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Stihl FSA 85

Stihl FSA 85

3.7 from 9 reviews · View Statistics

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  • Build Quality
    3.0 (5)
  • Value for Money
    3.2 (5)
  • Ease of Use
    4.2 (5)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    3.2 (5)
  • Product is used
  • Noise Level
    4.2 (5)
  • Safety
    4.4 (5)
  • Battery Life
    3.5 (2)
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JPO
JPOSouth-Eastern Region, NSW

Only ran for 40 minutes then failed

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Regrettably, the unit failed after 40 minutes, maybe it was wet grass as other people have mentioned. When would long grass not have a bit of moisture in it? The shop refused to replace it or give a refund, and have just phoned a week later to say they’ve fixed it. I really regret buying it but am stuck with it now.

Purchased in December 2020 for $840.00.

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kim maree
kim mareeSouth-East, TAS
  • 8 reviews
  • 8 likes

only used once but happy so far

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Purchased in November 2020.

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Phill
PhillHunter Region, NSW
  • 2 reviews
  • 3 likes

Great product to use BUT poor quality.

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I love using this product but my biggest issue is.... The second week I used this was on wet grass and now no longer works. The motor is completely vulnerable to water. Forget being waterproof it's not even water resistant...

Purchased in February 2020 at Stihl Dealer for $1,000.00.

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Unhappy
UnhappyNew South Wales
  • 2 reviews
  • 3 likes

Whipper snipper failure

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I am sadly disappointed by Stihl the company when my whipper sniper broke down . It was a very useful efficient tool . BUT there was no advice to say to never wet the head as the electric motor is there and not sealed . Water in the motor shorted out the control unit at the switch which was quoted at two thirds the cost of replacing the machine. Causing huge environmental waste and massive cost to myself . I tried to speak to Stihl who said they would get back to me but never did .

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Unhappy
Unhappy

I have exactly the same comments to make . I thought this was my review .

Randall
RandallSouth East Queensland, QLD
  • 13 reviews
  • 3 likes

Good, but a few drawbacks

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Purchased in March 2017.

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Lindy
LindySouth Australia
  • 3 reviews
  • 3 likes

Great BUT

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Cuts even heavy duty weeds but not designed for little old ladies with small hands! I find the battery next to impossible to get out at times and the head I can't get off without using multigrips and sheer grit and determination. It also doesn't come with a strap but fortunately my son improvised one for me. Update 5/11/17 I have overcome the battery problem by pulling the spring things at the back of the battery compartment further out. I also put some vaseline on the rails to help it come out more easily. Happy now.

Date PurchasedOct 2015
Jason L
Jason L
  • 2 reviews
  • 5 likes

Pick of the bunch in Stihls 36v range.

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big-m
big-mHunter Region, NSW
  • 17 reviews
  • 13 likes

Stihl FSA85 Line trimmer

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Cordless convenience. As powerful as a petrol trimmer. The turbo charger recharges in around 20 minutes. Usual 'bump and feed' line delivery system is easy to use, and uses any two millimeter line. Chews through heavy grass and weeds. My lawn is less than 200 square meters, but has plenty of edges. Battery still has plenty of charge to run the blower after use.
High quality, well balanced, shares battery with 36volt family of products.
Expensive, but high quality. May be too heavy for some users.

MP82
MP82South West, WA
  • 4 reviews
  • 10 likes

This thing is powerful

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Stihl FSA 85

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CategoryBattery Whipper Snippers
Price (RRP) $319.00
Handle TypeLoop Handle
Shaft TypeStraight
Power SourceBattery (Built-In)
Engine TypeLithium-Ion Battery
Cutting Head TypeLine
FeaturesVibration Damping
Cutting Width350 mm
Weight2.8 kg
Noise Level 94 dB
Manufacturer Warranty2 year(s)
Release dateMar 2012
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