The load increase method, which is highly efficient in rapidly identifying the fatigue performance and strength of materials, is used in this study to investigate friction stir welded (FSW) EN AW-5754 aluminum alloys. Previous investigations have demonstrated the accuracy and efficiency of this method compared to Woehler tests. In this study, it is shown that the load increase method is a valid, accurate and efficient method for describing the fatigue behavior of FSW weld seams. The specimen tests were performed on 2 mm thick aluminum sheets using conventional and stationary tool configurations. It is shown that an increase in fatigue strength of the FSW EN AW-5754 aluminum alloys can be achieved by using the stationary shoulder tool configuration rather than the conventional one.