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Homeowner Trimmers

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 week ago
    Good value for the price
    Good machine. Starts very easily and has good power. The weed guard does a pretty good job keeping the clippings off me and I don’t get as covered as I did with my Echo. I’m very tall and the strap that came with it makes it more uncomfortable and awkward to use, it is no help at all and on longer jobs the ergonomics kill my back. The cutting head design is overly complicated and it is more difficult and time consuming to re-spool line than it needs to be.
  2. 2 months ago
    Starts easy, lightweight, powerful, low vibration, quiet,
    I would recommend this trimmer for anybody that needs a lightweight trimmer. we have heavy ones and they are good for brush but when it comes to trimming grass and light weeds this is much better.
  3. 2 months ago
    Great Machine
    I purchased the FS 56 a year ago. I use it on several lawns each week all summer. I bought the 56 because it felt lighter as I usually do small jobs. I find it has plenty of power when it counts. it is reliable and never quits whilst at an idle speed. I use my FS56 for hours at a time without tingling in my hands. That's way cool! I did put it in the shop last week to replace a pull start cord. For the most part this is the machine I need week after week...
  1. 4 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. 2 years ago
    Will continue buying STIHL
    What I appreciate about STIHL are their focus on customer service. I know they're a brand that stands behind their product. If I need any maintenance or wish to do it myself and purchase parts, I can. Also, since these dealers also service the product, they know them front and back. Put simply, buying STIHL I am investing in the company and their proven track record. At the big box stores my relationship ends at the swipe of a card.
  3. 4 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. 1 month ago
    Excellent power, starts easily even when hot.
    I ran Stihl brushcutters for many years professionally but used a hand me down electric brand X at home. I decided to buy a gas powered unit for the homestead and Stihl was the only choice for me. I like the control the handlebar styles give, great on a side hill and good leverage when taking wide swath cuts. Great power for thick growth and I can always put a brush blade on the 56. I purchased it at JAX on sale which made it even better plus you buy a 6 pack of oil and the warranty is ... read more doubled. Great customer service at JAX to boot.
  2. 3 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.
  3. 3 weeks ago
    Great product
    I bought this trimmer last weekend and couldn't be happier. I have 1.26 acres and lots of trimming need. Got it all done in about 3 hours. Some areas were 3' and somewhat wet. Along with power and ease of use, you have the fuel economy. I barely used more than a tank of gas! Bottom line: dont waste your money on any other product. BUY A STIHL!!!!
  1. 1 year 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.
  2. 2 years 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
    Excellent product!
    Easy to start, good idles, light weight, well-balanced. Great price. I really like it.
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