FS 50 C-E - $199.99 DSRP

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FS 50 C-E

DSRP: $199.99


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A fuel-efficient, low-emission trimmer with Easy2Start™ and an elongated shaft for taller users.

The FS 50 C-E grass and weed trimmer features a low-emission engine, delivering trimming performance that is 20% more fuel efficient than our previous model (FS 46). Its Easy2Start™ technology allows for quick, easy starting, while its elongated shaft is ideal for taller users. This well-balanced trimmer also features our easy-loading AutoCut® trimmer head — perfect for putting the finishing touch...Read More
Print Spec Sheets
FS 50 C-E Specifications
DISPLACEMENT 27.2 cc (1.66 cu. in.)
ENGINE POWER 0.8 kW (1.07 bhp)
WEIGHT* 4.6 kg (10.1 lbs.)
FUEL CAPACITY 340 cc (11.5 oz.)
*Weight without cutting attachment or deflector.
Model Features
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    Adjustable front handle
    The front handle is easily adjustable (360-degree rotation) for comfort.
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    Simplified Starting Procedure
    To get started, simply pump the fuel primer, set the choke and pull the starter cord. The built-in stop switch allows the user to turn off the engine with a simple press of the button. When the engine is off, the throttle lock automatically returns to the “start” setting. Your power tool will be ready to be started when you’re ready to get back to work.

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    Fully Lined Drive Shaft
    Provides smooth operation and less vibration.
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    High Tech Polymer Housing
    Housings are lightweight, withstand greater impact and are corrosion-resistant.
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    Start/Run/Stop Controls on Handle
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    Protected Choke Lever/Knob
    Helps prevent damage.
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    Throttle Trigger Interlock
    Must be depressed before the trigger can be activated.
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    Air Filter Cover
    Easily removed for fast and easy filter cleaning or replacement.
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    Protected or Enclosed Control Cables
    Eliminate dangling and loose wires.
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    Heavy-Duty Steel-On-Steel Clutch
    Centrifugal clutch is designed to reduce slippage.
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    Protected Spark Plug
    Protected yet easy to change.
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    Protected Spark Arrestor Muffler
    Has large baffles which reduce noise level and contains a screen designed to reduce the emission of sparks.
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    Upright Translucent Fuel Tank
    Allows operator to easily check fuel level before starting work. Upright position makes it easier to refill.
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    Purge Pump Primer
    By pressing the bulb, this small fuel pump delivers fuel to the carburetor, reducing the number of starting pulls needed after an extended break between uses.
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    Cutting Heads & Blades Selection Chart
    Need help selecting a cutting head or blade for your STIHL trimmer or brushcutter?

    Click here to view the Cutting Heads & Blades Selection Chart (PDF Format).
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    Built in the USA
    Indicates products that are built in the United States from domestic and foreign parts and components.

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    STIHL Easy2Start™
    The STIHL Easy2Start™ system makes starting STIHL outdoor power tools almost effortless, eliminating the need for a strong pull of the starting cord. This advanced starting system is designed to make starting STIHL products easier. The specific system may vary by model, but in each case, a quick pull overcomes the engine’s compression to minimize the strength and effort required to start. Available on selected products.

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Standard Features
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    Common Features for Trimmers
    View the features common to many STIHL trimmers.

Important Information
WARNING! Improper use of any power tool may cause serious or fatal injury. Read, understand and follow carefully the operating and safety instructions in your instruction manual before using such products.

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FS 50 C-E is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 105.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Nice power, line feed needs work I have about an acre of land in my backyard which is wild lands and needs frequent weed cutting to reduce fire danger in the summer. The FS-50 has good power and goes through the weeds fast enough. It starts up easy and so far has held up well (about 3 months old). New line replacement is a breeze.My only complaint is about the co-called automatic bump feed for the cutting line. It doesn't work. 90% of the time when I bump it nothing happens. The mechanism is usually stuck so I have to press the bump in by hand and manually pull out the line. This slows my work efficiency considerably. I hope future models has a more robust and well working auto line feed. This is not German engineering at its finest.
Date published: 2018-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from runs like a dream Why I didn't buy this earlier I don't know. Stihl starts up very easy, two pulls and it fires right up no bogging with a lot of power. It is not very heavy, it has a tall shaft which helps me from having to bend over I'm (6'1"). A lot of people wonder about cost, it may seem high but the quality justifies the cost it is worth every penny.
Date published: 2017-09-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Dependable and powerful Best weed eater I've ever owned/used. Easy pull start really is easy. Fires right up every time. Tap and feed head didn't work. I bought a head that I load manually. I pre cut line and it takes less than 30 seconds to change out.
Date published: 2017-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent tool Cranks right up and cuts all my weeds with ease. Very happy with it.
Date published: 2017-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from easy to start runs great this is my fourth Stihl product and I am well satisfied with all of them. if your looking for a reliable product then Stihl is the answer.
Date published: 2017-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great trimmer! Don't waste your time with the cheap trimmers at big box stores. This trimmer will save money in the fairly near term with less repairs and hassles.
Date published: 2017-08-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product This trimmer starts within a few pulls every time. It has plenty of power for trimming and edging. I wish it did better fuel economy wise, but overall is the best trimmer I have used.
Date published: 2017-07-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great weed demolisher I absolutely love my new trimmer. It's so easy to start..it is a workhorse and what a warranty!!! Also love the strap! Really helps with weight of weed trimmer
Date published: 2017-07-14
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