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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. 2 years ago
    Punishes growth that mowers can't reach!
    After using Stihl trimmers at my work, and seeing how much abuse those trimmers took and kept trucking, I bought one for home. I couldn't be happier. I've been through many lesser brands and they aren't 1/2 the trimmer this is. Easily starts with power to slay the most stubborn growth. I've had mine for 3 years, and haven't had the first sign of issue. I would (and have) recommend this trimmer for anyone looking for a tool that will pay for itself.
  2. 2 years ago
    This product is unreal. Power , consistently starting , ease of use, you name it !
    I switched from brand X, and this STIHL is unreal ! So easy to use, light weight , consistency on string length. Easy to reload and use. Couldn’t ask for a better upgrade to my string trimmer Just got my brother in law one since I liked mine so much!! A must have for homeowners looking for consistent string trimmer w lots of power and torque !
  3. 2 years ago
    Plenty of Power/feeder head needs to reworked
    Trimmer has great power and starts right up, only issue I’ve had is string and feeder head. I looked at reviews before my purchase and knew this was an issue so I also purchased the heavier string. I used the factory string that was already in trimmer and had the normal not feeding issues non stop. Then I switched to the heavier string and that eased the issue with the string not feeding, but it still stopped feeding and I had to take the head apart several times to re feed the line. I think ... read more once I get the line on the head a little straighter it may feed better. I’ve used it on both normal yard grass edging and thorns around the permitted of my 5 acres in some heavy thorns and brush. This trimmer is strong and works great just need a different type of feeder head. Overall it’s a good string trimmer.
  1. 3 years 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. 2 years ago
    Outstanding product
    Very easy to start. Reliable which is also important. Well balanced with comfortable shoulder strap. Ease of use and great control with handlebars. When doing extended trimming it doesn't wear out my guiding arm. String advance head works well to this point although my personal preference leans toward the ease of a straight line insertion type head. Overall I would highly recommend this trimmer.
  3. 6 years ago
    Excellent!!!
    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. 7 years ago
    FS 50 C-E
    First of all, I absolutely HATE doing yard work. But I liked the idea of the extended shaft since I'm a big tall guy. Makes it a little easier to trim without breaking my back! Wish this trimmer had the heavier line, it does seem to break quicker than my real, real old Stihl that used the heavy line. Does a nice job overall. Did I mention that I HATE cutting grass and doing yard work? So anything that's going to make it easier I like -- and this trimmer is easy to operate and that makes the yard ... read more work bearable. My last Stihl trimmer lasted over twenty five (25) years -- if this one comes even close I'll be happy, even though -- and I'm not sure I made it clear -- I HATE yard work!! Have had it a month now and it seems to be a good, solid, reliable product, just as all my Stihl equipment is.
  2. 3 years ago
    Great string trimmer.
    I have used Stihl chainsaws for years and this string trimmer is everything I expect from a Stihl product. The trimmer starts on the first or second pull and warms up quickly. The power the engine produces is very good and more than adequate for trimming tall tough Timothy grass. I chose this model because the curved shaft is longer than the FS 40 which makes it more comfortable for a taller person like me to use.
  3. 5 years ago
    FS 50 C TRIMMER IS GOOD FOR ME.
    This trimmer replaced a "competitors" light weight unit that I used for approximately 18 years. Since I have a Stihl chain saw and 2 leaf blowers, I decided to purchase this trimmer after reading various reviews. Also had a special on this model which made it more affordable, had a free extended warranty offer, and a spool of trim string. Have used the trimmer for approximately 2 months on 2 acres of residential property. The motor starts easily, maneuverable, and light enough for a senior ... read more citizen to complete the work in one session. Can't believe it, but still using the same spool of trimmer string from the purchase. Very pleased so far. Hope this unit lasts as long as the other so I can pass it on to the grand kids.
  1. 2 years ago
    Easy to start
    I have read reviews that were not to good for this trimmer but I have had the FS 40 CE trimmer for approx a month now, use it every week and it has performed to my expectations. It starts easy, runs good and the trimmer line advances with no problems. I run 89 octane fuel with stihl oil mix and I couldn’t ask for a better starting and running trimmer.
  2. 2 years 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.
  3. 2 years ago
    FS 40 C-E
    This is a great trimmer from an awesome company. My family has been buying commercial STIHL lawn equipment for years (trimmers, edgers, backpack blowers) for the lawn maintenance business. STIHL products seem to always run strong for many years. Take care of your carburetors by not leaving old gas in the machine and it will last a long time. Also use a good quality 2-stroke oil, like the ones from STIHL for good engine protection. I use this trimmer at home in thick St. Augustine (FLORATAM) ... read more grass, and it powers through really well... I would buy again.
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