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FS 131 R

A professional loop-handle trimmer that delivers incredible performance, long run times and a simplified starting procedure.

FS 131 R
FS 131 R is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 56.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product Very Pleased I bought the FS131 because I have a lot of privet hedge type bushes and small trees I needed to clear out. I bought the tri-blade to use to cut them, it worked very well, the 131 cut thru the smaller stuff and some of the slightly larger with ease. So far I am very pleased with my purchase.
Date published: 2019-07-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Crazy power Slight vibration, touchy throttle Big time power that doesn’t get drug down Throttle is a little touchy for around delicate areas. Vibration will make hand go numb after 20 minutes of running
Date published: 2019-07-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from MONSTER! Ive been using a fs94r for going on 3 years in my lawncare business, its been flawless but i service some properties that are a little rough on my 94r so i wanted something heavier built. This weedeater ive been eye balling for a long time and finally decided to pull the trigger and pick one up. have had it for about 3 weeks now and let me tell you this thing is an absolute beast. plenty of power,, big fuel tank, the stihl fs131r has suddenly become my main trimmer. The two things you will want to take into consideration if you plan to purchase this model is first off the price, not cheap, and the weight. It weighs around 12.5 lbs. after a full day of mowing, 12 yards (solo) the weight is not an issue at all. will probable pick up the km131r model next year. LOVE THIS WEEDEATER. MAKE SURE YOU GET THE 26-2 SPEED FEED HEAD AS WELL!
Date published: 2019-06-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very powerful. I have about 1.5 miles that I weedeat. I use th brush blade for most of it. The 25-2 head only excepts .105 line. I would recommend having your dealer take that off and put a 36-2 head on so you can run .130 line. Stihls .105 isnt good line in my opinion. Plus this is a powerful machine, it needs heavy line that can tackle briers. An example of its power, I put the head in the middle of a large 3 foot tall patch of grass and pulled the trigger and it instantly ate it up. No bogging or getting tied up. When I was running it with a brush blade I was slowly cutting into a 2.5 inch knob and the unit turned off. That was the only hiccup I've had, that's why I gave it 4 stars for dependability. The weight, power, ergonomics, and fuel life are great.
Date published: 2019-06-05
Rated 2 out of 5 by from FS131R Not like any purchase I’ve ever made with These products. Nice handling but will not run good at all. The carburetor is choked back so far it will not open up to full throttle. I bought the special hex driver and opened it up and it still is smothered down and will not open up. I will buy a E or H,name brand next time. This was 399+tax
Date published: 2019-06-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wish I had bought it sooner My last trimmer died finally after 10 years and I have a Stihl chainsaw I love so I figured I would get the trimmer from them. This thing is amazing. I can trim for 3 straight hours and not be fatigued. I have 2.5 acres i maintain and lots to trim around. The anti vibration is awesome. The power is more than enough. I love the strap to help take some of the weight. It starts in 2 pulls the when cold and only a single pull once you have warmed it up. I absolutely love Stihl products. I will keep buying other tools from them as my older stuff wears out. Thanks!!
Date published: 2019-05-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I got a lemon 1 day on job, 2 weeks in shop. Would not idle. Would not reach full power, bad pulse at full throttle. Shop says Idle fixed, power pulse remains, they say specs are correct, but engine pulses. I figure governor limit is defective. Refused to take until running right. Top of engine housing gets hot, problem is that it is very easy to let arm touch or rest on housing. Wish I just took advantage of 7 day return. Home owner use, I have 4 Stihl chain saws, 4 Stihl brush/weed trimmers, no problems. This one is junk.
Date published: 2019-05-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Would never run right Bought this a year ago. At first it was great, but after about a month my unit would not run correctly. I would run wide open on idle, I would kill the engine. Start it again and it would run normally till you hit the trigger, then it would die. I took it up to the dealer 4 different times before I asked for my money back. Dealer was understanding and was completely accommodating. I went with the fs94r I stead and haven't looked back.
Date published: 2019-05-08
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