I put a gas powered STIHL trimmer up against a battery powered STHIL trimmer. The gas trimmer is the STIHL FS 56 RC. The battery powered trimmer is STIHL FSA 56 which is part of the AK series of homeowner tools.
The test I put together was pretty straight forward. I cut opposite sides of an overgrown drainage ditch with each trimmer. I wanted to see how they handled the same job. I was looking for a couple of things with this test.
1st - Does the FSA 56 battery trimmer have enough power to do the job.
2nd - How comfortable are the trimmers to use.
3rd - Is the FS 56 RC significantly more powerful than the FSA 56.
4th - Which is easier to use.
5th - Which would I pick for a homeowner
At the end of the test I came to a pretty clear answer.
Let me know what you think about these tools!