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FS 94 R

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FS 94 R
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 56reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great trimmer Sure, it's not as powerful as some of the other Stihl offerings, but it is very reliable and very easy to use. Great weight and balance compared to others in its class, and very good ergonomics. Only thing I would change is to make the guard a few inches wider, as I am a lefty and get some shrapnel on occasion if I'm not careful. Then again, almost every trimmer I've owned has presented similar problems. April 26, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Not d bes D power is weaker dan suggested.d throttle nuh gud April 24, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Percison Instrument Was a little disappointed at first with the lack of power; having used the RX100 for a couple of years, but after about five tanks of fuel the power came to a satisfying level. This is not a RX 100 but I think I will take it any day if I had to choose just one. This machine just give you so much more control with the throttle and it don1t throw as much grass and dirt all over you. It is so precise around obstacles it is like a scalpel. It`s a Stihl so no problems starting after you learn your machine., all of them seem to be a little different. Had to vent the gas cap on the 100 on some very hot days to get it to start on one pull, This unit is also a one or two pull unit when cold half pull when warm. Dealer said the only problem he has seen is one company has had two units in his shop; because of paw dogs, several times. There is no reason to have to jerk on the rope, your employees probably need to read the manual and it just might save the paw dogs. I have a great dealer who is one heck of a mechanic, all my Stihl stuff is tuned and ready to work when he hands it to me. I run Stihl ultra oil in all my two mix, I know it cost more but I`m picky. March 25, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by Extremely disappointed! I've had the FS94R for just under 2 years now. I'm a residential user, so I use 3-4 times a month. I'm taking it in for service again for the 2nd time now, because it won't do much more than idle before it cuts out. I can only imagine if I used it everyday, how often it would require service! I had another, obviously better brand, for 15 years and never had to take in for service even once! People pay good money for Stihl products, because that name is suppose to equal quality and reliability like a Cadillac, Lexus or Mercedes. This trimmer is more like a junkyard beater! I own 2 Stihl chainsaws that work great, but this trimmer is a total disappointment and a complete piece of garbage. My recommendation is to stay away, and don't waste your money! Update: Still trying to get this review posted, but Stihl rejected it because I mentioned the other brands name in my first review. If I worked at Stihl, I would be more concerned that a customer was unhappy with my product, not the verbiage in my review! March 3, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Decent Trimmer But Expected More I've in the lawn maintenance/landscape industry for 18 years. I've used a lot of Stihl equipment and have found them to be excellent. So, when I needed a new trimmer, I decided to go with Stihl. I wanted to originally get the FS90 but my dealer convinced to go with the 94. I bought the trimmer in August of 2015. On the plus side, it's:1. Lightweight2. Well balanced3. Good on Fuel.On the con side:1. Hard to start, especially as it gets cold.2. Long 2-3 minute warm up period when cold.3. Seems to lack power4. Trimmer head is overbuilt and too big. It makes it harder to trim in areas with a lot of obstacles. It doesn't allow for precision trimming.Overall, I find it to be an ok trimmer but wish I could return it and go with the FS90 or 100rx. January 31, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by Do Not buy I have owned this fs94 for 1 1/2 years and it's been in the shop 4 times. I have only used the expensive trufuel in it. I have already had the carb replaced by warranty and you can still only use it at about 1/2 throttle. This product is way too expensive for the quality. I wouldn't waste your money on it. I will never buy another stihl trimmer again. January 3, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lightweight with wide power band. I've used the FS 94 R for almost a year now professionally. The FS 94 R leaves you with a linear and highly adaptable power band. Its been great for delicate work as well as wide open throttle situations, whereas a lot of string trimmers are usually top end focused. Weight and ergonomics have been great as well. I haven't had much experience in cooler weather, but in 100 F+ heat I've never had any overheating issues and it cools down quickly. Fuel efficiency has been great as well. All that being said, I wouldn't choose the 94R for heavy string trimming, I feel it excels as a maintenance trimmer and not for clearing. Finally, the adjustment wheel is nice, but I never use it. December 14, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Great Trimmer, Must have got a lemon Let me start by saying I love this trimmer. But, soon after I purchased it I found fuel mix sludge building up on my muffler. It was so bad that it clogged my spark arrestor. I had it serviced and cleaned, but still I have build up in the muffler. I use the same mix in all of my equipment without this problem. It recently stopped running full out. I guess I will put it back in the shop to see if they can remedy.The weight to power ratio is excellent. I just wish I could resolve the mess. The other thing I noticed is there are no directions in the manual for lubricating the gear box and shaft. I do not think it is listed in the maintenance schedule October 9, 2015
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