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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. 3 years ago
    Cutting blade for Extream cutting and clearing jobs.
    Bought this for my FS90, 5 years ago. I cleared 3 acers in Eastern North Carolina. There was saplings pampas grass, Bamboo, Reeds, wild Blueberry patches, these Devil vines, and of course crabgrass and a lot of different clumping grasses. I had purchased and burned up 3 different brands of trimmers. I started using my FS90 with the string cutting this material, would not work. Then we put this beast on the powerful FS90. The grass was flying, the 2" saplings were no match. I swear I couldn't ... read more believe how fast and well this cut through everything in it's path. I'm not talking shredding it cut cleanly, the ends of the grass was perfectly trimmed. I now use this to finish cut around the house. This blade will need to be sharpened, but the performance of this blade far surprises any other blade I have tried.
  2. 2 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
    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.
  1. 6 years ago
    Fantastic Blade!
    I have the 8 tooth grass blade, and it cuts all my thick brush. When I first bought this blade, I thought it could only cut thick grass because it is a "grass blade", but it cut all my wooded brush just fine. This blade even cut some trees that had a diameter up to an inch.
  2. 2 years ago
    Cuts like a hot knife
    This blade rocks. Cuts high grass like a hot knife to butter. I cut through saplings up to 2 inches with little effort. Grass is no match for this blade. It's like a lawn mower but with out the bogging or clogging factor!
  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. 3 years ago
    Excellent compared to the bump spool line trimmer.
    I bought the Stihl KM 130 motor head and also attachment for the brush cutter. I have another line trimmer attachment with the bump spool trimmer and always had problems with the line feed. While I'm giving this line trimmer to my son, I bought this trimmer head to change out with the brush cutter attachment. What a difference and joy it is to use. It is not that expensive either and well worth the change compared to the hassle of having to deal with a bump spool. Lines are easy to remove and ... read more change out when needed. You can also get easy replacement lines or buy a spool and measure and cut your own trimmer lines.
  2. 4 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. 3 years ago
    Durocut 2-20
    Use this head with .095 string instead of buying expensive little cut pieces. you will need a good pair of cutters. use the thick precut pieces it comes with to get right size of string. you have to spend time cutting these pieces, but I only go through about eight per lawn. I run the weedwacker at 70% power so string doesn't break you have to find the sweet spot where you're cutting effectively and not breaking the string. love this durocut head love my Stihl weedwacker. another thing they told ... read more me to start it on choke. after it warms up just start it without putting it on choke only on starts where she sits a long time choke and prime when she's warm just pull string to start 10/10 best weedwacker I've ever owned get the durocut 2-20 and spend your time productively trimming.
  1. 5 years ago
    This product has pretty good features on it. its easy to use and very quick and easy to change the blades.
    I used this product over the summer last year at my job. I used it for about 2 1/2 months and i had to switch to a different blade. It cuts very well in thick and tall grass but it you hit a tree, rock, or piece of metal the blades get dull then break off. The blades are expensive for what they are. i can go through about 2 packs of blades in about 3 days where i work. I would recommend that if you buy this weed eater head you just cut where you know there's just grass and not rocks, trees or metal.
  2. 6 years ago
    Excellent for brush and grass
    My parents had one of these trimmer heads on a sthil brush cutter when i was growing up. I used it to mow fence lines, drive way banks, and trim around the house and barns. When i got older and bought my house i also bought a fs55r and when i picked it up from the dealer it had a string head on it. I dislike string heads so much i gave it to the dealer and had them install the poly cut head. I will never use another style of head on my trimmer. I get two or three trimming rounds at my 6 acre ... read more property from one set of blades.
  3. 2 years ago
    Perfect for Boulder Walls and Foundations
    I love this product. Gets all the weeds growing at the bottom of my 100 foot boulder retaining wall. The string trimmer wouldn't survive and the boomerang blade throws too many sparks. The PolyCut blades get in every corner and wear down nice and evenly. With any other tool this job would take much longer. Be aware that after such heavy use you will need replacement blades every time. Along my foundation wall they last much longer.
  1. 5 years ago
    I wish I would have tried it sooner!!
    I never thought I would like this product. I have looked at these blades several times now. I finally purchased one to try on a grown up road bank I was clearing. Tall grass, rose bushes and up to 3" saplings. I never dreamed this blade would cut like it does! Tall grass without wrapping up?? I was amazed! I never write reviews but I felt like I had to share my experience. Thanks Stihl for another great product!
  2. 2 years ago
    Phenomenal blade. Dependable and sturdy!
    I use this blade in the farms back pasture for clearing. I have absolutely NO complaints! It delivers and is an excellent cutter.
  3. 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.
  1. 5 years ago
    The Best Blade For Me
    I have an FS110, and use the OEM string head, the scratcher blade, and this brush knife. This brush knife is by far the best of them. Nothing within reason stops it. It chews through thick grass, eats saplings, and even chews away at thicker brush and small trees. I used it to clear some shooting lanes for deer season, and it did the job easily and efficiently. The only downside to it is somewhat petty: the price. When you get down to it, it's just a small piece of metal with some sharpened ... read more edges. But since it does the job so well I can accept that it is a little bit more money then I think it should be. Overall this is the blade to have if you could only choose one. If you have more than just grass to cut, get it, you won't be sorry.
  2. 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.
  3. 3 years ago
    Great Product
    I bought this blade to clear an overgrown powerline right of way. Lots of blackberries, small bushes, vines and briars along with some grass. My FS110R did fine with the the stock string trimmer head on the grass but the brushy stuff was eating the string. Installed this blade and went to work. Takes a little bit to get the feel for it but after about 15 minutes it was chewing up everything in sight. There is some type of thorny vine that closely resembles barbed wire and it was no match for the ... read more brush blade. Small saplings under 1" drop with ease. This land is extremely rocky and after hitting several of them the blade was undamaged. While it doesn't do well with larger saplings if you need to clear an area with thick weeds, vines, and brush this is the ticket.
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