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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. 2 years 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.
  2. 3 years ago
    I strongly recommend this blade.
    Small brush destroyer. I have been using other blades for 20 years, but have been abusing this single blade for the past 8 years now on my fs130. This blade is designed well for cutting brush, briers and saplings. It has never let me down as long as you keep it sharp. I definitely recommend it to anyone residential or commercial that needs a blade they can count on for heavy overgrowth. Well worth the investment!
  3. 3 years ago
    Pretty Good So Far, 1st day
    Initially it worked pretty good, but not as good as I'd hoped. Typically when I buy things I have unrealistic expectations so...I went ahead and flipped the blade over so it was installed correctly and my unrealistic expectations were realized. Small stuff like finger size sapplings can cut thru almost like cutting grass with your string trimmer. Bigger stuff, 1" - 2" or more takes a little more work but does it pretty quick. The instructions could be better for sure. Pictures aren't to ... read more good. My bad for putting it on upside down tho.
  1. 6 years ago
    A Monster
    This blade has enabled me to clear vast areas of brush and sapling in a tiny fraction of time in my woodlot. Tree sapling up to 1 inch are downed in just a swipe of the blade. Impressive. I've not had an attachment to a toll that offered such a quantum advantage. I start using it and can't stop until I am so exhausted I can't hold on anymore or it's so late in the evening I can't see. I would love to know where the blade can be sharpened a few times before replacing.
  2. 7 years ago
    Cuts Through Anything....just about anyway
    I purchased the Scratcher tooth circular saw blade to go on my Kombi KM90R with the brushcutter attachment. Swapping it out was a breeze and this thing will cut through most all briars and small saplings that I could put it through. I was cutting up to 1 1/2" saplings with it without a problem. I bounced the thing off a few rocks which made me nervous but it did not affect the blade at all.
  3. 4 years ago
    Excellent for 1" or so scrub
    I have the FS 130 and I have this. I had no operation instructions and used it improperly and at first didn't like it. Then I was instructed to use it like a scythe. YOWZA!! A small swing and it slices through obstacles, overgrown paths and with some dexterity and improper use can get some of the waist high horizontal branches.
  1. 4 years ago
    This is the way to go with trimmer heads; buy a spool of line, cut a few to length, and replace them as needed. No more fussing with the tap heads.
  2. 5 years ago
    Best string head period!
    This string head was exactly what I was looking for! very easy to operate! cuts great! I would like to thank the Stihl dealer - Pruitt Outdoor Power of Omaha for all their help and friendly service! The Best!
  3. 5 years ago
    Much better than "bump & feed"
    I totally agree with Gary86. The DuroCut is MUCH easier to use than the bump-&-feed line head that came stock with my Stihl FS-56 trimmer. Although you can't feed line on the run with the DuroCut, most of the time my bump-&-feed head wouldn't either. I would spend more time unsnarling the spools and re-threading the the head than trimming. I tried several brands of line (including Stihl) in effort to find some dependability and ease of use in the original head. The DuroCut uses much heavier, ... read more serrated pre-cut line segments that are tougher and longer lasting than the original line. When you do have to stop and reload line, its quick and easy. Just pull the remaining line segment out through the center, push the new line in from the outside, and GO!
  1. 5 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. 1 year ago
    Great and simple
    Great product. However I lace it with 2 strings so it has 4 ends sticking out. Its raw, I want to try lacing it with one string and see how that works.
  3. 2 years 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!!
  1. 6 years ago
    Eight-Tooth Metal Grass Blade - A Really Good Product
    I've been running the 8-tooth metal grass blade on my FS 90 trimmer/brushcutter for several years now and am extremely satisfied with it. Like posted earlier, it's as effective on woody brush and heavy weeds as it is on heavy grass. It will go right through saplings an inch or a little more like a hot knife through soft butter, or as posted earlier, like a laser beam. If the sapling is a couple inches or larger, it will cut that too, but it will take a two or more "bumps" with the blade, but it ... read more WILL cut through it. I have very heavy squaw brush, briars, myriads of saplings, sumac, and heavy weeds all around the perimeter of my yard and this blade on my FS 90 allows me to wreak havoc on them and keep the encroachment at bay. I have cat-tails around my pond and I keep them cut down so we can fish more easily and this blade goes through them like they aren't even there. Also, as posted earlier, this blade is easy to resharpen. A few strokes on each tooth with a flat file and you're better than new.
  2. 6 years ago
    Best all purpose blade around.
    Bought this for some overgrown brush and weeds with a few saplings mixed in. My dealer said it would do everything I asked of it and more, and he was dead on. Cut through green saplings and woody vines like a laser beam. I like the efficiency and simplicity of it. A few seconds with a file and you're cutting like its new again. Would strongly recommend this blade for brush cutting chores.
  3. 6 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.
  1. 1 year ago
    Easy work of weeds and brush.
    I have this on a 131, it will chew up brush up to 2”, does great on all weeds and grass. If I’m knocking down lots of saplings I’ll use my carbide blade as this gets rough and throws chunks at you that the carbide blade turns to sawdust. This blade does very good on tough vines, briars and limbs good for maintaining trails, fencelines and roadways in the woods. In weeds start at the top and set it down on the brush or weedsand it does about the same as a string head (total obliteration).
  2. 4 years ago
    Blackberry Killer!
    I have a KM-94R and the FS-KM brush cutting attachment. I had a field of blackberries to kill and my local dealer suggested this blade. It's a little pricy but after using it I found it to be a great value as it sliced through 1.5" blackberry vines without even a hint of slowing down the engine. Even at half throttle! I hit a few metal objects that were hidden in the blackberry jungle and to my surprise there was very little damage to the blade. I was able to file out the dings and it's good as ... read more new. I could see how it might not be mounted on center and cause vibration as there is no real key except for a small lip against the head. I'm glad I bought this blade as it made my job quick and easy.
  3. 4 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.
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