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FSE 60

FSE 60
This electric trimmer is lightweight and exceptionally quiet.

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.

    More information

  • 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.
  • Adjustable front handle
    The front handle is easily adjustable (360-degree rotation) for comfort.
  • 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.
  • 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*
4.0 kg (8.8 lbs.)
CUTTING SWATH
35.5 cm (14")
MOTOR OUTPUT
0.6 kW (5.3 amps)
VOLTAGE
120 volt (60 Hz)
POWER SOURCE
Electric
*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.

Reviews

FSE 60 is rated 3.4 out of 5 by 99.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Purchase I have Ever Made! I was tired of dealing with mixing gas and oil to make my gas powered tools run. They would either blow smoke, the primer bulb wouldn't work, or I would pull my guts out trying to get them started and keep them running. I purchased the STIHL electric weed eater AND hedge trimmer from my local Ace store with the helpful assistance and encouragement from Shawn Schook. I have NEVER been happier with a product or the advice from a knowledgeable sales person! Thank you Ace and thank you, Shawn!!!
Date published: 2017-06-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Power and quailty. Trimmer is great. Turning it on its side to edge is a bit awkward and heavy. Would buy it again.
Date published: 2017-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best electric trimmmer I have ever used by far!!! Great power, quiet operating, smooth in your hands, exceptional balance, no back strain, and very easy to reload the line,.
Date published: 2017-06-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Spend more time installing wire than weed eatng I bought this model a couple of years ago--and believe me you will spend more time installing the wire than you will weed-eating. We have tried everything. So you load the wire according to the manual--and after a few feet of weed wacking the wire will put out of the head for no reason at all--then you're back to installing the wire again. The head for the FSE 60 is very poorly designed. I defintely do not recommend this weed eater.
Date published: 2017-06-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from FSE 60 I love the power this unit has, zero emissions and no fumes, low noise, well balanced design for long use. It has a truly pro feel. But then the line will not consistently come out. I have cleaned the head many times each year, used WD40 which definitely helps, recently tried flushing it out with water. My string loads fine but the button sticks, won't go down all the way or come back out. You have to stop and mess with it to get it unstuck. I have to tame a lot of Bermuda grass in my yard and this makes it a very long frustrating process. I would like to replace the head with something more durable and heavy duty to match the build quality of the rest of the unit. I have owned the unit for over 4 years.
Date published: 2017-06-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Positive It may be too soon to review my new trimmer but so far I am happy with its performance. It is stronger than the previous 3 lithium battery powered units I have used. It has taken on every grass and weed species even heavy, dense growth. It is evenly balanced and so far has fed the string properly--I did go back and read the instructions about tapping it and it worked.The unit is strongly built and it seems like I will have its use for as long as I am able.
Date published: 2017-05-31
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Still Does Not Work I bought this unit a year ago hoping to upgrade to a more powerful trimmer that really worked. I liked this unit because it was electric and was supposed to feed out line with a tap to the bottom. Well, it hasn't worked that way. The line NEVER feeds out when the unit is tapped on pavement, so I have to take the entire unit apart and manually pull the line out every time the like breaks off. Twice I have taken this unit back to the dealer I purchased it from, and they said there was no problem. I didn't think the folks at the dealership were really interested in solving the problem I was having with the feed. I cannot return it, and the warranty (30 days) expired before I discovered the problem, so I am stuck with it. I would not buy this product again because it doesn't work as advertised and the dealership has not stood behind the product.
Date published: 2017-05-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from So much better than others I've used. Many of the reviews talk about loading the line. I too spent lots of frustration trying to do as the dealer showed me. I finally figured out to take the spool apart and hand wind it. It is very easy to do and no frustration. As a widowed, older woman, I definitely love the trimmer and would buy it again. I do recommend a harness to help with weight.
Date published: 2017-05-03
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