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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
    This Product is a awesome machine at a reasonable price.
    This lightweight and durable string trimmer is excellent for not only use around the home but also keeps up with everyday use as in small businesses. Overall an excellent product. Only downfall is the new head on the string trimmer with the two equal pieces of string. I really don't care for it.
  2. 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!
  3. 2 years ago
    FS 40 C-E
    This is a great trimmer from an awesome company. My family has been buying commercial STIHL lawn equipment for years (trimmers, edgers, backpack blowers) for the lawn maintenance business. STIHL products seem to always run strong for many years. Take care of your carburetors by not leaving old gas in the machine and it will last a long time. Also use a good quality 2-stroke oil, like the ones from STIHL for good engine protection. I use this trimmer at home in thick St. Augustine (FLORATAM) ... read more grass, and it powers through really well... I would buy again.
  1. 7 months ago
    More than what I expected
    I bought this because I needed a little bit more power than a weed eater I can get at Lowe’s. The string adapter performed as expected from a stihl, but the blade attachment is absolutely amazing! It runs through brush like I’ve never experienced. Saplings as round as my wrist I thought I’d need a chainsaw for this thing worked straight through.
  2. 7 years ago
    This might be my most valued tool?
    I can not imagine clearing brush or cutting firewood without my clearing saw. If I had to choose between chainsaw or clearing saw... I'd take my clearing saw. Lots of safety warnings had me concerned, but it is safer to use the clearing saw than ax or chainsaw to cut bushes and multi flora rose bushes. I have a friend who is going old school clearing around a pond on some property he just bought and it is painful for me to watch him. I have 20 acres I am turning into a field, the brush is too ... read more high to use tractor in many places. This tool is awesome! It has been great for thinning the woods around my house too.
  3. 5 years ago
    Handy tool for brush and small trees
    Have only used this trimmer for 4 hours so far, but once I turned the blade around (dealer installed it backwards) it worked great. Cut various kinds of trees and brush up to some small trees about 2" in diameter and it cut right through with no problems.
  1. 1 year ago
    the beast
    I have the FS 91 R I do a lot of clean up job's, like flower gardens grown over or fence lines and around building that most lawn care business's in my area don't do plus I do a lot of over growth on banks and hills in the mountain area's of NC I love this stuff it works great on thick grass and some vines honeysuckle outstanding
  2. 10 months ago
    makes trimming the cemeterys much easier
    The CF3 PRO LINE makes Trimming the cemeterys lots more easier for me because I don't have a lot of down time putting in trimmer line the cf3 pro line lasts me up to 70 percent longer than other lines ive used a great product . I have made a ecommendation to STIHL USA to start selling this line CF3PRO LINE on the 3 and 6 LB SPOOLS it would be a big seller .
  3. 2 years ago
    Very pleased ! Makes great guacamole !
    It holds up great on my fs 131r and vaporizes 3 ft tall + grass,bambo,sumac,burdock,etc as fast as I can swing it. It also feeds perfectly fine. I have about 4 acres to maintain and I tend to let the unmowable stuff grow out of control and usually end up having to use the poly cut blades in the past. I have melted or broke other line off in the head attempting to maintain this stuff but this stuff works great.plus I found myself taping the line feed 75% less.
  1. 3 years ago
    Durocut 2-20
    Use this head with .095 string instead of buying expensive little cut pieces. you will need a good pair of cutters. use the thick precut pieces it comes with to get right size of string. you have to spend time cutting these pieces, but I only go through about eight per lawn. I run the weedwacker at 70% power so string doesn't break you have to find the sweet spot where you're cutting effectively and not breaking the string. love this durocut head love my Stihl weedwacker. another thing they told ... read more me to start it on choke. after it warms up just start it without putting it on choke only on starts where she sits a long time choke and prime when she's warm just pull string to start 10/10 best weedwacker I've ever owned get the durocut 2-20 and spend your time productively trimming.
  2. 4 years ago
    Excellent Head
    Easily installed the DuroCut Head 20-2 and have been very pleased with its performance. It has been very reliable and it is very easy to change the strings. The DuroCut Head is much less hassle than a bump head. Thank you Stihl for making this head and pleased do not discontinue it.
  3. 3 years ago
    Love it
    The DuroCut Line Head was very reasonably priced and works wonderfully. The line is very easy to replace on the head and I'm very happy I purchased the head when I purchased my trimmer.
  1. 6 years ago
    Best all purpose blade around.
    Bought this for some overgrown brush and weeds with a few saplings mixed in. My dealer said it would do everything I asked of it and more, and he was dead on. Cut through green saplings and woody vines like a laser beam. I like the efficiency and simplicity of it. A few seconds with a file and you're cutting like its new again. Would strongly recommend this blade for brush cutting chores.
  2. 2 years ago
    This is a CONDITIONAL recommendation!
    The success of your use depends upon what types of grasses/brush you are cutting. I found that the stringy/wiry grasses tend to ball-up between the blade & cutter head, resulting in your having to stop & clear out the mess. Also, this blade cannot be flipped over resulting in your having to spend down-time doing a resharpening. It does perform well in most regular grasses & the limited cutting surfaces keep the operator from over-feeding it into thicker woody material. It is not ... read more expensive. However, for overall usage...I recommend the 2, 3, or 4-tooth blade/knife options, mainly because they can be flipped over in the field with another sharp edge!
  3. 6 years ago
    useful accessory
    I bought the 4 bladed model. As they come from the factory they're not really sharp. Works well on brush up to 3/8 inch. Works well on grass but has a small cutting diameter. I prefer the poly-cut blade for light brush and all around use.This one is better in slightly heavier brush. Watch this one in rocky ground. I don't like switching blades, but if what I will be cutting is mostly brush, I will put this one on to save my poly-cut blades.
  1. 5 months ago
    Good line
    At work we use an octagon line not stihl brand with a 130r trimmer there's times a feel it doesnt cut good enough. But with this premium round line in my 56 trimmer i dont feel it lacking anything in cutting normal trimmed areas. But only down fall ive noticed it doesn't work on woody weeds that arent cut regularly. So if your only trimming weekly-biweekly area this is a good line for the money.
  2. 7 years ago
    .08 stihl trimmer string
    Best string on the market. I have bought other string and had to restring every job if not more. Switched to stihl's .08 string and with only one wound I did 8 different properties with running out and I still don't have to rewind.
  3. 2 years ago
    Clean Cutting Round Line
    When the Orange line ran out on my spools after some really tough cutting on the new property I replaced it with a smaller diameter .080 line that has proven to be surgical while using it. The cut is nice and clean where the broad sword of the thicker line caused a bit of a tougher cut to the grass. If you drag the thinner line in the dirt, along concrete or into thick vegetation it will scrub away quicker, but for trimming up the thinner stuff is perfect and the premium line seems to function ... read more on the spool without much fuss as all. I like the quality and performance of the line thus far and honestly can’t say a negative thing about it. It performs as expected and then some.
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