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Brushcutters & Clearing Saws

Need to cut saplings or clear dense undergrowth or bramble? Check out the selection of STIHL brushcutters and clearing saws. With a rugged professional design, these models have what it takes to help you in the field, whether you’re maintaining a fenceline or out in the forest with a tough clearing job. To help you identify products with built-in special comfort (C) features, look for these corresponding symbols: Easy2Start™ (E) and STIHL M-Tronic™ (M).

With additional features like a four-point anti-vibration system that helps reduce operator fatigue, a lightweight harness for comfortable extended use, and an easy-adjust handle bar for easy transport and storage, STIHL brushcutters and clearing saws cut through the clutter and provide a hardworking solution for your heavy-duty jobs.
Compare Model Displacement Engine Power Weight* Fuel Capacity
FS 360 C-E 37.7 cc (2.3 cu. in.) 1.7 kW (2.3 bhp) 8.5 kg (18.7 lbs.) 750 cc (25.4 oz.)
FS 460 C-EM 45.6 cc (2.8 cu. in.) 2.2 kW (3.0 bhp) 8.5 kg (18.7 lbs.) 750 cc (25.4 oz.)
FS 560 C-EM 57.1 cc (3.48 cu. in.) 2.8 kW (3.75 bhp) 10.2 kg (22.5 lbs.) 990 cc (33.5 oz.)
Average rating for Brushcutter & Clearing Saw Reviews
(4.6 / 5)
31 Reviews
  1. 1 year ago
    Love running this saw!
    Bought this saw to help clear 7 acres of thick brush and saplings. I'm an average Joe homeowner . I read all I could online about clearing land and the use of a clearing saw to accomplish it. I'm so glad I purchased this saw. It is a beast. With the included saw blade. It's rips through the small saplings like their not even there. I can easily clear access throughout the property to get to the larger stuff with my chainsaw. The included harness is a must. I also purchased a arborist helmet with ... read more the face mask. Don't operate it with out one. Can't wait to use it to clear walkways on my hunting property!
  2. 3 years ago
    This might be my most valued tool?
    I can not imagine clearing brush or cutting firewood without my clearing saw. If I had to choose between chainsaw or clearing saw... I'd take my clearing saw. Lots of safety warnings had me concerned, but it is safer to use the clearing saw than ax or chainsaw to cut bushes and multi flora rose bushes. I have a friend who is going old school clearing around a pond on some property he just bought and it is painful for me to watch him. I have 20 acres I am turning into a field, the brush is too ... read more high to use tractor in many places. This tool is awesome! It has been great for thinning the woods around my house too.
  3. 1 year ago
    Awesome power, Always starts easy
    I bought this machine because I needed something that had more power than my FS110. I especially wanted something that could run a 4 line string head. This machine is amazing. First machine I've had that can cut faster than I can swing it. I use it mostly for cutting super thick grass and weeds from 3 to 6 ft. tall. With the double shoulder harness I can use it all day without getting sore. Thanks for such a great machine.
  1. 2 years ago
    Power of your dreams
    Researched the FS 560 with chisel blade to make sure it could be multi tasking with my needs: I needed not only a brush killer but a around fence posts and the like use. Bought it along with the tri blade and manual heavy duty string head. The unit is a bit heavy at around 20 pounds but with the included harness --- you won't notice. I wanted POWER and with this unit -- I GOT IT! It does not hesitate when you tackle the thick brush or dense grass that would bog down a standard unit. I tell you; ... read more if you can get ahold of one of these units and try it you will not leave without it. Changing out heads is pretty straight forward; the unit is able to be turned upside down with no gas spillage to set up for the changes --- GREAT! To start it is no problem either; you have the choke and bulb you pump up. Overall --- I agree the cost is high but the machine actually does what it is supposed to do; tackles all your trimming issues without slowing down. I actually look forward to using it; it does not dissapoint
  2. 2 years ago
    Great Machine
    I run a landscaping business in Minnesota and over take some ugly and over grown lots. I operate 5 of the 560's and they work non stop until they run out of gas. Nothing they can't cut through and always can depend on them to get the job done.
  3. 1 year ago
    King of the Jungle!!!
    I recently purchased this brushcutter and it is a Beast!! The features are excellent. The harness makes it feel like it only weighs 5lbs and allows you to work more efficiently. The start-up process is awesome. It starts on the the first pull easy. I was able to clear an area in hour versus the normal 5 to 8 hour job depending on my help. Overall, this machine make me like a child playing with toys.
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