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FS 50 C-E

A fuel-efficient, low-emission trimmer with Easy2Start™ and an elongated shaft for taller users.

FS 50 C-E
FS 50 C-E is rated 3.9 out of 5 by 138.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Auto-cut head- poor to say the least Very disappointed in this Stihl product. First Stihl I have owned. Had much cheaper trimmers that the line advanced very easily. I’ve had to pound and pound the head on the ground and most of the time the line didn’t advance. Took back to store and they said it worked fine! Hard to load line and advance line. Too expensive to get rid of so will have to live with and fight it every time.
Date published: 2019-07-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Starts easily but the auto head is terrible. Bought this trimmer 3 days ago. Used it once to trim some weeds in my yard took 2 1/2 hours and I only have a 1/4 acre. The auto line release doesn't work when the line would break and it did often I had to stop the machine and disassemble the head to get the line out and replace the line. So I went to the local dealer to get the head with polymer blades... well Stihl doesn't make a polymer blade head for this model. Why? I don't know... Stihl should make the polymer blade head for every model they sell. Would not recommend. Hoping I can exchange or get my money back.
Date published: 2019-07-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Tap Action Autocut Head The string has jammed on this head requiring dis-assembly of the head to free the jam on several occasions, including the first time I used it (factory wound spool). Dis-assembly is also required should the line just break, which it has on several occasions. I would much prefer the durocut head which I use on my FS 40C....so I will now have to go purchase one of those.
Date published: 2019-07-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Trimmer doesnt hold enough line Used it for a small job. The weeds were not high or thick and ran out line before I ran out of gas. So I'm am already having to buy replacement line. Tried buying attachment for the head to alleviate using the line and they will not work on this trimmer.
Date published: 2019-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great trimmer Love it. Starts so easily and works as long as I can!
Date published: 2019-06-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Product Great for general purpose maintenance on my large and rugged semi-rural lot. works on everything from trimming around the lawn to ditch clearing and maintaining wild-growth slopes. Dependable starts and easy line replacement.
Date published: 2019-06-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from This product is junk Don't buy this model the heads design is poor at best, It will not function proper along with being difficult to to load the line and not hold enough line to complete a 1/4 acre landscape with out reloading the line.If you like wearing gloves while operating good luck with operating the choke or prime button on this model they are tucked away and difficult to get too.Its funny to me that Stihl will not reply to any of the ratings I have read.They should recall this product and offer exchange or refund I will not buy this brand any longer.
Date published: 2019-05-27
Rated 2 out of 5 by from When did sthil become overpriced cheaply made crap? Every couple years I buy a still it runs great to the 1st year. I shut it down for winter and then the next Spring they are hard to start why? I am tire hurting my shoulder and buying each year.
Date published: 2019-05-22
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