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Which Stihl Trimmer???

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by FordManKubotaDreamer, Nov 25, 2005.

  1. FordManKubotaDreamer

    FordManKubotaDreamer LawnSite Member
    Messages: 90

    I'm looking at getting a new Stihl trimmer. I'm not sure which model to go with. I want something thats good for the everyday trim, not overly powerful, but isn't a dog in thick wet stuff. Probably looking at FS 80, FS 100, FS 110. Any thoughts or comments about thees machines will be helpful. :help:
  2. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,526

    I would prob choose the fs100 by what you want to do with it. Allthough the 100 and 110 use the same engine, the drive shafts are different. The fs110 it has a steel drive shaft and you could change the heads to accept an edger and run a blade on it also. the fs80 and 100 both have cables for driveshafts and brush blades arent advised on theese. Someone correct me if im wrong on theese units plz. Also I should say that the fs 80 is 2 cycle and the 100 series are 4 stroke
  3. wormburner

    wormburner LawnSite Member
    Messages: 35

    I have a fs110 and I'm very happy with the power and above all it uses less fuel than the 2 stroke.It has the 4 mix engine-power,less fuel,and quiet.JMO
  4. Precision

    Precision LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,995

    I am getting the FS 110 for next season. Great machine, great on fuel, not much more expense for the better cable and it will occasionally see blade use. My dedicated blade machine is getting too finicky and see no point in spending the $70 for a new coil set up for a 5 year old machine.

    I love the 4 mix stuff.
  5. Lawnworks

    Lawnworks LawnSite Fanatic
    from usa
    Messages: 5,407

    fs100... I have 5 of these and love them.

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