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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
    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. 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.
  3. 3 years ago
    Great trimmer
    Bought this trimmer to replace my 10 y/o trimmer that broke down. Started after two pulls, ran it for three hours through three feet thick grass and weeds. Did not bog out at all; did not stall. Refueled and started right back up. I am 5'5" and this trimmer is the perfect size for me. I think my 6'5' husband would have a difficult time using because of the curved and shorter shaft. I love this trimmer already. I also have Stihl's blower that I've used for the past two years and have never had to ... read more pull more than three times to start.
  1. 5 years ago
    Wonderful product
    If you need to trim trees and you have a fs90 or larger solid shift trimmer this is the way to go cuts amazingly well.
  2. 5 years ago
    Two years of service with no big issues
    I have done things with this pruner I didn't think possible. If you take your time you can cut through most any size tree up to about 16 inches. It doesn't use as much fuel as I expected but it does go through oil somewhat faster. Easy to attach and detach with the multi tool provided. The only complaint I have is the blades don't stay sharp very long.
  3. 9 months ago
    Awesome Addition to Trimmer
    I use this attachment on my FS90 and it is amazing. While you don't get the full reach of a specialty pole pruner, it still gives you reach for the majority of what is needed. The blade and bar are excellent quality and my FS90 drives it perfectly. Great tool to drastically increase the usefulness of a trimmer.
  1. 2 years ago
    best value-for-money trimmer on the market
    starts very quickly, third pull for me. surprisingly light, considering its size. very powerful. love the rubber grips, too. It is a very comfortable trimmer, great for prolonged use. Also, I can cut around 15 yards on one tank of gas. my only complaints are the lack of a detachable shaft, and it can be difficult to disassemble the head to restring it. I have to use a flathead screwdriver. I have used many trimmers, this is the best one. very good trimmer for the money.
  2. 9 months ago
    The best
    I shopped many trimmers before buying a stihl. Bought a ryobi took it back the first. This stihl trimmer is very strong and will eat anything you throw at it. Once I fine tuned it wow it is powerful. I put a durocut head on it and 130 line and weeds be gone. Easy to start and balanced perfect. Its commercial grade You might have to find tune it after you run it for a bit like I had to and pull it till it starts it will start after 5 pulls.
  3. 2 years ago
    Newby review, initial impressions
    I’m 64, have had various trimmers over the years. My wife and I are building on 8 acres of level pasture with native grasses that will reach eye level. As I will be grass/brush trimming regularly I wanted a quality trimmer with some grunt. This trimmer handles everything with ease so far. My friend who knows his way around tools of all types was impressed that the trimmer handled some of the tall thistle weeds with only the string. I have had no problem with the string breaking or re-winding ... read more the spool. Easy peasy. My only complaint so far is the gas tank is too big, you can cut for a long time without stopping. Not cheap so 4 stars, and 3 stars for dependability as I’ve only used it 4 times. Just bought a bigger blade guard and a grass blade. Hope it works well. Easy to start (using motomix)
  1. 5 years ago
    King of the Jungle!!!
    I recently purchased this brushcutter and it is a Beast!! The features are excellent. The harness makes it feel like it only weighs 5lbs and allows you to work more efficiently. The start-up process is awesome. It starts on the the first pull easy. I was able to clear an area in hour versus the normal 5 to 8 hour job depending on my help. Overall, this machine make me like a child playing with toys.
  2. 6 years ago
    Great Machine
    I run a landscaping business in Minnesota and over take some ugly and over grown lots. I operate 5 of the 560's and they work non stop until they run out of gas. Nothing they can't cut through and always can depend on them to get the job done.
  3. 2 months ago
    The Boss.
    This thing is a clearing beast! it will demolish the thickest of brush no problem and will also putt putt along when doing around moms roses, Its a all in one machine for me around our 3+ acre place on Key Peninsula. Also best place to pick one up is Agrishop in Tacoma they know their stuff.
  1. 7 years ago
    Great for grass clearing
    The quiet line is great for clearing normal and thick grass, but not for brush. This line is also very well constructed to you do not have to bump out new line every time you use your string trimmer.
  2. 2 years ago
    Tough line for a tough trimmer
    So we relocated to a wooded area with the dreaded Kudzu vines.. these are tenacious vines that strangle the trees and we are working to eradicate them from the property. Normally, my FS131R is on grass duty but when we went for the thick stuff... all I had was my orange line and the torque monster trimmer. Honestly a blade would have been a better bet, but not an option that Sunday. Nevertheless the “Quiet Line” cuts well, holds up to some pretty wretched abuse and is just as easy to use and ... read more feed from the spool as any. Now yes it gets caught up in the really thick vines, but the smaller stuff it managed to clip through in a few passes... pretty tough! I’m not completely sold on the “quite” feature but I am sold on the toughness! Not the cheapest line, but worth it in my opinion!
  3. 5 years ago
    Great trimmer sting
    Have used many types of trimmer sting in my day and when I bought my fs70 it came with the trimmer and I thought it was going to be a joke like most sting that comes with a trimmer but no this line is tough I can edge along walk ways and drive ways of my clients homes and my home and not have to replace it I was cutting through thick weeds and still did not have to replace it.
  1. 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.
  2. 6 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. 4 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.
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