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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 out of 5 by 26reviewers.
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by Why did I wait so long Possibly the best Trimmer I have ever owned and I have owned a few.Longer shaft makes it easier to use, easy Pull start makes starting this trimmer effortless, also no need to remove the head to re-string , just Line up the arrows on the head stick string in the holes and turn in direction of the arrow and you're done.Works for me. July 11, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Powerful Engine with Underperforming Line I own a FSE 60 electric which I prefer over the FS 50C except for the cord. I wanted the curved handle over the straight shaft as it was better balanced. I didn't realize the line diameter size is smaller with the curved shaft. What a mistake. The motor totally overpowers the line. Buy lots of extra line as you will need it. On grass no problem. If edging with a hard surface line will disappear rapidly. Stihl needs to provide a spool upgrade for heavier line. With the small line feeding is still an issue. Go with the straight shaft that holds the thicker line. Everything else is great. July 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent product for the money. I purchased this trimmer for my son. He has a lot of trimming in the country. The FS 50 is powerful and well balanced. It speeds up his trimming greatly. July 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tackles 4 acres with no problems After using multiple big box store trimmers and ending up disappointed with them all I decided to try a Stihl. The salesman helped me pick out the right one for me, and didn't try to up-sell me anything I didn't need.The trimmer is great. It has never taken me more than 2 pulls to start, it is good on fuel, and powerful enough to handle 4 acres of weeds on a weekly basis. I think I finally found a trimmer that won't make me pull my hair out.If I had anything negative to say about it, I would say the trimmer head could be easier to load. It's not necessarily bad, but it's not that impressive either. June 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nicely done indeed Purchased this to replace a Ryobi that had done many years of yeoman's service and wanted to try something different in a name brand. Liked the line feed design and feel of the Stihl plus the easy start feature. Went a couple of models up from the basic FS 38 and definitely not disappointed. Cuts through deep grass like butter and exceptionally easy to start whether machine is hot or cold. Very much like the fact that the cutting head stops when trimmer is idling. Sound level is about average although emissions seem low with no obvious signs of this being a 2 stroke. Also vibration is about what I expected from curved shaft unit. This is a joy to use and can see why people like the brand. June 18, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Easy start and easy to use. Like the long shaft since I am over 6 feet. I have four other Stihl products and they are all reliable. June 5, 2014