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FS 94 R

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FS 94 R
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 52reviewers.
Rated 3 out of 5 by Decent Trimmer But Expected More I've in the lawn maintenance/landscape industry for 18 years. I've used a lot of Stihl equipment and have found them to be excellent. So, when I needed a new trimmer, I decided to go with Stihl. I wanted to originally get the FS90 but my dealer convinced to go with the 94. I bought the trimmer in August of 2015. On the plus side, it's:1. Lightweight2. Well balanced3. Good on Fuel.On the con side:1. Hard to start, especially as it gets cold.2. Long 2-3 minute warm up period when cold.3. Seems to lack power4. Trimmer head is overbuilt and too big. It makes it harder to trim in areas with a lot of obstacles. It doesn't allow for precision trimming.Overall, I find it to be an ok trimmer but wish I could return it and go with the FS90 or 100rx. January 31, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by Do Not buy I have owned this fs94 for 1 1/2 years and it's been in the shop 4 times. I have only used the expensive trufuel in it. I have already had the carb replaced by warranty and you can still only use it at about 1/2 throttle. This product is way too expensive for the quality. I wouldn't waste your money on it. I will never buy another stihl trimmer again. January 3, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lightweight with wide power band. I've used the FS 94 R for almost a year now professionally. The FS 94 R leaves you with a linear and highly adaptable power band. Its been great for delicate work as well as wide open throttle situations, whereas a lot of string trimmers are usually top end focused. Weight and ergonomics have been great as well. I haven't had much experience in cooler weather, but in 100 F+ heat I've never had any overheating issues and it cools down quickly. Fuel efficiency has been great as well. All that being said, I wouldn't choose the 94R for heavy string trimming, I feel it excels as a maintenance trimmer and not for clearing. Finally, the adjustment wheel is nice, but I never use it. December 14, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Great Trimmer, Must have got a lemon Let me start by saying I love this trimmer. But, soon after I purchased it I found fuel mix sludge building up on my muffler. It was so bad that it clogged my spark arrestor. I had it serviced and cleaned, but still I have build up in the muffler. I use the same mix in all of my equipment without this problem. It recently stopped running full out. I guess I will put it back in the shop to see if they can remedy.The weight to power ratio is excellent. I just wish I could resolve the mess. The other thing I noticed is there are no directions in the manual for lubricating the gear box and shaft. I do not think it is listed in the maintenance schedule October 9, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Light weight and powerful I have had this unit for about 9 months. I have had it worked on three times already. Each time they have had to replace the paws/dogs on the starter. I really like this model it is very light weight and powerful. It is really aggravating when you go to use it and it will not start when it is only 9 months old.I am not the only one having this problem in fact I have a friend who keeps extra parts with him to fix it when it breaks. September 23, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good For What It Is This is a good professional trimmer for light, detail work. It is lightweight and easy to handle. But don't expect the torque and power you get from other professional trimmers. For mainstream jobs, stick to the FS90 and up.As for the Ecospeed wheel, it's really not of much use in a professional setting other than maybe training a rookie operator. Otherwise, you likely will never use it as you trigger finger controls the speed.A good trimmer for light work but not really suited for the day to day grind of a professional lawn crew. August 26, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by outstanding love the power This is the best weed trimmer I ever had, the power is outstanding! The motor just keeps going, easy starting! the four stroke motor WHAT an engineering masterpiece!My kids even like to trim the grass with it !Just moved into a foreclosure with an acre of property overgrown weeds no regular trimmer from any big box store would be able to last one season in this yard. I needed something with Quality and durability and power, just through my experience I reached all of my goals with this product! STIHL is definitely top-of-line.thank you: BILLY G July 20, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Solid piece of equipment I purchased the 94 trimmer with detachable accessories. I've used the hedge trimmer attachment to trim holly trees and other trees around my house and it has eliminated the ladder! Also used it to trim fencerows. The trimmer runs great and a perfect balance power and performance. Plus it's a decent workout! July 18, 2015
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