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FS 111 RX

A professional grass trimmer that starts quickly and has great power.

FS 111 RX
FS 111 RX is rated 3.3 out of 5 by 29.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from powerful machine Super easy to start. Regularly clear 2 acres of waist-high grass around a fence of my property. The only reason I'm not giving it 5 stars is that the supplied bump feeder head is crap. It usually requires disassembly twice to free the line no matter how careful you wind it. Started using CF3 Pro. That line acts as it'll cut through steel so I hardly have to feed it so that helped.
Date published: 2019-06-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from This product is unbalanced I’ve owned a landscape business for 15 years and only use stink products but this trimmer is the worst I used. It has plenty of power but when filled with gas it’s so heavy on the engine end that it will wear you out.
Date published: 2019-05-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My all time favorite trimmer I’ve used Stihl, echo and redmax and this is my favorite trimmer by far. Light, handles good, great power. I use it commercially on residential yards and a cemetery and does fantastic. Only been using it a few months though so don’t know on long term reliability but has been nearly perfect so far.
Date published: 2019-05-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not good for commercial use 20 years in the business - love the RS100 RX - this new model just isn’t reliable - This machine has been to my dealer 3 times for carb adjustment and other problems - It has decent power and its pretty light which is why I bought Stihl - I love the bigger fuel tank but just can’t keep it running - it’s hit and miss - my dealer says it within specs - having to bring a backup trimmer in case this one dies is just not acceptable - Hey Stihl, there has to be a better way to produce a reliable machine and still meet emissions ? Every other company is -
Date published: 2019-05-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent!! Excellent product. Have had many stihl trimmers over the years and as always they work excellent. This one cuts amazingly and makes the jobs move faster.
Date published: 2019-04-19
Rated 1 out of 5 by from issues with axle and clutch drum the FS-111 are just junk to me, too heavy and the clutch housing mount not the great design. all my FS-111 had to replaced clutch drum and axle shaft, now im starting to replace for the second time and called my local tech and says that i was the only one with problems.
Date published: 2019-03-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Should have left the FX100RX alone... The new design is no good! I have used stihl trimmers for over 10yrs commercially with my lawn care business. ALL of my equipment is Stihl! (blowers, trimmers, hedge trimmers Kombi system, etc..) I originally started using the FS100RX model trimmer because of the light/powerful design, but the new FS111RX is not an improvement. In fact you took a good design with the FX100RX and other than adding a bigger fuel tank (which is nice) you've totally ruined this trimmer! I don't care about having to fill up a trimmer with gas if it is BALANCED and light weight. You've made this trimmer harder to operate: The FS111RX is off balance now with larger gas tank. The Throttle Trigger is TOO SMALL. The old throttle trigger was much better because you could use 2 fingers which gave you more control and did not require as much effort to run the trimmer for long periods of time. I also don't like the new air filter which cost twice as much as the old one. I also don't like the Spark Plug Cover. It was easier to just pull off the rubber spark plug top and take the spark plug out on the old design. Now I have to take a hard cover off to get to the spark plug. I love Stihl products, but you screwed this trimmer up and for the first time in years I am going to start looking at other commercial trimmers that are more user friendly. I hope you listen to the complaints and fix the FS111RX because your going to loose customers over this if you continue this type of design on the rest of your models.
Date published: 2018-10-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good Weedwhacker Very good Weedwhacker I am a commercial landscaper I use it about 30 hours a week no issues previous Weedwhacker was a 130 r Not happy with the two 130 r I have Between the 4 of them I do not notice the difference in power but the 111 is much lighter than the 130 r The fuel tank is also bigger than the 130 can do 3 to 4 decent ones before fueling up the only thing I did not like is the small front grip compared to the 130 I would very much so recommend And for those who cry about it having too much power buy a smaller one Or figure out how not to bury the throttle while using it also I have read people crying about the trigger finger being inconvenient while using gloves really who uses gloves I have 2 130 r and a 250 r The 111 I have works very well I am pleased with the purchase
Date published: 2018-08-27
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