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  1. 2 years ago
    Typical Stihl Quality
    Owning a few Stihl products I know what to expect from them and this FS50 has not dissapointed whatsoever. The extra shaft length works much better for someone that is over 6ft tall as compared to the FS40. The power of the 50 is perfect for any homeowner and will cut through just about anything with ease! Knowing how to start the machine properly and using the correct 50:1 premix will net you excellent long term reliable results!!! Go Stihl or go home!!!
  2. 2 years ago
    Thgius product is great for homeowners everywhere
    I love the trimmer. It starts with ease and is easy to handle. I like the rewinding system where you place the line in spool holes and just wind in six foot of string. I also have the Stihl guarantee and maintenance techs to help. The salesman was extra friendly and helpful in explaining the function of the trimmer. Go Stihl.
  3. 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.
  1. 7 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.
  2. 3 years ago
    Great for a home owner
    This is a great piece of equipment for a home owner. I would highly recommend it to do just about everything. Sometimes it is a bit hard to get started for the first time after it has run for a few second it keeps running and restarts easily the next time
  3. 4 years ago
    bicycle handles are a big deal
    My first stihl trimmer puts all those others to shame. Power, ease of starting and rugged dependability are all tops. The one negative is the clamp on my bicycle handles was slipping a bit. I opened it up and inserted a thin sheet of sandpaper (rough side inward) and that cured the problem. I am now able to cut more with less fatigue than ever before.
  1. 10 months ago
    Too easy
    I ran out of trimmer line today, third time I had used the trimmer. I was curious if the replacing and winding of the line would be difficult. Directions were to cut 6' 6" of twine twice. I cut the plastic material and then followed directions.....I had the spool ready in a minute and back together ready for use in under 5 minutes. I adjusted the handle angle (I am left-handed) and now I find the trimmer easier to use. My old trimmer was a straight shaft, and the new one is angled. I am ... read more getting better with it each time.
  2. 5 months ago
    Very powerful small trimmer.
    I've had this trimmer or actually the old version, fs45 for 4 years now and its still going strong. I've used it around my 1 acre lot and on heavy applications trimming high grass and weeds. Its surprisingly powerful and with the right line this trimmer is more than enough for most yards. If there is a downside, I would say it can be slightly difficult to start. More than 5 pulls.
  3. 8 months ago
    Awesome
    This was my first purchase of a STIHL product. I always thought they were out of the price range of what I could afford. I was so tired of buying a new trimmer every couple of years, I decided to check out STIHL's. It was more affordable then I thought and having a half acre of landscaped property a good investment. The most awesome thing is it's so light, so easy to start and very sturdy. It will be around a long time! I plan to replace all my other yard equipment with STIHL as needed.
  1. 3 weeks ago
    Great trimmer
    Bought this to replace my old trimmer that only lasted 2 years. It was cheaper but you get what you pay for. Stihl is by far some of the best 2 stroke small motors you can get on the market today. I will keep buying Stihl.
  2. 1 month ago
    a real working tool
    best I ever had. works good very powerful. I would not trade it.
  3. 3 weeks ago
    This machine is a beast!!!!!!!
    I do Lawncare for a living. I have worked this weedeater for 3 years now non stop summer time and partially in winter. It has took on some heavy jobs. This only supposed to be a home owner but I use mine like a pro series and it will easily hold a light to the f's 70r which is no different but cost more money.
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