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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
    Why buy another brand?
    I always had in my mind that Stihls were more expensive. But, they aren't. They are similarly priced to much inferior competitors. I always had problems with other trimmers. They were constantly bogging down or randomly deciding not to start. I've never had one issue with my Stihl FS 56 RC-E. I'm three years in, didn't properly winterize it the second winter I owned it, and it still starts on the first time every time. It runs like a top. I will definitely never buy another brand, and I've now ... read more purchased a blower with the same excellent results.
  2. 2 months ago
    Best lawn product I own
    Absolutely love my trimmer .... starts every time and easily. If they made mowers I would be one happy man. Price is a little high but u get what u pay for.
  3. 4 months ago
    It's a STIHL that needs one minor improvement.
    This trimmer is great and I love working with it. It came with the new short-pull starter technology which is fantastic. However, I was surprised that I have to disassemble the trimmer head to add new line. Personally, this is annoying so if possible I will change the trimmer head to something different that allows me to more quickly add new line. Other than this it is a great tool. It's a STIHL so it's always worth the money.
  1. 2 months ago
    Great Trimmer
    So far, I am loving the trimmer. I'll give you the pro's and con's. Pro's: Great power upgrade from the electric trimmer I previously owned. It is super easy to start. It is super lightweight. It is fairly simple to work with for things like basic maintenance. Con's: The only real complaint I have with the trimmer is that the trimmer head is annoying when it doesn't auto feed. I had to take the head off and pull the string out 3 times when I was trimming, but I think this because it ... read more had cheap string that had melted together. I put a higher quality string on the trimmer, but I haven't used it yet.
  2. 6 months ago
    This trimmer is what I was expecting and hoping for!
    I bought this trimmer because I always hear great things about stihl and tired of buying junk. I have pretty thick grass & brush and it performs excellent, I don't always have the luxury or waiting for a nice day to cut my grass and trim due to my work schedule so I sometimes wait about a hour after it's done raining and go at it. I have not had one issue with this trimmer it powers through wet thick grass and lives up to its name. Two of my other co workers have the same model and say the same ... read more it works flawlessly!!
  3. 3 months ago
    I love the features of this awesome trimmer.
    This trimmer is top notch.The easy start is great creating a trimmer that my wife can start.The dual line head and impressive power make short work of the biggest lawn.
  1. 6 months ago
    I really enjoy using this trimmer
    I have never used a trimmer so easy to start. Once it starts, usually second pull, the machine runs smooth. It's easy to hold and manage around the yard. It has plenty of power and is lightweight to hang onto. I use the Stihl fuel to keep trimmer running top notch. I strongly recommend this model to any homeowner.
  2. 6 months ago
    Great string trimmer.
    I have used Stihl chainsaws for years and this string trimmer is everything I expect from a Stihl product. The trimmer starts on the first or second pull and warms up quickly. The power the engine produces is very good and more than adequate for trimming tall tough Timothy grass. I chose this model because the curved shaft is longer than the FS 40 which makes it more comfortable for a taller person like me to use.
  3. 3 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. 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.
  2. 1 month 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.
  3. 5 months ago
    Excellent trimmer
    I am very pleased with this trimmer, can't beat the price on this trimmer with the bicycle handle. In the past had to buy the professional series trimmer to get the bicycle handle. It works better than my old FS85T does. Highly recommend.
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