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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
(4.7 / 5)
33 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. 2 years ago
    This thing rocks
    I have 200 acres and needed to cut some mesquites at ground level and then poison the stims and stumps left. I can go through a field and clear small mesquites in no time and then go back and spray and then pick up the mesquites rather than bush hogging so there are no thorns left in the field. This thing has been super reliable so far and cuts through everything. I do use the harness and highly recommend for ease of saw use.
  3. 3 months ago
    Power
    I have about 20 acres overgrown with various saplings and multi-florals. This machine eats through about anything it comes into contact with. I was going back and forth between this and the 560. I can clear an area 10x the size I would with a chainsaw and machete over the same time period. Great on Gas, starts right up every time. Buy the sharpening kit when you purchase the machine and you will be running uninterrupted. Don't let the weight intimidate you, the double shoulder harness ... read more make operating this machine effortless. Once the machine is at RPM, the vibrations go away. Ear and Eye protection are mandatory running this machine. Make sure you have a good set of safety glasses and over the ear protection(I use my shooting muffs).
  1. 3 months ago
    FS560
    This thing is a beast....get out of its way because it's going to tackle anything you throw at it and make short order out of anything in its way! Starts right up, warms up quick and gets to business of clearing a path. Pretty heavy to use for an extended period....the moment I feel like I'm going into cardiac arrest is about 60 seconds before it runs out of gas at wide open throttle....Great job in engineering the gas tank size to keep me out of the hospital !! A little disappointed in ... read more my dealership, they assembled it with the Grass Blade installed with the wrong thrust plates for the blade. Also bought the Poly-Cut head....A lot of trouble with keeping it screwed on, there's no tool to tighten it on the shaft, need to use a socket wrench and felt like I was tightening it to the point it would break....it flew off a couple of times before I just cranked it so tight that I thought it would break.....Lastly, this tool is WAY TOO heavy to use with anything other than a blade....simple line cutting use will wear you out by replacing line or poly blades....best to keep a blade on it and use it for the heavy grass or clearing out the blackberry bushes.
  2. 2 years ago
    Definitely performs
    I purchased this unit at the recommendation of my dealer. I needed a machine that could clear heavy brush and small trees on our vacant properties and hunting leases. This machine has performed and will tackle anything you put in front of it. I highly recommend thiis unit.
  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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