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Homeowner Trimmers

Efficient trimmers made for work around the home

Weeds and grass, they think they own the place. Show them who’s boss with a...
Weeds and grass, they think they own the place. Show them who’s boss with a STIHL trimmer, made specifically for use around the home. These grass trimmers are lightweight, powerful and easy to use. Just start them up and watch as they make quick work of those hard-to-reach areas mowers leave behind. To help you identify model features, look for these corresponding symbols: C = Comfort feature, E = Easy2Start™, and R = loop handle.

STIHL trimmers for use around the home are available in either loop handle or bike handle styles. Both options come loaded with convenience features, such as upright, translucent fuel tanks, easy-to-access air filters and purge pump primers to help prevent flooding. These features save you time and effort, something you’ll appreciate even more when it’s 100 degrees outside in the shade.

Trimmers Frequently Asked Questions

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  1. 5 months ago
    It's a STIHL that needs one minor improvement.
    This trimmer is great and I love working with it. It came with the new short-pull starter technology which is fantastic. However, I was surprised that I have to disassemble the trimmer head to add new line. Personally, this is annoying so if possible I will change the trimmer head to something different that allows me to more quickly add new line. Other than this it is a great tool. It's a STIHL so it's always worth the money.
  2. 3 months ago
    Just what I was looking for. I have a stihl blower vac and wanted the same reliability in a string trimmer.
    Still in the break in period so only running at partial power. Even then, it has what is needed to get my trimming work done including that professional manicured look along the concrete edges (sidewalks and driveways). I read other online reviews and string advancement seemed to be an issue with some who posted comments and reviews. I have not had any problems at all with this product since purchase. McFarland True Value in McFarland, Wisconsin has a professional and very knowledgeable staff. I ... read more gave these guys my business based on a reputation that is top quality and second to none!
  3. 5 months ago
    Some PROS-----Some CONS
    It does start easy...most of the time. It doesn't start well when it is hot even at no choke or half choke. Maybe it's a learning curve. It is a little cumbersome but I can get use to it. The biggest NEGATIVE is that it will not advance line properly. It either does nothing or it sends out 2 feet. Last use I had to either fix tangled line or put on new line 6 times. I really would like to have a trimmer that advances the line automatically,
  1. 6 months ago
    Excellent trimmer
    I am very pleased with this trimmer, can't beat the price on this trimmer with the bicycle handle. In the past had to buy the professional series trimmer to get the bicycle handle. It works better than my old FS85T does. Highly recommend.
  2. 4 months ago
    Great product for the price
    We love our weedeater we also bought the saw blade attachments and the poly attachment great product
  3. 4 years ago
    I have used many trimmers over the last 15 years. I have found that Stihl's have always been the most reliable. This trimmer is fantastic! Light weight, great power, and completely dependable. The easy start is the way to go!. One half pull and the trimmer is at full speed ready to go! Best trimmer I have ever used! I recommended this trimmer to my friend who bought it the next wk. He said the same review to me as well.
  1. 3 months ago
    Great Trimmer
    So far, I am loving the trimmer. I'll give you the pro's and con's. Pro's: Great power upgrade from the electric trimmer I previously owned. It is super easy to start. It is super lightweight. It is fairly simple to work with for things like basic maintenance. Con's: The only real complaint I have with the trimmer is that the trimmer head is annoying when it doesn't auto feed. I had to take the head off and pull the string out 3 times when I was trimming, but I think this because it ... read more had cheap string that had melted together. I put a higher quality string on the trimmer, but I haven't used it yet.
  2. 5 months ago
    This trimmer is a BEAST!
    I have been using this trimmer in a lawn care business for five years now. It has hundreds of hours on it and it still runs just as good as it did on day one. If you wind the line properly you will not have any issues with it advancing. I highly recommend this trimmer.
  3. 4 months ago
    Initial impressions
    I've only used this trimmer three times, but so far it has lived up to my expectations (unlike my previous big-box trimmer). It starts easily, trims efficiently, stops quickly and is light enough for my 82-year-old muscles to handle. (I also bought a case of prefixed fuel, to I won't duplicate my last experience with a high-end trimmer.)
  1. 1 year ago
    Great ditch weed whip!
    I have owned several different weed whips,this is my favorite so far! This unit starts on the 2nd pull every time , starting it is a breeze. I bought this model because of the extended shaft , I'm 6'1" and it works well. I let my dad borrow this trimmer once and the next weekend he bought one too! I also use the the Stihl premix premium fuel sold in the 32 oz tin can. When the trimmer runs on this fuel, there no smoke, and very little Odor. Ive had this trimmer for 2 seasons now , I've also ... read more added a Stihl leaf blower and chain saw to my lineup . Stihl products are dependable , easy to use, easy to maintain , and priced fair.
  2. 7 months ago
    Runs like a top!
    Good trimmer, head works as it's supposed to. Plenty of power, and always dependable. It's a STIHL after all, they just work. If I had to gripe about anything, it's a little heavy, it doesn't bother me but it's a little overkill for a small lawn once a week. Buy once cry once folks, highly recommend this trimmer.
  3. 3 months ago
    runs like a dream
    Why I didn't buy this earlier I don't know. Stihl starts up very easy, two pulls and it fires right up no bogging with a lot of power. It is not very heavy, it has a tall shaft which helps me from having to bend over I'm (6'1"). A lot of people wonder about cost, it may seem high but the quality justifies the cost it is worth every penny.
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