FSA 85

Distributor Suggested Retail Price DSRP:   $229.95


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This battery-powered straight-shaft trimmer delivers the cutting performance needed for professional landscaping tasks.

NOTE: FSA 85 Trimmer, battery, and charger are all sold separately. The low-noise operation of the STIHL FSA 85 lets you take professional trimming jobs farther than before. This STIHL Lithium-Ion-powered trimmer is five times quieter than the STIHL gasoline-powered equivalent, making it ideal for densely populated or noise-sensitive areas. The STIHL FSA 85 also eliminates exhaust emissions and f...Read More
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FSA 85 Specifications
WEIGHT w/o Battery 2.7 kg. (6.1 lbs.)
w/ AP 100 3.6 kg. (7.9 lbs.)
w/ AP 300 4.5 kg. (9.9 lbs.)
RUN TIME (w/ AP 300) Up to 45 Minutes
*Battery and charger sold separately.
Model Features
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    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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    STIHL Electric Motor
    Lightweight and compact, STIHL electric motors require minimal maintenance and feature low noise levels and reduced vibration.
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    Hanging Loop
    Hang your cordless trimmer securely on a wall to save space using the loop in the handle housing.

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    Retaining Latch
    All STIHL Battery powered products feature a retaining latch that is designed to prevent the unit from unintentional starts when the battery is inserted.

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    Loop Handle
    A thumb screw allows the ergonomic loop handle to be easily adjusted to the desired position without tools.
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    Cutting Heads & Blades Selection Chart
    Need help selecting a cutting head or blade for your STIHL trimmer or brushcutter?

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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.

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Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 20reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Quiet Works very well, quiet and effective . Battery and charger cost $$ but still worth it. August 25, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Loving it! I have only used this trimmer 3 times but so far so good. I was tired of dealing with gas and oil and decided to try this option. I've been using it for an hour with the 180 battery before it needs to recharge. I'm not overly fond of the line head that you tap to advance line. It doesn't work so well for me. I just loosen the cap and advance it manually. August 13, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Works great for my Dad We purchased this trimmer for my 67 y/o father who has several acres to mow and trim. He loves it! It has lots of power, works for about 45 minutes on a single charge, and no issues. He brags to the Stihl dealer where he gets his chain saw supplies how much he loves it. Great for his hearing, too! Yes, it is expensive, but glad to have the ease of use and reduced noise for my father, and he loves it. June 16, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by Stopped working Stopped working! Still waiting to hear from dealer. June 8, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great strimmer Being a full time gardener this product is brilliant and well built , very quiet ,no fuel smellI do on average 10 gardens a day and there is enough power in the battery to strim and edge all the lawns will be getting the the rest of the company kitted out in battery equipment it's the way forward April 29, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by cordless trimmer is worthless This electric powered string trimmer is a wonderful tool except it doesn't work. The line does not advance well -- sometimes not at all. When it does advance it is very long and strong, takes an expert to cut or edge evenly with it. It is certainly not for anyone with weak arms or a short temper. I have spent as much time reloading the string as I have spent actually trimming.I would not recommend this product -- it is an overpriced pain in the grass.Tom Tock, Dwight, Illinois July 21, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by The lithium battery works great; but winding the line onto the spool inside the mowing head is VERY difficult. Loved the reliability of the lithium battery, but winding the line onto the spool inside the mowing head is VERY difficult. July 1, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Bad line head I used it for a few minutes. The line got shorter & shorter & was too short to use anymore. It didn't advance itself. I wasn't sent home w/ a manual. I watched the Stihl videos and read the PDF manual -- didn't see anything addressing this. So I started turning the mechanism back & forth, and then the little bit of line that was still sticking out was retracted back inside, and I can't get it to come out. Annoyed. Going back to dealer today, will update this then. Wish the thing came with a manual, but still, strange the manual doesn't cover this scenario, and google searching doesn't come up w/anything about the line not advancing. Maybe a fluke. May 29, 2015