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FS 50 C-E

A fuel-efficient, low-emission trimmer with Easy2Start™ and an elongated shaft for taller users.

FS 50 C-E
Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 41reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by FS 50 C TRIMMER IS GOOD FOR ME. This trimmer replaced a "competitors" light weight unit that I used for approximately 18 years. Since I have a Stihl chain saw and 2 leaf blowers, I decided to purchase this trimmer after reading various reviews. Also had a special on this model which made it more affordable, had a free extended warranty offer, and a spool of trim string.Have used the trimmer for approximately 2 months on 2 acres of residential property. The motor starts easily, maneuverable, and light enough for a senior citizen to complete the work in one session. Can't believe it, but still using the same spool of trimmer string from the purchase. Very pleased so far.Hope this unit lasts as long as the other so I can pass it on to the grand kids. June 29, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Work horse Another Stihl product in the lawn care toolbox. Easy start and runs and runs and runs. June 28, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Gets it done Had a fs55r that became problematic. With a $20 e-loyalty reward from Stihl to motivate me, I headed in to find a new one. Settled on the fs50c because I could be out the door with tax for less than $200. Power is great, but the curved shaft is a step backwards from the straight shaft model I was used to. Also, the trimmer head on this one is a pain. The winding feature works ok, but the knob sticking out on the bottom makes it more difficult to 'float' the trimmer when cutting big areas. It tends to catch and dig in. I may try to cobble my old Fs55 straight shaft onto this new power head.All in all, it starts on 3 pulls or less, revs quickly and gets it done around my house. June 10, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Thgius product is great for homeowners everywhere I love the trimmer. It starts with ease and is easy to handle. I like the rewinding system where you place the line in spool holes and just wind in six foot of string. I also have the Stihl guarantee and maintenance techs to help. The salesman was extra friendly and helpful in explaining the function of the trimmer. Go Stihl. June 9, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by LIne jams all the time when it actually comes out. I have already returned this trimmer once and I have only had it a couple of months. You have to bump feed the line every two seconds and then it gets jammed every other time you bump it. Don't waste your money on this piece of junk!!! June 1, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Typical Stihl Quality Owning a few Stihl products I know what to expect from them and this FS50 has not dissapointed whatsoever. The extra shaft length works much better for someone that is over 6ft tall as compared to the FS40. The power of the 50 is perfect for any homeowner and will cut through just about anything with ease! Knowing how to start the machine properly and using the correct 50:1 premix will net you excellent long term reliable results!!! Go Stihl or go home!!! May 25, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Difficulty in winding auto cut. Hard to wind after a few turns The trimmer is fine but the Auto cut feature is not. When winding line onto spool after 3 or 4 turns the spool gets very tight. I returned to dealer and he had the same problem the first time. He tried again and it was not as bad. What gives? May 25, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Time will tell I used my trimmer for the first time for about 10 minutes. I put it away and when I returned to use it a second time fuel was leaking around the choke lever. The trimmer was returned to the dealer and the carburetor was replaced. Obviously this was a turn off, so time will tell if any other problems will surface. May 4, 2015
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