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AUTOCUT® Line Head

 

AUTOCUT® Line Head
Rated 2.5 out of 5 by 28reviewers.
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
Rated 3 out of 5 by I will recommend this head with a caveat I believe this a probably a great trimmer head but not so much for edging. Or at least inverted edging. I had the same exact issues others had here. Line breaking in spool, having to dismantle and restring, very frustrating as I wasn't able to finish a yard in time now have to return the next day to finish. Very first time using the unit.I'll know better next time. But I think for straight trimming or edging it works great as I was able to use it with no issues this way. July 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Product. I have an FS130 with a 25-2 head. I trim cemetaries with it. I have had Olympic and Echo trimmers in the past, and this is, by far, a much better machine. The head works perfectly. It is also the bes head I have ever used. I have never had the string break off at the openings. As long as you don't run the head up against hard objects, you advance the string before it is an inch long, and you use good heavy gauge high quality string, it works perfectly. June 30, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Don't waste your money The "auto" feed is basically useless. It only works if there's at least an inch of line still extending from the head when you tap the button, according to the manual. If, however, you actually hit anything - rock, fence wire, post, stone wall you need to trim along, the line breaks at the eyelet so it's about as automatic as a single shot shotgun. June 23, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by I need the part that the line threads through......it is like a gray clip. does anyone know where I can get this part? I was cutting and I must not have had the housing on tight enough the housing and that little gray part went flying...spent about an hour looking for it and couldn't find it. Any help would be appreciated. June 23, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Terrible head You won't believe how fast you go through string with this thing. And of course, the manual says *nothing* about how to remove it and refill it. It explains for other heads but not the one that came on this model. June 19, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by very frustrating and had to go to web to find how to open it up Brand new fs130.The string broke off in the head 4 times in the first tank of gas. No instructions with the trimmer on how to open it or thread it.I had to come back in side (covered with plant bits) and look it up on line.The FS130 itsef is very nice, but need a different string trimmer head. I wanted the 3 blade cutter but the dealer did not have one in stock for this model. I will switch as soon as I can get one. June 7, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by This Line Head is my Nemisis This is the first tool I ever truly hated. I'm talking about pure venomous hate. I'll use the trimmer for 5 minutes and then the string breaks at the base and disappears into the hole of the cutting head. Now I disassemble the head and fish the string back through the hole. 5 minutes later I get to do the same thing again. Eventually I'll lose a part while I have the head disassembled. Now I'm on my knees looking for some little piece of hardware. I tried various types of line and nothing works. PURE.... VENOMOUS.... HATRED.... June 3, 2014
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