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Trimmers & Brushcutters

Your best line of defense against grass, weeds and brush

STIHL trimmers and brushcutters are made for those who truly appreciate a...
STIHL trimmers and brushcutters are made for those who truly appreciate a well-groomed landscape. If you’re like us, there’s nothing more satisfying than the sound of a whirring trimmer line and the smell of freshly cut grass. There’s also nothing more frustrating than unreliable equipment preventing you from taming the weeds that creep onto your picturesque patch of land. When such adversity occurs, glove up and reach for a STIHL trimmer or brushcutter.

Our trimmers and brushcutters are available in a wide range of handle variations, including various length shaft, straight shaft, loop handle and bike handle configurations. Whether you’re a homeowner touching up your lawn or a landscaping professional tackling tough brush removal, there’s a STIHL trimmer or brushcutter to meet your unique needs. That’s a lot of landscaping possibilities. It’s no wonder we covered all the bases with features like powerful, fuel-efficient engines, interchangeable cutting heads, solid, durable construction and anti-vibration technology for enhanced comfort.

For those seeking an environmentally conscious alternative to gasoline-powered products, STIHL offers electric and Lithium-Ion battery-powered trimmers. These revolutionary grass trimmers are lightweight, incredibly quiet and start with a simple squeeze of a trigger. STIHL also sells a complete line of cutting heads and blades to best suit your trimming needs. Now, weeds and brush have nowhere to hide.

Need help finding the right STIHL trimmer or brushcutter? Try our interactive product selector.

Trimmers Frequently Asked Questions

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  1. 2 years ago
    Punishes growth that mowers can't reach!
    After using Stihl trimmers at my work, and seeing how much abuse those trimmers took and kept trucking, I bought one for home. I couldn't be happier. I've been through many lesser brands and they aren't 1/2 the trimmer this is. Easily starts with power to slay the most stubborn growth. I've had mine for 3 years, and haven't had the first sign of issue. I would (and have) recommend this trimmer for anyone looking for a tool that will pay for itself.
  2. 10 months ago
    Best trimmer I've ever had.
    I purchased the FS 56 RC-E and installed the FixCut 31-2 as soon as the supplied spool ran out. (I do not like rewinding) Even during break-in period, the power of this trimmer was evident. In addition to lots of chain link, there are outside banks to trim that have pretty thick cover. Trimmer never missed a beat. I use two pieces of line on the trimmer head, which last much longer than expected. Vibration is much less than my previous brand, no more tingly arms/hands when I get on my tractor to ... read more mow. Should have got one of these years ago.
  3. 2 years ago
    This product is unreal. Power , consistently starting , ease of use, you name it !
    I switched from brand X, and this STIHL is unreal ! So easy to use, light weight , consistency on string length. Easy to reload and use. Couldn’t ask for a better upgrade to my string trimmer Just got my brother in law one since I liked mine so much!! A must have for homeowners looking for consistent string trimmer w lots of power and torque !
  1. 2 years ago
    Nice Product
    This product works very well with my FS 111 R. I can trim hedges in a matter of moments by switching the gearbox attachments. This has been a big help. Another great Stihl product.
  2. 6 years ago
    Pole Trimmer
    Trimmer worked very well and did the job I needed. The only negative was the weight of the unit. I also purchased the 3' extension and really had to struggle with the overall weight and I don't consider myself a little guy. There is a shoulder strap included, but it's pretty much useless.
  3. 2 years ago
    Way better than a regular hedge trimmer.
    I bought one of these and put it on my FS90R. This is way better than a regular hedge trimmer, don't have to get up on a ladder much at all for 8' tall bushes that I need to trim a couple times a year. Lots of power and not very much vibration. Very happy with it.
  1. 5 years ago
    Awesome Cleanup Tool
    We run 3 of these on FS90's for lawn cleanup in the spring up here. Up here in Alaska the plows push piles of sand and gravel out onto the lawns. These sweepers literally throw this sand wherever you want it to go. Will throw sand, gravel, pebbles. The only thing is the fs90's are a little week for these beasts. Would reconnect this to any landscape company in a snowy area where the plows scrape half the driveway onto the lawn.
  2. 5 years ago
    It's way, way faster than a rake!
    I have this on an FS90R.This is as small a machine as I'd put it on, the power is adequate for this attachment, but certainly not over powered. It's pretty heavy, some comments have that as a con, but I see it almost as a pro, the weight works for you while it's running. You don't have to bear down on it, just let it's own weight do the work. It can be set up to either throw whatever you're moving, forward, away from you or back toward you like a regular rake. If it's set up to throw stuff ... read more forward, when you come back for the next pass, just tickle the throttle a bit, and it'll run right back to you, no lifting needed. I wondered how it would affect the grass, and it doesn't bother it a bit, just kind of lays it over for a little while like a regular rake does, no harm done. If you have large chunks of sod from the snow plows it doesn't do well with that, maybe if it's set up to pull it might do better, I haven't tried it that way yet. All in all, I'm very happy with it, very happy indeed. Stihl makes an excellent product, I highly recommend this especially if you're doing a lot of spring clean up.
  3. 3 years ago
    This product works great
    Was everything I expected. Only wish the plastic shroud cover would cover the ends of the paddles. Dirt and rocks tend to fly back at you
  1. 1 year ago
    Good product that takes time to learn how to use
    Replaced an old competitive brand...my experience is don't expect to become proficient with the trimmer right away. It has great power, easy to maneuver and starts with 2 pulls...but then it is brand new...cuts grass and weeds like a maniac. Experienced some of the same initial line issues mentioned by other reviewers...lost the leads several times in the first minutes of operation...literally ate the line and emptied the spool in the first 30 minutes of run time. But then I noticed the head ... read more rotated in opposite direction from my old trimmer...coupled with watching a "professional" landscaper using his trimmer and with a little time I'm happy with performance. I'm no chemist but the recommendation of keeping the line in water seems a little bogus...the one dislike I have is the trimmer head guard is woefully insufficient...the trimmer throws material all over the place so make sure you protect your feet & legs as well as your eyes & face. Not a fan of the operator's manual...seems to have more cautions and warning than it does operating instructions.
  2. 2 years ago
    I'd say it's a good product
    I bought a Still FS 55 trimmer in 1999 and am still using it. I have replaced the carburetor once and the gas line and filter a couple of times.. That thing just refuses to die!! I use it to trim some pretty rough stuff (not all of it is rough, but a lot is), and a lot of it. I do need the gas line replaced now, but other than that, it runs like a top! I don't think any other brand of trimmer could touch it. THANKS Stihl, for a real quality product!!!
  3. 2 years ago
    Was very impressed with my new weed wacker.
    When I purchased this FS 56 trimmer I really didn’t know if it would have enough power to do the job. But I was very impressed with how it performed. I especially love the handlebar controls. I will buy the full shoulder strap. I had no problem with the strap that came with it, but just believe I’d like it better. Bottom line is that I really really like this weed wacker and would recommend it to everyone.
  1. 3 years ago
    My new favorite trimmer line
    I mow lots of yards weekly and I use this in everything it is the greatest line stick has ever made I use it in 095 in my fs70r and it is amazing
  2. 2 years ago
    good stuff
    it's durable like the round line cuts almost as good as the x-line with drag in between round and x-line so it's good stuff get it try it out for yourselves
  1. 3 years ago
    Like it for the FS 55, why doesn't it fit the FS 56?
    Really like the larger size. Fits the FS55 perfectly, because there are 4 screws. Works great to block chips. The FS56 takes 1 screw, and there is no larger shield. This doesn't fit that model. What's up?
  2. 4 years ago
    Sturdy Deflector
    This large deflector kit has been by far my favorite deflector. My Stihl FS90 was equipped with a large deflector when I bought it new and I absolutely love it. In addition to that, I also installed a large deflector on my Stihl FS55RC. The large deflector kit does an excellent job of keeping the majority of grass, stones, and other projectiles away from the operator and once you are done trimming, you don't have as much grass that's stuck to you.
  3. 5 years ago
    'Handle thing'
    The slide-on part is a blade for use with string trimmer line. It cuts it when feeding.
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