My other half wanted a gas trimmer. I was a little worried because she managed to break two good lawnmowers, one brand new, before even finishing our modest lawn. Even after we bought the trimmer the dealer took an incredible amount of time explaining how to use it so she had no problems starting it and getting right to work. The trimmer is also incredibly easy to start and use. Even for a lefty like my girl, she is grinning ear to ear the whole time she is using it.
Overland Park, Kansas
We have had a STIHL weed eater for years. It was the only one I had ever used. It was a pretty big one, but it did the job, and I liked it. Recently, I had to purchase a new weed eater. This was a very important selection to me. I do all the weed eating at our house. I would have preferred one just like I had, but since you didn't make it anymore I was going to have to pick out a new one. My most important issue was that I did not want a weed eater that was going to vibrate me to death. I had tried others before that did that and in a few minutes of use I couldn't hold a pencil to write my name. I went to our local dealer and checked them out - they were very helpful, and I bought a new F55 with easy start. I used it that afternoon and just wasn't completely satisfied. It seemed to vibrate more than my old one, and the shaft wasn't as long as the old one. My husband said I probably couldn't return it because I had used it. 2 days later he went by the dealers and told them - they said it had a 7 day guarantee and yes, I could return it. I was so glad cause I just dreaded having to use one that I really didn't like. So, I took it back and bought a F100 (or maybe it is a F110). There wasn't much difference (if any) in the weight, and it didn't come with the easy start (which at this point has never been a problem for me, anyway). It was funny because the lady laughed and said that one is considered a professional, and I guess they figure when you get to that level you don't need an easy start. But the shaft was longer, more so like my old one. I told the lady at the dealers that I spent more time picking out a weed eater than most women spend picking out a new living room suit, to which she agreed. I just wanted to say that I think it's a good policy that you can return it, because to me a weed eater is like a new pair of shoes - you really can't tell much about it until you put it on and use it. The dealer was great about bringing it back and buying a bigger one, no problem. People probably think women can't use STIHL tools because they are larger, but for me it's no problem. If you ever need a commercial or ad about women using your product just give me a call!!! STIHL is all we will ever own at our house.
I purchased a STIHL weed eater 3 years ago and I just wanted to say how happy I am with it. I run a small mowing business and I use it often and it has held up beautifully. I just wanted to thank you for making such a fine product.
For as long as I can remember, I have always hated weed-eating my yard. There was never a time when my trimmer didn't have some problem that made the job last longer. My back would ache every time I used it as well. A few weeks ago, my weed eater finally died, and I borrowed my neighbor's. It was a Stihl FS 55 RC-E; I had never used a Stihl before. I trimmed my yard in record time and, for the first time, my back didn't hurt. I knew for sure that my next purchase would be a STIHL. I bought an FS 55 R and used it on my yard. I am very satisfied with my purchase and will never buy another brand again.
New Braunfels, TX
I recently purchased a small farm in SE Ohio. Due to terrain it is not accessible to tractors and bush hogs. I needed a piece or reliable equipment that would stand up to the task of cutting light brush and heavy weeds. I purchased the Stihl FS 90 brushcutter and could not be happier with the purchase. I do not have a lot of experience with outdoor equipment but find this brush cutter does an outstanding job and is very easy to start and use. It appears to have outstanding safety features built into the unit also. When I purchase my first chain saw I can assure you it will be a STIHL.
New Iberia, LA
I have a STIHL grass trimmer among other STIHL tools and it stopped running last summer, and it would not start. I thought about replacing it, when it occurred to me that in nearly 20 years, I had never replaced the spark plug. I took the plug out, cleaned it, and put it back. It started on the second crank and ran perfectly. One day, I may have to break down and buy a new spark plug, maybe.
I just want you to know that I just received one of the best pre-Father's Day gifts I've ever received. I am fifty-three years of age, and until now, I've never known the pleasure of owning a good... no, a great string trimmer. I couldn't ever afford a high end string trimmer, because string trimmers are not too high on your list of priorities when you're trying to raise a family. Hence the other brands.
Well I had quadruple bypass heart surgery and the other brands were wearing me out trying to get them to start. So, about three weeks or so back, a good friend recommended that I try one of your fine string trimmers. Well, that's what I'm so proud of. I really couldn't afford to purchase one at this point in time, but my wonderful, thoughtful, sweet son took me to Revelle Ace Hardware and said, "Pick one out." I said, "I won't get the most expensive model you guys make", but the model that my son bought was a wonderful, wonderful relief. I got it home, I read the safety instruction book, put my glasses on, and the rest is history. I will admit that weed trimming is still no great fun, but life is a lot easier. When you have a STIHL in your hands, you have the best.Thanks for making a great product, and for restoring an old man's confidence.
I purchased a FS 90 trimmer/brushcutter and I have to say I was skeptical about a 4 stroke engine. I just knew that the darn thing would be slow, but I also knew STIHL's reputation. And that helped in my decision. I have to admit that I never choked it. It started with only 2 pulls and minimal effort. Let me tell you, it's a good thing that I was holding it, because I believe it will fly. What a great product you people make.
Greetings to the Employees of STIHL:
This is a letter of appreciation from Barbara L., President of the FRIENDS OF THE LITHONIA AFRICAN AMERICAN CEMETERY (FLAAC). It is indeed a pleasure to hear from a company after the purchase of a tool.
The STIHL HL 100 hedge trimmer that was purchased at Cowan Ace Hardware, Conyers, GA has thus far proven to be an answer to a cleaning project at the FLAAC cemetery site.
FLAAC was organized three years ago as a non-profit organization to clear and restore a neglected community 6.8 acre cemetery site in Lithonia, GA. There are graves at the site which date from the early 1900s and perhaps earlier. Large trees have been removed, and much undergrowth removed. However, to maintain the site,continued control of regrowth and grass needs to be done. The hedge trimmer was a needed addition to the tool pool.