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Homeowner Trimmers

Weeds and grass, they think they own the place. Show them who’s boss with a STIHL trimmer, made specifically for use around the home. These grass trimmers are lightweight, powerful and easy to use. Just start them up and watch as they make quick work of those hard-to-reach areas mowers leave behind. To help you identify model features, look for these corresponding symbols: C = Comfort feature, E = Easy2Start™, and R = loop handle.

STIHL trimmers for use around the home are available in either loop handle or bike handle styles. Both options come loaded with convenience features, such as upright, translucent fuel tanks, easy-to-access air filters and purge pump primers to help prevent flooding. These features save you time and effort, something you’ll appreciate even more when it’s 100 degrees outside in the shade.

Trimmers Frequently Asked Questions

  1. 4 months ago
    Great machine,review process is silly
    Very nice, great machine, great sales service! Review process is silly and redundant !
  2. 1 year ago
    Good value.
    Money well spent. Very satisfied with this unit. Being 6'4" leaves the length of the shoulder strap lacking. Can't quite get the head as close to the ground as I would like. I will be asking my dealer if there's a longer strap available. Otherwise I'm extremely happy with it. Starts easily every time.
  3. 3 months ago
    So far so good
    Love the bars its back a saver, At six foot I wish the shaft were a bit longer but didn't need the commercial model.
  1. 2 months ago
    Good ,,,but
    Power, easy starting and dependable. But I keep snapping the line and then have to rake the cap off to restring it. If it's just cheep string that comes with it then I understand but if I can't run this at full power or hit a curb or fence with the string without the string snapping, I may return it
  2. 2 months ago
    Much better product than I expected
    Just put this trimmer away, after using it for about an hour, every week, for the entire summer. This unit replaced an older Stihl unit, and exceeded my expectations. Starting? Follow the instructions, and it will start with no more than 3 easy pulls, every time. Line usage? I am still using the same spool of line that came with the unit. In previous trimmers, I had to reload the line spool every third use. The shoulder strap, when properly adjusted, makes this product feel much lighter than it ... read more already is. There too are many other small touches that show this product is well thought out and designed.
  3. 1 month ago
    good quality product
    I bought this trimmer a few months ago. Its really been a very good product. Starts easily and runs great. It seems light enough and balanced well. Thats important to me and my back. I have a lot of trimming to do and if im fighting the trimmer, it kills my back. Now for the longer haul we will see if the stihl fuel is worth the cost. I like the warranty you recieve by purchasing the stihl fuel. The ethanol fuels are just wrecking small engines. So far, I recommend this trimmer and their fuel. ... read more Its expensive, but worth it for longevity of the trimmer. Also, it seems plenty powerful enough to cut through the thick stuff quickly so you can move on without bogging down and getting wrapped up with weeds.
  1. 4 months ago
    Made in USA
    A finely engineered german product. Should have bought the best years ago. Always starts. Came from an undependable 4 stroke weedwacker. Actually I bought 2 stihls the same day, one for my son too. I bought them locally at a small rural dealer who has sold Stihl for years. I bought the premix so I don't have to get the mix wrong. We love our stihls and are telling others
  2. 6 months ago
    Too easy
    I ran out of trimmer line today, third time I had used the trimmer. I was curious if the replacing and winding of the line would be difficult. Directions were to cut 6' 6" of twine twice. I cut the plastic material and then followed directions.....I had the spool ready in a minute and back together ready for use in under 5 minutes. I adjusted the handle angle (I am left-handed) and now I find the trimmer easier to use. My old trimmer was a straight shaft, and the new one is angled. I am ... read more getting better with it each time.
  3. 7 months ago
    Best trimmer for a first time gas Trimmer
    Ive had my Trimmer now for a year. Before I had it I was use to the corded versions. i can now state that i will never go back to a corded or battery one ever again. I can Easily trim a 10,000Sq Ft lawn and only use 1/2 a tank!! just 3 pumps of the primer plunger, flip the switch to choke and 3 pulls of the string and im off!! this is a Perfect model for people considering switching to a gas trimmer. trust me you wont be disappointed!
  1. 2 years ago
    Powerful Engine with Underperforming Line
    I own a FSE 60 electric which I prefer over the FS 50C except for the cord. I wanted the curved handle over the straight shaft as it was better balanced. I didn't realize the line diameter size is smaller with the curved shaft. What a mistake. The motor totally overpowers the line. Buy lots of extra line as you will need it. On grass no problem. If edging with a hard surface line will disappear rapidly. Stihl needs to provide a spool upgrade for heavier line. With the small line feeding is still ... read more an issue. Go with the straight shaft that holds the thicker line. Everything else is great.
  2. 2 years ago
    Gets it done
    Had a fs55r that became problematic. With a $20 e-loyalty reward from Stihl to motivate me, I headed in to find a new one. Settled on the fs50c because I could be out the door with tax for less than $200. Power is great, but the curved shaft is a step backwards from the straight shaft model I was used to. Also, the trimmer head on this one is a pain. The winding feature works ok, but the knob sticking out on the bottom makes it more difficult to 'float' the trimmer when cutting big areas. It ... read more tends to catch and dig in. I may try to cobble my old Fs55 straight shaft onto this new power head. All in all, it starts on 3 pulls or less, revs quickly and gets it done around my house.
  3. 5 months ago
    Best weedeater ever!
    I bought this weedeater in may or june and i absolutely love it! The first time i replaced the line was a little difficult but now im used to it. I trim over 2 acres of land that has heavy brush and thick grass but this weedeater gets the job done. My line wears a lot probably because of the stuff i trim but im happy i bought it. Definitely recommend it and being 6'3" i dont really have to hunch over to trim. Great product. Also have a stihl FS 72 that my grandpa bought back in 1995. So thats ... read more why i bought this one to replace the old one when it finally goes.
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