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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.

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 4.1 out of 5 by 82.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Top Quality My Stihl has performed better than I could have even hoped for. I will definitely be buying more Stihl products in the future.
Date published: 2017-05-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good trimmer Performs above my expectations for this machine. Overall I am very pleased with the starting procedure and the power to weight ratio.
Date published: 2017-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2017-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great machine I am 14 and have a lawn care business and use all stihl I had a fs 38 last summer it was great but nothing beats this you get all the advantages of a pro module but still a curved shaft
Date published: 2017-04-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great trimmer This trimmer starts every time, is sturdy and extremely durable. It's a bit tricky to install the line. I wish I had purchased the straight one as it's easier to handle
Date published: 2017-04-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it ...... Only thing I would change is I will get the straight shaft cause it is hard for me to use since I am only 5' 5" tall.
Date published: 2017-04-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A little back heavy - not as balanced as I'd like but a good product Great starting, easy to add string, very reliable It does eat string a little fastBut over all I'm very happy Next time I will probably buy a straight shaft with dual handles
Date published: 2017-04-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great trimmer My only issue is that the line seems to be to soft and doesn't last long,im having to bump to feed every couple of swipes.
Date published: 2017-04-20
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Standard Features

  • Common Features for Trimmers
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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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