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  1. 4 weeks ago
    Gotta love it - starts easily, doesn't stall, well-balanced, deadly to weeds!
    What more could I ask for! One pull easy starting, steady idle without having to keep my hand on a switch, reasonable weight, easy and reliable string advance. I’m an under 120 lb, 60+ year old lady, and I find it easy to use!
  2. 1 month ago
    Starts right away
    I used to hate gas powered string trimmers. Actually used electric string trimmer because I could never get cheaper models to run and keep running. But since I bought a new home, with a huge yard, electric is not an option. I dreaded buying gas powered. So, I went to my local ACE hardware, and they suggested a STIHL, This trimmer is AWESOME! Starts with just a couple pulls everytime. I have no complaints about this machine.
  3. 1 month 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. 3 months ago
    Great for a rural community home
    This trimmer is great for trimming and edging around your home, fence line, and landscaping. It is not powerful enough for brush, but great for everything else. The easy start pull cord has it running in no more than three pulls. The trimmer is light enough to use without a strap, but it comes with one anyway. Definitely recommended!!
  2. 4 months ago
    Best trimmer I've owned. Finally it works every time I need it!
    Simple to start and operate. Power is no problem! both string and blade attachments work great. I still hate changing string, but not that difficult with this one.
  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. 2 months ago
    Great trimmer
    Bought this trimmer to replace my 10 y/o trimmer that broke down. Started after two pulls, ran it for three hours through three feet thick grass and weeds. Did not bog out at all; did not stall. Refueled and started right back up. I am 5'5" and this trimmer is the perfect size for me. I think my 6'5' husband would have a difficult time using because of the curved and shorter shaft. I love this trimmer already. I also have Stihl's blower that I've used for the past two years and have never had to ... read more pull more than three times to start.
  2. 1 month ago
    Easy to Start
    I have used this trimmer only twice thus far. The second time I used it, I used old fuel (really old) and it started on the first pull anyway. It was perfect except for one thing...the lines both broke next to the hub and I had to take the spool apart to rethread it. I am giving 5 stars anyway, because the line break may have been my fault somehow.
  3. 2 months ago
    Great trimmer
    This is a really great trimmer got it at the beginning of the season and it cut down anything I put in front of it. I upgraded to the head with nylon blades and it just made it the much better.
  1. 2 years ago
    Nice machine.
    I like the machine,it starts easily and runs good,I have had some problems with the spool that holds the string. At first use I could not get it to advance any string, unless I shut it off and pulled it out by hand, I took it back and they looked at it,then I went home and used it to trim my yard and it seemed to work fine. I think the string was kinked up on the spool and thats why it wouldn't come out,so time will tell,but overall it is a nice piece of equipment.
  2. 3 months ago
    Will continue buying STIHL
    What I appreciate about STIHL are their focus on customer service. I know they're a brand that stands behind their product. If I need any maintenance or wish to do it myself and purchase parts, I can. Also, since these dealers also service the product, they know them front and back. Put simply, buying STIHL I am investing in the company and their proven track record. At the big box stores my relationship ends at the swipe of a card.
  3. 3 months ago
    great product and value
    I use this every week when I mow my lawn since there are some spots I can not get with the mower I use the moto mix fuel in this so it makes starting very easy since the fuel is always mixed correctly and has the right octain levels I don't mind paying more for it since it works so well
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