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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. 1 month ago
    a real working tool
    best I ever had. works good very powerful. I would not trade it.
  2. 2 months ago
    Awesome trimmer!
    Great for homeowner trimmer. Great on diches. More than enough power. Gets the job done quickly. Well worth the price.
  3. 8 months ago
    It's a Stihl
    I've had an FS85 for almost 20years. Finally started having to by parts, just getting old. I'm 6' 2" and I need some thing that has good reach but I don't do professional lawn maintenance so didn't need anything really expensive for heavy duty work. I bought the FS56 for a reasonable price and its been a great trimmer. It does everything my FS85 did and it's lighter to handle. I still have the FS85 but it's the back up now. It has been a worth while purchase.
  1. 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.
  2. 3 months ago
    EASY STARTER
    This trimer has proved easy to start. It is well balanced and has plenty of power for this size machine.
  3. 9 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.
  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. 3 years ago
    Solid yard tool!
    I've gone to the extent to replace all of the power yard tools with top of the line equipment. Simple logic is that I've spent too much time and money with the big box equip. Stepped up and bought the best equipment so that when I start a project it get done. I should be the one quitting before my equipment does.
  3. 3 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
  1. 10 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.
  2. 5 months ago
    Very powerful small trimmer.
    I've had this trimmer or actually the old version, fs45 for 4 years now and its still going strong. I've used it around my 1 acre lot and on heavy applications trimming high grass and weeds. Its surprisingly powerful and with the right line this trimmer is more than enough for most yards. If there is a downside, I would say it can be slightly difficult to start. More than 5 pulls.
  3. 11 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.
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