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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. 2 months ago
    Awsome trimmer to the money
    I purchased this trimmer 3 years ago and havnt had one issue or complaint. Start 2nd or 3rd pull when cold/ sitting all winter. Its very lighy weight for its power. You can use it for 2-3hrs stright and not complain. Very well balanced as well. Highly recommend buying!!
  2. 5 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. 2 years ago
    great trimmer
    I bought this trimmer last April before the season started because i could not get my older 4 stroke started and decided to buy a new trimmer rather than monkey around with the old one. This trimmer is fairly light weight and feels good in the hands. It has great power , I used it in an overgrown ditch of a customers lawn i do and it performed great. The only complaint i have is that the head is sometimes a pain to spool.
  1. 1 year ago
    Good product that takes time to learn how to use
    Replaced an old competitive brand...my experience is don't expect to become proficient with the trimmer right away. It has great power, easy to maneuver and starts with 2 pulls...but then it is brand new...cuts grass and weeds like a maniac. Experienced some of the same initial line issues mentioned by other reviewers...lost the leads several times in the first minutes of operation...literally ate the line and emptied the spool in the first 30 minutes of run time. But then I noticed the head ... read more rotated in opposite direction from my old trimmer...coupled with watching a "professional" landscaper using his trimmer and with a little time I'm happy with performance. I'm no chemist but the recommendation of keeping the line in water seems a little bogus...the one dislike I have is the trimmer head guard is woefully insufficient...the trimmer throws material all over the place so make sure you protect your feet & legs as well as your eyes & face. Not a fan of the operator's manual...seems to have more cautions and warning than it does operating instructions.
  2. 6 years ago
    Great Trimmer
    My dad has been running Stihls longer than I've been around, and I can see why. I bought this trimmer with the shown head, and just plowed through the brush in my backyard. It's also great for finishing work around trees or landscaping features. It's got great balance, and with the shoulder strap it's essentially weightless. I'm 6'3"-6'4" and didn't have to be bending over to use this trimmer. The Easy Start is incredible--you just have to pull the chord, not at a fast speed, the spring kicks in ... read more and it fires right up, which is handy if you need to stop the machine because you don't need to take the strap off your shoulder to start it up. I love the tap-to-feed feature--no need to stop the machine or use any tools for more string. If you're a weekend-warrior, I'd highly recommend this trimmer.
  3. 6 years ago
    Excellent!!!
    I have used many trimmers over the last 15 years. I have found that Stihl's have always been the most reliable. This trimmer is fantastic! Light weight, great power, and completely dependable. The easy start is the way to go!. One half pull and the trimmer is at full speed ready to go! Best trimmer I have ever used! I recommended this trimmer to my friend who bought it the next wk. He said the same review to me as well.
  1. 2 years ago
    Reqdy to work when you are
    Easy to start, even for that first start in the spring (reliable) . The power is great, it will cut at partial throttle where my old trimmer had to be wide open. After two seasons of use the string head needed to be replaced, must have gotten a defective part, but the dealer was great. I am 6'8" and although this trimmer is still too short it is much better than the other trimmers that I have tried.
  2. 6 years ago
    I love this trimmer!
    This trimmer is a dream to start. A couple or three pulls after cold start, and it is on. If the engine is already warm, one pull is all you need! The extra long shaft means less bending and less back strain; this model is not overly heavy, so it doesn't kill me to lift it and keep it moving. The 50:1 oil gas mixture makes the engine smoke less than other brands. The only knock I can find on this trimmer is that sometimes the line sticks to itself inside the trimmer and I have to re-thread the ... read more trimmer line. This is a very small knock as I have had other trimmer brands do this as well. Overall, this is by far the best trimmer I have ever owned. If you want a quality product, get a STIHL. You get so much more out of it than what you pay!
  3. 4 years ago
    FS 50 C TRIMMER IS GOOD FOR ME.
    This trimmer replaced a "competitors" light weight unit that I used for approximately 18 years. Since I have a Stihl chain saw and 2 leaf blowers, I decided to purchase this trimmer after reading various reviews. Also had a special on this model which made it more affordable, had a free extended warranty offer, and a spool of trim string. Have used the trimmer for approximately 2 months on 2 acres of residential property. The motor starts easily, maneuverable, and light enough for a senior ... read more citizen to complete the work in one session. Can't believe it, but still using the same spool of trimmer string from the purchase. Very pleased so far. Hope this unit lasts as long as the other so I can pass it on to the grand kids.
  1. 1 year ago
    Easy to start
    I have read reviews that were not to good for this trimmer but I have had the FS 40 CE trimmer for approx a month now, use it every week and it has performed to my expectations. It starts easy, runs good and the trimmer line advances with no problems. I run 89 octane fuel with stihl oil mix and I couldn’t ask for a better starting and running trimmer.
  2. 2 years ago
    Great trimmer
    Bought this trimmer to replace my 10 y/o trimmer that broke down. Started after two pulls, ran it for three hours through three feet thick grass and weeds. Did not bog out at all; did not stall. Refueled and started right back up. I am 5'5" and this trimmer is the perfect size for me. I think my 6'5' husband would have a difficult time using because of the curved and shorter shaft. I love this trimmer already. I also have Stihl's blower that I've used for the past two years and have never had to ... read more pull more than three times to start.
  3. 2 years 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.
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