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Homeowner Trimmers

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.

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Compare Model Displacement Engine Power Weight* Fuel Capacity
FS 38 27.2 cc (1.66 cu. in.) 0.65 kW (0.87 bhp) 4.2 kg (9.3 lbs.) 330 cc (11.2 oz.)
FS 40 C-E 27.2 cc (1.66 cu. in.) 0.7 kW (0.94 bhp) 4.5 kg (9.9 lbs.) 340 cc (11.5 oz.)
FS 50 C-E 27.2 cc (1.66 cu. in.) 0.8 kW (1.07 bhp) 4.6 kg (10.1 lbs.) 340 cc (11.5 oz.)
FS 56 C-E 27.2 cc (1.66 cu. in.) 0.8 kW (1.07 bhp) 5.2 kg (11.5 lbs.) 340 cc (11.5 oz.)
FS 56 RC-E 27.2 cc (1.66 cu. in.) 0.8 kW (1.07 bhp) 4.8 kg (10.6 lbs.) 340 cc (11.5 oz.)
  1. 3 years ago
    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.
  2. 4 months ago
    Life is so much easier with this product
    Being a Disabled Veteran with a homestead to maintain, this product has made it so much easier for me to kyeep the weeds at bay
  3. 2 months ago
    So far so good
    Love the bars its back a saver, At six foot I wish the shaft were a bit longer but didn't need the commercial model.
  1. 3 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.
  2. 2 months ago
    Set up was easy use is easy! Fires up within two pulls every time!
  3. 2 years ago
    This is made for a taller man
    I bought the FS50ce kind of by accident. I did not realize in the store this was the trimmer for taller men. I am 6'1'' and used to have a FS46 until ethanol gas wrecked it and I gave it to a friend. I went to the store just for a FS38. The store was sold out. I am glad they were out of stock. I am very happy with the extra 8 inches. I am also really happy with the easy2start and the choke system. Very good fuel economy as well. So far I have only run Stihl Moto mix in this trimmer. I have used ... read more it about 10 times now and my back is happy.
  1. 2 months ago
    Very satisfied with my trimmer
    Bought mine to replace an electric trimmer and after the first few times using it I felt like an idiot wasting all that money and time on my old battery operated trimmer. Cut 2/3 of my work time with great quality result!
  2. 2 months ago
    Yes yes yes
    I read every single review on thia weedeater. And most of the "bad reviews" i felt were carelessness of the owner. I never hang a weedeater with gas/oil mix in it just because i feel it isnt safe for the weedeater motor/components. I love this weedeater it is tough and perfect for the 2 acre trim work i have to do. I highly reccomend this to anyone. I love Stihl products.
  3. 2 months ago
    Excellent product
    I purchased this product to replace a 25 year old competitor's string trimmer that has been very reliable and never needed repair. Unfortunately it finally gave up. This Stihl is much quieter, powerful and starts very easily. I am looking forward to many years of good service.
  1. 5 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.
  2. 2 months ago
    Just got my new Stihl FS-40
    Just purchased a new FS-40 from Stihl Dealer In Derry NH. First Ken at Ed's saw is a Great Dealer and spent time with me that was very helpful. I decided to get this Model and told him I did not want the Bump and feed that comes with it but to order me the Duro Manual feed as I hate those heads. I understand the frustrated reviews also. I've owned several weed wackers and always changed the heads that came with them to a manual head. The line last longer takes about two minutes or less to ... read more change the line and your Stress level stays at zero. So all you people who love the Weed wacker but rate it low because of the bump and feed head and the advance line do yourself a favor and change to a Duro head manual head. I cut several 71/2 inch line, soak them in water and I'm good to go.
  3. 2 months ago
    Works great!
    I had tried a few other trimmers before settling on the Stihl. The weight is balanced and doesn't vibrate near as much as other brands that i tried. It cuts well and feels perfect for my height 5'8". If you are taller you might want a longer one.
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