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FS 130 R

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

FS 130 R
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 39reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by What a work horse Most powerful trimmer I have ever had. Power to weight ratio is amazing.Since its a Stihl, I expect to last many years and be easy to maintain. September 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best trimmer I've owned. This trimmer does burn a lot of gas and it breaks line until you get used to it but does it cut. The power is amazing. No bogging down no matter how thick and long the grass and weeds are and it doesn't plug up ever. With the blade attachment it cuts brush just as well as it cuts grass. It is 100% as advertised. August 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by This trimmer/brush cutter is truly amazing I purchased my Stihl FS130R because of very good reviews from other users and the price compared to other brands. I needed something I could put a steel blade on to knock out blackberry bushes and wild rose bushes. I have used both a 12" T2 blade with curved tips and 10" Stihl T3 blade and they both work great. I have blasted through the blackberries and rose bushes in nothing flat with some of the stalks up to 1 inch in diameter. The FS130R is definitely one awesome machine that makes brush cutting fun. August 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great balance, easy to handle, trims perfectly In the past I have used a heavier and more robust string trimmer as our property is plagued by horse weeds, wild rose and thistles. But... after quadruple bypass surgery my upper body just could not handle the weight. A friend suggested I look into a light duty Stihl trimmer, so glad I did. It does a great job, lightweight, powerful and easy to start. Now I can keep the place looking great myself. It will do everything I need with the exception of the woody plants, and did not expect the lighter trimmer to do that. Highly recommend. July 31, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by This weedeater is a beast I bought this weedeater looking for power and something that wasn't too heavy and that's what I got. You can litterly jam this thing into brush and grass and it just eats away and asks for more. Its awesome July 27, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Product is non-user friendly I run a commercial mowing company and have always used Echo, Tinaka, Redmax trimmers. Figured I'd give STIHL a try. I purchased the 130R thinking that more power is better. I was wrong. Listed are the items to be wary of..1. This unit is so over powered that it constantly breaks line at the head. In order to feed line out one must shut off the machine take apart the auto feed mechanism and pull the line out/re-string. I have tried every thickness of line even jamming .130 diameter line in. Same issue, continually breaks level with the head.2. LIne feed is a real pain. Does not auto feed easily. I'm 1/2 way through the season and have already gone through a feed mechanism.3. Line replacement/re-string should be quick, but STIHL has not figured out how to feed line into their system without removing the head. Should take a look at almost all other competitor models!!!4. Engine has loads of power, but after running a bit system takes anywhere from 8-10 pulls to re-start. I know this doesn't sound bad, but together with the line feed issue and you've got a real pile!The one nice thing I will say is the power is incredible, it's just to bad it's not easy to use!I should have looked into/researched a bit more before purchasing. Look into other brands before purchasing and just compare.I also own STIHL Chain Saws and Hedge Trimmers, Both of which I would highly recommend purchasing. July 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Torque Monster! This is the first line trimmer I've used that doesn't bog down in weeds or our thick meadow grasses ... incredible and smooth power band, nicely balanced. Best of all, it's a Stihl! July 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Wonderful reliability This trimmer is just one of several different Stihl products I have had over the years to include edgers, blowers and chain saws. This trimmer along with the other Sthil products I have are the only brand of lawn equipment I would have....period. Whenever I have ever purchased another piece of Stihl equipment it's always been because I just wanted a different model not because anything was wrong with the one I had. I have a chain saw that we've had since 1984 and it still runs like the day we bought it. Thsi 130 trimmer starts usually on the first pull and has all the power you would ever want in a trimer, it has wonderful balance and gives outstanding results. I would never own anything else. July 12, 2014
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