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Trimmer Heads & Blades

Having the proper tool for the job can make all the difference, and STIHL has a cutting head or blade appropriate for even the most challenging landscaping job. We even manufacture our own trimmer line to withstand temperature changes and abrasion. Metal, plastic, commercial, and quiet, your STIHL Servicing Dealer can explain the many options available and help you find the right replacement head, blade and line for your STIHL trimmer, brushcutter or clearing saw.

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Average rating for Trimmer Head & Blade Reviews
(3.6 / 5)
116 Reviews
  1. 2 years ago
    Best all purpose blade around.
    Bought this for some overgrown brush and weeds with a few saplings mixed in. My dealer said it would do everything I asked of it and more, and he was dead on. Cut through green saplings and woody vines like a laser beam. I like the efficiency and simplicity of it. A few seconds with a file and you're cutting like its new again. Would strongly recommend this blade for brush cutting chores.
  2. 1 year ago
    Good overall blade
    This has been a great overall blade so far. I just got it a few days ago and it is making a huge difference over traditional line. It is the 8 blade model installed on a FS110. I am cutting mainly overgrown grass (about 7 years worth) and mesquite brush and saplings. It lays the grass right down and will get up to 1" saplings in one pass. I have taken on larger saplings (up to 2.5") with either a few bumps, or using it like a saw blade. I have 4 acres of land to cut with it and it is working ... read more great so far! The grass I am dealing with is extremely thick and years of accumulated matting and overgrowth. While this blade isn't getting the extremely thick stuff down to earth with ease, it is making it more than manageable for my riding mower.
  3. 3 years ago
    Fantastic Blade!
    I have the 8 tooth grass blade, and it cuts all my thick brush. When I first bought this blade, I thought it could only cut thick grass because it is a "grass blade", but it cut all my wooded brush just fine. This blade even cut some trees that had a diameter up to an inch.
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  1. 2 years ago
    Reliable Product
    I highly recommend this product. No doubt about it!
  2. 2 years ago
    Simple to use and quick installation
    Would recommend this product to anyone it's so simple to use no more agervashion of spuling up line.
  3. 2 years ago
    More efficient than an auto feed head.
    SURPRISED: This is my third season using this head. I had all but given up on using string trimmers until I found this head. Most people probably won't agree on my efficiency comment. But, it beats untangling auto feed spools any day. MAINTAIN: I have found that the head must be taken apart and cleaned on a regular basis. I soap and water to clean & silicone spray sparingly to lube the pins. This is a must if it is being used around sandy soils or in dry conditions. LINE FAILS: As to the pull ... read more out problem I find that the line striking rocks or rough cement to be the biggest cause. I find that having a pocket full of inserts and a pair of pliers is much simpler than fooling with auto feeds.
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  1. 12 months ago
    great brush blade
    Great for rose bushes. Thorn thickets fence row and it really.does cut trees up to 1.5 inches. The washer kit should be included and more info about sharpening tools would be good
  2. 8 months ago
    If it needs cleared, this is the one!
    Bought this blade a couple years ago on a recommendation of a Stihl dealer for my 34 year old (still runs great) FS80. WOW, does it clear the brush and thicket! If you want the work of a chainsaw, but the reach of a straight shaft trimmer, buy this one!
  3. 3 years ago
    Very good choice for brush and small trees.
    I use this type of Chisel Tooth saw blade on my brushcutter and have found it to work quite well on scrub brush and small trees up to three inches. Although it needs to be professionally sharpened, it stays sharp for a long time if you don't get it into the dirt. I purchased different sizes for the type of tree or brush I choose to cut and they all perform exceptionally well. One piece of advise, purchase more than one and you won't have any downtime. Great product for the price!
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  1. 1 year ago
    This product has pretty good features on it. its easy to use and very quick and easy to change the blades.
    I used this product over the summer last year at my job. I used it for about 2 1/2 months and i had to switch to a different blade. It cuts very well in thick and tall grass but it you hit a tree, rock, or piece of metal the blades get dull then break off. The blades are expensive for what they are. i can go through about 2 packs of blades in about 3 days where i work. I would recommend that if you buy this weed eater head you just cut where you know there's just grass and not rocks, trees or metal.
  2. 2 years ago
    Excellent for brush and grass
    My parents had one of these trimmer heads on a sthil brush cutter when i was growing up. I used it to mow fence lines, drive way banks, and trim around the house and barns. When i got older and bought my house i also bought a fs55r and when i picked it up from the dealer it had a string head on it. I dislike string heads so much i gave it to the dealer and had them install the poly cut head. I will never use another style of head on my trimmer. I get two or three trimming rounds at my 6 acre ... read more property from one set of blades.
  3. 2 years ago
    Quick and easy to replace the line!
    I use it primarily for the line feature. Forget the auto-feed systems. The unit will accept the heavier line (.130) which is a plus. I recommend it to friend (72 years old) who has the auto cut and the trim cut. He is very happy now.
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  1. 9 months ago
    very very happy
    Ok I bought an FS 110R last year tried the following heads and hated them all. Autocut, Fixcut, and Supercut. Today I bought the new Durocut and I love it. Works very well and easy to use. Finally, thank you Stihl!
  2. 8 months ago
    Much better than "bump & feed"
    I totally agree with Gary86. The DuroCut is MUCH easier to use than the bump-&-feed line head that came stock with my Stihl FS-56 trimmer. Although you can't feed line on the run with the DuroCut, most of the time my bump-&-feed head wouldn't either. I would spend more time unsnarling the spools and re-threading the the head than trimming. I tried several brands of line (including Stihl) in effort to find some dependability and ease of use in the original head. The DuroCut uses much heavier, ... read more serrated pre-cut line segments that are tougher and longer lasting than the original line. When you do have to stop and reload line, its quick and easy. Just pull the remaining line segment out through the center, push the new line in from the outside, and GO!
  3. 6 months ago
    Best string head period!
    This string head was exactly what I was looking for! very easy to operate! cuts great! I would like to thank the Stihl dealer - Pruitt Outdoor Power of Omaha for all their help and friendly service! The Best!
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  1. 3 years ago
    Great for small trees
    This saw blade has been a lifesaver for cutting down small Honey Sucke trees up to 1" in diameter. This species of trees is taking over Missouri forests. Not so great for Blackberry brush, but Stihe has other blodes that will work on any thorn bushes.
  2. 3 years ago
    Cuts Through Anything....just about anyway
    I purchased the Scratcher tooth circular saw blade to go on my Kombi KM90R with the brushcutter attachment. Swapping it out was a breeze and this thing will cut through most all briars and small saplings that I could put it through. I was cutting up to 1 1/2" saplings with it without a problem. I bounced the thing off a few rocks which made me nervous but it did not affect the blade at all.
  3. 2 years ago
    Excellent piece of equiptment.
    Saw works great. Got it to do some sucker clearing below a row of aspen trees. Goes through saplings up to 1" like butter. The bigger trunks come down also but take little longer. It is not a tool to take lightly. BE CAREFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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