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Old 01-20-2013, 11:22 PM
TeamYardsale4 TeamYardsale4 is offline
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stihl FC75 edger or FC56??

They are both straight shaft edgers with 8" blades same 27cc motor! So what's the difference and the better purchase? The 75 says commercial pro series and the 56 says residential, that's the only difference i can see. Am I missing something? Any tips or advice I appreciate it
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Old 01-21-2013, 04:03 PM
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Regarding power, the FC-70 is 1.2 BHP, whereas the FC-56 is 1.1 BHP, and obviously the color is different on the two, and the FC-56 has the "Easy-2-Start" system (I'm not sure if the FC-70 does or doesn't have it). Those were the only differences I see.

My personal recommendation would be the FC-90, I have the FS-90R, and it is awesome, the engine is reliable and powerful, and though it is $350, I'd see it as well worth it.
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Old 01-21-2013, 05:22 PM
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stihl FC75 edger or FC56??

A guy local to me is selling what a FC75 for $125 which I thought was a great price for a stihl, seems to be in real good condition too! The FC56 a guy has for sale in here asking $200 but offering free shipping. I guess I should go with the 75 just cause its suppose to be "pro series" more for commercial use. Thanks for the input
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Stihl KM130R
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4HP Craftsman walk behind edger
7X14 tandem enclosed trailer
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Old 01-22-2016, 03:39 AM
A_Morris A_Morris is offline
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Save your money and step up to the fc110 if you need a stick edger. The fc70 is not a straight shaft but a curved shaft edger. I found mine to be underpowered for any time I really needed a stick edger. I just used my fs90r instead. The curved shaft felt a bit awkward, I prefer the true straight shaft of the fc110. It has more than enough power for those overgrown edges that the fc70 won't touch. The newer head design has an open side to it so it won't clog as bad as mine did when I first got it. I took an angle grinder and cut the side off so dirt and grass didn't build up as much and that seemed to make a difference. Stihl fixed that problem on the newer models. Bottom line is buy what you need the first time so you aren't buying again in the near future. Stihl lists the fc70 as a commercial grade unit. It is definitely a quality piece of equipment but more suited for homeowner use on weekly maintained edges if you have a ton of curbs and sidewalks. Hope that helps. I sold mine and got the fc110 and couldn't be happier.

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A guy local to me is selling what a FC75 for $125 which I thought was a great price for a stihl, seems to be in real good condition too! The FC56 a guy has for sale in here asking $200 but offering free shipping. I guess I should go with the 75 just cause its suppose to be "pro series" more for commercial use. Thanks for the input
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