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Battery Trimmers

Lightweight and efficient battery-powered trimmers

Whether you’re a homeowner or a professional, you can appreciate the power and convenience of STIHL battery-powered trimmers. They’re lightweight, quiet and start instantly. There’s also zero exhaust emissions, and zero engine maintenance. STIHL battery grass trimmers are great for school grounds, hospitals and other noise-sensitive areas.
  1. 1 year ago
    Mostly great
    Works full power right up til the battery dies. Well balanced. Tap cap for string feed/opening string housing wears out quickly making it inconsistent with feed and very difficult to open housing to restring. Have to replace cap 2-3 times a season.
  2. 4 years ago
    Much more convenient than the gas powered version. Have used it for around 1 month and very satisfied.
    I purchase this battery powered trimmer to replace a Stihl gas trimmer I had used for over 10 years. The battery powered model is so much easier to use, much lighter and much quieter. It's pricey to when you purchase the first battery powered equipment due to the cost of the battery and the charger, but now that I am set up with those items I plan on getting additional battery operated equipment to get away from starting problems and mixing gas!
  3. 2 years ago
    dependable and lightweight with excellent battery life
    We have owned and used gas-powered and electric Stihl trimmers for over ten years. My wife prefers the electric model, so we decided to try the battery-powered model. We both like its dependability and sufficient power for trimming. The battery-life is great and exceeds our expectations. Since the batteries are usable in all the battery-powered Stihl implements, we have purchased a small chainsaw. We cannot imagine how we managed to get along without the battery-powered implements. We recommend ... read more them without reservation.
  1. 2 months ago
    Quite powerful
    Putting the motor right on the head really makes a difference in terms of how much power is transferred. Compared to an equivalent GreenWorks trimmer, this feels much more like gas and, with the right line, will absolutely decimate most common overgrowths, including younger blackberries. You can definitely bog the motor down if you shove it into a super dense patch of greenery, though. Battery runtime doesn't sound very impressive on paper, but in use, it's more than good enough for a single ... read more home. Professional landscapers who use theirs all day every day will probably need to stick to gas or spend a fortune on batteries. I don't find it off-balance personally, but it isn't really lightweight, either. Even if you use the strap, expect some forearm fatigue until you get used to it. I swapped the head out on mine for the DuroCut because I absolutely hate winding spools, and while I'm happy with that decision, the changeout process was pretty difficult. There's no arbor lock on the tool, so they give you a smooth steel pin that you're supposed to insert through the top of the head until it monkey wrenches. It sounds simple enough, but it is physically impossible to insert said pin with your bare hands--I had to pound it in with a hammer, and then getting it back out was even more difficult as not even locking pliers wanted to grip that smooth steel. There's absolutely no reason to machine that thing that tight, plus I guarantee I'll lose that special pin. Next time I'll use a nail. I'd still give it a 5 if all the controls weren't brittle polycarbonate and if it would accept a brush cutter; some of my blackberries aren't that young.
  2. 2 years ago
    Awesome tool
    This is the sixth Stihl Power tool that I have purchased and I find it to be an amazing piece of equipment. I am not easily impressed, but the ease-of-use and power this trimmer has is nothing short of amazing. It is almost overkill for just trimming grass around the house, but if you have a lot of work or high grass and weeds to trim, then this is your tool. Not pictured is the shoulder strap which is very useful when cutting for long periods of time, and it also comes to safety glasses. If ... read more you're cutting anything higher than normal grass then you need to use a safety glasses, because this thing really tears up tall grasses when you grab full throttle. The electric motor has a tremendous amount of torque which is noticeable when the grass is tall, which can bog down some gas trimmers. In fact, this has so much power its hard to believe this is an electric trimmer. In the end I would definitely buy this again. Well done Stihl.
  3. 7 months ago
    Amazing power
    Would have filled up twice before the battery died. Took out black berries no problem. Fast recharge was done before i finished mowing the yard. Cant find enough to trim.
  1. 3 years ago
    Great performance - needs lawn edger options.
    I've owned the FSA-85 for almost a year now and have been very pleased. I've got a larger-than-normal suburban yard and the AP180 battery has enough juice to trim the yard and then blow away the clippings when I pop it into the BGA 85 blower. For me, the only drawback to the system is that there is no lawn edger attachment or separate edger tool for use with the Lithium Ion battery pack. There isn't an edging mode on the FSA-85 string trimmer either... I'm looking into other options for a lawn ... read more edger, but I would greatly prefer to simply have another tool that works with this great battery pack and charger.
  2. 5 years ago
    This product is powerful, and reliable.
    Powerful yet quiet. The battery lasts longer than I do. The same battery fits our blower and chain saw. No clogged carbs and pain in the butt gas oil mixture needed. No maintenance. Use it and forget about it until the next time it's needed.
  3. 4 years ago
    Battery dies after one summer
    I like the FSA 85 Trimmer unit, I bought the larger battery and fast charger. I have a half acre yard that I could generally trim up on one charge. The one thing to note is that even though I had light use the battery failed about the third use of the second summer. I did store the battery inside over the winter and didn't leave it without a charge after using it ever. It was a few hundred dollars for a replacement. I hope i just had bad luck as if this happens again I will retire the unit. ... read more other than that, and that t vibrates a bit too much on the hands I have nothing but praise for it.
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