1. 8 months ago
    Thanks, Stihl!
    I learned that if you buy this Stihl trimmer, you will not be sorry. I had a problem with my trimmer and the company went beyond my expectations to make things right. Somebody from Stihl personally reached out to me and could not have been kinder or more courteous. What a nice, unexpected gesture that I can't imagine many companies duplicating. As somebody who has been doing lawn care for 40 years, this trimmer is easy to handle and the easy start is nice so you won't dislocate your shoulder starting it.
  2. 8 months ago
    Best trimmer for a first time gas Trimmer
    Ive had my Trimmer now for a year. Before I had it I was use to the corded versions. i can now state that i will never go back to a corded or battery one ever again. I can Easily trim a 10,000Sq Ft lawn and only use 1/2 a tank!! just 3 pumps of the primer plunger, flip the switch to choke and 3 pulls of the string and im off!! this is a Perfect model for people considering switching to a gas trimmer. trust me you wont be disappointed!
  3. 6 months ago
    Made in USA
    A finely engineered german product. Should have bought the best years ago. Always starts. Came from an undependable 4 stroke weedwacker. Actually I bought 2 stihls the same day, one for my son too. I bought them locally at a small rural dealer who has sold Stihl for years. I bought the premix so I don't have to get the mix wrong. We love our stihls and are telling others
  1. 3 years ago
    Powerful Engine with Underperforming Line
    I own a FSE 60 electric which I prefer over the FS 50C except for the cord. I wanted the curved handle over the straight shaft as it was better balanced. I didn't realize the line diameter size is smaller with the curved shaft. What a mistake. The motor totally overpowers the line. Buy lots of extra line as you will need it. On grass no problem. If edging with a hard surface line will disappear rapidly. Stihl needs to provide a spool upgrade for heavier line. With the small line feeding is still ... read more an issue. Go with the straight shaft that holds the thicker line. Everything else is great.
  2. 2 years ago
    Gets it done
    Had a fs55r that became problematic. With a $20 e-loyalty reward from Stihl to motivate me, I headed in to find a new one. Settled on the fs50c because I could be out the door with tax for less than $200. Power is great, but the curved shaft is a step backwards from the straight shaft model I was used to. Also, the trimmer head on this one is a pain. The winding feature works ok, but the knob sticking out on the bottom makes it more difficult to 'float' the trimmer when cutting big areas. It ... read more tends to catch and dig in. I may try to cobble my old Fs55 straight shaft onto this new power head. All in all, it starts on 3 pulls or less, revs quickly and gets it done around my house.
  3. 2 years ago
    This is made for a taller man
    I bought the FS50ce kind of by accident. I did not realize in the store this was the trimmer for taller men. I am 6'1'' and used to have a FS46 until ethanol gas wrecked it and I gave it to a friend. I went to the store just for a FS38. The store was sold out. I am glad they were out of stock. I am very happy with the extra 8 inches. I am also really happy with the easy2start and the choke system. Very good fuel economy as well. So far I have only run Stihl Moto mix in this trimmer. I have used ... read more it about 10 times now and my back is happy.
  1. 5 months ago
    great for the price
    i have used the bigger 560 for years at my job. when i wanted a trimmer for my home i wanted something that was going to last and easy to work on. this product brings both comfort and durability. easy on the back.
  2. 3 months ago
    Unbelievably light.almost as strong as the fs90.
    For a homeowner with hundreds of feet of linear trimming, this is it.Buy the full harness and you cant lose.almost no fatigue because of the super light weight.
  3. 4 months ago
    Just what I needed
    This trimmer is very sturdy for a homeowner model and I have put it through its paces. It is comfortable to use and has plenty of power for my needs. Like the easy start and the bike handles. I have 5 acres and this trimmer suits my needs very well.
  1. 5 months ago
    It's a Stihl
    I've had an FS85 for almost 20years. Finally started having to by parts, just getting old. I'm 6' 2" and I need some thing that has good reach but I don't do professional lawn maintenance so didn't need anything really expensive for heavy duty work. I bought the FS56 for a reasonable price and its been a great trimmer. It does everything my FS85 did and it's lighter to handle. I still have the FS85 but it's the back up now. It has been a worth while purchase.
  2. 5 months ago
    Great for the homeowner
    Bought this as a replacement for my old trimmer. Wanted one big enough to handle my 2 ac yard but didn't need a professional grade. This machine starts smooth and runs like a champ so far. I have trimmed 3 times and have yet to load any string. The only thing that it doesn't do is cut brush. The salesman told me that, but I had to try. The string release takes some getting used too. You need to be at full throttle when you bump the head or it doesn't feed correctly. That is in the instructions, ... read more but yet again I had to try. This has all the features that I need at lower price than the box store competitors I shopped. Would and have recommended it to others. Hopefully it will last longer than the last brand I had
  3. 3 months ago
    Much better product than I expected
    Just put this trimmer away, after using it for about an hour, every week, for the entire summer. This unit replaced an older Stihl unit, and exceeded my expectations. Starting? Follow the instructions, and it will start with no more than 3 easy pulls, every time. Line usage? I am still using the same spool of line that came with the unit. In previous trimmers, I had to reload the line spool every third use. The shoulder strap, when properly adjusted, makes this product feel much lighter than it ... read more already is. There too are many other small touches that show this product is well thought out and designed.
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