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Homeowner Trimmers

Efficient trimmers made for work around the home

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. 1 month ago
    Stihl Fs 56 ce
    Very dependable and powerful. From Weedeating around the house to Weedeating thick grass and weeds it’s outstanding.
  2. 3 months ago
    Starts every time!
    I had two old trimmers, quality units but worn out. I got tired of pulling, and pulling, and pulling... I have a Stihl chainsaw, and use their equipment a lot with Samaritan’s Purse on disaster cleanup (hard use there!), so it was a no-brainer to buy a string trimmer from my local Stihl dealer. My only issue is with the handle at the balance point. It is loose, allowing the unit to turn upside down when carrying with one hand. A minor annoyance, and pretty easy to fix. The thing has plenty of ... read more power and the supplied string cuts great. Over-all, very happy with it.
  3. 1 year ago
    Solid, and dependable.
    I have used other manufacturer's products, and was ultimately dissatisfied with them. My first Stihl tool was a chainsaw, purchased in 2003 and still running strong with normal maintenance. Since then I have added a brush trimmer, pole saw, and a year ago the FS 56RC. I have had zero problems and am on my third 200' roll of .095 line. It starts easily every time, idles smoothly without stopping, and runs longer than I care to swing it on a tank of fuel. It easily wacks down tall grass and weeds.
  1. 5 months ago
    I had this trimmer for almost 4 years and i love it a lot.
    I had this trimmer for almost 4 years now. And i really love it a lot. The only reason i got the dependability a 3. Because two years ago i had to take it to the dealer. Because one day it would not start it turns out too much gas and oil got into the speak plug and air filter. Because the carburetor was out of adjustment. So they had to change the speak plug and air filter and re adjust the carburetor. Now it does not do it all of the time. But sometimes when the outside temp changes that some ... read more times it likes to flood out and not want to start sometimes. But other then that i really love it a lot.
  2. 4 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. 4 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!!!
  1. 2 years ago
    starts great
    the string does not hold up at all. This is the stihl string. I put a different brand into it and it did do better. Next I may go up in string size and see if that takes care of the problem. I have 2 of these and the green Stihl string is useless because it breaks too easy.Other than that the trimmer starts and runs better than most trimmers I have used. If the string would not break so easy it would be 5 star and fantastic..............Joe
  2. 1 year ago
    Easy to use and fairly powerful for what you get
    I work for the city I live in, and have had to trim around light poles and signs, as well as in culverts. The trimmer revs high and because of that, it is hard to stop this trimmer even when it's cutting thick grass and ditchweed (the line doesn't stand up to it though). No complaints other than a small fuel tank, but what do you expect? I run it a lot longer than homeowners would ever do so.
  3. 1 year ago
    FS 40 C-E
    This is a great trimmer from an awesome company. My family has been buying commercial STIHL lawn equipment for years (trimmers, edgers, backpack blowers) for the lawn maintenance business. STIHL products seem to always run strong for many years. Take care of your carburetors by not leaving old gas in the machine and it will last a long time. Also use a good quality 2-stroke oil, like the ones from STIHL for good engine protection. I use this trimmer at home in thick St. Augustine (FLORATAM) ... read more grass, and it powers through really well... I would buy again.
  1. 2 years ago
    Was very impressed with my new weed wacker.
    When I purchased this FS 56 trimmer I really didn’t know if it would have enough power to do the job. But I was very impressed with how it performed. I especially love the handlebar controls. I will buy the full shoulder strap. I had no problem with the strap that came with it, but just believe I’d like it better. Bottom line is that I really really like this weed wacker and would recommend it to everyone.
  2. 5 months ago
    You get what you pay for.
    After years of buying inexpensive gas string trimmers ever 2 years I decided to give myself a break and get a quality machine. It came down to two highly recommended brands. However, the Sthl had a much more professional look. This SF-56 is the first straight shaft trimmer I have ever used so it took a few sessions to get comfortable with it, but I appreciate the longer shaft; reduces back strain. The ease of starting is one of the most appreciated features. My previous trimmers would start ... read more easily the first 6 months but most would become more difficult as time went on. This Sthl SF-56 has the feel of quality and I expect to get many years of satisfying service out of it.
  3. 2 years ago
    Outstanding product
    Very easy to start. Reliable which is also important. Well balanced with comfortable shoulder strap. Ease of use and great control with handlebars. When doing extended trimming it doesn't wear out my guiding arm. String advance head works well to this point although my personal preference leans toward the ease of a straight line insertion type head. Overall I would highly recommend this trimmer.
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