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Brushcutters & Clearing Saws

Need to cut saplings or clear dense undergrowth or bramble? Check out the selection of STIHL brushcutters and clearing saws. With a rugged professional design, these models have what it takes to help you in the field, whether you’re maintaining a fenceline or out in the forest with a tough clearing job. To help you identify products with built-in special comfort (C) features, look for these corresponding symbols: Easy2Start™ (E) and STIHL M-Tronic™ (M).

With additional features like a four-point anti-vibration system that helps reduce operator fatigue, a lightweight harness for comfortable extended use, and an easy-adjust handle bar for easy transport and storage, STIHL brushcutters and clearing saws cut through the clutter and provide a hardworking solution for your heavy-duty jobs.
  1. 2 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. 9 months ago
    FS560
    This thing is a beast....get out of its way because it's going to tackle anything you throw at it and make short order out of anything in its way! Starts right up, warms up quick and gets to business of clearing a path. Pretty heavy to use for an extended period....the moment I feel like I'm going into cardiac arrest is about 60 seconds before it runs out of gas at wide open throttle....Great job in engineering the gas tank size to keep me out of the hospital !! A little disappointed in ... read more my dealership, they assembled it with the Grass Blade installed with the wrong thrust plates for the blade. Also bought the Poly-Cut head....A lot of trouble with keeping it screwed on, there's no tool to tighten it on the shaft, need to use a socket wrench and felt like I was tightening it to the point it would break....it flew off a couple of times before I just cranked it so tight that I thought it would break.....Lastly, this tool is WAY TOO heavy to use with anything other than a blade....simple line cutting use will wear you out by replacing line or poly blades....best to keep a blade on it and use it for the heavy grass or clearing out the blackberry bushes.
  3. 2 years ago
    Definitely performs
    I purchased this unit at the recommendation of my dealer. I needed a machine that could clear heavy brush and small trees on our vacant properties and hunting leases. This machine has performed and will tackle anything you put in front of it. I highly recommend thiis unit.
  1. 8 months ago
    Brush cutting beast
    Very powerful and but fuel efficient machine. Cleared 5x the area and used less gas than my FS 130. It used different blades than the smaller units. Overall best clearing saw I have ever used. Starts on first pull 95% of the time. i have the double harness and it works flawlessly using it all day.
  2. 2 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.
  3. 4 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.
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