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Trimmer Heads & Blades

The right tool for the job

Having the proper tool for the job can make all the difference, and STIHL has a...
Having the proper tool for the job can make all the difference, and STIHL has a cutting head or blade appropriate for even the most challenging landscaping job. We even manufacture our own trimmer line to withstand temperature changes and abrasion. Metal, plastic, commercial, and quiet, your Authorized STIHL Dealer can explain the many options available and help you find the right replacement head, blade and line for your STIHL trimmer, brushcutter or clearing saw.

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  1. 3 years ago
    Pretty Good So Far, 1st day
    Initially it worked pretty good, but not as good as I'd hoped. Typically when I buy things I have unrealistic expectations so...I went ahead and flipped the blade over so it was installed correctly and my unrealistic expectations were realized. Small stuff like finger size sapplings can cut thru almost like cutting grass with your string trimmer. Bigger stuff, 1" - 2" or more takes a little more work but does it pretty quick. The instructions could be better for sure. Pictures aren't to ... read more good. My bad for putting it on upside down tho.
  2. 2 years ago
    Wow! Like a lightsaber!
    I used this today for the very first time, and let me tell you, it is as cool as can be. I expected it to take a second or two to go through what I was cutting (trees 1-2 inches in diameter), but no sir. Like a hot knife through butter. It zipped right through it like a lightsaber. It was on my line trimmer attachment for my KM131R. It makes quick work for whatever you're cutting down. I love the fact that I can sharpen the blade and that with proper care, it will last a long time. Well played ... read more STIHL. Well played.
  3. 3 years ago
    Cutting blade for Extream cutting and clearing jobs.
    Bought this for my FS90, 5 years ago. I cleared 3 acers in Eastern North Carolina. There was saplings pampas grass, Bamboo, Reeds, wild Blueberry patches, these Devil vines, and of course crabgrass and a lot of different clumping grasses. I had purchased and burned up 3 different brands of trimmers. I started using my FS90 with the string cutting this material, would not work. Then we put this beast on the powerful FS90. The grass was flying, the 2" saplings were no match. I swear I couldn't ... read more believe how fast and well this cut through everything in it's path. I'm not talking shredding it cut cleanly, the ends of the grass was perfectly trimmed. I now use this to finish cut around the house. This blade will need to be sharpened, but the performance of this blade far surprises any other blade I have tried.
  1. 6 years ago
    I LOVE THIS PRODUCT!
    I love my Stihl FS55 string trimmer but could never complete my entire trimming job without stopping to remove the top of the bump-type head to re-set the string because it would break flush with the edge of the head. With the new Fixcut head I can easily replace the string in seconds without removing the head. I LOVE THIS PRODUCT!! If you buy one of these Fixcut heads, you will not be disappointed. I should have bought this sooner. This head should come standard on all their models.
  2. 6 years ago
    A lot easier than winding line unto an empty head
    Carrying a few pieces of 8" line is a lot easier than winding line when it runs out. I can load and keep going in less than half the time it takes to stop and wind line unto an empty head.
  3. 5 years ago
    Line breakage issue solved..with common sense???
    Lines and chains of any kind break within thier specifications due to a change of Chemistry of conditions and maintenence or storage related to the tool or machine. ALL line must put into a pail of water 24hr after purchase and 24hr just prior usage then stored in a bucket with damp mold resistant sponge as not to dry out. Secondly. Like a chain saw bar clean after use and check for burs. Not cleaning, deburing and lubricating will cause anything to fail that is not in a sealed environment.
  1. 4 years ago
    This blade is a great product.
    I bought this blade for my FS90r. one of the best investments I've ever made. I cut 3 acres of saplings up to 1 1/2 . Vines up to 1 inch we all know how Aggravating they can be with ease. And the blade is just as sharp as it was when I bought it.The blade on my Fs90r does not vibrate like others have written about and is very well built.
  2. 3 years ago
    Using it with a FS 560 is unbeatable
    I purchased two of these for my FS 560 that came from my Southern States dealer in Lebanon, VA. The team there is great! Anyhow, this blade is unbeatable. It does great on grass, but can tackle nearly anything I can throw at it. We are in rocky limestone terrain, with autumn olives, blackberries, wild roses, etc. It's a mess of over grown pasture field, but this combo cannot be beat. The FS 560 is a beast of a machine, and the other blades, the scratcher, and the circular blade have their ... read more places, but this best all round one.
  3. 5 years ago
    The Best Blade For Me
    I have an FS110, and use the OEM string head, the scratcher blade, and this brush knife. This brush knife is by far the best of them. Nothing within reason stops it. It chews through thick grass, eats saplings, and even chews away at thicker brush and small trees. I used it to clear some shooting lanes for deer season, and it did the job easily and efficiently. The only downside to it is somewhat petty: the price. When you get down to it, it's just a small piece of metal with some sharpened ... read more edges. But since it does the job so well I can accept that it is a little bit more money then I think it should be. Overall this is the blade to have if you could only choose one. If you have more than just grass to cut, get it, you won't be sorry.
  1. 3 years ago
    Excellent for 1" or so scrub
    I have the FS 130 and I have this. I had no operation instructions and used it improperly and at first didn't like it. Then I was instructed to use it like a scythe. YOWZA!! A small swing and it slices through obstacles, overgrown paths and with some dexterity and improper use can get some of the waist high horizontal branches.
  2. 2 years ago
    Phenomenal blade. Dependable and sturdy!
    I use this blade in the farms back pasture for clearing. I have absolutely NO complaints! It delivers and is an excellent cutter.
  3. 6 years ago
    Cuts Through Anything....just about anyway
    I purchased the Scratcher tooth circular saw blade to go on my Kombi KM90R with the brushcutter attachment. Swapping it out was a breeze and this thing will cut through most all briars and small saplings that I could put it through. I was cutting up to 1 1/2" saplings with it without a problem. I bounced the thing off a few rocks which made me nervous but it did not affect the blade at all.
  1. 6 years ago
    Excellent for brush and grass
    My parents had one of these trimmer heads on a sthil brush cutter when i was growing up. I used it to mow fence lines, drive way banks, and trim around the house and barns. When i got older and bought my house i also bought a fs55r and when i picked it up from the dealer it had a string head on it. I dislike string heads so much i gave it to the dealer and had them install the poly cut head. I will never use another style of head on my trimmer. I get two or three trimming rounds at my 6 acre ... read more property from one set of blades.
  2. 2 years ago
    CONDITIONAL Recommendation!
    This cutter head kind of fits a niche between a Sting-Line trimmer & a Cutting Blade. I have used mine occasionally, but it sets on a shelf in my shop because the Cutting Blades better fit my uses. There are specific uses that it will fit just fine. If you are cutting weeds that look butchered or shredded when cut by a String-Line trimmer, this may be for you. Some hollow-stemmed or moisture-laden weeds cut well with this Poly-Cut Mowing Head. However, it will wear down quickly when ... read more introduced into woody brush. I had good results when cutting Canadian Thistle & Knapweed.
  3. 6 years ago
    Great upgrade from the auto feed string head
    I was frustrated by the design flaws in the auto-feed head. My dealer recommended this head. I am VERY pleased. It is durable and the blades last for many hours of use which translates to months for what I use it for. The blades are durable but not indestructible. They are great on grass, weeds and vines but are brittle and will break against fence posts and trees. I have brick flower beds that I have to trim around. I have to switch heads regularly.
  1. 5 years ago
    Much better than "bump & feed"
    I totally agree with Gary86. The DuroCut is MUCH easier to use than the bump-&-feed line head that came stock with my Stihl FS-56 trimmer. Although you can't feed line on the run with the DuroCut, most of the time my bump-&-feed head wouldn't either. I would spend more time unsnarling the spools and re-threading the the head than trimming. I tried several brands of line (including Stihl) in effort to find some dependability and ease of use in the original head. The DuroCut uses much heavier, ... read more serrated pre-cut line segments that are tougher and longer lasting than the original line. When you do have to stop and reload line, its quick and easy. Just pull the remaining line segment out through the center, push the new line in from the outside, and GO!
  2. 10 months ago
    Great for thicker lines.
    Bought this head to go on my fs240. I use .130" cf3 pro line and it will last all day cutting thick grass without breaking. The head is well balanced and feels like it is heavy built, so far I haven't had the line to sling out so it seems to hold the line extremely well.
  3. 3 years ago
    Excellent Head
    Easily installed the DuroCut Head 20-2 and have been very pleased with its performance. It has been very reliable and it is very easy to change the strings. The DuroCut Head is much less hassle than a bump head. Thank you Stihl for making this head and pleased do not discontinue it.
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