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.

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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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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 90.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lightweight Works as good as a gas edgerVery lightweight and cuts with ease.
Date published: 2016-10-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good power for an electric trimmer Very strong trimmer for an electric. This replaces an old "weed-eater" single string with .063" line. Women & older owners may want to consider using a shoulder strap as it does get heavier, after about 10 minutes. The line replacement is failrly easy with the AutoCut C 2 5. Just be aware that when loading line, it cranks counterclockwise. Unused line should be stored in a container or sealable bucket of water to keep the line soft. The line release needs a solid tap (not a gentle bump) at full speed to release more line.The trimmer is pricey. I got mine used.
Date published: 2016-09-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from This product has great This product is good. Its easy to use. I would buy another one.
Date published: 2016-09-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from It does the job. It's better than the well-known-brand competitor's trimmer that it replaces. Plenty of power.Contrary to other reviews, it is easy to switch between trimming and edging. Just swing the grab bar 180 degrees around the shaft.Line feed is difficult. You have to really bang the thing against the ground.The first (and only, so far) time I used it, the factory-supplied line jammed and I had to disassemble the rotor head to free it. Then I had to reinstall the line on the spool. That's not as easy as the guy in the hardware store made it sound. There are several tricks: (1) Make sure the end of the line is cleanly cut. Use shears, not nippers, which tend to flatten the line at the cut so it's out of round. (2) Make sure the end of the line is straight or it will miss the hole in the spool. (3) And be aware that if the line goes into the feed hole more than about three-quarters of an inch you've missed and need to start over at (1). I have hopes that once I get the hang of it, replacing the line will turn out to be easy.Edger function would be enhanced by adding a wheel.
Date published: 2016-09-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Line Spool Very time consuming process, not clearly defined in manual
Date published: 2016-09-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really good trimmer. I've enjoyed the trimmer so far it's well balanced and easy to use, battery lasts longer than I expected but we always want more, I use multiple battery products and really like that I can keep working just by moving the battery.
Date published: 2016-09-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from simply Frustrating to Use In a word, loading and using this is way too much work. Had a tutorial from dealer. But it rarely releases line when bumped. It's probably operator error. I have gone back to hand trimming.
Date published: 2016-09-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from restringing I guess the biggest thing is the restringing. I had hoped it would be easier and more efficient but this is not the case. Most of the time I ask my hubby to restring it because I don't seem to ever do it right. I wanted to get a blade for it instead of string but was told it can't be done. So bottom line the stringing of this is a time consumer and not all that easy.
Date published: 2016-08-30
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