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AUTOCUT® Line Head

 

AUTOCUT® Line Head
Rated 2.5 out of 5 by 35reviewers.
Rated 1 out of 5 by EasySpool feature is impossible I have consistently purchased Stihl products over the years. Leaf blowers and a chainsaw. The EasySpool feature is very difficult. I will be purchasing a different head to try to salvage the weed eater. If this does not work I will replace with a competitor's model. August 29, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by I gave up very quickly This is my third line trimmer (also owned Sears and Echo). I bought it because the salesman told me that I would not have a problem with the line failing to feed. I used it for about 30 seconds when the line broke off and failed to feed. I lent it to my Scout Troop for a service project. They had trouble also. I took it back to the dealer, who took it apart and wound new line. I used to at my home for about 15 minutes. In that time, the line broke off at the head or tangled inside the head about 4 times. I gave up trying to use it. I took it back to the dealer today, who sold me a new Fixed Cut head that takes pre cut 6 inches strands of string pushed into the head, rather than the "line feed" head that fails to feed. I will report on the Fixed Cut head after I use it. August 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Key for me in using this is to be sure unit is clean and i run some WD40 through it. I too had some difficulty using this around the yard. Finally after taking unit apartseveral times I made sure all parts were clean and I sprayed with lubricant(IE-WD40). Wow, that helped. Make sure cuts on ends are clean and load carefullyand you may have improved performance. August 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by best trimmer head ive ever owned I have been using auto cut heads for over 20 years just bought a new 30-2 big head it hold 40 ft of 105 line been using the smaller head that takes 12 ft of 95 line there are times when the line will break off at head but that the way it goes like hitting a square fence post don't run wide open around these kind of objects get passed them then throttle back up. If you have a lot of line breakage get commercial grade Line and bigger diameter like 95 or105. When u start to here or feel your motor not straining a little bit bump and feed more line out that way it doesn't get to short to auto feed and yes always rev it wide open when bumping head. Idont know why this many people could be having problems maybe u have the - c version but the head live always use is you rewind your line manually by taking head apart. Here's a tip for line length put one end string on ground step on it pull line to top of head and double that and that is how I get the rite amount of line for my12ft head.I have 2 fs120s that are over 15 years old only replaced one ignition coil and primer bulb best weedeaters ever made have 135 acre farm and I do a hole lot of weedeatn.have a lot of line breakage get better line and bigger line August 18, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Replacement head for a better original part head. Not up to the standard I was used to for stihl, certainly not as good as original head on the trimmer. Line melts together. August 8, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Auto Feed is Useless I have to stop every so many feet to manually pull the line out. The auto feed never works, the line constantly gets twisted or "melts" together, then you have to stop and get a pair of pliers to try to get ahold of the line. More frustrating than anything. Love the trimmer, always starts right away just don't like the autocut line head. August 5, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Don't waste your time doesnt do anything it's supposed to do. Line constantly breaks, auto-feed is anything but auto as you have to always hand feed by dismantling and rewinding the line.overall a complete waste of time and money July 30, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Disappointing Feature on an Otherwise Exceptional Piece of Equipment I purchased a new Stihl FS90R trimmer and had the Autocut C25 head installed to facilitate reloading line. This "upgrade" has proven to be a tedious wastes of time and money as I have had to revert to dismantling the head and hand winding line as opposed to loading a line-end into the spool and, with a couple of quick twists of the spool head, return to cutting.Several issues: 1) unless the line you wish to auto-load is not cut perfectly straight the hole into which it is fed/grasped will not accept it. As such, bending the line to cut it with a knife leaves a slight bend in the cut end that wont easily match up with the interior hole that captures the line end. Solution...carry a pair of scissors to make a clean, unbended cut; 2) I have used a competitors speed fill head on other trimmers for years and could load an empty trimmer head in less than 20 seconds. The time it takes to load this Stihl head is counted in minutes (and is more frustrating). My solution...I will be replacing this head with a non-Stihl speed-feed product. 3) Tailings...short pieces of trimmer line (less than an inch) littered about as I trimmed which seems to indicate a continuous feeding of line. I was disappointed at the speed in which this head went through line.I have been a huge fan of Stihl for years and own a lot of their equipment. The trimmer itself is well constructed and what I wanted...the performance of the Autocut C25, however, has diminished the expected performance and is, in my opinion, a feature Stihl's engineers need to revisit. July 27, 2014
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