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FS 130

Newer class of heavy-duty professional trimmers. Very good power-to-weight ratio.

FS 130
Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 52reviewers.
Rated 2 out of 5 by THIS PRODUCT IS CARP!!!!!!!!!!! I will not buy another. no longer a stihl person.. June 21, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by FS130 Stay away from 4Mix motors Started third season with FS130 and motor failed. Bent piston rod and broken piston. Always used Stihl oil and premium (no ethanol) fuel. Unit was subject to medium to high use. Repair is worth more than half of original price and no explanation why it failed in the first place. Stay with the 2 stroke trimmers. May 27, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Most powerful I've ever owend in my 55years Happy with the power has out lasted the outer one I perched 10 to1 and skill running strong ! May 24, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Completely Satisfied I bought this trimmer 5 years ago. It has tremendous power. The main use for it is trimming the grass in my yard. This unit is more than I need for that, but I bought bigger as I will ocassionally get into more substantial jobs such as clearing trails in the woods, or cleaning up woods/field edges.I've never had an experience where I felt I needed more - this unit has handled everything with complete ease. I also have the chainsaw attachment, and this works great. It makes quick work of cutting limbs.I've had no issues at all with this trimmer. It starts on the first or second pull every time. I'll comment on its weight, since that is one of the "Pros/Cons" you can choose from below. I've never noticed the weight, plus if it is heavier than other models you're getting a lot of power! I'm going to list it as a Pro since it's a non-issue. May 21, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nice machine This thing is a power house! I am a landscape architect and own a lawn service. I at least buy 6 sthil products a year for the lawn service. I have 14 fs 130 on lawn trucks and never have any trouble. I recommend this product for landscapers but not home owners it might take of some siding off of the house! May 13, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Everything I expected and more! I had been researching the web for a long time for the perfect Stihl trimmer for my situation, reading many reviews and watching videos. Finally narrowed it down to the FS 90, FS 130, and a used FS 250. I needed and wanted a bicycle handle trimmer that could not only weed around my yard, but could also tackle the 1-2+ inch brush on my 40 acres. My current Stihl 55R is a great unit but not capable of handling heavy brush. After discussing with my local dealer, I gave the FS 130 a try and man was I ever impressed! Didn't take me long to make that decision. Bought the chisel blade to go along with it. Mine also came with the Deluxe Stihl harness which is much better than the shoulder strap. Also got a 4 year warranty for buying a 6-pack of Stihl oil. The next day, I did my usual trimming around the house. Like others have said, for fine trimming next to flowers, it might not be the best, but all my flower beds have edging and there's absolutely no problem using it around the house. Throttles down just fine. Then I proceeded to attack my thick brush behind the house. Man was that ever a blast! Was thinking to myself how much easier this was than using my chainsaw. A few hours later, I had to quit as my woods were starting to look like an F5 tornado hit it. Not surprisingly, I'm extremely pleased with the FS 130. My FS 55R is going up for sale as the FS 130 can do everything and more! April 30, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Not a lawn trimmer. I bought this machine 1 year ago. Decided to share my experiences. I have 70 acres with berry bushes, apple tree brush, swamp grass, and 3 miles of 4 wheeler trails.I had honestly been hoping to use this on that property as well as on my lawn. It didn't work on the lawn. If you hit something with the string trimmer, it will either tear it up, or rip off the string. Too much power for lawn trimming.Instead, I have run this almost exclusively with a blade. There are areas of the property that I have never been able to get to as it is too steep or too wet for a tow-behind brush mower. This thing eats up anything in it's way.I lent it out to my dad and brother, and figure we likely have a few hundred hours in it at this point. We even ran it in a wisconsin winter, and it started like a champ. This little toy is well worth the money if you have the brush to challenge it.For a lawn, even an overgrown lawn, save some money and get an fs90. This machine is not designed for the lawn. It needs a REAL challenge. April 18, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Loved it... until the drive shaft and locking nut became stripped after 40 hours Great machine but after about 40 hours of clearing saplings and brush and changing the blade a few times for sharpening it became difficult to keep the locking nut for the blade on tight. Close inspection showed the nut and drive shaft threads to be stripping. I took it to my authorized Stihl repair center for what turned out to be a very expensive repair. April 12, 2016
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