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FS 70 R

This professional-grade, straight-shaft grass trimmer is fuel efficient and produces low emissions.

FS 70 R
Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 79reviewers.
Rated 3 out of 5 by Great for a startup landscaper..... This trimmer was recommended to me as a good "budget starter" trimmer.I like the trimmer and it has served me well. I had an issue where the unit would not stop with the button on the handle...I had to kill it with the choke switch. I took it to my dealer who promptly fixed it under the warranty.For some reason I do not like the stock trimmer head on this unit...which I am told by my dealer is standard on all Stihl trimmers. It is very tall and the string is high off the ground. I have to either angle the unit forward or drag it low in the grass and turf to get the precision I desire...which makes running the unit a bit awkward. I switched out to the Duro Cut head and that has been a little better...but not perfect. I like the flatter profile of the RedMax trimmer head better.Power-wise this trimmer gets the job done for grass, edging, and light brush clearing ...no complaints there.Weight-wise I think an extra pound would balance the unit a bit better in my hands.I am definitely upgrading to another trimmer soon.Overall....the price is right on this unit for a first try into the world of Stihl trimmers especially if you are on a budget. I would recommend it. January 20, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by Own 2 of them. I have owned two of them and am happy with the second one purchased. The first continues to blow/leak fuel/oil mix even with the Stihl premix fuel. Have taken it into store for repair twice since it is under warranty and keep being told I'm not running it at full capacity when operating. I disagree but still have no resolution yet. The second one works great and has no problems other than idle needed adjustment. December 27, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by GREAT DECISION I love all my still products. I have 2 stroke and 4 mix. This fs 70r is excellent. Look at you tube channel geek to freek lawn care. He inspired me to buy this trimmer. He has put countless hours on his. I am very pleased with power, performance and the weight. Highly recommended. December 12, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Awesome performance This trimmer has all the power you need and the performance is awesome! Starts easy and is a pleasure to handle. October 30, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by animal what an animal !! did not know much about this model, but am glad I chose it. I just purchased a farm and wanted / needed a good trimmer. figured I needed something more then the average home owner so I chose the professional model.Starts very easy and the power is awesome. the place I purchased had been vacant for months and had weeds over 6 ft tall.. The trimmer handled everything out there. Definitely wear your safety glasses !!!! Am very happy with my purchase October 1, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by For the money it should be better. I got this for my wife for Mother's Day. I know... I know what you're thinking but she loves to run a weed eater or a leaf blower. I am truly the most blessed man on the planet. Ok, back to the trimmer. It's hard to start, it vibrates, and the line gets stuck inside the spool. We have tried two different brands of line and it still does it. Since my wife doesn't work on the trimmer, I have to stop my mowing every time something happens to it. I have to stop way too often. September 23, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by More than average homeowner will need. I purchased this trimmer on recommendation from a friend who owns a large landscaping company. I went to our local stihl dealer. They were excellent. Took the time to go through all the models and decided on this fs70r. First impression was seemed very strong an stout. Used it to trim my 1 acre lot. I have a lot of sidewalks driveway and privacy fence to trim around. This thing is a beast! After learning the sound of the line an when to advance it to keep it from breaking off in the head I've had zero issues! Recently changed to .95 x style line and this was an improvement over the round factory stuff. I've read some guys complain about it being hard to start. I don't have that issue. I run stihls pre mix fuel an it starts every time cold or hot. Excellent trimmer. Very pleased. Will be going back for the leaf blower next. As stated this is more than the average homeowner needs. But if you want commercial grade at a good price it's hard to beat the fs70r. The only reason I gave it 4 stars across the board is the debris guard is to small to really be effective. An the flex shaft does tend to give it a vibration that it wouldn't otherwise have. Overall an excellent product. Sure beats my homelight. September 14, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by poor starting Got this trimmer for a back up and it was a mistake, been to the repair shop four times for vibration and still not fixed. This seems to be a dud. September 5, 2015
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