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Old 01-24-2014, 04:46 PM
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New Stihl FS 94R Review with photo's

So i just bought the new Stihl FS 94R Yesterday, today I got to use it. The price of the machine was $429 Canadian plus tax.
So this morning I fill it up with mid grade gas and Stihl Premium two stoke oil at a 50:1 ratio. The way the gas tank looks small I didn't think it would hold much gas but I was wrong.
The job at hand was a over grown 3 tiered hillside.
The machine started right away after pumping the bulb and having the choke on.
The job took just under a hour to complete, as you can see in the photo their was still a quarter tank of gas left. I was running the machine at 3/4 speed.
My primary trimmer the last few years as been a Husqvarna 327RJ. I have nothing bad to say about that machine I just wanted to switch to the 94R because of the thing I have heard and read plus all of my other tools are Stihl.
The 94R has good power, not as much as the 100 or 110 but similar to the 90.
I do like the stop button no more on or off switch. The throttle set wheel is another good idea. I had the TSW set to 3/4 which means i could not go over that rpm.
I Can confirm that it take all of the other Stihl attachments, as i trimmed a few bushes just to see if it worked.
From what I did today i can give it a good recommendation. Feel free to hit me up if you would like some questions answered.
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Old 01-24-2014, 06:27 PM
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thanks for the review. do you feel like its a worthwhile upgrade from the fs90?
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Old 01-24-2014, 07:29 PM
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thanks for the review. do you feel like its a worthwhile upgrade from the fs90?
I'd be interested on this as well.
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Old 01-24-2014, 06:34 PM
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Old 01-24-2014, 07:42 PM
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It's Stihl's new 2 stroke engine. I'm interested inn how heavy it feels compared to the 4 Mix machines he has. My dealer keeps trying to get me to buy the FS90 but it's 3 pounds heavier than the Kawi 27 I'm using now. He tells me it feels lighter than the Kawi. The FS90 I held didn't feel lighter.
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Thanks for the review/pics, but I have to ask- you don't have snow right now and you're in BC?!?
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I can also tell by looking back to see how they're hanging and often reach back and feel them to see how firm they are.
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Old 01-25-2014, 02:34 AM
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Hey Mow Mony and Richard Martin, I'm not sure if its a upgrade from the 90 but it is just as powerful and it is a few pounds lighter. I'm hoping I can get good use out of it and not have the troubles some people have had including myself with the 4 strokes.
Riding Green I live on Vancouver Island in BC, we do not get a lot of snow. So far this winter we had 2 snow falls and the snow was gone by days end. Today was 58 degrees and I mowed a lawn.
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Hey Mow Mony and Richard Martin, I'm not sure if its a upgrade from the 90 but it is just as powerful and it is a few pounds lighter. I'm hoping I can get good use out of it and not have the troubles some people have had including myself with the 4 strokes.
Riding Green I live on Vancouver Island in BC, we do not get a lot of snow. So far this winter we had 2 snow falls and the snow was gone by days end. Today was 58 degrees and I mowed a lawn.
Man, I'm so jealous. That's a beautiful place (not to mention I like hunting and there's some monster black bears on VI).
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Old 01-25-2014, 10:49 AM
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Do you have to use a deflector with the string head? I haven't seen one of those stupid black plastic deflectors since we ditched the fs76 a few years back. I was looking at the manual online. http://www.stihlusa.com/WebContent/C...ion-manual.pdf page 19 top right.
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Old 01-25-2014, 04:12 PM
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Stihl Comparo

FS-90R - 11.7 lbs / 1.27 hp 4Mix
FS-94R - 10.1 lbs / 1.2 hp 2-stroke NEW

FS-100RX - 10.8 lbs / 1.4 hp 4Mix
FS-110R - 12.1 lbs / 1.4 hp 4Mix
FS-130R - 12.3 lbs / 1.9 hp 4Mix

FS-250R - 13.2 lbs / 2.15 hp 2-stroke
FS-240R - 14.6 lbs / 2.3 hp 2-stroke NEW

http://www.stihlusa.com/products/tri...onal-trimmers/
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