Troubles with line
Overall I don't mind the weight or the cord, you get used to it. And the power is sufficient even for buffalo grass. Perhaps I just haven't figured it out properly, but I just can't get the line to advance sufficiently. Maybe I haven't loaded it properly - but even when I tap it as the instruction booklet says or try and pull it manually I always seem to end up with only a few cm of line coming out, which means I have to hold the trimmer really close to the grass to get any result.
Edit* I've loaded in a new line and it is working much better. Seems like the line that it originally came with just wasn't feeding very well.
Stihl FSE 71 Good Choice
The FSE 71 is much quieter than a 2 stroke line trimmer. Can be a bit awkward to use initially, due to the weight of the electric motor and length of the shaft. A shorter, lighter device may be better if you are a smaller person. However, its easy to start and is powerful. Handles trimming the edges of a medium sized yard of buffalo grass without a problem. Its a bump and go system which is easy to reload once you figure it out. Bought from GYC Penshurst. But they didn't instruct on how to use it or more importantly, how to change the line. I'm satisfied now that i can reload the line. I'll see how it goes over the summer. Good Choice so far.
The best line trimmer
Just purchased trimmer from Urunga, the dealer knew has product, demonstrating how to reload the line, it's quiet, powerful and the line advanced as required, we are very happy and will buy a second trimmer for our other property..... Good product and we will be selling our stihl petrol trimmer if you need some exercise getting it started
Great trimmer - but proprietary fittings
The most frustrating thing about snippers is the trimmer line breaking - and on my older trimmer, it always seemed to break inside the coil, which then required disassembly. I fixed that by purchasing a new trimmer head that at least made it easier to replace the line. However I could not reuse that when I purchased the Stihl. It only accepts Stihl accessories (the bolts and fittings for the trimmer head are not "universal" like some other brands).
However, I have had no reall problems with trimmer line breaking inside. It behaves very w...ell and the trimmer is fantastic. The "dual switch" used for safety is very easy to use and offers the right balance of convenience and safety. The moter is realtively quiet and its thrashed through some of the thickest weeds in my garden with ease. I also trim around my brick house, and the line holds up well (obviously it does break off, but so far I've never had to take the line head apart to fish out the broken line). All and all, a good corded trimmer.
Best line trimmer I have ever owned.
Had it over a year now and can't fault it. Love the easy wind line replacement system. I have used all types and brands and this is by far the easiest and most efficient. Tap and go is solid and works well. I would buy another one in a heartbeat!
Easy to use with plenty of power
The staff at the dealer were very helpful. It's a no brainer, really. Just plug it in and go. None of the trouble that comes with a petrol device and with a heavy extension cord I can whiz around the whole yard (tropical summer grass) in no time. Strongly recommend after 2 uses.
FSE 71 motor function
This electric grass cutter is perfectly easy and safe to use. Its light weight makes it easier to move around doing the cutting and trimming of grass and scrub. It comes with a good length of electric cord providing good reach to places away from the power source. It doesn't produce so much noise as the gas models.
Its light, easy to operate, powerful enough to cut grass and little scrubs in my house compound.
After using it a couple of times the motor now stops after running less than a minute. Can be started again after one minute rest but will stop again.
Powerful and very well built
I find it difficult to know how the one review on this forum gives this product such a low score. They must be using another product or were having a bad day because after having looked at all electric trimmer on the market this one outshines the others like day is to night. The FSE 71 is very powerful and does all the tasks one would expect in a typical garden with ease. The bumphead feed works perfectly and the handling is very easy. Naturally with an electric cord you have to think ahead so that you do not get tangled up. What I really appre...ciated was the top service provided by the Stihl dealer who assembled it for me, tested it and showed me how to use it. They even threw in a spare packet of line. Try get that service at Bunnings who have staff who have absolutely no knowledge about the products they sell. I am very happy with my purchase. Powerful, very well built, bumphead feed
A very good trimmer
Well balanced powerful electric cutter. Auto feed works well, spools correct amount of line every time (spending a lot less time feeding the line than previous trimmer). After having used various other brands the Stihl seems to be of much higher build quality.
Easy to use, efficient trimmer
like it a lot , compared to other machines i have used.
Loads of power for electric machine and the feed head is great.
easy to use and quiet
it does not stop and you have to keep working
So far I am very happy. I have never bought a Stihl product before but now I may look at them in the future.
Well balanced and quiet. Very neat.
Mine did not come with the depth wheel.
Questions & Answers
How to put whipper snipper cable on
I have tried in vain to replace the line. It just keep popping open. I am happy to pay for a pre-filled replacement. I have seen a few online e,g, https://www.ebay.com.au/b/Home-Garden/11700/bn_1843023, would these work on this model, if not do you know a supplier?
line keeps coming out as soon as i start the motor - help
Push the line in past the first point of engagement. You will feel initial resistance, push a little more. It makes the line engage deeper in the hub and stops the line from coming out.
|Category||Electric Whipper Snippers|
|Handle Type||Loop Handle|
|Shaft Type||Bent and Extendable / Telescopic|
|Cutting Head Type||Line|
|Cutting Width||350 mm|
|Noise Level||93 dB|
|Manufacturer Warranty||2 year(s)|
|Release date||Mar 2008|
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