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FS 50 C-E

FS 50 C-E
A fuel-efficient, low-emission trimmer with Easy2Start™ and an elongated shaft for taller users.

Product Description

The STIHL FS 50 C-E is a lightweight trimmer that doesn’t skimp on the features. This grass trimmer features a dependable, low-emission engine that is 20% more fuel efficient than our previous model (FS 46). It also features Easy2Start™ technology for quick, smooth starts, as well as our TapAction™, AutoCut® C 5-2 cutting head for faster line reloads. Combined with a longer shaft for tall users, this trimmer stands head and shoulders above the competition.

Model Features

  • Built in the USA
    Indicates products that are built in the United States from domestic and foreign parts and components.

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  • Cutting Heads & Blades Selection Chart
    Need help selecting a cutting head or blade for your STIHL trimmer or brushcutter?

    Click here to view the Cutting Heads & Blades Selection Chart (PDF Format).
  • STIHL Easy2Start™
    The STIHL Easy2Start™ system makes starting STIHL outdoor power tools almost effortless, eliminating the need for a strong pull of the starting cord. This advanced starting system is designed to make starting STIHL products easier. The specific system may vary by model, but in each case, a quick pull overcomes the engine’s compression to minimize the strength and effort required to start. Available on selected products.

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  • Adjustable front handle
    The front handle is easily adjustable (360-degree rotation) for comfort.
  • Multi-Function Control Handle
    Having easy access to all of the controls on one comfortable handle makes it easy to complete tasks so the operator’s hand never has to leave the handle.
  • Purge Pump Primer
    By pressing the bulb, this small fuel pump delivers fuel to the carburetor, reducing the number of starting pulls needed after an extended break between uses.
  • Upright Translucent Fuel Tank
    Allows operator to easily check fuel level before starting work. Upright position makes it easier to refill.
  • Protected Spark Arrestor Muffler
    Has large baffles which reduce noise level and contains a screen designed to reduce the emission of sparks.
  • Protected Spark Plug
    Protected yet easy to change.
  • Heavy-Duty Steel-On-Steel Clutch
    Centrifugal clutch is designed to reduce slippage.
  • Simplified Starting Procedure
    To get started, simply pump the fuel primer, set the choke and pull the starter cord. The built-in stop switch allows the user to turn off the engine with a simple press of the button. When the engine is off, the throttle lock automatically returns to the “start” setting. Your power tool will be ready to be started when you’re ready to get back to work.

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  • Protected or Enclosed Control Cables
    Eliminate dangling and loose wires.
  • Air Filter Cover
    Easily removed for fast and easy filter cleaning or replacement.
  • Throttle Trigger Interlock
    Must be depressed before the trigger can be activated.
  • Start/Run/Stop Controls on Handle
  • Protected Choke Lever/Knob
    Helps prevent damage.
  • High Tech Polymer Housing
    Housings are lightweight, withstand greater impact and are corrosion-resistant.
  • Fully Lined Drive Shaft
    Provides smooth operation and less vibration.

Specifications

DISPLACEMENT
27.2 cc (1.66 cu. in.)
ENGINE POWER
0.8 kW (1.07 bhp)
WEIGHT*
4.6 kg (10.1 lbs.)
FUEL CAPACITY
340 cc (11.5 oz.)
CUTTING SWATH
16.5"
POWER SOURCE
Gas
*Weight without cutting attachment or deflector.

Important Information

WARNING! Improper use of any power tool may cause serious or fatal injury. Read, understand and follow carefully the operating and safety instructions in your instruction manual before using such products.

STIHL products sold through U.S. STIHL Dealers are for distribution in the United States only.

Reviews

FS 50 C-E is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 104.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2017-09-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Dependable and powerful Best weed eater I've ever owned/used. Easy pull start really is easy. Fires right up every time. Tap and feed head didn't work. I bought a head that I load manually. I pre cut line and it takes less than 30 seconds to change out.
Date published: 2017-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent tool Cranks right up and cuts all my weeds with ease. Very happy with it.
Date published: 2017-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from easy to start runs great this is my fourth Stihl product and I am well satisfied with all of them. if your looking for a reliable product then Stihl is the answer.
Date published: 2017-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great trimmer! Don't waste your time with the cheap trimmers at big box stores. This trimmer will save money in the fairly near term with less repairs and hassles.
Date published: 2017-08-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product This trimmer starts within a few pulls every time. It has plenty of power for trimming and edging. I wish it did better fuel economy wise, but overall is the best trimmer I have used.
Date published: 2017-07-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great weed demolisher I absolutely love my new trimmer. It's so easy to start..it is a workhorse and what a warranty!!! Also love the strap! Really helps with weight of weed trimmer
Date published: 2017-07-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from So far, so good I have only had mine for about a month now. Comes with a great warranty! I started mine right out on waist high growth and is buzzed through without skipping a beat!
Date published: 2017-06-20
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Standard Features

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Low-Emission Trimmers from STIHL - Video
How to Wind a STIHL Trimmer Head - Video
How to Start Your FS 50 C-E Trimmer - Video
Cutting Heads & Blades Selection Chart (PDF)
Download Instructions on How to Rewind Your Trimmer Head (PDF)
Product Instruction Manual (PDF)
Product Safety Manual (PDF)
STIHL Limited Warranty
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