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Stihl FSA 57 Compact Battery Brush Cutter Review


Rating: 4.4 out of 5 (from 80 reviews)

The Stihl FSA 57 Compact Battery Brush Cutter is a lightweight and efficient cordless grass trimmer designed to deliver high mowing performance. With a cutting circle diameter of 280 mm, this brush cutter allows users to cover a substantial area with ease. Its adjustable shaft length, which can be effortlessly changed at the press of a button, ensures comfortable operation for users of different heights. The handle adjustment feature further enhances user convenience, eliminating the need for additional tools.

Featuring a soft handle with a control lever, the Stihl FSA 57 provides a comfortable grip and precise control during operation. The inclusion of a mowing line that automatically extends when the mowing head is tapped on the ground ensures uninterrupted trimming without the need for manual adjustments. The AutoCut C 3-2 nylon mowing head is easily refillable from the outside, eliminating the requirement for any additional tools.

For added versatility, the Stihl FSA 57 offers the option to use the PolyCut 3-2 with blades, expanding the range of cutting applications. This allows users to tackle tougher vegetation and achieve desired results.

Overall, the Stihl FSA 57 Compact Battery Brush Cutter combines lightweight design, ease of use, and convenient features to provide efficient mowing performance. Whether it's trimming grass or taking on more challenging tasks, this brush cutter offers a reliable and versatile solution for maintaining a well-manicured outdoor space.

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What users think:

The Stihl FSA 57 Compact Battery Brush Cutter has garnered positive feedback from users for its impressive power, ease of use, and lightweight design. Owners appreciate the cutting performance delivered by this brush cutter, allowing them to tackle various tasks with efficiency. The device effortlessly tackles thick vegetation, making it suitable for both light trimming and more demanding cutting jobs.

One of the standout features of the Stihl FSA 57 is its user-friendly nature. Owners find it easy to handle and operate, thanks to its well-designed controls and ergonomic build. The lightweight construction further enhances its manoeuvrability, reducing user fatigue during prolonged use. With this brush cutter, users can confidently navigate around obstacles and easily reach tight spaces, ensuring a precise and thorough cut.

While the Stihl FSA 57 has garnered praise for its power and ease of use, some owners have expressed dissatisfaction with its battery life. Users noted that the battery capacity may not be sufficient for prolonged use, requiring them to recharge or replace the battery more frequently than desired. This aspect can be a limitation, particularly for users with larger areas to cover or extended cutting sessions.

Direct quotes from owners:

Great piece of kit and very powerful BUT the battery doesn't last long. If you're wanting this for cutting your garden then it's five stars and completely perfect for that task. But if you're a landscaper or commercial grass cutter this is no good unless you've got about 10 fully charged batteries to get you through your eight hour day because one battery will last for 20-25 minutes of continuous use.


Does what it should... Great thing !!!


In use in the home garden. Super good stable super battery performance

Price: £295

(at time of writing)

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