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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. 2 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
  2. 3 years ago
    Trimmer head not to good
    I'm pleased with the trimmer starting and running but the trimmer head is horrible loading new string is next to impossible and a real pain in the butt. And the bump action is horrible as well. Just over all bad trimmer head I'm going to try to get a better head! I think that's what the company is planning on everyone that buys one getting an upgraded head !
  3. 2 years ago
    Buy No Other
    I use to buy a troy built trimmer about every other year from Lowe's and I'm hear to say I will never ever buy troy built ANYTHING again! This Stihl trimmer was 50 dollars cheaper then troy built and more powerful, never balking down. The Stihl never clogs and gets tangled in high grass like the troy built because it maintains power to eat through the job. Trimmer head design, comfort, power, weight, cutting ease, and dependability make me wish I had bought a Stihl years ago. I live in West ... read more Virginia and I cut a .7 acre lot with no trouble on a hillside! Buy one today!
  1. 6 years ago
    Simple to use and quick installation
    Would recommend this product to anyone it's so simple to use no more agervashion of spuling up line.
  2. 1 year ago
    Great and simple
    Great product. However I lace it with 2 strings so it has 4 ends sticking out. Its raw, I want to try lacing it with one string and see how that works.
  3. 6 years ago
    Reliable Product
    I highly recommend this product. No doubt about it!
  1. 2 years ago
    Outstanding product
    Very easy to start. Reliable which is also important. Well balanced with comfortable shoulder strap. Ease of use and great control with handlebars. When doing extended trimming it doesn't wear out my guiding arm. String advance head works well to this point although my personal preference leans toward the ease of a straight line insertion type head. Overall I would highly recommend this trimmer.
  2. 1 year ago
    Good product that takes time to learn how to use
    Replaced an old competitive brand...my experience is don't expect to become proficient with the trimmer right away. It has great power, easy to maneuver and starts with 2 pulls...but then it is brand new...cuts grass and weeds like a maniac. Experienced some of the same initial line issues mentioned by other reviewers...lost the leads several times in the first minutes of operation...literally ate the line and emptied the spool in the first 30 minutes of run time. But then I noticed the head ... read more rotated in opposite direction from my old trimmer...coupled with watching a "professional" landscaper using his trimmer and with a little time I'm happy with performance. I'm no chemist but the recommendation of keeping the line in water seems a little bogus...the one dislike I have is the trimmer head guard is woefully insufficient...the trimmer throws material all over the place so make sure you protect your feet & legs as well as your eyes & face. Not a fan of the operator's manual...seems to have more cautions and warning than it does operating instructions.
  3. 10 months ago
    You get what you pay for.
    After years of buying inexpensive gas string trimmers ever 2 years I decided to give myself a break and get a quality machine. It came down to two highly recommended brands. However, the Sthl had a much more professional look. This SF-56 is the first straight shaft trimmer I have ever used so it took a few sessions to get comfortable with it, but I appreciate the longer shaft; reduces back strain. The ease of starting is one of the most appreciated features. My previous trimmers would start ... read more easily the first 6 months but most would become more difficult as time went on. This Sthl SF-56 has the feel of quality and I expect to get many years of satisfying service out of it.
  1. 7 months ago
    Far better than I hoped.
    I had hoped to be able to trim along my 300 for chain link and 100 white picket at least once before charging. I have done that four times plus more and have yet to charge the battery once! It is plenty powerful enough and the string dispenser works better than and weed eater I have own; both gas and electric.
  2. 7 months ago
    Great Product With Limitations
    Pros Reliable - runs when you put charged battery in Adjustable throttle - at low speed, you can do grass lines, up against fences, etc ... with no string break and perfect trimming around delicate flower beds and trees. Excellent finesse. Low throttle dramatically extends battery life per use It’s quiet It’s powerful Comes with thick string that doesn’t break easy on low throttle and trims beautifully Cons Battery life - don’t get me wrong. The battery life is decent for trimming ... read more a large city lawn - on low throttle - which is all you need. But if it’s more - brush etc... - this won’t work due to brush draining battery life Balance - it’s a bit unbalanced due to heavy motor in trimming end vs light weight battery end but you get used to that quickly Not as fun to use as gas machine. I love to hot rod a gas machine. Just feels good. Purchase again? I probably would due to three factors - it’s quiet, it’s works when you put battery in, and it has perfect power on low throttle for finesse work on all lawn chores.
  3. 5 months ago
    highly recommend
    I have several acres in the country and the lawn is unusual & tricky. This trimmer is perfect, it is lightweight & easy to use, the battery lasts significantly longer than the product info says & the speed is tremendous (which helps a lot actually). This isn't an inexpensive product, but it was well worth the money (note that I had blown the motor on a cheaper mfg's trimmer recently). I have an enormous amount of experience w the gas trimmers & have put in an incredible amount of man hours and ... read more this is easily the best thing I've found. I could easily be a commercial for this product.
  1. 3 years ago
    A Beast
    An exceptional upgrade from my FS130R. Powerful with much torque to get the job done efficiently and quickly, especially in grass, tough grass, weeds, and brush. A bit lighter than the 130R and a slightly largeer fuel tank as well. Starts quickly with little to no effort. Cannot ask for better trimmer than this one and I have owned a few like Echo (my second choice), Toro, Troy-Built and such...etc.
  2. 1 year ago
    Power When You Need It
    Broke my old trimmer on some big brush so needed something beefier and dependable. Lots of power, sips the fuel, after it’s been running it starts on first pull. I recommend the full harness to take the weight off but if you have strong arms, the weight is not that much for quick jobs. The line holds up a long time and is really easy to replace too. Lots of head choices for any job. I have tons of hilly brush and this machine tamed it good! Use the Stihl oil for fuel and these engines last and ... read more last. This makes my fourth Stihl yard tool and all are very dependable. That’s why I made sure my next trimmer was a Stihl! Be carefull around delicate things. This trimmer has a lot of power.
  3. 2 years ago
    Powerful!!
    I've been using a different brand line trimmer (Orange in color) around my pond for years and thought I had the best until I used the FS-131. I can honestly say that my line trimmer time has been cut in half. This thing is a BEAST!!! Absolutely No easing into the thick grass or weeds around the pond or outskirts just, hit them and keep going. My previous line trimmer needed a blade to take care of the tough stuff, NOT THIS ONE with .105 line!! It is a litter heaver than my last line trimmer But, ... read more a small price to pay for quality and power.
  1. 3 years ago
    You feel the quality every time you pick it up.
    Feels secure, starts like a champ, powerful enough to do more than I need. I'm so glad I took the dealers recommendation. I know it's the last trimmer I'll ever need.
  2. 2 years ago
    Handier than pockets on a shirt.
    This is my second FS 91. My last one was "liberated " from my carport. After spending a day with a handsaw, I decided to pull the trigger on a new one. This newer model is really nice. Lots of improvements over my older one. I'm locking this one up this time. I will never do without one of these again. I only have 7 acres to care for, but this makes it so much easier. If I recall correctly, I paid more for my last one. These are a real bargain.
  3. 2 years ago
    This thing is awesome!
    Great tool. It is like having a lawn mower on the end of the shaft. The .095 line has troubles with woody stems 1/4" or larger. For normal weeds and grass, you will be impressed.
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