FC 70

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A professional curved-shaft edger that blends low emissions with high performance.

Product Description

The STIHL FC 70 professional edger features advanced fuel-saving technology and cutting-edge performance. Once you start edging, you’ll notice how comfortable its curved-shaft design is, as well as its excellent balance. The FC 70 is powered by a low-emission and fuel-efficient engine, saving you time and money with longer run times and fewer refuels. You can even select your preferred cutting depth with its easy-to-adjust depth wheel. Best of all, this edger is made to last, featuring a high-durability, forged connecting rod. This lawn edger is a great choice for home, farm or professional use.

Model Features

  • Reduced-Emission Engine Technology - Caring for Nature
    The STIHL Inc. “Caring for Nature” seal identifies its powered products that are more environmentally conscious, producing zero or low exhaust emissions. STIHL Inc. defines “low exhaust emissions” as being cleaner than EPA and/or CARB exhaust emission standards.

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  • Built in the USA
    Indicates products that are built in the United States from domestic and foreign parts and components.

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  • Stop Switch
    With the Stop Switch, the equipment’s ignition is always ready for starting. Products with this feature shut off easily by pressing and holding down the switch. When the switch is released, it returns to the start position automatically, reducing the number of steps needed to start the product.
  • Adjustable Depth Wheel
    The feature allows the user to easily adjust the wheel to the desired cutting depth for creating precision cuts.
  • Skid Plate
    All STIHL edgers come equipped with a skid plate to protect the gearbox during use.
  • "Open" Guard Design
    The professional “open” guard design helps minimize clogging, allowing for more efficient cutting.


27.2 cc (1.66 cu. in.)
0.9 kW (1.2 bhp)
340 cc (11.5 oz.)
20.3 cm (8.0 in.)
25.4 mm (1.0 in.)
1:1.24 8,300 rpm
5.9 kg (13.0 lbs.)
*Dry weight.

Important Information

Note: STIHL recommends use of fuel with no more than 10% Ethanol content. Using fuel with greater than 10% Ethanol content may cause damage to your equipment and may void your STIHL warranty. Learn More…

WARNING! Improper use of any power tool may cause serious or fatal injury. Read, understand and follow carefully the operating and safety instructions in your instruction manual before using such products.

STIHL products sold through U.S. STIHL Dealers are for distribution in the United States only.


FC 70 is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 23.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect in every way! The first day the first 20 minutes I was ready to pack everything up and take it back! The trimmer is beyond awesome the LINE NOT SO MUCH!!!I cannot tell you how angry I was that the line would break every 1 to 2 minutes.After buying a different brand of line this thing works like NO other, perfect.
Date published: 2019-09-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Lots of problems Worked great for about 4 months then it went downhill quick. First it started leaking gas out of the air filter then the spark plug cap came off and now the shaft vibrates like crazy. I take good care of my equipment I keep it clean change air filter spark plug and gas filter often. Maybe I got a bad one but I don’t want to spend the money to find out. I have equipment from the other orange company and 3 years later everything still runs.
Date published: 2019-08-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from READ THIS REVIEW I was undecided on this FC70 and the FC56. I wanted to save a few bucks and figured I would rarely use the edger, but in the end I went with the FC70. I could not find any reviews that compared the two. Here is the deal on the FC70. Spend the extra $40. You will use this edger more than you think after you see how well it edges. I would not want any less power though. At times it struggles in the thick overgrown grass. In this case, I just go over that section a couple times. Once you have a crisp edge, maintaining that edge is a snap. My edger starts right up, its well balanced after you adjust the grab handle, and its not too heavy. If you are using all day everyday, go with a heavier duty model. The curved shaft works just fine and it has a faster blade rotation speed.
Date published: 2019-05-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely worth the money. Just bought the FC 70 and used it when I got home.Very easy to use - plenty of power - easy to clean upDealer did a good job in answering questions and operating instructions.
Date published: 2019-05-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from It's a tipical Stihl product, dependable and like others I have, always seems to work I have all Stihl equipment and the reason would be the quality and the fact for me they always work
Date published: 2018-10-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good until spline bolts break Great product until you’re shut down waiting for spline bolts for the blade assembly. There isn’t enough weight or torque on these to warrant them breaking within two years. Then add the added frustration of going to the dealer to get replacements, then three or four more trips to the dealer because they didn’t give you the correct bolts, then at least one more trip because the nuts aren’t correct. This has added up for one month of downtime in the three years I’ve owned this edger. The manufacturer could at least supply their dealers with the correct parts or charge the extra couple of dollars for something better than pot metal.
Date published: 2018-06-27
Date published: 2018-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Top Notch Worked well all the time. Never any more than 2 pulls required.
Date published: 2018-05-12
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