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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. 6 years ago
    Great Trimmer
    My dad has been running Stihls longer than I've been around, and I can see why. I bought this trimmer with the shown head, and just plowed through the brush in my backyard. It's also great for finishing work around trees or landscaping features. It's got great balance, and with the shoulder strap it's essentially weightless. I'm 6'3"-6'4" and didn't have to be bending over to use this trimmer. The Easy Start is incredible--you just have to pull the chord, not at a fast speed, the spring kicks in ... read more and it fires right up, which is handy if you need to stop the machine because you don't need to take the strap off your shoulder to start it up. I love the tap-to-feed feature--no need to stop the machine or use any tools for more string. If you're a weekend-warrior, I'd highly recommend this trimmer.
  2. 2 years ago
    My wife is a pioneering woman.
    She wanted the EasyStart and the bicycle handles for control. She started at the house with the string head, but getting closer to the woods, some brush was more durable. She switched to the star blade brush knife and took down another acre of heavy, more woody brush. Then she ran into actual trees. So she put on the chisel tooth circular saw blade, and at that RPM it takes out a 2 inch tree in less than a second, and close to the ground. Wow, I really like this machine.
  3. 2 years ago
    Was very impressed with my new weed wacker.
    When I purchased this FS 56 trimmer I really didn’t know if it would have enough power to do the job. But I was very impressed with how it performed. I especially love the handlebar controls. I will buy the full shoulder strap. I had no problem with the strap that came with it, but just believe I’d like it better. Bottom line is that I really really like this weed wacker and would recommend it to everyone.
  1. 6 years ago
    It works
    I agree with the previous review. This thing works well, especially in previously worked soil. Great for raised beds. Hard pack takes a bit more time/effort, but that's expected. Well worth the money, and easy to swap out in 2 minutes.
  2. 2 years ago
    Easy to use
    I bought this attachment without using he Kombi system. I have an Fs56-c trimmer and was hoping It would be powerful enough to use the tiller. It was; and switching from the trimmer head to the tiller head was as easy as unscrewing and screwing the bolts in the head. Loosened up soil with ease and It didn’t have too much trouble with small to medium sized rocks. I’d definitely recommend this to anyone in the market for a terrific tiller for a great price. Honestly, if I had to say at least 1 ... read more con, It would be the lack of a middle tine. But if you use a right-to-left or vice verse motion, It gets the middle patch easily.
  3. 4 years ago
    Yard Boss Cultivator
    The cultivator makes a quick job of weeding, but on hilly, uneven terrain, I need a sturdier carriage and a more compliant set of wheels, preferably larger, inflatable wheels.
  1. 2 years ago
    Huge step up
    For this price, the step up in quality over the junky $70 weed eaters is awesome. Yes, 1 of these equates to 5 weed eaters but around my farm, trimming under a LOOOONNNNGGGG fence line to keep it from grounding on weeds and such is necessary, and the cheap ones just aren't up to the task. Power is there, the shoulder strap is amazing. It's very very good on fuel, and starts SO easily. It's best on fuel when you hold a steady amount of power continually instead of rev rev rev revving it ... read more constantly. The one thing I dislike is the clips to remove the head cap. They are so stiff when new, I had to use the handle of a screwdriver to press them in. Hurt my thumbs trying. I'd *strongly* recommend the lime green trimmer line, 2.4mm /.095", that stuff will cut the tiny trees down. You'll use a lot less of it too than the cheaper stuff.
  2. 2 years ago
    Gets the job done.
    I used a friends FS-91 last year for my hunting property and fell in love. I finally got my own and love it more. I have the circular saw on mine and it will cut through anything you need. Small trees, thick grass, thorn bushes, you name it. The machine is light and with the shoulder harness you can go for hours. It's very good on fuel consumption, I can usually cut for nearly 2 hours on one tank. I'll put it this way, you will need a break before this machine needs a break. A true work horse.
  3. 2 years ago
    This product makes my job easier
    This product has plenty of power. It is easy to start and use. The bike style handlebars makes it easier to control and carry the trimmer, and reduces stress on the operator. The head is easy to change from the trimmer to the cutting blade.
  1. 5 years ago
    This is a powerful clearing saw.
    I live on a small family farm and have used other Stihl trimmers that are rated to accept cutting blades, but they are designed for brush and small saplings. If you need a cleaning saw to clear a thicket or around fence rows this is the item you need. It can handle three inch growth with ease. I have only run five tanks of gas through it but it does a great job clearing around the edges of pastures and any field where the woods surrounding it are moving into the cleared field. I can see this ... read more as a product I will have many years. Once I clear under some of the pine trees the first time the next year will be much easier to maintain. Our farm has been in production sine the 1890's so I have a lot of pride in keeping the place looking good.
  2. 2 years ago
    Great for Land Clearing Operations
    I found this product to be excellent for land clearing operations. With the 60 tooth saw blade already attached, I was able to cut 4-5 inch trees at about 40 trees per hour. 1-3 inch trees at about 100 trees per hour. Brush actually clogs the machine, and you will need to attach 3 bladed cutter. Must use the double shoulder harness for highest efficiency. Use helmet with ear protect and face shield for safety. Wow. Does this product work great.
  3. 11 months ago
    The best on the market!
    I am in the brushcutting business. We use the 560 for precutting scrub alder areas before our mulchers and blade cutters go in. We like the larger shafts and gear that last a lot longer in severe service areas. We use the saw blades and also have one set up with a blender blade. Easy to maintain! Starts every time! We do use non ethonol gas and Stihl mix religiously!
  1. 5 years ago
    What a great tool!
    I was so tired of trimming the tall grass by the creekside and having the string break or trying to find a place stable enough to release more string. I decided on the STIHL PolyCut Blade. I used it today for the first time and it cut right through the thick grass and blackberry vines like a hot knife through butter. I even hit a rock or two and a stump with no major issues. The blades are still very usuable even though I did purchase the replacement blades, I won't need to at this time. The ... read more blades won't replace the string for certain jobs but this job was done with ease and speed! Love it!
  2. 5 years ago
    very useful trimmer head
    This trimmer head came on my FS66 when I bought it in 1990. I'm stihl using both. This head will cut through heavier brush than you might think. It's a joy to use in light brush and tall heavy grass. Chain link fences, stone and concrete will wear down the poly-cut blades quickly. String trimmers work better around obstacles. It edges well but the blades wear down quickly on pavement. In tall grass run it at half throttle, take a shallow cut and swing it like a scythe. Take too deep a cut and ... read more tall grass will wind around the shaft and stall you out. No trimmer head is perfect but this is the all around most useful one I have used.
  3. 2 years ago
    No Prickly Lettuce
    Tried this product on very tough weed; Prickly Lettuce. When that weed grows over a foot tall most weed eaters shy away. It can grow over 5 feet tall!!! At that size, it has a very woody stalk. The PolyCut Head can chew it up but not over long duration. Not recommended for tough weeds. But it holds it's own very well for what it's advertised to do. Trouble I had was when one of the thermoplastic blades got bent, the blade receded into the body and that made for imbalance so got lots of ... read more vibration feed back through the trimmer handle. I used it for several hours on heavily weeded areas without interruption. Better may be to get a metal cutter for the bigger badder weeds.
  1. 6 years ago
    Take your trimmer to new level
    I purchased this attachment with some reservations. Sure, it is a bit pricey but I have found you get what you pay for and the convenience makes up for it. The head swivels to varying degrees and the length of the blade makes it possible for me to trim my 9 foot tall hedge from the ground without a ladder using my FS110. Switching the trimmer head to this takes less than 2 minutes and I can literally trim 40 feet of hedge in the amount of time it took me to get my ladder, extension cords. We all ... read more know the routine with corded hedge trimmers. Climb the ladder, trim what you can reach, move ladder and repeat. With this it is so much easier! Quality is excellent, not sure about replacement blades as these are uncommon at the dealer but I'm sure they have them.
  2. 3 months ago
    Excellent Attachment for Clearing Brush
    I recently bought a large property. I would estimate the size of the brush/vine/blackberry patch I'm working on now to be about 1.5 acres and it's right in the middle of a field. Using this attachment on my FS 111 R, I have cut through a large blackberry patch. While this is a very effective attachment, it is not for the meek or the weak. Then again, neither is clearing decades old blackberry patches. This trimmer is not light. That said, the adjustable angle allows for you to fine tune your ... read more approach and vary your position enough to delay fatigue as long as possible. I used it about three hours the first day I had it and about four hours the following day, and was able to function at work on Monday. This is plenty for a weekend warrior.
  3. 3 years ago
    Awesome
    I took out 150 yards of tough black berry bushes along a fence line with this hedge trimmer pretty easily. I attached it to my FS90R trimmer and now I trim most everything with it. If you do long jobs you need some strength cause it can get heavy but it will build up your muscles. This is a very exciting attachment! This relatively small investment can tackle a large variety of clearing and detail work pretty easily.
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