.

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Specifications

DISPLACEMENT
28.4 cc (1.73 cu. in.)
ENGINE POWER
0.95 kW (1.27 bhp)
FUEL CAPACITY
710 cc (24.0 oz.)
BLADE SIZE
20.3 cm (8.0 in.)
ARBOR SIZE
25.4 mm (1.0 in.)
GEAR RATIO AND BLADE SPEED
1:2.09 4,800 rpm
POWER SOURCE
Gas
WEIGHT*
6.2 kg (13.7 lbs.)
*Dry weight.

Important Information

Note: STIHL engine products with the Caring for Nature logo are cleaner than EPA Standards for exhaust emissions.

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. Learn More…

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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Standard Features

  • Common Features for Edgers
    View the features common to many STIHL edgers.

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