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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 51reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Hard as Stihl I had read other reviews.....thought my own opinion might be valuable. If you desire the cheapest or least expensive...this is not your brand. If you have no mechanical ability this is not your brand. Buy an an electric plug in model or just hire somebody to do your lawn. I bought a Stihl because my father had a Stihl weed wacker for about 18 years and a Stihl chain saw for probably 12-15 years.i bought a 50-c-e. I am not disappointed. The first start of the year is more difficult than the rest I will admit but when I use it once a week it's one pull maybe two at the most three. She sounds like a race car.....got that lope of an aggressive cam on a race car and the dang thing will nearly cut wood! May 21, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by Very Frustrating to use. Line keeps melting in head This thing is extremely frustrating to use, the line inside the head keep melting together and keeps it from feeding. You have to take the whole spool apart to fix it, which defeats the purpose of the EZ feed spool. Not to mention it takes a LOT of effort to the get thing to screw back on correctly.I have tried soaking my line in water, tried about 10 different brands of line, including Stihl brand, made sure I am sweeping and not stabbing at weeds and still keep having the same issue about every 20 minutes of using this trimmer.I taken it to the dealer and they said nothing was wrong with it and that I need to stop every 5 min or so to let it cool down. Very unacceptable for how much I paid for this thing.The melting string problem makes this thing worthless for me. May 15, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by great running unit starts every time/great power /no problems as of now, realy happy with the unit May 14, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by tap release is unpredictable Line breaks off before spoll is empty. No warning for when you need to tap more line out especially in tall grass. Then you need to take a part in the middle of the job which is a pain considering opening the spoll assembly is not easy without a tool. Easy start and powerful but this problem distracts from all the good features. Probably going to sell this brand new one and go back to Craftsman. May 13, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great for 6 footers Everything from the shop vac to the chain saws in my shop are STIHL. Wish it would hold more line as I have 5 acres of rough terrain around the cabin. Just have to carry 6 foot pieces of line in my pocket.Made in the USA, except the shop vac. April 15, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent! Very easy start and dependableLight weight, but has the power for residential use April 3, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Goid except one feature. Happy with trimmer. Have only owned for a few weeks and it works well with the plastic blade attachment that I had to use since the trimmer spool did not work very well, as it would constantly jam and get tangled. Weight, balance, engine power are all good, but very disappointed with the spool feature. October 31, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Just as great as the FS-46 Being a little tall. This is great on the back not hurting. The other trimmers on the market just do not have a shaft long enough for tall people. I am still using the FS-46. But, have this on for backup just in case. Plus, I love the curved shafts! August 26, 2015
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