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FC 96

FC 96
A professional, straight-shaft edger powered by a proven low-emission engine.

Product Description

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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  • Built in the USA
    Indicates products that are built in the United States from domestic and foreign parts and components.

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  • 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.
  • "Line of Sight" Marking
    A notch on top of the edger’s guard helps guide the user during use, allowing for increased control and helping to create cleaner, more precise cuts.
  • Adjustable depth wheel
    The adjustable depth wheel allows user to control the depth of the cut.

Specifications

DISPLACEMENT
28.4 cc (1.73 cu. in.)
ENGINE POWER
0.95 kW (1.27 bhp)
WEIGHT
6.2 kg (13.7 lbs.)
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
 

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.

STIHL products sold through U.S. STIHL Dealers are for distribution in the United States only.

Reviews

FC 96 is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 6.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from As a landscaper, this has worked great I just bought this to replace an older edger I had and I am very happy with it. It has more than enough power to get most jobs done. I would definitely recommend this edger to anyone.
Date published: 2017-07-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from first stihl Just bought this piece of equipment, so still trying out,. good so far
Date published: 2017-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I have confidence that this will be a good long term investment. I was looking for a high quality, dependable, easy to operate trimmer that will provide years of worry free service. I believe that I made the correct choice.
Date published: 2017-07-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Easy to start Only used it a couple of times since I bought it but It works great. Still getting use to the head speed and power but it was a great buy. Going to be replacing all my tools with Stihl.The staff at Taylor's (Suffolk,VA) were extremely helpful in picking out the one that would work the best for me. I will be going back.
Date published: 2017-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing edger Bought this edger for my small on-the-side lawn care business. It works absolutely flawless. The larger fuel tank also means a long time running between fill-ups. It does bog in wet soil(which I think all would). But works amazingly well in drier soil. Factory blade is too thin. Thicker Stihl replacement works much better.
Date published: 2017-05-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Worked hard but blades did not I got the attachment that changes the string to the plastic blades. I have used a Stihl with these blades before. This time the blades got cut off. Before the blades must have been harder because they did not have this problem. I know you can replace blades. I have not tried this yet but will need to before next use. I am hoping the replacement is an easy process.
Date published: 2017-05-10
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Optional Accessories

  • Gearbox Attachments
    Gearbox attachments are available for this model. View the interchangeable gearbox chart to find out which attachments work with this model.
  • Straps and Harnesses
    They distribute the load from your hands to your shoulders. They also help reduce operator fatigue and make it easier to use trimmers, brushcutters and clearing saws for extended periods.

Standard Features

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

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