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Stihl FSA 65

Stihl FSA 65

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8 reviews
  • Build Quality
    3.0 (1)
  • Value for Money
    1.0 (1)
  • Ease of Use
    3.0 (1)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    2.0 (1)
  • Product is used
  • Noise Level
    3.0 (1)
  • Safety
    3.0 (1)
  • Battery Life
    3.0 (1)
MaxNortheast, VIC

Not good enough for the money.


The battery is too hard to get out and the auto line feed does not work. It is crap. Not worth the money. I cannot believe that it is a Stihl product. I have had other Stihl products and have been very happy with them but when you read the manul, you realise that it must be made in China because the instructions are crap.

Purchased in September 2020.

Build Quality
Value for Money

How to do complicated when you can do simple


How to do complicated when you can do simple... The system for putting cutting line is RIDICULOUSLY STUPID AND COMPLICATED! GOOD LUCK! I am a landscape pro of 20 plus years and have never seen such a complicated spooling system to replace the cutting line. I PROMISE YOU WILL WANT TO RIP YOUR HAIR OUT!

Date PurchasedJune 2018

Waste of money. Stihl offer poor customer service


Five weeks old, Used it twice to have a piece of long grass get caught between the motor and spool head. Ruined motor. Stihl refusing to fix under warranty or refund money. Will cost more than buying a new one to fix. Don't wate your time with stihl, Will have to take the to small claims (vcat) to get my money back.

Date PurchasedDec 2017

After complaining at Mitre 10 who gave us great service Stihl agreed to a refund and I got my money back

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FSA 65

How to dismantle the cutting head to service

1 answer

Just undo the centre nut. The entire head just pulls off. You may need a pair of Multi grip pliers. It's the large round bit about the size of a 50 cent piece in the middle.

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Stihl FSA 65


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CategoryBattery Whipper Snippers
Price (RRP) $265.00
Handle TypeLoop Handle
Shaft TypeStraight
Power SourceBattery (Built-In)
Engine TypeLithium-Ion Battery
Cutting Head TypeLine
FeaturesVibration Damping
Cutting Width300 mm
Weight2.7 kg
Noise Level 91 dB
Manufacturer Warranty2 year(s)
Release dateMar 2012
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