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Trimmer Heads & Blades

The right tool for the job

Having the proper tool for the job can make all the difference, and STIHL has a cutting head or blade appropriate for even the most challenging landscaping job. We even manufacture our own trimmer line to withstand temperature changes and abrasion. Metal, plastic, commercial, and quiet, your Authorized STIHL Dealer can explain the many options available and help you find the right replacement head, blade and line for your STIHL trimmer, brushcutter or clearing saw.

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Trimmers Frequently Asked Questions
  1. 1 year ago
    Wow! Like a lightsaber!
    I used this today for the very first time, and let me tell you, it is as cool as can be. I expected it to take a second or two to go through what I was cutting (trees 1-2 inches in diameter), but no sir. Like a hot knife through butter. It zipped right through it like a lightsaber. It was on my line trimmer attachment for my KM131R. It makes quick work for whatever you're cutting down. I love the fact that I can sharpen the blade and that with proper care, it will last a long time. Well played ... read more STIHL. Well played.
  2. 3 years ago
    Good tool for a variety of issues
    Bought for my FS110 to help clear about an acre of mixed undergrowth on my new property. Since it's winter, I haven't had any long sessions with it yet, but what I have used, I'm pleased. Will buzz through small saplings and briars quickly. Can get very close to the ground to minimize obstructions when mowing the newly-cleared areas. Have not sharpened it yet, but the ability to sharpen the blade at home was one of the determining factors in choosing this blade. I suspect that a little file work ... read more will make it sharper than factory and a faster tool.
  3. 1 year ago
    BEST Choice for cutting saplings, small trees, & harvesting Christmas trees!
    This is the BEST sawing blade offered by Stihl. However, this blade is not recommended for general brush control or weed control. This blade is done for the day on it's first trip into the ground! It should not be used where the ground is irregular or where sand & rock are prevalent. Keep it away from trunks that are contaminated with soil. In other words, keep it high & dry and you'll be just fine. These comments apply to the other sawing blades in the Stihl line as well.
  1. 6 years ago
    Great upgrade from the auto feed string head
    I was frustrated by the design flaws in the auto-feed head. My dealer recommended this head. I am VERY pleased. It is durable and the blades last for many hours of use which translates to months for what I use it for. The blades are durable but not indestructible. They are great on grass, weeds and vines but are brittle and will break against fence posts and trees. I have brick flower beds that I have to trim around. I have to switch heads regularly.
  2. 2 years ago
    No Prickly Lettuce
    Tried this product on very tough weed; Prickly Lettuce. When that weed grows over a foot tall most weed eaters shy away. It can grow over 5 feet tall!!! At that size, it has a very woody stalk. The PolyCut Head can chew it up but not over long duration. Not recommended for tough weeds. But it holds it's own very well for what it's advertised to do. Trouble I had was when one of the thermoplastic blades got bent, the blade receded into the body and that made for imbalance so got lots of ... read more vibration feed back through the trimmer handle. I used it for several hours on heavily weeded areas without interruption. Better may be to get a metal cutter for the bigger badder weeds.
  3. 2 years ago
    Savage
    I went into the store to get a metal grass blade and was begrudgingly talked into this cutting head. I really had my doubts that it could handle my garden. I had massive weeds (>6' tall) and raspberry bushes. You couldn't walk through the garden. This mowing head went right through everything. It absolutely decimated everything in its path. This thing is a monster in all the best ways. Also, it is incredibly easy to swap between this cutting head and the string trimmer head that came on my FS-56.
  1. 3 years ago
    Best Metal Blade Available
    I purchased my brush knife a year or so back and since then it has seen regular use on both my FS55RC and FS90. This is by far my most favorite metal blade out of the ones I own. I have cleaned up areas with briars, small saplings, random undergrowth and brush that would take a man several hours to clear by hand. With this blade however I'm able to clear through the thickest of brush and the end result is a nice clear area.
  2. 2 months ago
    Must have for land owners.
    Works great on vines and briars were line is no longer acceptable. This is also a must have for cutting small brush, just be aware not to hit any structures or the ground with this knife. After using I have noticed it keeps its sharpness for quite a while.
  3. 3 years ago
    Using it with a FS 560 is unbeatable
    I purchased two of these for my FS 560 that came from my Southern States dealer in Lebanon, VA. The team there is great! Anyhow, this blade is unbeatable. It does great on grass, but can tackle nearly anything I can throw at it. We are in rocky limestone terrain, with autumn olives, blackberries, wild roses, etc. It's a mess of over grown pasture field, but this combo cannot be beat. The FS 560 is a beast of a machine, and the other blades, the scratcher, and the circular blade have their ... read more places, but this best all round one.
  1. 2 years ago
    Saw blade cuts like a saw.
    I put this on my FS240. Brush and saplings fall like trimmer line through grass. Small trees go down like they're cut with, well... a saw! Tree size is limited only by blade depth. If this on a 240 won't cut it, get a true saw.
  2. 5 years ago
    Clears Heavy Brush & Saplings With Ease
    We have a bad invasive European Buckthorn problem here. Until recently I have been trying to clear them with a chainsaw and loppers. I finally picked up an FS 110 and this Scratcher blade. This combination helped me clear the buckthorn at 3 times the speed I was doing it before. I wish I didn't wait so long.
  3. 6 years ago
    Great for small trees
    This saw blade has been a lifesaver for cutting down small Honey Sucke trees up to 1" in diameter. This species of trees is taking over Missouri forests. Not so great for Blackberry brush, but Stihe has other blodes that will work on any thorn bushes.
  1. 1 year ago
    This is a CONDITIONAL recommendation!
    The success of your use depends upon what types of grasses/brush you are cutting. I found that the stringy/wiry grasses tend to ball-up between the blade & cutter head, resulting in your having to stop & clear out the mess. Also, this blade cannot be flipped over resulting in your having to spend down-time doing a resharpening. It does perform well in most regular grasses & the limited cutting surfaces keep the operator from over-feeding it into thicker woody material. It is not ... read more expensive. However, for overall usage...I recommend the 2, 3, or 4-tooth blade/knife options, mainly because they can be flipped over in the field with another sharp edge!
  2. 5 years ago
    Much better than the old 2 handed mowing scythe.
    I have used the 8 blade on a FS 76 for several years to mow around my cabin and a driveway about 300 yards long. I usually cut 2 or 3 times a year. It lays the grass and green briers over right where they were growing just like cutting hay with the manual mowing scythe. You don't have to run the blade very fast for it to cut good. I find a little above idle works best for me. You still have to get in a rhythm of swinging side to side. The blade seems to stay sharp for a years worth of cutting. ... read more To sharpen I just clamp the blade to my drill press table with the blades over the edge. About 6 strokes with a file on each edge and it is good for another year.
  3. 3 years ago
    First time user of this blade.
    I bought this blade with attachment for my Kombi System. I used it on the KM130 motor head and really did the job on some overgrown brush that was growing over the property line. He entire job took maybe 15 minutes which would have taken an hour. Even my wife was impressed and happy. And if the wife is happy, life is good!!!
  1. 4 years ago
    Line breakage issue solved..with common sense???
    Lines and chains of any kind break within thier specifications due to a change of Chemistry of conditions and maintenence or storage related to the tool or machine. ALL line must put into a pail of water 24hr after purchase and 24hr just prior usage then stored in a bucket with damp mold resistant sponge as not to dry out. Secondly. Like a chain saw bar clean after use and check for burs. Not cleaning, deburing and lubricating will cause anything to fail that is not in a sealed environment.
  2. 10 months ago
    Simple functional heavy duty performer
    This is like the jacknive you have in your back pocket knowing it will always perform and punch above it's weight!!
  3. 1 week ago
    Very durable. I use .155 spiral line.
    I bought this with my FS-56-RC-E trimmer because it was the only head that was big enough to use my .155 spiral line in. I store my line in water until I use it. The ONLY time I have to replace my line is when I use my trimmer as an edger by cement, or when I get too close to the chain link fence. I use 2 lines in the head so that I have 4 pieces cutting. I love this head. I've used it for 2 seasons with absolutely NO problems.
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