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FSE 60

FSE 60
This electric trimmer is lightweight and exceptionally quiet.

Product Description

Make every cut a clean cut. Part of our environmentally responsible line of trimmers, the STIHL FSE 60 electric trimmer brings the power without the exhaust emissions. With an easy squeeze of the trigger, this lightweight grass trimmer is capable of handling small to moderate yard work while remaining powerful and surprisingly quiet – under 60 decibels when equipped with STIHL Quiet Line™.  Re-filling the line on the FSE 60 is easy thanks to the TapAction™ AutoCut® C 6-2 cutting head. This trimmer is the perfect choice for homeowners that value convenience that’s easy on the ears and easier on the environment.

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).
  • Built-In Cord Retainer
    The built-in cord retainer helps prevent the power cord from becoming accidentally disconnected.

    See it in action!
  • Loop Handle (R)
    Loop handle grass trimmers and brushcutters are ideal for trimming between bushes and shrubs and other areas where space is limited.
  • TapAction™ AUTOCUT® Head
    TapAction™ AUTOCUT® C 5-2 cutting head for easy line refilling. Simply tap the head to feed the double nylon line.

    See it in action!
  • STIHL Electric Motor
    Lightweight and compact, STIHL electric motors require minimal maintenance and feature low noise levels and reduced vibration.
  • Start/Run/Stop Controls on Handle
  • High Tech Polymer Housing
    Housings are lightweight, withstand greater impact and are corrosion-resistant.


4.0 kg (8.8 lbs.)
35.5 cm (14")
0.6 kW (5.3 amps)
120 volt (60 Hz)
*Weight without cutting attachment or deflector.

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.


FSE 60 is rated 3.3 out of 5 by 141.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from EXTREMELY Annoying Stringing Process The trimmer works fine. But restringing it is a nightmare. Every time. I have wasted more time trying to reload this thing than I ever would spend using it. I wish I had purchased a different trimmer.
Date published: 2019-07-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Had more luck with trimmers that cost 1/2 as much. I have had this trimmer for 3 years and have never worked. Using only the Stihl brand .080" line. Couldn't get it to feed correctly, the clutch mechanism would lock, the line heats up and snaps inside the spool. I bought the deluxe line spool since I have no luck with the original spool. It was no better than the original. I bought Stihl brand because their chainsaws are excellent but find out the trimmers not so much.
Date published: 2019-06-29
Rated 2 out of 5 by from 3 yrs old, shaft broke As others have noted, line loading is difficult but I tolerated that, It eats a lot of line, check. But in about 3 years the shaft that turns the head broke where it attached to the motor. Surprisingly I can still make it usable by pulling up snugly on the handle. But that's a pain. This thing gets used maybe 6-8 times a year and I would have expected to last longer
Date published: 2019-06-20
Rated 1 out of 5 by from JUNK! I have had this product for over three years, and as a result I find it a wast if good money to purchase this item. First to replace the string on the machine is a major ordeal, it is never easy and as of today clogged the shaft and burned up the motor. Needless to say I would not recommend this item even to the most skilled. Do Not WASTE YOUR MONEY!
Date published: 2019-06-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from A line-loading nightmare. You can only load 6.5 ft of line, so reloading all the time. And each time, a struggle. I called the local Stihl dealer about getting the easy-load head replacement. He said it was not available for electric. Came here to verify that—but cant find the info.
Date published: 2019-06-01
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Way more time spent with string problems that weed wacking! When this product is working it works very well but the fact is I have spent 99% of my time trying to load the line and 1% actually using it since I bought it. For an expensive item it is the worst piece of equipment I have ever bought. For the price I paid this was a disastrous purchase. I would recommend buying something else unless you have endless hours available for trying to get it to work.
Date published: 2019-05-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It is a great workhorse My old different brand, single-line trimmer was very hard and tedious to use. This Stihl, double-line trimmer "almost" made it fun to whack weeds! I use it on a large property with a slope, in the mountains (as a lawnmower, because a lawnmower cannot be used there). It handled heavy weeds and other brush beautifully. Some of the weeds were wet so I could not use the automatic line feeder, (there was no place to tap it). So I would stop, push the top with my hand, and pull the lines out. An extra step at times, but it kept me going to finish the job with a smile!
Date published: 2019-05-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great trimmer Being an older woman that does her own trimming, I love this trimmer. It’s well balanced, easy to use, and relatively lightweight. The motor runs very smooth so I don’t get terrible vibrations going up my arms as with other brands. I’m very pleased with this product.
Date published: 2019-05-16
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