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AutoCut® Line Head

 

AutoCut® Line Head
Rated 2.5 out of 5 by 47reviewers.
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by Good Head Have had this trimmer head for over decade paired with an FS250, using 0.105 line. If you take the time to look it over and figure out how it works it is a simple fool proof design. Easy to charge, easy to feed, easy to clean, no gimmicks. Occums Razor folks, keep it simple.Like any piece of equipment it has a few drawbacks. Eventually (after many years of use) the slots for the replaceable guides get sloppy and the guides fall out when changing string. If you don't pay attention you'll lose one in the grass putting you out of commision. Buy a handfull and have them on hand so you can keep on working - just in case. Also make sure you knock the grass and dirt out of the cap before replacing it so it locks in tight. June 19, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by AutoCut Head Many people say they have problems but the FIRST thing you should do is ask your dealer to physically show you how to wrap the line either on the normal head or the EasySpool version. They are truly SIMPLE but like anything you have to know how the simpleness works. If you don't ask the dealer to show you and don't understand the instructions you will be fed up and hate the product. A little education on how-to will change your perception. June 2, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by You need to learn how to load head correctly 1. clean head before threading 2. line must be installed counterclockwise on both lines looking at it from the bottom side.3 lines must be tight and attached to clips opposite each other(3 and 9 o'clock). 4. slide spool into holder WITH LINES ATTACHED TO CLIPS line up clips with holes in holder push in and lines will disconnect and line will stay tight. 5. Screw on the bumper and then SPAY A BIT OF WD-40 IN EACH HOLE.When advancing the line tap once with machine at FULL THROTTLEThe head performs better with .095 line.Advance line before it gets shorter than 1" May 20, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Great Trimmer Horrible Head Stihl makes great trimmers, but provides horrible line feeding heads with their trimmers. You must replace the original head with an aftermarket head that works.The original (new out of the box) double feed head does not feed line and is very hard to disassemble and rethread. May 4, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Mowing heads 25-2 and 30-2 simply disaster I bought 3 weeks ago the trimmer FS250 with the mowing heads 25-2 and 30-2. I am really disappointed with both heads. Not only it takes too much time to replace the line/string, you push the head to tab and go and the line does not feed up, either because due to high temperature (after 15 minutes work) the line melted and so got stuck inside or because simply it does not come out for whatever other reason. I have been using trimmers for more than 10 years and I have never experience such a problem. I was told that this brand is good Since the engine is powerful and reliable which is true so far but when it comes to mowing head is simply a disaster. You spend more time trying to fix the line rather than cut bruches. May 1, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Very expensive piece of junk! We are really mad at what a waste of our time. and $ Wow it all seems so great when they sell it to you at your local hardware store. And it did work great for the first spool of line. But when we had to try and put new string in. FORGET IT unless you are Houdini. Dont waste your money and peace of mind on this thing, it drove us nuts! Now we are left with a worthless piece of great looking junk! I recommend this product to anyone who would really enjoy wasting an entire morning trying to feed new line into the spool. It really is a great waste of time to be sure. April 27, 2015
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