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cuttenup
06-14-2009, 12:57 PM
Does anyone use any other head attachments on there FS80. If so what do you use and how does it perform?

bighaydenslawn
06-14-2009, 01:39 PM
You cannot run attachments on the FS 80. It is a flex (cable) shaft, not solid, so it will not take attachments. I have the FS 90 and it can run different trimming heads as well as hedge trimmer, pole pruner, and powerbroom.

My dealer said Stihl is discontinuing the 80's because of the old 2-stroke, bad-for-the-environment design and having all 4-Mix trimmers for the Pro Series.

Cuttinitclose
06-14-2009, 02:21 PM
You cannot run attachments on the FS 80. It is a flex (cable) shaft, not solid, so it will not take attachments. I have the FS 90 and it can run different trimming heads as well as hedge trimmer, pole pruner, and powerbroom.

My dealer said Stihl is discontinuing the 80's because of the old 2-stroke, bad-for-the-environment design and having all 4-Mix trimmers for the Pro Series.

Ditto that.

DRBLawnBuster
06-14-2009, 04:01 PM
yes im looking to get a stihl trimmer and my dealer is not selling them after june 30 because of the old 2 cycle.And as he said you can not run attachments on the fs-80

BadRancher
06-14-2009, 05:42 PM
I run attachment on mine. Dealer sells them.
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HenryB
06-14-2009, 05:59 PM
I run attachment on mine. Dealer sells them.
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I use them on mine too. 3 yrs no problems at all.

DRBLawnBuster
06-14-2009, 06:01 PM
My dealer said he wouldnt because its not a solid shaft

BadRancher
06-14-2009, 06:40 PM
My dealer says the ones he sold were for the FS80. Sounds like your dealer doesn't want to back his merchandise
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cuttenup
06-14-2009, 06:53 PM
BadRancher, HenryB,
What attachments do you run on it?

HenryB
06-14-2009, 06:55 PM
BadRancher, HenryB,
What attachments do you run on it?

Mostly the hedger. I think the edger might be pushing it.

BadRancher
06-14-2009, 06:57 PM
I run the edger and trimmer only. My only complaint is it can be a PITA changing them out sometimes.
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Tharrell
06-15-2009, 10:02 AM
I've had Stihl dealers tell me the cable was better for attachments. I still use the 85's with attachments. I can't stand the whine or lag time from a cable. It sounds and feels like a ryobi to me. Tony