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FS 50 C-E

A fuel-efficient, low-emission trimmer with Easy2Start™ and an elongated shaft for taller users.

FS 50 C-E
Rated 4 out of 5 by 71reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Passed the lawn service test I own an up and coming lawn service in Duluth MN and have been in business for about 6 years now. I have 7 employees, 2 rigs, and a little over 120 lawns that I take care of. Stihl has always been my go to for small equipment. For the first 4 years I ran exclusively the fs50 and its predecessor the fs46. Employees like them because they are light, easy to start, and well balanced. I liked them because they are reliable and affordable. The only con is the exhaust will carbon up, and the curved shafts will break after they trim about 2000 lawns (12-20 lawns a day, 6 days a week; a solid year of service for each trimmer) considering its designed for the homeowner I find this really impressive. (Stihl also replaced all the shafts for free which is really I impressive)I own 6 of these now, and a few fs70s and fs94s. I am switching over to mainly fs94s just because with increasing customers i want trimmers that can run longer between fill ups, re-stringing, and shaft failures; but I will always have a few of these fs50s around as spares.Owning a business can be stressful enough getting good employees, managing the books, and keeping all the customers happy. I'm glad my stihl equipment doesn't add to these stresses. October 19, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Perfect for the average homeowner. Being a taller person, this trimmer really works well for my height. This is the perfect tool for the average homeowner. October 6, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Very happy This product is what I expected from a stihl. Does more then I expected with fenaminal fuel economy. October 5, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great trimmer! I have used "throw away" trimmers in the past that cost almost as much as my Stihl. There is no contest! The ease in starting is unmatched. I am in the process of replacing ail of my yard tools ( 3 so far) with Stihl with just a few to go. Thank you for making my yard work easier! September 19, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Awesome! Set up was easy use is easy! Fires up within two pulls every time! September 6, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by powerful trimmer Works well but seems to vibrate too much. Plenty of power for trimming and edgeing. September 5, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Easy starting and use! The trimmer was easy to use and started right up. I have a big lawn with ALOT of trimming and the with the shoulder strap and bike handles it makes it the job way easier. August 22, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great ditch weed whip! I have owned several different weed whips,this is my favorite so far! This unit starts on the 2nd pull every time , starting it is a breeze. I bought this model because of the extended shaft , I'm 6'1" and it works well. I let my dad borrow this trimmer once and the next weekend he bought one too! I also use the the Stihl premix premium fuel sold in the 32 oz tin can. When the trimmer runs on this fuel, there no smoke, and very little Odor. Ive had this trimmer for 2 seasons now , I've also added a Stihl leaf blower and chain saw to my lineup . Stihl products are dependable , easy to use, easy to maintain , and priced fair. August 21, 2016
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