FS 130

FS 130
Newer class of heavy-duty professional trimmers. Very good power-to-weight ratio.

Model Features

  • Reduced-Emission Engine Technology - Caring for Nature
    The STIHL Inc. “Caring for Nature” seal identifies its powered products that are more environmentally conscious, producing zero or low exhaust emissions. STIHL Inc. defines “low exhaust emissions” as being cleaner than EPA and/or CARB exhaust emission standards.

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  • 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).
  • Bike Handle
    When used in conjunction with a harness, the bike handle allows the machine to be easily guided, enabling a smooth horizontal mowing action to cover large areas quickly and efficiently. With soft grips for increased comfort, the bike handle provides greater control and helps reduce operator fatigue.

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  • Shoulder Strap / Carrying System
    Using a shoulder strap or carrying system helps distribute the weight of the equipment for increased operator comfort and improved maneuverability.
  • 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.
  • Tool-Free Handle Adjustment
    The central wing nut enables easy adjustment without the use of tools. For transportation and space-saving storage, the handle can be rotated 90°.
  • 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.
  • 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.


36.3 cc (2.2 cu. in.)
1.4 kW (1.9 bhp)
5.9 kg (13.0 lbs.)
530 cc (18 oz.)
*Weight without cutting attachment or deflector.

Important Information

WARNING! Improper use of any trimmer/brushcutter can cause serious or fatal injury. Read, understand and follow all safety instructions in your instruction manual. To reduce the risk of injury from blade contact, circular saw blades may be used on FS brushcutters that have a limitstop, a bicycle handle and double shoulder harness and not on FS brushcutters with a "J" handle or loop handle. Other rigid blades may be used on FS brushcutters having a bicycle handle, a "J" handle or a loop handle equipped with a barrier bar. To reduce the risk of eye injury always wear proper eye protection. Always use the appropriate deflector for the type of cutting attachment, as explained in your instruction manual.

Note: STIHL engine products with the Caring for Nature logo are cleaner than EPA Standards for exhaust emissions.

Note: STIHL recommends use of fuel with no more than 10% Ethanol content. Using fuel with greater than 10% Ethanol content may cause damage to your equipment and may void your STIHL warranty. Learn More…

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.


FS 130 is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 64.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BRUSH HOG ! My tractor was down and I had to get a Driveway cleared on a piece of property that was over grown with weeds, brush and ceder. I had rented the FS 90 last year to clear a ditch of brush at our house and decided I might as well buy one as much as I was planning on using it. I upgraded to the FS 130 and was very surprised at the power difference. The FS 130 was like a mini version of the brush hog on the tractor with the Tri-Blade attached. It powered through everything in it's path on that 1/4 mile driveway. The only issue I had, and I'm not complaining, was the taller grass wrapped around the tri-blade at the head and I had to stop and clear it out a couple times. Most times I would raise it up, give it gas and it would clear itself. I couldn't be more happy with the performance. Once you get the strap and bars adjusted to your height it was very comfortable and the weight did not bother my back as I have issues with my L5 disk.
Date published: 2016-10-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very powerful I brought about ten of these trimmers and the guys love them. We love the power but you will have to learn how to tone them down a bit around flowers and windows. I had them about two years and a couple of them would start shutting down when you let off the gas. I hate starting them every time you stop my mechanic said that he changed out everything and he don't know what else to do. I love the trimmer just wonder if anyone had that problem ........
Date published: 2016-10-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Takes down small trees & brush with ease. With all the attachments for land/brush clearing this sucker blows through it all. From cutting down small trees to clean up work around a pond the FS 130 does it with ease. Runs like a champ after days of abuse. Perfect fuel usage as it lasts ~1 hr wide open which allows for short breaks.
Date published: 2016-10-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from works great Bought this to use in our timber to remove under brush and saplings. It has plenty of power to cut thru them. love it
Date published: 2016-09-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Reliable I spend many hours behind a trimmer in my five acre tree farm and this gives my back a rest, and easy to use. It almost always starts on the first pull and runs great. I use the cutting blades for trimming brush and it is a quick and easy change over from one use to the next. I strongly recommend the combo hard hat,face shield, hearing protection made by Stihl. Another great product like my chainsaws.
Date published: 2016-09-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent on dog hair pine With the chisel tooth blade I easily cut through 3 inch pine trees. These young trees grow like weeds and are so thick they are referred to as dog hair. My only compliant is Stihl doesn't sell a power sharpener for the chisel tooth blade. Have a backup blade, because I can almost assure you, you will find a rock.
Date published: 2016-09-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding Machine If you are looking for a handle bar trimmer, I highly recommend the FS 130. After cutting down live tumble weeds, heavy tall grass and tall weeds up to 2 inches in diameter for five hours at our ranch in WY, I could not have been more pleased. Well worth the price. A tremendous time saver. I agree that you need to use this for large areas and is not for typical home use. Use it as intended and you will be VERY happy. I am a Stihl covert now
Date published: 2016-09-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Powerfull machine I cut 50 acress in organic plantation witch means that the grass is extremely big and tall. I cut bamboos 2 and 3 meters tall. Reeds with wild blackberries between them.. i do this almost every one or two years. Is really hard work. I have try with many machines bt stihl fs 130 make it easy destroying everything and anything in my path.. i m totally satisfied with this machine. Is lightweight and strong. Easy to use.. sorry for my bad english.
Date published: 2016-07-28
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Standard Features

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How to Wind a STIHL Trimmer Head - 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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