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AutoCut® Line Head


AutoCut® Line Head
Rated 2.6 out of 5 by 53reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Autocut 25-2 is Greatest! Have used the Autocut 25-2 for 12 plus years to great satisfaction! Of all the heads I ever used, this is the best! One key to avoid failure on advance of line, is to make sure you are keeping the line tight when respooling. AVOID the head with the letter C on it. Tried this one to no avail. Have been using a FS80 with this head for over 12 years. NEVER a problem! April 23, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best trimmer head ever This trimmer head feeds string easily and is just an over all great product March 8, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by Worst trimmer head EVER This came stock on my FS70R.......after first use I promptly trashed it and went back to dealer to purchase a replacement....the Duro Cut.Stihl would be wise to discontinue this design......its horrible! January 20, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by Worst spool head in the world - I hope. I hate, hate HATE this product. I have spent hours fiddling with line that will not load, then will not advance, gets jammed all the time, loses the spring every time I have to resort to opening the head.... I could go on and on... Just save yourself the bother and look past this product and any others that have this head December 19, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Half and Half As long as I only pull the cord twice with the trimmer set on choke, it consistently starts up and runs fine. I absolutely despise this line head. I routinely spend more time rewinding and re-feeding the line than actual trimming time. Like many others have mentioned, I find the line fused due to heat and not advancing like it should. One thing I have found is that by more frequently advancing the line, as long as it's moving, it doesn't fuse as quickly. July 27, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by AutoCut C 25-2 String Head Got this head with FS90R Trimmer and it has been excellent. This head holds 26' of line and each bump feeds a very small measured amount of line. I keep the cut off blade sharp so it is a fast and seamless operation. I use .95mm line and I sometimes clean the head with simple green and give it a small dose of WD-40, thats it; in return i have a very reliable and precise bump feed head. I also have an Echo trimmer I keep at another house and recently put an Easyfeed 400 head on it. The Easyfeed has been well regarded in the industry for many years and is indeed very easy and fast to load. The Stihl Autocut however is so reliable and almost as easy to load so I did not replace it with an Easyfeed. July 25, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Difficult to use I purchased a Stihl FS 40 Trimmer I June 2015. I am quite disappointed in the product because of the auto feed trimmer line. I followed the directions in the Owner's Manual as to how to get the line to feed. More ften then not the line will not feed and if it does feed it will only feed on one side. I returned to the dealer with my complaint. They replaced the line on the spool. It worked twice before I had to rewind new line on the spool in accordance with the printed instructions in the Owner's Manual. No luck - still will not feed the line. I have had to return to my old B&D battery operated trimmer. I do many lawns and felt a new Stihl trimmer would be a great asset; turned out to be a detriment.I own a Stihl chainsaw and a Stihl blower which I love.. July 17, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by A disappointing Stihl producrt Less than a year ago I purchased a FS 40 to replace a Stihl single line trimmer I had for years that worked great. The new trimmer has been nothing but frustration. It came with an Autocut C 5-2 head that supposedly you feed 6 feet of line into on each side and then automatically wind by turning the head in a clockwise motion. Its extremely difficult to get the holes to line up so you can properly insert the line prior to winding. If you can ever get it loaded, it is difficult to get it to feed properly. And, it gets so hot that the line melts and fuses itself so that it won't feed. After each use, after it cools down, you have to disassemble the head and free the string, usually loading a fresh batch and wasting string. So, I went to my dealer and he recommended an Autocut 5-2 head which you manually load and wind. No automatic feeding and winding of the string. Thinks this works better? Wrong. Again the line melts and fuses itself together, requiring that you disassemble the head and reload the line. And yes, my dealer showed me how to load the head with string - he did not know how to keep the line from fusing.I also own a Still leaf blower and this is my second Stihl trimmer. Never again! There have to be better trimmers on the market June 22, 2015
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