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stihl FC75 edger or stihl FC56?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by TeamYardsale4, Jan 20, 2013.

  1. TeamYardsale4

    TeamYardsale4 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 325

    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
  2. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 14,700

    Stihl doesn't make a FC75 edger. If they do, it's not on their website.

    When it comes to edgers get the most powerful edger that you can afford.

    Edgers generally come with 2 different shafts. A straight shaft and a curved shaft. The straight shaft edgers usually spin the blade at a much lower speed than the curved shaft. This is good for more torque to get through heavy growth. Like I said, the curved shaft edgers spin the blade faster and are better at regularly edged accounts and leave a more crisp edge than the straight shifts.

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