FSA 65

FSA 65
Our Lithium-Ion battery-powered trimmer manicures your yard – while eliminating exhaust emissions and power cords. Battery & charger sold separately.

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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  • Cutting Heads & Blades Selection Chart
    Need help selecting a cutting head or blade for your STIHL trimmer or brushcutter?

    Click here to view the Cutting Heads & Blades Selection Chart (PDF Format).
  • Retaining Latch
    All STIHL Battery powered products feature a retaining latch that is designed to prevent the unit from unintentional starts when the battery is inserted.

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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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  • STIHL Electric Motor
    Lightweight and compact, STIHL electric motors require minimal maintenance and feature low noise levels and reduced vibration.
  • Loop Handle
    A thumb screw allows the ergonomic loop handle to be easily adjusted to the desired position without tools.
  • Throttle Trigger Interlock
    Must be depressed before the trigger can be activated.
  • Start/Run/Stop Controls on Handle
  • High Tech Polymer Housing
    Housings are lightweight, withstand greater impact and are corrosion-resistant.

Specifications

WEIGHT
w/o Battery 2.7 kg (6.0 lbs.)
w/ AP 100 3.5 kg. (7.7 lbs.)
w/ AP 300 4.3 kg. (9.5 lbs.)
RUN TIME (w/ AP 300)
Up to 90 Minutes
RUN TIME (w/ AP 100)
Up to 30 Minutes
POWER SOURCE
Battery
CUTTING WIDTH
30 cm (12")
Weight without cutting attachment or guard. *Battery and charger sold separately.

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.

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.

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

Reviews

FSA 65 is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 23.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Compact Cordless Bushcutter Excellent cordless workhorse bushcutter. With one AP180 battery it almost completely clears the grass on one acre of trees, fence line, and bushes where the riding mower is unable to reach. The AP300 battery pushes through and then some. With the light weight, able to go "all day" without the need to put is down and rest.
Date published: 2017-03-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Mostly great Works full power right up til the battery dies. Well balanced. Tap cap for string feed/opening string housing wears out quickly making it inconsistent with feed and very difficult to open housing to restring. Have to replace cap 2-3 times a season.
Date published: 2017-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love mine, just wish I'd got it cheaper. I had difficulty at first with putting new line in. So I took it back to the dealer to show me and he said it was the easiest weed eater in the world to put line in. You just cut about 2 and a half feet of line, put one end in the side hole, put the other end of the line in the other side hole, and just twist the cap until you can't twist it anymore. Now all you do is cut the line in the middle. If it's to long the twist the cap again. Once you cut the line, the cap will be easy to turn again. So I asked, do I ever need to take the cap off? And he said nope. It's the easiest thing to use and operate if you know how to do it the right way.
Date published: 2016-07-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from dependable and lightweight with excellent battery life We have owned and used gas-powered and electric Stihl trimmers for over ten years. My wife prefers the electric model, so we decided to try the battery-powered model. We both like its dependability and sufficient power for trimming. The battery-life is great and exceeds our expectations. Since the batteries are usable in all the battery-powered Stihl implements, we have purchased a small chainsaw. We cannot imagine how we managed to get along without the battery-powered implements. We recommend them without reservation.
Date published: 2016-07-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Piece of expensive junk Bought brand new, used once to trim, then line broke off, took to dealer who rethreaded. Tried at home line snapped off and rethreaded again per instructions. Tried trimming line broke off again. Line doesn't feed when bumped.Dealer won't refund. Considering small claims court to get refund.BE WARNED!!
Date published: 2016-06-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from poor poorest trimmer we have ever had. hard to put new line on and have to beat it on ground to even attempt for line to come out most of time have manually pull it out would like to have money back.
Date published: 2015-10-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2015-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2015-06-25
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