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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
    Get's the Job Done!
    Has been used multiple times since purchase and has been a champion! Mostly used for trimming edges but handled the high fescue on the hill side with ease. Starts without issue which the old 1986 model Stihl trimmer that I replaced would not. Plenty of yard work ahead for this trimmer.
  2. 3 months ago
    Mighty machine
    Coming from a curved shaft homeowner to this straight shaft unit rotating in the opposite direction takes some getting used to, The power is significantly greater as well. With all trimmers, the string deployment is a central issue. You have to watch the line and not let it get too short, but the bump feed works well. I refilled the head yesterday. You almost wonder if there shouldn't be a factory wound spool you could just pop in, but it really didn't take that long. Practice I guess. Very nice machine.
  3. 1 month ago
    Excellent value for the money
    Greatest trimmer for the money. Starts like a charm and has power to spare. Trimmer string spool holds more trimmer string so stopping to refill is less frequent allowing you to spend more time getting job done!
  1. 4 years ago
    bicycle handles are a big deal
    My first stihl trimmer puts all those others to shame. Power, ease of starting and rugged dependability are all tops. The one negative is the clamp on my bicycle handles was slipping a bit. I opened it up and inserted a thin sheet of sandpaper (rough side inward) and that cured the problem. I am now able to cut more with less fatigue than ever before.
  2. 9 months ago
    3 years and Stihl going strong!!
    I bought this trimmer 3 years ago and this bad boy is as strong as ever. I've not had any problems other than wearing the head out but that's going to happen if you use it a lot. TIP: ONLY use Stihl oil and ONLY use non-ethanol gas 89 octane or 91 octane. I've done this for 3 years now and my trimmer will start on the first pull every time. TAKE CARE OF YOUR STUFF! Keep good spark plugs and Stihl oil and non-ethanol gas and your Stihl will run for many, many years. I also have the BG 56c blower ... read more and it runs like a BOSS!! If you buy anything other than Stihl, then you're wasting your money! I know I sound like a spokesperson for Stihl but I honestly just love their products and think they are the best.
  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. 3 weeks ago
    This trimmer is a BEAST!
    I have been using this trimmer in a lawn care business for five years now. It has hundreds of hours on it and it still runs just as good as it did on day one. If you wind the line properly you will not have any issues with it advancing. I highly recommend this trimmer.
  2. 1 month 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. 1 month ago
    Easy to start, light weight and dependable!!
    Easy to start, light weight and dependable! I can really appreciate my FS 40! I was able to trim my front yard 1½ weeks after fracturing my clavicle. Starting is easy and requires only one pull. It’s well balanced and light weight so I can trim with precision. Very happy with my purchase.
  1. 3 months ago
    Great machine
    I am 14 and have a lawn care business and use all stihl I had a fs 38 last summer it was great but nothing beats this you get all the advantages of a pro module but still a curved shaft
  2. 1 month ago
    Impressive - So Far!
    Starts easily first pull so far. First time to own a Stihl. Impressed with product so far. String somewhat difficult, but overall very satisfied.
  3. 2 months ago
    "Well balanced, curved shaft, light weight, easy start, doesn't hurt your back with the longer shaft
    This FS 50 CE Stihl trimmer is so well balanced when you hold it. The extra long curved shaft makes it a perfect angle when it runs along the ground making your body not have to tilt or stand awkwardly to trim the weeds which results in less fatigue and less stress on your back and I am 5'10. It starts easily, and is less vibration than my last trimmer. I can't wait to weed wack now, and might just weed wack my whole yard with it. The service I got at the Stihl dealer (Stanford home center) was ... read more great. They prepped the machine and showed me how it works and started it for me. You don't get that service at other stores. They will service it there too which is nice to know that they know their products and makes my extra warranty worth it knowing I can take it there, rather than mailing it or leaving it at another store. This machine makes me excited to make my yard look great again.
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