Rated 4 out of 5 by 7
Rated 1 out of 5 by Phil123 line breaks at head
new out of the package, the line only lasts about 2 to 5 minutes then breaks at the head. Tried several types of line but same result.
June 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Matt37 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.
June 9, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by XGrumpyGeezer 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 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.
June 2, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Woodchopper Worked well at first but had difficulty after a couple of years
I was pleased with this product for the first year or two but of late have had considerable difficulty with the line breaking at the head. I switched to a larger Stihl line but that will not stay in the unit even though I pull it very tight after inserting into the eyelet. After a minute or two it disengages and is lost. I reversed the saw-tooth device that is supposed to hold the line so it had sharp saw tooth edges and should have held the line. Perhaps heating the line to soften it may help the teeth to grab the line. As of now I am not happy with the performance.
May 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by BigMike Reliable Product
I highly recommend this product. No doubt about it!
March 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Muskee50 I LOVE THIS PRODUCT!
I love my Stihl FS55 string trimmer but could never complete my entire trimming job without stopping to remove the top of the bump-type head to re-set the string because it would break flush with the edge of the head. With the new Fixcut head I can easily replace the string in seconds without removing the head. I LOVE THIS PRODUCT!! If you buy one of these Fixcut heads, you will not be disappointed. I should have bought this sooner. This head should come standard on all their models.
September 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rockkrawler21 Simple to use and quick installation
Would recommend this product to anyone it's so simple to use no more agervashion of spuling up line.
August 28, 2013