View Full Version : STIHL Edger, Which One?

06-20-2006, 01:21 AM
Well i think my million year old edger i got off of ebay has just about bit the dust. Since they stopped making the STIHL FC85 i am stuck with the decision on either getting a commercial curved shaft or getting the 110 which my dealer priced at $429.00 which is alot but i would maybe spend it on an edger due to it is used at every job. Should i go FC 100, 110 or find a used 85? Thanks -Mitch-

06-20-2006, 10:19 AM
i originally bought an fc75 for 329 w/ tax, took it home tried it out and didnt like it at all, i think the curve shaft takes alot of power out of the engine b/c it took a while to get spooled up, and i had to walk SLOWLY to keep it from bogging. took it back went all out and bought the fc110 straight shaft, no regrets even for 469 out the door price. this thing has balls! great torque, ive used it to bed edge, cut a small trench to lay wire and eveything else, this things eats whatever you throw at it.

06-20-2006, 06:43 PM
I going to test one out, i dont really have a problem with my curved shaft, but know a straight would be 10000000x times better. Thanks -Mitch-

06-20-2006, 07:05 PM
Mitch, I'll second TripleP in saying the FC110 is a true beast. You will have no need for a WB edger if you buy the 110.


6'7 330
06-20-2006, 07:42 PM
Mitch, I'll second TripleP in saying the FC110 is a true beast. You will have no need for a WB edger if you buy the 110.


I concur with your analysis,The low down grunt of the 4-Mix, will power through two inch overgrowth on sidewalks not edged in years.The FC110 is the one to get.

06-20-2006, 09:17 PM
For an edger can not beat the 110. Do not want one for a weede whacker but I am getting ole and delicate in my old age. WEIGHT

07-14-2006, 04:10 PM
Well yesterday my old edger finally went out and the engine woundnt stay in place so i got me a new one! This Thing is AWESOME!!!!! I love it

Thanks For All The Advice -Mitch-

07-14-2006, 04:11 PM
Heres a Pic of my old edger.

S man
07-14-2006, 08:56 PM
If you get the fs110r you can do anything including edging. http://www.stihlusa.com/accessories/interchangeable.html

07-14-2006, 09:45 PM
you sitll had a old fc44? that thing was a pos i had to work on those things all the time,you have a real one now congrats!

07-15-2006, 12:24 AM
Snapper Ariens: I did look at the changable heads today and they were nice but next year im hoping to get a KM 110 and have another trimmer, hedge trimmer, and brush cutter.

Sawman: Yea i got it off an ebay deal that in which included a BG 55 blower that didnt make it through the first spring clean up and yesterday it was being crappy and the blade mayb turned 1 mph so im like time for a new one.



DFW Area Landscaper
07-15-2006, 12:47 AM
We've never used anything other than FC-75. The engines seem to be a little bit trickier to keep running than the 4-mix stuff. One of the crews brought an FC-75 in this evening. He is having to spend like 4 minutes to get it to start after its warmed up. Still under warranty too.

I will try to look at it this weekend and see if it is something simple. If I can't get it to run right, it's going to the dealer for warranty repair.

DFW Area Landscaper

07-15-2006, 11:43 AM
DFW: i did look at the 75 but just didnt like it, i wanted a straight shaft. I love the STIHL 4-Mix, it runs like a go cart and its so nice.. :)



07-15-2006, 06:26 PM
i got the 110 a month ago........ whew nothing it cant handle! :weightlifter: