feedback on stihl fc75 edger

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by rywnygc, Jan 21, 2011.

  1. rywnygc

    rywnygc LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 523

    Ive been using my stihl trimmer to edge and I want cleaner lines. I am looking at the edger in the title and wanted to find out if anyone has one and the pros and cons. I am brand loyal so I just need to know if this is enough or if I need a different model. Thanks in advance!
  2. Turf Dawg

    Turf Dawg LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,719

    I personally like the 4Mix Stihl's curved shaft for edgers like the FC90. I like the two stroke for string trimmers but for edging the 4Mix seem to have more torque.
  3. BadRancher

    BadRancher LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,892

    Mine has been ok. I had to have the carb replaced and warranty didn't cover it, said it was a fuel issue.
  4. shepoutside

    shepoutside LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,208

    Have 2 of these, love them!
  5. LaLawnGuy

    LaLawnGuy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 222

    I have the FCC95 and love it, put the head on a FS80 once and wasn't impressed. As the previous poster mentioned, the torque of the 4mix suits an edger much better. I wouldn't get a curved shaft, you really need the solid drive with an edger, IMO.
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  6. Turf Dawg

    Turf Dawg LawnSite Gold Member
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    I do like the ideal of the solid shaft, but I have yet to find a straight shaft trimmer with the high blade speed of the curved's. I have both but only use the straight for very tough edging and use my curved about 98% of the time. The FC90 [curved] has a blade speed around 8500rpm's and the FC95 [straight] has a blade speed around 4200rpm's. In the 15 years of using a curved shaft stick edger I have yet to have a flex cable break. The higher blade speed on a curved leaves a MUCH cleaner and crisper edge. If I only could have one edger it would be a Stihl 4Mix curved. But like you said IMO
  7. rywnygc

    rywnygc LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 523

    thanks for the input. I still might get one because for tough spots I can still use the old shovel.
  8. qualitylawnpro

    qualitylawnpro LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 547

    i had two a few years back put 3 shafts in each one finally just junked them. have a shindaiwa now no problems in 3 years!
  9. StihlMechanic

    StihlMechanic LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,133

    The engine on the fc75 is the same as a fs80 or fs85 trimmer. Awesome engine for sure, but will lack in power for heavy edging. I see no issues with straight shaft stihl edgers, and lots of broken cable with the curved shafts. If you keep the cable lubed it can help though. I plan to get a FC95 straigt shaft 4mix this year because I never see issues with them and rarely see one come through the shop.
  10. Landscape Poet

    Landscape Poet LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,638

    Stihl has a lifetime warranty on this if I am correct dont they?

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