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FS 250

All the heavy-duty features of the FS 250 R – with a bike handle.

FS 250
Rated 5 out of 5 by 12reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by great i hope i never have to buy another.... i bought this equipment after many of others have failed. and my husband loves it. i love it. i as going to buy another for my father and they have stop making this model :( July 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great weed wacker! Great weed wacker, don't know why Sthil gives you a string trimmer head it should come with their tri steel blade. Seems to me if you bought a brushcutter with this much power you are not manicuring the lawn you are out wacken weeds! Boy will it wack the weeds have 40 acres and the black berries, thistles, scotch broom and salal get cleared out in a single swipe. Starts easy, weight is well balanced, easy to use highly recommend this machine for weed wacken. July 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by The last trimmer/cutter I'll ever need Initially purchased a cutter made by the other, old name saw manufacturer. Always had good luck with them but they were apparently bought out and now they are junk.After dealing with all that nonsense I purchased my 250 from the local store and while it was by no means cheap, it does deliver in quality, reliability and POWER! Many years ago I was a sawyer for the National Park Service and used only Stihl saws and they were excellent then as now.I suspect Stihl is the last of the professional, high quality tools left.Very satisfied owner. April 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by very reliable, easy to start Weed trimmer works well and starts easy. Tool has good balance and can be handled with little effort. April 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by The best line trimmer we've ever had. We cut several miles of fence line on both sides 6-8 times a year with our 8 year old FS250 and have never replaced anything but a few spark plugs,air filters and,miles of line.Tons of power for clearing multiflora rose bushes with the cross blade and saplings that pop up in the pasture. Not one of the many other trimmers we have owned comes close to it. February 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by just wow I use a lot of weed Trimmer and this one is The best i every had. Powerfull powerfull and powerfull. September 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by very powerful i have owned this 250 for about 3 years and can't say enough about it . I have a hill of about an acre that has to be kept clear for a view and has heavy brush. This machine does the trick. (the right tool for the right job!!!). I have loaned this to a couple of friends to clear some brush on thier land and each have gone out and bought one. August 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Amazing power, light weight and great balance. If you've ever used a trimmer from a big box store or small hardware store throw all those experiences out of your mind. I haven't had a string trimmer for over a decade because of those harsh memories. Heads falling apart, motors bogging down, motors not starting, parts of the trimmer falling off, string guards spinning around the shaft, loose handles, etc... I came to a point in my landscaping side work that I no longer could do without a trimmer! Begrudgingly I started my research. I have all Stihl power equipment, chain saws 066, MS441, 019 blower 600. So I knew I was going with a Stihl trimmer. I first noticed that all the Stihl trimmers have been recently redesigned save the FS250. The 250 is a holdover from years past. The engine is a veteran of many Stihl products like the post hole digger and the ice auger. I read many reviews and watched many Youtube videos. All were very complementary. As amazing as it sounds I found no negative feedback on the 250 at all! The reason I was drawn to the 250 was I needed a brush cutter as well as a trimmer and the 250 seemed to fit that bill. It's Stihl's most powerful trimmer so I knew trimming would be no problem and from the videos I watched brush cutting would be no problem either. I bought the 250 with the bike handles. ***.** bucks!! OUCH!! But you get what you pay for! It came with the hardware to mount saw blades and a four point harness, In all the spec's I read I never could find what harness it came with until I bought it? I guess as far as the harness goes "you have to buy it to find out what's in it"? The 250 does not disappoint!! Tons of power to spare. The balance is amazing. You feel no weight on the handles. All the weight is on the harness and you can't even feel it. I was surprised at this. I've never run a trimmer that felt weightless? The 250 feels weightless!! You wont be disappointed with the 250. Buy it!! July 24, 2013