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FS 50 C-E

A fuel-efficient, low-emission trimmer with Easy2Start™ and an elongated shaft for taller users.

FS 50 C-E
Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 32reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by great except fuel tank size and trimming head this thing runs like a champ but goes through the fuel very fast. I am a landscaper and have to refill gas every 30-40 min when running constant. the other complaint is the trimming head, you cannot load heavy gauge line, and does not hold a lot of thin line either. I just carry 2 replacement lengths of line while working. the other problem with the head is tapping out line. I read about it on other reviews and did what people suggested and it works fine now. I clean inside head after every day and spray crc onto spring and threads. I also tap down when running on full throttle. that makes it nice and smooth. I have used everyday for last month and a half and its running great. October 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best trimmer I've ever owned. This is absolutely the best trimmer I've ever owned. I hated that it took me so long before I got a Stihl. Well worth it. September 24, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Reliable and easy to use The fs50 is incredibly easy to use and has a warranty that is matched by few others. It has plenty of power to knock down tall grass and not burn out. September 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Amazingly easy start. Nice change from other brand products I own. Will definitely consider other Stihl products in the future. August 23, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Well designed. Quality construction. Easy to start and reload. I have owned several line trimmers, and this one is clearly the best yet. It is the easiest to start, and is the easiest to reload the line. Operating it is a bit awkward, however, since I am more than six feet tall, and the shaft is not quite long enough for someone as tall as I am. To compensate, I have to hold the engine above my waist and sustain an odd angle to keep the trimming head parallel with the ground. That gets tiresome after sustained operations. The tool itself is rugged. The engine operates smoothly, and responds well to the speed control. The head feeds fresh line efficiently with each tap. Reloading the line is convenient and easy, however, it does seem to eat up line quickly and need reloading often. After owning several cheapie models, I am pleased to finally have the best. August 12, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Makes yard look great The price is worth the product. Starts easy, feeds line easy, and gets a lot cut on one tank. I have owned two months with no issues. August 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great trimmer This is a great trimmer for a taller person and has very good power. It is very user friendly when it comes to cranking it and refilling the spool with line. If you need a good trimmer Stihl is the most bang for the buck. July 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by This is made for a taller man I bought the FS50ce kind of by accident. I did not realize in the store this was the trimmer for taller men. I am 6'1'' and used to have a FS46 until ethanol gas wrecked it and I gave it to a friend. I went to the store just for a FS38. The store was sold out. I am glad they were out of stock. I am very happy with the extra 8 inches. I am also really happy with the easy2start and the choke system. Very good fuel economy as well. So far I have only run Stihl Moto mix in this trimmer. I have used it about 10 times now and my back is happy. July 27, 2014