My Servicing Dealer

STIHL Trimmer Buyer’s Guide


STIHL Trimmer Buyer’s Guide

Finding the right trimmer for your needs doesn't have to be a guessing game. Use this guide for buying a trimmer to see which trimmers come with the power and features you need to get the job done.

If you still need more information after reading this guide, don't hesitate to visit your local STIHL Dealer. They can answer questions, show comparisons between models and even provide live demonstrations. They want you to be confident with your purchase, and will help you find whatever you need to do so.

Homeowner Trimmers

Homeowner Trimmers

STIHL grass trimmers are lightweight, powerful and easy to use. Just start them up and watch as they make quick work of those hard-to-reach areas mowers leave behind. Homeowner trimmers are available in either loop handle or bike handle styles. Both options are loaded with convenient features designed to save you time and effort.

Professional Trimmers

Professional Trimmers

STIHL trimmers for professionals feature power, fuel efficiency and lasting durability - and they're specially designed for heavy-duty tasks. They boast an exceptional power-to-weight ratio, putting every last ounce of their well-balanced construction to work. With additional features, such as anti-vibration technology and increased comfort to reduce operator fatigue, these trimmers are the complete package for any landscaper.

Brushcutters & Clearing Saws

Brushcutters & Clearing Saws

STIHL brushcutters and clearing saws cut through the clutter and provide a hardworking solution for your heavy-duty jobs. With a rugged professional design, these models have what it takes to help you in the field, whether you're maintaining a fence line or out in the forest with a tough clearing job.

Battery Trimmers

Battery Trimmers

Part of the STIHL Lightning Battery System™, our battery-powered trimmers bring the power you expect from STIHL, but in a portable, instant-starting package. Available in three tiers of performance.

Electric Trimmers

Electric Trimmers

Plug into power and efficiency with STIHL electric trimmers. STIHL electric trimmers are a great option when you need to do small to moderate yard work – just plug in and squeeze the trigger.


Trimmer Features

When you see STIHL trimmers with letters in the model number, they indicate specific performance features. Here is a quick guide to those letters, so you can better identify the features that better complement your needs.

E = Easy2Start™

The innovative STIHL Easy2Start™ makes starting STIHL power tools easy and straightforward, without requiring a lot of effort. The secret is an additional spring between the crankshaft and the starter rope rotor.

M = STIHL M-Tronic™

The STIHL M-Tronic™ engine management system electronically controls the ignition timing and fuel metering in any operating condition, factoring in altitude and fuel quality. This system provides professionals with optimum performance, whether you are just starting to work or resuming after a break.

R = Loop Handle

A rounded handle mounted on the shaft for support and control.

C = Built-In Special Comfort

X = Lightweight version

Product Selector

Just answer a few quick questions, we'll do the rest.

Find the Right Product
  • Seasonal Landscaping Tips
  • Special Offers from Your Local STIHL Dealer
  • Guides & How-To Videos
  • Maintenance Tips