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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
    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. 2 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.
  3. 9 months ago
    Very sharp and cuts great
    This blade comes extremely sharp and ready to cut. It is easy to install you just have to have a blade installation kit to hold it on. Instructions are not completely clear on which way to put the blade, but if you know which way the head turns its easy install
  1. 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.
  2. 5 years ago
    Excellent piece of equiptment.
    Saw works great. Got it to do some sucker clearing below a row of aspen trees. Goes through saplings up to 1" like butter. The bigger trunks come down also but take little longer. It is not a tool to take lightly. BE CAREFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  3. 3 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
    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!
  2. 2 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.
  3. 10 months ago
    simple, works great
    I just bought my second what I call non bump feed head.The first one was great and it lasted for several years. the new one is a little bigger and works just as great. Will never go back to bump and feed.The new one came with several pre cut strips of trimmer line which is unbelievable. I did my complete lawn weed wacking and edging and never had to replace the two pieces of line that I started with. these pre cut pieces were black with gray strips but I can't find it to purchase more. hopefully ... read more it will be out soon. bought my first Stihl product a chainsaw about 18 years ago and still use it. Since then anything I need if Stihl makes it I buy it, You can't go wrong with a Stihl anything.
  1. 4 years ago
    You will be amazed.
    I recently purchased a home on 3 acres where the previous owner didn't maintain the land. This is the perfect answer to clearing 6 foot tall grass with saplings, stumps, and fallen limbs hidden in it. Make sure you wear gloves and eye protection because it can throw debris everywhere. The brush knife will cause my FS90 R to vibrate if it gets off knocked off center from an impact with a stump or cutting down a larger sapling.
  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
    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.
  1. 4 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. 2 years ago
    This thing is a BEAST!
    I bought one of these along with my FS-85 brushcutter 16 years ago, when I was moonlighting mowing lawns. Both the trimmer and head are still going strong. I use a short piece of.105" line along with the knives, and can pretty much cut all day without having to change strings. The flail knives make quick work of high weeds along ditches, and doesn't seem to throw as much debris as my Supercut head.
  3. 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.
  1. 5 years ago
    A lot easier than winding line unto an empty head
    Carrying a few pieces of 8" line is a lot easier than winding line when it runs out. I can load and keep going in less than half the time it takes to stop and wind line unto an empty head.
  2. 6 years ago
    I LOVE THIS PRODUCT!
    I love my Stihl FS55 string trimmer but could never complete my entire trimming job without stopping to remove the top of the bump-type head to re-set the string because it would break flush with the edge of the head. With the new Fixcut head I can easily replace the string in seconds without removing the head. I LOVE THIS PRODUCT!! If you buy one of these Fixcut heads, you will not be disappointed. I should have bought this sooner. This head should come standard on all their models.
  3. 9 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!!
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