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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 35reviewers.
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by Well worth the money spent. I looked at several brands of lawn trimmer and found this model would best fit my needs. Originally, it was more money than I wanted to spend but now I realize you get what you pay for. Glad to receive the additional two years of warranty for the purchase of oil to go with it. April 20, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by great except fuel tank size and trimming head this thing runs like a champ but goes through the fuel very fast. I am a landscaper and have to refill gas every 30-40 min when running constant. the other complaint is the trimming head, you cannot load heavy gauge line, and does not hold a lot of thin line either. I just carry 2 replacement lengths of line while working. the other problem with the head is tapping out line. I read about it on other reviews and did what people suggested and it works fine now. I clean inside head after every day and spray crc onto spring and threads. I also tap down when running on full throttle. that makes it nice and smooth. I have used everyday for last month and a half and its running great. October 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best trimmer I've ever owned. This is absolutely the best trimmer I've ever owned. I hated that it took me so long before I got a Stihl. Well worth it. September 24, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Reliable and easy to use The fs50 is incredibly easy to use and has a warranty that is matched by few others. It has plenty of power to knock down tall grass and not burn out. September 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Amazingly easy start. Nice change from other brand products I own. Will definitely consider other Stihl products in the future. August 23, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Well designed. Quality construction. Easy to start and reload. I have owned several line trimmers, and this one is clearly the best yet. It is the easiest to start, and is the easiest to reload the line. Operating it is a bit awkward, however, since I am more than six feet tall, and the shaft is not quite long enough for someone as tall as I am. To compensate, I have to hold the engine above my waist and sustain an odd angle to keep the trimming head parallel with the ground. That gets tiresome after sustained operations. The tool itself is rugged. The engine operates smoothly, and responds well to the speed control. The head feeds fresh line efficiently with each tap. Reloading the line is convenient and easy, however, it does seem to eat up line quickly and need reloading often. After owning several cheapie models, I am pleased to finally have the best. August 12, 2014