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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 47reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great for 6 footers Everything from the shop vac to the chain saws in my shop are STIHL. Wish it would hold more line as I have 5 acres of rough terrain around the cabin. Just have to carry 6 foot pieces of line in my pocket.Made in the USA, except the shop vac. April 15, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent! Very easy start and dependableLight weight, but has the power for residential use April 3, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Goid except one feature. Happy with trimmer. Have only owned for a few weeks and it works well with the plastic blade attachment that I had to use since the trimmer spool did not work very well, as it would constantly jam and get tangled. Weight, balance, engine power are all good, but very disappointed with the spool feature. October 31, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Just as great as the FS-46 Being a little tall. This is great on the back not hurting. The other trimmers on the market just do not have a shaft long enough for tall people. I am still using the FS-46. But, have this on for backup just in case. Plus, I love the curved shafts! August 26, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great product!! After using another brand for 10 years, it finally died, and naturally, I replaced it with the same brand; only to have nothing but problems. With the seller willing to provide me with a full refund, I went out searching for a better quality product, and stumbled onto this one at my local Stihl dealer. I'm 6'2" and had always assumed that I would always be bending down when operating a bent shaft trimmer. But brilliant, a longer shaft trimmer for the taller user, so I bit the bullet and paid twice as much for the Stihl as I had for the other brand; essentially for the ergonomics. I expected a bit better performance and balance, but otherwise, a trimmer is a trimmer right? Wrong! This thing is amazing! It is so well balanced and easy to start (hot or cold) and much lighter than the other brand, which was a beast. Meanwhile, it just shreds everything in its path without effort. It runs well at lower RPMs as well for delicate corners and driveway edging. When revving it from idle, the thing will twist slightly in your hand because of the torque. You can just feel the quality build of this trimmer. The tap and go feed is pretty stiff so you really have to "tap", almost to the point of feeling like you're going to damage something in the process. Maybe it will loosen up in time as the entire mechanism is very stiff, but you can feel the quality of it. Occasionally, I will buy tools that I look forward to using, and laugh internally because of their performance and fun of use. This is one of those products! Highly recommended. July 31, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Nice machine. I like the machine,it starts easily and runs good,I have had some problems with the spool that holds the string. At first use I could not get it to advance any string, unless I shut it off and pulled it out by hand, I took it back and they looked at it,then I went home and used it to trim my yard and it seemed to work fine. I think the string was kinked up on the spool and thats why it wouldn't come out,so time will tell,but overall it is a nice piece of equipment. July 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by FS 50 C TRIMMER IS GOOD FOR ME. This trimmer replaced a "competitors" light weight unit that I used for approximately 18 years. Since I have a Stihl chain saw and 2 leaf blowers, I decided to purchase this trimmer after reading various reviews. Also had a special on this model which made it more affordable, had a free extended warranty offer, and a spool of trim string.Have used the trimmer for approximately 2 months on 2 acres of residential property. The motor starts easily, maneuverable, and light enough for a senior citizen to complete the work in one session. Can't believe it, but still using the same spool of trimmer string from the purchase. Very pleased so far.Hope this unit lasts as long as the other so I can pass it on to the grand kids. June 29, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Work horse Another Stihl product in the lawn care toolbox. Easy start and runs and runs and runs. June 28, 2015
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