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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. 2 years 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.
  2. 2 years ago
    Great for a home owner
    This is a great piece of equipment for a home owner. I would highly recommend it to do just about everything. Sometimes it is a bit hard to get started for the first time after it has run for a few second it keeps running and restarts easily the next time
  3. 5 months ago
    Just what I needed
    This trimmer is very sturdy for a homeowner model and I have put it through its paces. It is comfortable to use and has plenty of power for my needs. Like the easy start and the bike handles. I have 5 acres and this trimmer suits my needs very well.
  1. 9 months ago
    Wish I found this product sooner
    I purchased a craftsmen last year and it began having issues with starting, shutting off, etc. while at my local ace hardware I saw a sale sign on this model and on a whim I purchased this model. If you purchased a pack of two cycle oil, they doubled the warranty. I have used it a half dozen times and it is so superior to the craftsmen model I gave up on. It's powerful, starts really easy and is really comfortable to run. I highly recommend this product if you are looking for a high quality weed ... read more eater with a nice price. Happy Trimming!!
  2. 9 months ago
    Thanks, Stihl!
    I learned that if you buy this Stihl trimmer, you will not be sorry. I had a problem with my trimmer and the company went beyond my expectations to make things right. Somebody from Stihl personally reached out to me and could not have been kinder or more courteous. What a nice, unexpected gesture that I can't imagine many companies duplicating. As somebody who has been doing lawn care for 40 years, this trimmer is easy to handle and the easy start is nice so you won't dislocate your shoulder starting it.
  3. 10 months ago
    First stihl
    I got this model for I feel a reasonable price considering it was the same as the big box stores premium models. Even if it's not stihl's top of the line it still out performs those models. Anyways, used for an hour continuously weed whacking and edging sidewalks. Zero problems at all. The line that it came with is junky but it was loaded full so I'm not complaining. It seemed somewhat hard to get the line to feed at first but I haven't really had issues since. Highly recommended and I know it ... read more will last awhile based on other stihl products.
  1. 2 years ago
    Very dependable
    This is a strong running weed trimmer. It is quick and easy to maintain and the warranty is great...not that I expect to have to use it but it is nice it's an option.the trimmer does great doing right a ways and ditches , very quick and effective I believe it could compete with a professional trimmer if you could cut bigger items. As far as any grass or weeds , they don't stand a chance against this little monster . It does exactly what it was designed for and a little more than I had expected. ... read more Great product love this trimmer.
  2. 4 months ago
    love it
    It did not come with a manual for the stringer head, had to go to the dealer to get one, they ran out, their computer could not print one from on-line.They had to show me how to change the string. Other than that I love this trimmer, good product for a good price. Works well with tough St. Augustine grass.
  3. 3 months ago
    A good all around trimmer
    In addition to my lawn care business, I also help one of my friends who has their own lawn care business, mow a large 20 house condo complex. I usually trim and edge along the majority of the houses with the Stihl FS 56 RC-E. This trimmer is very capable of trimming along flowerbeds as well as edging along the sidewalks and curbs throughout the complex. The autocut head only takes a couple minutes to reload and then I'm back trimming again. Overall this trimmer is a great Stihl product.
  1. 2 years ago
    Typical Stihl Quality
    Owning a few Stihl products I know what to expect from them and this FS50 has not dissapointed whatsoever. The extra shaft length works much better for someone that is over 6ft tall as compared to the FS40. The power of the 50 is perfect for any homeowner and will cut through just about anything with ease! Knowing how to start the machine properly and using the correct 50:1 premix will net you excellent long term reliable results!!! Go Stihl or go home!!!
  2. 2 years ago
    Nice machine.
    I like the machine,it starts easily and runs good,I have had some problems with the spool that holds the string. At first use I could not get it to advance any string, unless I shut it off and pulled it out by hand, I took it back and they looked at it,then I went home and used it to trim my yard and it seemed to work fine. I think the string was kinked up on the spool and thats why it wouldn't come out,so time will tell,but overall it is a nice piece of equipment.
  3. 3 years ago
    Why did I wait so long
    Possibly the best Trimmer I have ever owned and I have owned a few. Longer shaft makes it easier to use, easy Pull start makes starting this trimmer effortless, also no need to remove the head to re-string , just Line up the arrows on the head stick string in the holes and turn in direction of the arrow and you're done. Works for me.
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