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Trimmers & Brushcutters

Your best line of defense against grass, weeds and brush

STIHL trimmers and brushcutters are made for those who truly appreciate a well-groomed landscape. If you’re like us, there’s nothing more satisfying than the sound of a whirring trimmer line and the smell of freshly cut grass. There’s also nothing more frustrating than unreliable equipment preventing you from taming the weeds that creep onto your picturesque patch of land. When such adversity occurs, glove up and reach for a STIHL trimmer or brushcutter.

Our trimmers and brushcutters are available in a wide range of handle variations, including various length shaft, straight shaft, loop handle and bike handle configurations. Whether you’re a homeowner touching up your lawn or a landscaping professional tackling tough brush removal, there’s a STIHL trimmer or brushcutter to meet your unique needs. That’s a lot of landscaping possibilities. It’s no wonder we covered all the bases with features like powerful, fuel-efficient engines, interchangeable cutting heads, solid, durable construction and anti-vibration technology for enhanced comfort.

For those seeking an environmentally conscious alternative to gasoline-powered products, STIHL offers electric and Lithium-Ion battery-powered trimmers. These revolutionary grass trimmers are lightweight, incredibly quiet and start with a simple squeeze of a trigger. STIHL also sells a complete line of cutting heads and blades to best suit your trimming needs. Now, weeds and brush have nowhere to hide.

Need help finding the right STIHL trimmer or brushcutter? Try our interactive product selector.

Trimmers Frequently Asked Questions

Note: STIHL recommends use of fuel with no more than 10% ethanol content. Using fuel with greater than 10% ethanol content may cause damage to your equipment and may void your STIHL warranty. Learn More…

  1. 3 years ago
    Great Trimmer
    So far, I am loving the trimmer. I'll give you the pro's and con's. Pro's: Great power upgrade from the electric trimmer I previously owned. It is super easy to start. It is super lightweight. It is fairly simple to work with for things like basic maintenance. Con's: The only real complaint I have with the trimmer is that the trimmer head is annoying when it doesn't auto feed. I had to take the head off and pull the string out 3 times when I was trimming, but I think this because it ... read more had cheap string that had melted together. I put a higher quality string on the trimmer, but I haven't used it yet.
  2. 3 years ago
    starts great
    the string does not hold up at all. This is the stihl string. I put a different brand into it and it did do better. Next I may go up in string size and see if that takes care of the problem. I have 2 of these and the green Stihl string is useless because it breaks too easy.Other than that the trimmer starts and runs better than most trimmers I have used. If the string would not break so easy it would be 5 star and fantastic..............Joe
  3. 2 years ago
    Easy to start
    I have read reviews that were not to good for this trimmer but I have had the FS 40 CE trimmer for approx a month now, use it every week and it has performed to my expectations. It starts easy, runs good and the trimmer line advances with no problems. I run 89 octane fuel with stihl oil mix and I couldn’t ask for a better starting and running trimmer.
  1. 4 years ago
    Buy this trimmer!!
    This thing is a beast! I immediately put it to work in a 5 acre pasture and it has run flawlessly from day one! Always starts first pull, has plenty of power to cut through the thickest brush, and is easy on the back and arms. The Stihl harness that's includes really does eliminate most of the operator fatigue once you get it set up with a proper balance! I would recommend this trimmer to anyone who only wants to buy a trimmer one time in their life!
  2. 3 years ago
    A Beast
    Just cleared some trees off my lot. With no canopy left, a lot of undergrowth has developed, weeds, local grasses and some things I have never seen. Tried my older string trimmer but to no avail. Went to my local Stihl dealer in Mt Jackson, VA, told him my dilemma and asked a few questions of the proprietor and he showed me all the trimmers that could tackle my job. After demo-ing several, showing features and benefits, I decided on one model. I took it home and in less than 2 hours, ... read more accomplished what my old trimmer could not put a dent in. Would recommend to anyone these Stihl products and would encourage anyone local to Mt. Jackson to visit this place. Cannot find good customer service much any longer.
  3. 2 years ago
    ABSOLUTE BEAST
    As a professional tree spacer I had to keep telling myself that I was not going to get a grass trimmer/ brush cutter to have the same quality or close to the same power as the clearing saws do. Boy was I ever wrong the Stihl fs 240 has LOADS of power DO NOT under estimate this brush cutter it blew my mind away with how well built this machine is and how much power it has as everyone else has said it’s a very user friendly unit to operate. Wish I had of bought this a long time ago. DEFINITELY ... read more recommend buying one
  1. 2 years ago
    Great product, but I overbought.
    This thing is a beast. I bought the brush knife/guard and the string trimmer head/guard. It comes with the circular saw blade and limit stop. Tons of power. Too much power for all but the tallest grass and thickest brush. By that I mean don't make this do double duty as a yard trimmer. You barely give it gas and the throttle does not modulate well. It likes to be wide open with a load, and normal grass and light brush doesn't make it do that. I could have gotten an fs 311 and put blades on it. ... read more It would be better served with mulching blade and guard than the string trmer and brush knife. Then you can shred the brush not just cut it. I cut all the brush I had in several weeks, and brush doesn't grow like grass!
  2. 6 years ago
    Cadillac weed eater!
    This is a whole lotta weed eater! I work in a rural cemetery, and live on 32 over grown acres, this thing has power to do what I need and then some, and I've got every end of the spectrum to go through. Saplings, field grass, brush, vines, even some low hanging branches... With the right blade I've gone through 4"+ woody stock that a chain saw would have been better for, but I don't always have the time to go back and forth. This is over kill for your average schmo trimming the lawn and going ... read more through 1/4"- 1/2" junk. Serious price for serious power on a serious job. It's a loud mean machine, but handles like a Cadillac, I love it!
  3. 3 years ago
    This piece of equipment exceeded my expectations
    The product was intimidating at first but the harness makes the FS 460 as easy to use as my normal weed eater. I couldn't wait to get home to try it and didn't stop until dark. I recommend this product.
  1. 2 years ago
    Great product with lots of power
    Best trimmer I've ever owned. Starts right up every time. Before I purchased this trimmer I read the reviews. I was very hesitant about this buying this trimmer because of the bad reviews about the line not advancing. I would have to agree in the beginning until I spoke with my local dealer. Unlike other trimmers I've owned where you rev the motor and then bump the head, this is not the proper procedure with this one. The right way of doing it is to run the motor about three quarter throttle and ... read more bump the head while still running the motor at power. Its when you let off the throttle as your bumping the head will cause the line to tangle inside the head. As long as the engine is at speed it will work every time. No complaints here. Great trimmer.
  2. 6 years ago
    I love this trimmer!
    This trimmer is a dream to start. A couple or three pulls after cold start, and it is on. If the engine is already warm, one pull is all you need! The extra long shaft means less bending and less back strain; this model is not overly heavy, so it doesn't kill me to lift it and keep it moving. The 50:1 oil gas mixture makes the engine smoke less than other brands. The only knock I can find on this trimmer is that sometimes the line sticks to itself inside the trimmer and I have to re-thread the ... read more trimmer line. This is a very small knock as I have had other trimmer brands do this as well. Overall, this is by far the best trimmer I have ever owned. If you want a quality product, get a STIHL. You get so much more out of it than what you pay!
  3. 5 years ago
    FS 50 C TRIMMER IS GOOD FOR ME.
    This trimmer replaced a "competitors" light weight unit that I used for approximately 18 years. Since I have a Stihl chain saw and 2 leaf blowers, I decided to purchase this trimmer after reading various reviews. Also had a special on this model which made it more affordable, had a free extended warranty offer, and a spool of trim string. Have used the trimmer for approximately 2 months on 2 acres of residential property. The motor starts easily, maneuverable, and light enough for a senior ... read more citizen to complete the work in one session. Can't believe it, but still using the same spool of trimmer string from the purchase. Very pleased so far. Hope this unit lasts as long as the other so I can pass it on to the grand kids.
  1. 5 years ago
    I wish I would have tried it sooner!!
    I never thought I would like this product. I have looked at these blades several times now. I finally purchased one to try on a grown up road bank I was clearing. Tall grass, rose bushes and up to 3" saplings. I never dreamed this blade would cut like it does! Tall grass without wrapping up?? I was amazed! I never write reviews but I felt like I had to share my experience. Thanks Stihl for another great product!
  2. 6 years ago
    Clears Heavy Brush & Saplings With Ease
    We have a bad invasive European Buckthorn problem here. Until recently I have been trying to clear them with a chainsaw and loppers. I finally picked up an FS 110 and this Scratcher blade. This combination helped me clear the buckthorn at 3 times the speed I was doing it before. I wish I didn't wait so long.
  3. 7 years ago
    Cuts Through Anything....just about anyway
    I purchased the Scratcher tooth circular saw blade to go on my Kombi KM90R with the brushcutter attachment. Swapping it out was a breeze and this thing will cut through most all briars and small saplings that I could put it through. I was cutting up to 1 1/2" saplings with it without a problem. I bounced the thing off a few rocks which made me nervous but it did not affect the blade at all.
  1. 6 years ago
    Great Attachment
    I bought this attachment for trimming around my pond, and it is great it lays the grass down instead of throwing the grass in the pond. It also can trim in the water for those willow sprouts and grasses that grow in the pond. I use this all the time because of the clean cut without the mess being thrown everywhere.
  2. 7 years ago
    Love this product ! ! ! !
    The perfect tool for cutting grass around my vinyl fence posts - unlike a weed eater, it does not throw grass or damage my vinyl posts. Contrary to safety precautions, I sometimes use it when I'm wearing shorts, boat shoes, and no safety glasses (I don't recommend this - ALWAYS wear safety equipment#. Although time consuming, it is easy to sharpen it myself. I've owned and use this for 5 years and use it bimonthly. It is driven by a FS110R. Will definitely buy another one when #and IF) it "dies".
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