Medium and Larger Gardens

STIHL FSA 56 AK Cordless Line Trimmer Tool Only

Product code:
4522 011 5700
  • Compact, light and easy to use
  • Powerful enough to get the job done
  • Interchangeable battery can be used in other tools
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Home Delivery - $8 Step by step assembly instructions are included in the Owners Manual provided. We also have a huge range of unboxing videos to help you assemble your tool like a pro, they are available on the product pages and the STIHL New Zealand You Tube Channel.

Home Delivery orders are dispatched from our central warehouse in Auckland on a daily basis. 

Click & Collect - FREE Your selected STIHL SHOP will notify you when your online order is ready to be collected. The store will assemble and fuel any tools so they are ready to go on your arrival.

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The light FSA 56 battery powered Line Trimmer is the ideal tool for maintaining your lawn edges in medium to large gardens. This tool is exceptionally easy to use, it starts with the push of a button and has plenty of power for garden trimming. This Cordless Line Trimmer is so quiet that ear protection is not required. A benefit of the adjustable loop handle configuration is that you have a lot of control over the tool, which reduces the chance of accidently cutting garden plants. The shaft is also extendable, so you can adjust it to suit your height.

The FSA 56 is part of our COMPACT Cordless System range of tools with interchangeable batteries - the battery in the FSA 56 can be used in other tools in this range including a Hedge Trimmer, Blower, and Lawnmowers.

Run time on recommended AK 10 battery: Up to 25 minutes

Run time on AK 20 battery: Up to 50 minutes

Run time on AK 30 battery: Up to 60 minutes


Run times quoted are based on ideal operating conditions. Times will vary depending on load and conditions. 


Rated Voltage (V)


Weight (kg)


Length no cutting tool (cm)


Standard Cutting Head

STIHL AutoCut C- 2-2

Standard Mowing Line Diameter (mm)

STIHL Blue Nylon Line 1.6 (mm)

Handle Type


Power Source


STIHL Battery System


Recommended Battery

AK 10

Recommended Charger

AL 101

Charge Time with Recommended Charger

95 minutes, or to charge it up to 80%, it takes 70 minutes

Blade can be fitted


1) Weight without Battery
  • Quiet
    The STIHL Cordless tools are so quiet you don't even need to wear ear protection. They are ideal to use in noise sensitive areas like schools, hotels and parks.
  • Adjustable Loop Handle
    Loop Handle
    Loop handle Line Trimmers and Brushcutters are ideal for trimming between bushes and shrubs and other areas where space is limited or when you need greater control over the tool. It is possible to adjust the position of the loop handle so it is the most comfortable for you.
  • Adjustable Length Shaft
    Adjustable Shaft
    The shaft of the Line Trimmer is adjustable at the push or a button to suit your height or the job you are doing.
  • Spacer Bracket Protects Plants
    Spacer Bracket Protects Plants
    The metal spacer bracket protects your garden plants from being accidently trimmed. It can also be folded up if not needed.
  • Neutral Battery Position
    Neutral Battery Position
    The Battery can be inserted into the tool in 2 steps. In the first position, the Battery does not connect with the contacts, in this position it is secure but the tool will not operate allowing for safe transport. In the second position the battery is completely inserted ready for operation of the tool.
  • Charge Level Indicator
    Charge Level Indicator
    The charge level of the Battery is indicated with four LEDs on the side of the Battery.
  • AutoCut Mowing Head
    AutoCut Mowing Head
    Double mowing lines, for trimming work around the garden. Mowing lines are automatically extended when the mowing head is tapped on the ground.

Q: How Long Will the Battery Last?

A: The AK 10 battery will last up to 25 minutes or mow up to 625m of lawn edges, depending on the type of grass that is being cut and how the tool is being used.

Q: How long does it take to charge?

A: To fully charge the battery it takes 95 minutes, or to charge it up to 80%, it takes 70 minutes with the AL 101 Charger.

Q: What size garden will it maintain?

A: The FSA 56 is the ideal grass trimmer for medium to large gardens.

Q: What type of cutting attachment does this use?

A: This Linetrimmer uses an AutoCut C 2-2 mowing head, you can buy replacement line for the head at your local STIHL SHOP.

Q: Are the batteries interchangeable?

A: Yes, all of the tools in the COMPACT Cordless System use the same style of battery. There are three different batteries in the range, which all have different capacities. For the FSA 56, we recommend the smaller capacity AK 10 battery as it is lighter and means the tool is perfectly balanced, but you can use the AK 20 and AK 30 battery in this tool.

Q: What battery does is use?

A: The tool is powered by an interchangeable 36V Lithium-Ion battery.

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