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FS 70 R

This professional-grade, straight-shaft grass trimmer is fuel efficient and produces low emissions.

FS 70 R
FS 70 R is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 220.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great Running, Poor cutting/guarding I purchased my STIHL FS70R because of past product purchases. It was not a good purchase this time. The trimmer starts without fail and runs fine, but the guarding on the trimmer is awful. It is fixed with no options for adjustment. It has little to no protection from flying debris. I am also disappointed in the cut. Because of the spool design, the grass/weeds are difficult to cut shorter. Once again, the guard design stops you from tilting the head to cut shorter. I have always loved STIHL products, but not this one. I'd love to return it.
Date published: 2017-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Powerful This machine is phenomenal, has plenty of power and lots of torque. Perfect for a smaller lawn care service like mine.
Date published: 2017-11-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Very Disappointed I am a huge Stihl fan because Stihl makes the best landscaping equipment on the planet. I bought this product today and am astounded that Stihl would go to the trouble of making such a superb machine, and then equipping it with a sub-standard, poor quality line head. During three hours of use, I had to stop more than a dozen times because the head failed to feed or fed from one side only. I will go and buy a replacement fast load head and all will be well. Even if you charge a few dollars more, you should properly equip this excellent machine with an equally excellent feeder head and then your reviews will be all 5’s !BTW, it isn’t poor or dried out line; the head that comes with the machine is is defectively designed. Step up, have some pride in your product, and be the company that I know you are.
Date published: 2017-10-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stihl power Plenty of power, and easy to start. The only con is that the grip and throttle trigger seem to be too close to the motor which can be awkward for some users. Overall, it’s a great tool with Stihl’s legacy quality.
Date published: 2017-10-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well balanced, powerful. Once you get the starting procedure mastered it is an exceptional machine.
Date published: 2017-10-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great product Throttle for this trimmer is too touchy. It does not get a consistent flow. The guard on the head is also very bulky to work with. Overall it's is a good product.
Date published: 2017-09-26
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Poor Ergonomics Machine runs well and I have not had the string breakage issue that some other reviewers have. The only con is that the grip and throttle trigger seem to be too close to the motor which forces my wrist into an uncomfortable position when using the machine. Since the grip is integrated into the plastic motor housing, there is no way to increase this distance. I turned the trimmer head about 40 degrees so that the trigger is slightly to the right instead of straight down and this helps a little with the comfort level. I've used several different trimmers of different brands as well as some other Stihl trimmers over the years and this is the only model on which I've had this problem. I would have gone with a different model had I tried this one before I bought it.
Date published: 2017-09-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hands down, the best trimmer I've ever owned! This purchase was a replacement for a 25 year old Stihl trimmer that still runs but seems to be a bit underpowered for our needs. I use the old one for occasional quick trims around the house, but the FS 70 R has become my "go to" tool for heavy use on our 3 1/2 acres. If I were still in the business, I wouldn't hesitate to employ this trimmer on a daily basis. Thank you Stihl for another quality tool in my shop.
Date published: 2017-09-17
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