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FS 130

Newer class of heavy-duty professional trimmers. Very good power-to-weight ratio.

FS 130
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 36reviewers.
Rated 1 out of 5 by I hate my FS130 I hate my FS130! Won't stay running, misses at higher RPM! I had a Hobart that i had for about 10 years and it was more reliable then my FS130. I am so mad that I decided to spend the extra money and purchase what I thought was going to be a good weed waker. June 23, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great power, cuts everything! Had been fighting with an old 2 stroker for to many years, bought my first Stihl chainsaw a MS311 last year. Was so pleased with my saw I decided it was time to upgrade my trimmer. So very happy with this machine! Starts easily, the harness carries the trimmer with ease and makes for a pleasurable experience cleaning up my property, although I find it a bit restrictive when mowing my road bank, I kept the single strap sling from my old machine to do road banks and use the double harness for everything else.The 4 stroke engine is powerful and extremely fuel efficient, cut thru thick heavy grass with barely any bog down. Around flower beds it is easy to handle and delicate work is flawless due to the double shoulder harness.Used it in my neighbors pasture to clear brush and its performance was incredible. No question here, I'd buy it 6 more times. Love it! June 21, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by This product was a problem for me. Ist use the line continue to break. Replaced by dealer.2nd use replace head with SuperCut 29-2. Would throw the line out. Wish I could get my money back. Went back to head furnished with trimmer. Would not start. Returned to dealer and he had to replace the carburetor. Extremely disappointed.My FS96 and auto feed head lasted 40 years without a problem. I have a fairly new Kombi with edger that won't stay running.Other Stihl products include chain saw (2nd one), blower and pole saw. I have always purchased commercial Stilhl products for residential use thinking they will serve me for a long time.For the money I paid for this trimmer I expected more. June 9, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by low end grunt I haven't owned the fs 130 for long but I did use for the reason it was purchased and it cleared small saplings and pruned trees easily. Thus far it has started easily. I would easily recommend this tool to anyone looking for a strong clearing and pruning device. June 7, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great machine did everything I expected and more from a Stihl product. The back harness works great making it easier to use. Plenty of power to handle Great machine did everything I expected and more from a Stihl product. The back harness works great making it easier to use. Plenty of power to handle heavy grass and weeds using string. I have about 3000 feet of fence that I do and I get done in about half the time I use to. Easy to rewind the string and had no trouble out of the head. June 6, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by awesome Awesome!! Never felt the weight. Trimming tall weeds stooped over under trees not a proble. Never bogged down and cut thru everything!! I'm a 300 lb Guy and I could use this all day with no back issues. From what I have read, it should last 10 to 15 yrs. great product! Buy it. You won't be disappointed. Make sure to take the time to adjust the harness. June 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Easy to start Easy to start. Great power. Light and durable. Good value. May 7, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Seriously I bought the trimmer based on the Stihl reputation for making serious products. I had been using a Craftsman Trimmer around the house, but I needed more power after inheriting more land. I chose this trimmer based on what I thought were my power needs. After getting it home and using it for a bit, I have determined its power to probably be overkill. The FS-110 would have propably been plenty for the type of trimming I would be doing. That said though, I will never have to worry about power with the 130. Ever.Starting is easy and the weight is not too bad considering. I just bought mine so I cannot attest to the long range dependability yet. The full harness is nice, but it took awhile to get it all adjusted. Throttle is responsive and it does not seem to be bad at all for delicate trimming, though I do definitely see a sweet spot at 3/4 throttle that would easily run away with you. The sound of the trimmer is distinctly different, I presume due to 4 stroke design.I bought the oil to extend my warranty to 4 years which is a sweet deal. Price wise, it is in range with other similar trimmers, maybe a touch more expensive.If you want a serious trimmer with serious power then seriously this is your guy. March 15, 2015
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