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    Stihl FSA 45 String Trimmer
    FSA 45
    This Stihl battery string trimmer has a straight shaft and weighs 5.1 lbs. It uses a PolyCut 2-2 mowing head or dual 0.065-inch cutting lines on a 9-inch diameter head.
    Description
    This Stihl battery string trimmer has a straight shaft and weighs 5.1 lbs. It uses a PolyCut 2-2 mowing head or dual 0.065-inch cutting lines on a 9-inch diameter head.

    Ratings Scorecard

    Survey Results

    Predicted Reliability

    Predicted Reliability

    Predicted brand reliability ratings are based on estimated problem rates for newly purchased battery string trimmers, not covered by an extended warranty or service contract, within the first four years of ownership.

     /  5
    Owner Satisfaction

    Owner Satisfaction

    Owner satisfaction ratings are based on the proportion of members who are extremely likely to recommend their battery string trimmer brand to their friends and family.

     /  5

    Test Results

    Trimming

    Trimming

    Indicates how quickly and neatly models cut grass.

     /  5
    Edging

    Edging

    How quickly and neatly models trimmed a vertical line along a walkway.

     /  5
    Tall grass and weeds

    Tall grass and weeds

    Indicates cutting power in tall grass and weeds.

     /  5
    Handling

    Handling

    Denotes responsiveness and balance.

     /  5
    Ease of use

    Ease of use

    Denotes ease of starting, feeding out more line, and accessing controls, along with handle comfort.

     /  5

    About

    The Stihl FSA 45 is part of the String Trimmers test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, String Trimmers models like the FSA 45 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

    Trimming Indicates how quickly and neatly models cut grass.

    Edging How quickly and neatly models trimmed a vertical line along a walkway.

    Tall grass and weeds Indicates cutting power in tall grass and weeds.

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