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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
    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. 2 years ago
    Plenty of Power/feeder head needs to reworked
    Trimmer has great power and starts right up, only issue I’ve had is string and feeder head. I looked at reviews before my purchase and knew this was an issue so I also purchased the heavier string. I used the factory string that was already in trimmer and had the normal not feeding issues non stop. Then I switched to the heavier string and that eased the issue with the string not feeding, but it still stopped feeding and I had to take the head apart several times to re feed the line. I think ... read more once I get the line on the head a little straighter it may feed better. I’ve used it on both normal yard grass edging and thorns around the permitted of my 5 acres in some heavy thorns and brush. This trimmer is strong and works great just need a different type of feeder head. Overall it’s a good string trimmer.
  3. 1 year ago
    powerful dependable excellent value
    super great trimmer easy to start. I have had many trimmers none compare to this stihl trimmer The only negative comment I have is that you have to remove the trimmer head to reload the string. The trimmer is very powerful and a pleasure to use.
  1. 6 years ago
    FS 50 C-E
    First of all, I absolutely HATE doing yard work. But I liked the idea of the extended shaft since I'm a big tall guy. Makes it a little easier to trim without breaking my back! Wish this trimmer had the heavier line, it does seem to break quicker than my real, real old Stihl that used the heavy line. Does a nice job overall. Did I mention that I HATE cutting grass and doing yard work? So anything that's going to make it easier I like -- and this trimmer is easy to operate and that makes the yard ... read more work bearable. My last Stihl trimmer lasted over twenty five (25) years -- if this one comes even close I'll be happy, even though -- and I'm not sure I made it clear -- I HATE yard work!! Have had it a month now and it seems to be a good, solid, reliable product, just as all my Stihl equipment is.
  2. 6 years ago
    Great Trimmer
    I got tired of battling the cheap trimmers every time I had to do some yard work. I bought the trimmer and have been very happy. Easy to start, reliable, and the bump feed works great and is easy to load. The only thing I would change is the string size that it take. The little string does get eaten up pretty quickly.
  3. 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.
  1. 7 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.
  2. 2 years ago
    My wife is a pioneering woman.
    She wanted the EasyStart and the bicycle handles for control. She started at the house with the string head, but getting closer to the woods, some brush was more durable. She switched to the star blade brush knife and took down another acre of heavy, more woody brush. Then she ran into actual trees. So she put on the chisel tooth circular saw blade, and at that RPM it takes out a 2 inch tree in less than a second, and close to the ground. Wow, I really like this machine.
  3. 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.
  1. 2 years 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. 2 years 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. 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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