stihl fs80 trimmer?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by QuadRacer041, Aug 7, 2003.

  1. QuadRacer041

    QuadRacer041 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 365

    any of you guys use em, how are they?
    i wanted the fs85 but my dealer got me the fs80 by mistake, i told him to reorder and get me the fs85 cause it has a solid shaft, which i was told by stihl has a lifetime warrenty and is what they recommend for using the extra attachments.
    i took the fs80 home to try and when i give it gas the whole unit vibrates,,,im guessing cause of thew flex shaft.
    ill be using this trimmer as mostly an extended hedge trimmer and figure the fs85 with the solid shaft would hold up better.
  2. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

    I owned a 80 once. I didn't like it due to the difference in feel from the flexable shaft. Get the 85.
  3. MikeLT1Z28

    MikeLT1Z28 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,732

    i now own that FS80, hmmm, i'm getting all of hoss's hand-me-downs! lol

    i like it but the new 85 extreme is supposed to be a hollow solid shaft, all the durability with a little less weight, might check it out.

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