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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 29reviewers.
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
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