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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 4.4 out of 5 by 302.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great trimmer! Very easy to use, ergonomically it's very easy and comfortable to handle. Line replacement is kind of a pain, but the replacement pre-wound spools are handy when time is short. I definitely recommend this trimmer for a professional or a homeowner with a lot of yard to keep up.
Date published: 2019-08-07
Rated 2 out of 5 by from When it's up and running, it's great. But . . . This is my fourth gas trimmer, and my first Stihl trimmer. I'm extremely disappointed . . . and this is supposed to be one of the "professional" grade models. I'm glad my livelihood isn't depending on it.1. Floods and won't start almost without provocation. Even on a hot, 95+ degree day, it is the most flooding prone motor I've ever used. If I follow the instructions to the letter, it still floods. So, I devised my own starting procedure - basically, I don't use the prime bulb and only use half choke. But, it's rediculously prone to flooding on a "cold" start, even on a HOT day. Once the motor is hot, then everything's fine . . . except for:2. I have not yet made it through a session of trimming without having to stop and disassemble the line reel (still the factory line) to re-thread the line. It has the annoying habit of, when you tap the auto-feed to get more line out, instead it SUCKS ALL THE LINE BACK IN! I've never had a trimmer do that before, ever! It has done it every time I've used it, and it really pi**es me off to have to stop and disassemble the reel every time I'm in the middle of working on a 95 degree day.Had I bought any other brand of trimmer at a major hardware chain store, and it behaved this way, I'd have already returned it for a full refund. BUT NOT STIHL. You buy it, you own it and you can't return it. So, I'm stuck with making it work for however long into the future. Not happy with it.
Date published: 2019-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Trimmer Bought this trimmer today after months of research and it rocks. Just finished trimming my 3 plus acre yard and man what a difference from my other one. Started right up, easy string dispenser, and plenty of power. Went through two tanks of gas in no time and no looking back. Trimming was easy, fast and affordable. Awesome machine STIHL loyal customer forever.
Date published: 2019-07-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good buy. Lots of power, starts easy. 3rd season I have used it and it's showing no sign of slowing down. Only down side is it is a little on the heavy side.
Date published: 2019-07-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Oustanding Trimmer Once I put high quality line on it (the line provided by Ace Hardware was old and not installed correctly) it worked like a champ. Very easy to start. Although a little heavy, it's well balanced so cutting through a lot of brush for over an hour wasn't as tiring as I feared. Best of all is that it blasts through all kinds of scrub brush up to 1/2" thick. I will cut thicker stems, but not quite as easily. Adding new line is very easy requiring just a few minutes.Use high quality line and you'll get the best results from this well built machine. I'm currently using Shakespeare .95 Ballistic Triangular line.
Date published: 2019-07-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fs 70 R This weed eater goes to work with me every day Very dependable
Date published: 2019-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product is well made, tough, with plenty of power for its weight. This is the second trim of this model I have purchased. The first unit still runs great. These units are used on large properties (100 plus acres). I select them for their weight, ease of use, and power. They are light enough to use without a harness, edge the lawn, yet rugged enough to trim the pump areas, gates and pasture areas, and other large locations.
Date published: 2019-07-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Buy a Redmax trimmer I've had other Stihl products which are fantastic but it seems these new trimmers are at a Homelite level. Garbage. correction, overpriced garbage. My FS 85 and FS 80 were good trimmers. Not great but good. The FS70R is terrible. I used it for just 10 hours and it broke twice in me. I was told not to worry because it was under warranty. I don't want a warranty, want a string trimmer that works. Period. I took it back to Montigue Tool and left it on the floor. I then drove to Campbell small engine and bought a RedMax. I'll never buy another Stihl product again. I have now experienced quality.
Date published: 2019-07-05
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