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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
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116 Reviews
  1. 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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  2. 2 years ago
    Clears Heavy Brush & Saplings With Ease
    We have a bad invasive European Buckthorn problem here. Until recently I have been trying to clear them with a chainsaw and loppers. I finally picked up an FS 110 and this Scratcher blade. This combination helped me clear the buckthorn at 3 times the speed I was doing it before. I wish I didn't wait so long.
  3. 2 years ago
    A Monster
    This blade has enabled me to clear vast areas of brush and sapling in a tiny fraction of time in my woodlot. Tree sapling up to 1 inch are downed in just a swipe of the blade. Impressive. I've not had an attachment to a toll that offered such a quantum advantage. I start using it and can't stop until I am so exhausted I can't hold on anymore or it's so late in the evening I can't see. I would love to know where the blade can be sharpened a few times before replacing.
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  1. 3 months ago
    You will be amazed.
    I recently purchased a home on 3 acres where the previous owner didn't maintain the land. This is the perfect answer to clearing 6 foot tall grass with saplings, stumps, and fallen limbs hidden in it. Make sure you wear gloves and eye protection because it can throw debris everywhere. The brush knife will cause my FS90 R to vibrate if it gets off knocked off center from an impact with a stump or cutting down a larger sapling.
  2. 2 years ago
    Cuts like a hot knife through butter.
    This brush knife does it all. I mowed through weeds, grasses, saplings, and potato vines with ease. It is cleaning my 2 1/2 acres with ease. Just what the doctor ordered!
  3. 1 year ago
    The Best Blade For Me
    I have an FS110, and use the OEM string head, the scratcher blade, and this brush knife. This brush knife is by far the best of them. Nothing within reason stops it. It chews through thick grass, eats saplings, and even chews away at thicker brush and small trees. I used it to clear some shooting lanes for deer season, and it did the job easily and efficiently. The only downside to it is somewhat petty: the price. When you get down to it, it's just a small piece of metal with some sharpened ... read more edges. But since it does the job so well I can accept that it is a little bit more money then I think it should be. Overall this is the blade to have if you could only choose one. If you have more than just grass to cut, get it, you won't be sorry.
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  1. 2 years 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 10 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.
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  1. 3 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. 5 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!
  3. 8 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.
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  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. 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
    useful accessory
    I bought the 4 bladed model. As they come from the factory they're not really sharp. Works well on brush up to 3/8 inch. Works well on grass but has a small cutting diameter. I prefer the poly-cut blade for light brush and all around use.This one is better in slightly heavier brush. Watch this one in rocky ground. I don't like switching blades, but if what I will be cutting is mostly brush, I will put this one on to save my poly-cut blades.
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  1. 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!
  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. 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!
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