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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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Trimmers Frequently Asked Questions
Average rating for Trimmer Head & Blade Reviews
(3.7 / 5)
112 Reviews
  1. 5 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!
  2. 6 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!
  3. 3 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. 2 years ago
    This blade is very easy to install and has awesome cutting ability
    I have a lot of saplings and small trees on my property and this blade made quick work of them with no problems. I was blown away by how easily it cut through a 2" tree and would recommend it to anyone. Can't wait to use it to clear some trails on my deer hunting properties. Thanks for a great product STIHL.
  2. 9 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
  3. 6 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!
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  1. 12 months 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.
  2. 2 years ago
    Much better than the old 2 handed mowing scythe.
    I have used the 8 blade on a FS 76 for several years to mow around my cabin and a driveway about 300 yards long. I usually cut 2 or 3 times a year. It lays the grass and green briers over right where they were growing just like cutting hay with the manual mowing scythe. You don't have to run the blade very fast for it to cut good. I find a little above idle works best for me. You still have to get in a rhythm of swinging side to side. The blade seems to stay sharp for a years worth of cutting. ... read more To sharpen I just clamp the blade to my drill press table with the blades over the edge. About 6 strokes with a file on each edge and it is good for another year.
  3. 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.
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  1. 8 months ago
    Line breakage issue solved..with common sense???
    Lines and chains of any kind break within thier specifications due to a change of Chemistry of conditions and maintenence or storage related to the tool or machine. ALL line must put into a pail of water 24hr after purchase and 24hr just prior usage then stored in a bucket with damp mold resistant sponge as not to dry out. Secondly. Like a chain saw bar clean after use and check for burs. Not cleaning, deburing and lubricating will cause anything to fail that is not in a sealed environment.
  2. 1 year 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.
  3. 1 year ago
    A lot easier than winding line unto an empty head
    Carrying a few pieces of 8" line is a lot easier than winding line when it runs out. I can load and keep going in less than half the time it takes to stop and wind line unto an empty head.
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  1. 2 years ago
    Great upgrade from the auto feed string head
    I was frustrated by the design flaws in the auto-feed head. My dealer recommended this head. I am VERY pleased. It is durable and the blades last for many hours of use which translates to months for what I use it for. The blades are durable but not indestructible. They are great on grass, weeds and vines but are brittle and will break against fence posts and trees. I have brick flower beds that I have to trim around. I have to switch heads regularly.
  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
    Purchase this product to replace the AUTOCUT
    The Polycut head is way better than the Autocut head especially for tall grass and weeds, I would recommend this item to anyone who had problems with the Autocut head. The only drawback with the Polycut head is that you must stay away from rocks and tree trunks.
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  1. 2 years ago
    Awesome trimmer head
    this thing is great. I am currently running it on a fs90r until my 110 gets out of the shop but it performed way better than I thought it would and cant wait to get it on my 110 it went strong without a hitch in grass and weeds that were to thick to ride and about 4-8 inches high even though it was a bit on the pricey side for what I wanted to spend it was money well spent!
  2. 6 months ago
    Great Product
    I purchased my super cut head in 1993 on my FS 74 still going strong. Time to buy another trimmer before retirement and it will also have a super cut head.
  3. 3 months ago
    Best trimmer head ever
    I bought this for small residential use on a combi 130/FS-KS unit. It auto feeds great and does not use much trimmer line. After alost a full season it ran out of line, and I had to refill the spool. When it ran out of line, I let a groan out, thinking of how difficult this had to be given my previous experience with trimmers. I couldn't have been more wrong. With the press of the two, count them 2, buttons on the side, the cover was off. Then I just pulled out the spool. The line wound ... read more easily, and clipped into place securely for loading. After slipping the spool in, I knew the most difficult part was coming, as it was time to thread the line through the case. Wrong again... the Iine slips into the eyelets securely, and you just snap the cover on. The machine is a large investment, and I tend to have buyers regret, however I keep finding ways to be happy about this purchase. Great product from a great company!
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