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Stihl FS 55 C-E

Stihl FS 55 C-E

3.0 from 7 reviews · View Statistics

Reviews

  • Build Quality
    2.0 (1)
  • Value for Money
    1.0 (1)
  • Ease of Use
    1.0 (1)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    3.0 (1)
  • Product is used
  • Noise Level
    2.0 (1)
  • Safety
    3.0 (1)
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johnno

johnnoSouth East Queensland, QLD

  • 3 reviews
  • 5 likes

I like Stihl, but this is a dud.

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I have a Stihl chainsaw which is indestructible, the whipper snipper on the other hand has been dreadful. Always hard to start, i clean or replace the carbie to no avail and it now needs a new carburetor after about 20 hours of use.

Purchased in February 2017 for $370.00.

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Stihl happySunshine

Great machine

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Date PurchasedJan 2019
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Ted

Tedbrisbane

  • 2 reviews
  • 3 likes

Disappointed, great for 2 years then useless & unfixable.

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Date PurchasedOct 2016
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S.B.

S.B.Broussard

  • 6 reviews
  • 2 likes

Good product

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This thing works great I don’t see where all the bad reviews come from maybe it’s operator error yea sometimes it needs maintenance but all in all it’s a great trimmer I’ve had to clean out the muffler once dues tomit clogging up cleaned the carb once due to it gumming up that was my fault I really like the easy start feature barely have to pull the rope

Date PurchasedJan 2010
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Georgie93

Georgie93AU

  • 3 reviews
  • 1 like

A good reason never to purchase Stihl products again.

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This, ladies and gentlemen, is a lemon. We had to take it back to the dealer as soon as we got it home, and they were less than sympathetic. It is impossible for me to start, and I have good upper body strength. My husband can only start it sometimes. And when it does start, it vibrates so much my hands are numb for an hour afterwards. Yes, we bought this product when it was placed on special, but surely it is reasonable to expect a basic level of product competence. If Stilh knew just how bad their product was, and I'm thinking that's why they put it on special, then it's pretty unethical of them to continue selling it to unaware customers. I note it's now discontinued. Wondering if any reviewers have heard back from Stihl?

Date PurchasedJan 2017
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acerace

aceraceQld, 4521

  • 21 reviews
  • 16 likes

Starting it. good luck

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Have had the Stihl FS 55C for a year and a bit.The bump and run function is crap
Do not use the Stihl cutting Line (supplied). buy "JM pro diamond core" you will be stunned how good it is.Just need to trim the end that fits spool!! it outlasts the standard line 10+ times
The thing works great if you can start it .

Date PurchasedSept 2016
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bmorey

bmoreyVic, 3140

  • 65 reviews
  • 49 likes

Workhorse

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Ken

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FS 55 C-E

How do you tighten the head onto the shaft of a FS 55C? Mine spins around and the nut is tightened

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McMatty523
McMatty523

Put a screwdriver through the hole on the shaft and turn the head till the screwdriver drops through which holds the head so you can then undo / tighten

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CategoryPetrol Whipper Snippers
Manufacturer Warranty2 year(s)
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