FS 70 R - $259.99 DSRP

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FS 70 R

DSRP: $259.99


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This professional-grade, straight-shaft grass trimmer is fuel efficient and produces low emissions.

Ideal for home, farm and light professional use, the STIHL FS 70 R trimmer features a straight shaft and a loop handle for enhanced maneuverability. Powered by a low-emission, fuel-efficient engine, this professional grass trimmer also features a semi-automatic choke lever to help prevent flooding. NOTE: Barrier bar and large deflector must be attached when using a grass blade with loop handle tr...Read More
Print Spec Sheets
FS 70 R Specifications
DISPLACEMENT 27.2 cc (1.66 cu. in.)
ENGINE POWER 0.9 kW (1.2 bhp)
WEIGHT* 4.8 kg (10.6 lbs.)
FUEL CAPACITY 340 cc (11.5 oz.)
*Weight without cutting attachment or deflector.
Model Features
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    Shoulder Strap / Carrying System
    Using a shoulder strap or carrying system helps distribute the weight of the equipment for increased operator comfort and improved maneuverability.
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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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    Support strap (4130 007 1020)
    Support strap provides additional support while working.
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    Adjustable Front Handle
    Adjusts for comfort.
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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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    Protected Choke Lever/Knob
    Helps prevent damage.
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    Start/Run/Stop Controls on Handle
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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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    Multi-Function Control Handle
    Having easy access to all of the controls on one comfortable handle makes it easy to complete tasks so the operator’s hand never has to leave the handle.
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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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    Reduced-Emission Engine Technology - Caring for Nature
    The STIHL Inc. “Caring for Nature” seal identifies its powered products that are more environmentally conscious, producing zero or low exhaust emissions. STIHL Inc. defines “low exhaust emissions” as being cleaner than EPA and/or CARB exhaust emission standards.

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    Loop Handle (R)
    Loop handle grass trimmers and brushcutters are ideal for trimming between bushes and shrubs and other areas where space is limited.
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 trimmer/brushcutter can cause serious or fatal injury. Read, understand and follow all safety instructions in your instruction manual. To reduce the risk of injury from blade contact, circular saw blades may be used on FS brushcutters that have a limitstop, a bicycle handle and double shoulder harness and not on FS brushcutters with a "J" handle or loop handle. Other rigid blades may be used on FS brushcutters having a bicycle handle, a "J" handle or a loop handle equipped with a barrier bar. To reduce the risk of eye injury always wear proper eye protection. Always use the appropriate deflector for the type of cutting attachment, as explained in your instruction manual.
Note: STIHL recommends use of fuel with no more than 10% Ethanol content. Using fuel with greater than 10% Ethanol content may cause damage to your equipment and may void your STIHL warranty. Learn More…
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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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Optional Accessories
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    Trimmer Heads & Blades
    Many trimmer heads and blades are available. Find out which ones to use with this model in this chart.  
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    Trimmer Line
    There's high-performance STIHL trimmer line for every operating condition. 
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    Protect yourself from flying debris while trimming. Check out our selection of deflectors and find the one that will help protect you.
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    Straps and Harnesses
    They distribute the load from your hands to your shoulders. They also help reduce operator fatigue and make it easier to use trimmers, brushcutters and clearing saws for extended periods.
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    Basic Hearing Protector
    Padded stainless steel spring wire headband maintains constant pressure. Easy to adjust. Noise Reduction Rating (NRR): 23. Meets ANSI S3.19-1974 standard.

    Available color: Black/Grey

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FS 70 R is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 238.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from all in all a good weed eater its a good weed eater if it only had a more narrow guard on it like a echo so you could angle the head at a sharper angle in all its still a good piece of equipment
Date published: 2018-05-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Use it at your home or all day for business I'm a landscaper and have put a thousand hours on one of these and it still fires right up as dependable as the day I brought it home.
Date published: 2018-05-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Easy to use and dependable I bought this trimmer for two reasons, I like the Stihl brand and it was stocked by my favorite Ace Hardware store.I like doing business with locally owned businesses.Thank you for stocking your products in our Ace Store.
Date published: 2018-04-23
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Line release didn’t work after three tries. It looked great in the store. Line release is terrible
Date published: 2018-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Plenty of power for tall weeds Stihl is always the way to go for trimmers and chainsaws
Date published: 2018-04-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Reliable Trimmer I couldn't be happier with my FS70 Trimmer. I replaced my old ECHO trimmer with this unit and it is the best move I have ever made.. Reliable starts and great power to cut through the toughest of grasses. It is competively priced and worth the investment. I have converted all of my lawn and garden equipment to Stihl.
Date published: 2018-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent professional weed eater I bought my Stihl fs 70 may 11 2017. I do a lot of cutting and it is plenty powerful and has started and always run perfect. I highly recommend to anyone who needs a powerful and dependable weed eater.
Date published: 2018-04-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from wow Bought the item in February... cuts through the snow in Iowa really well.
Date published: 2018-03-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Constant string issues and gas cap that sprays me Bump head had constant issues with string so got the auto feed head. This is worse. Better feed systems on the Cheap units I have had in the past. Cannot seem to open the gas cap without getting fuel all over the place either. I wish I didn’t pay so much for this unit.
Date published: 2018-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product is everything I need and more Runs like a champ. Would not trade it for the world unless it is a stihl and a bigger model at that but this seems to do everything I need for my business
Date published: 2017-12-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great Running, Poor cutting/guarding I purchased my STIHL FS70R because of past product purchases. It was not a good purchase this time. The trimmer starts without fail and runs fine, but the guarding on the trimmer is awful. It is fixed with no options for adjustment. It has little to no protection from flying debris. I am also disappointed in the cut. Because of the spool design, the grass/weeds are difficult to cut shorter. Once again, the guard design stops you from tilting the head to cut shorter. I have always loved STIHL products, but not this one. I'd love to return it.
Date published: 2017-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Powerful This machine is phenomenal, has plenty of power and lots of torque. Perfect for a smaller lawn care service like mine.
Date published: 2017-11-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Very Disappointed I am a huge Stihl fan because Stihl makes the best landscaping equipment on the planet. I bought this product today and am astounded that Stihl would go to the trouble of making such a superb machine, and then equipping it with a sub-standard, poor quality line head. During three hours of use, I had to stop more than a dozen times because the head failed to feed or fed from one side only. I will go and buy a replacement fast load head and all will be well. Even if you charge a few dollars more, you should properly equip this excellent machine with an equally excellent feeder head and then your reviews will be all 5’s !BTW, it isn’t poor or dried out line; the head that comes with the machine is is defectively designed. Step up, have some pride in your product, and be the company that I know you are.
Date published: 2017-10-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stihl power Plenty of power, and easy to start. The only con is that the grip and throttle trigger seem to be too close to the motor which can be awkward for some users. Overall, it’s a great tool with Stihl’s legacy quality.
Date published: 2017-10-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well balanced, powerful. Once you get the starting procedure mastered it is an exceptional machine.
Date published: 2017-10-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great product Throttle for this trimmer is too touchy. It does not get a consistent flow. The guard on the head is also very bulky to work with. Overall it's is a good product.
Date published: 2017-09-26
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Poor Ergonomics Machine runs well and I have not had the string breakage issue that some other reviewers have. The only con is that the grip and throttle trigger seem to be too close to the motor which forces my wrist into an uncomfortable position when using the machine. Since the grip is integrated into the plastic motor housing, there is no way to increase this distance. I turned the trimmer head about 40 degrees so that the trigger is slightly to the right instead of straight down and this helps a little with the comfort level. I've used several different trimmers of different brands as well as some other Stihl trimmers over the years and this is the only model on which I've had this problem. I would have gone with a different model had I tried this one before I bought it.
Date published: 2017-09-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hands down, the best trimmer I've ever owned! This purchase was a replacement for a 25 year old Stihl trimmer that still runs but seems to be a bit underpowered for our needs. I use the old one for occasional quick trims around the house, but the FS 70 R has become my "go to" tool for heavy use on our 3 1/2 acres. If I were still in the business, I wouldn't hesitate to employ this trimmer on a daily basis. Thank you Stihl for another quality tool in my shop.
Date published: 2017-09-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product I just bought the fs70r and used it once , great power and it isn't as heavy as other professional trimmers Great product light weight plenty of power and seems reliable
Date published: 2017-09-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! I've been through a few gas trimmers in recent years, none able to withstand the weekly use at the house for long before having issues. First time I used this one I went through 2 tanks of fuel because it was cutting so well I didn't want to stop! And the point of sale service I got from my local dealer was excellent.
Date published: 2017-09-08
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Frustrated By Product The trimmer is light and very powerful! It can get through any weeds! The problem I have is the lines cut all the time. I then have to stop the trimmer, pull off the cap, pull the lines back back, put the cap back on and fire it back up. Trying to "bump it" doesn't work because when the lines cut they go inside and I have to take it apart. I am sure if I got an attachment with blades and not lines it would be awesome. It is so frustrating I don't even want to use it anymore.
Date published: 2017-09-08
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Almost shakes my hand off During idle almost shakes my arms off.Hard to start when cold.Would not recommend.Thank you.
Date published: 2017-09-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great power and starts easy. This is a professional quality machine that is easy to start and has good power. The controls are well placed and the balance is spot on. You can use this trimmer for extended time without too much strain and it will cut through the tallest grass easily
Date published: 2017-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from American Made Quality Best weed trimmer I have ever owned, in the future I will be buying all my products at the Stihl dealer. Tired of overpriced garbage lowes and Home Depot have been selling me for years.
Date published: 2017-08-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice trimmer, would buy again. I have owned Stihl products in the past and will continue to buy Stihl products in the future. Best brand period.
Date published: 2017-08-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works very well This unit works well and starts very easy. The only complaint I have is that when you bump it to release more string you have to bump it two or three times to get more string, other wise it is a very good trimmer.
Date published: 2017-08-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I am a homeowner, a little heavy but it will cut through anything weeds that will grow arpund here. The self - feed Bump and Go Line Head is a pain in the Cabose. I have ordered a New Head on Amazon where I can install the line myself without disassembling the head every 5 minutes. Other than that the machine works great and should last a life time.
Date published: 2017-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This replaced my old Stihl that lasted 12 years of heavy use This model replaced my old Stihl that lasted better than any non-commercial trimmer should. I'm very impressed with ease of starting and handling of my new Stihl,the quality speaks for itself,you build the best weed trimmer on the market! Thank You! Joe Crocker
Date published: 2017-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A++++++++++++ A++++++++++++++++++++ BEST TRIMMER I HAVE EVER HAD
Date published: 2017-08-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Taming the jungle... Purchased FS70R after lots of internet research. I am not a professional but wanted the power of the FS70R along with Stihl's reliability. That is exactly what I got. I have used the machine twice, still breaking it in, but the power is there to clear my weedy, southwest Florida jungle.Now saving for a chainsaw which will be a Stihl Farm Boss.
Date published: 2017-08-15
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