FS 50 C-E


Distributor Suggested Retail Price DSRP:   $209.95

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
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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.)
CUTTING SWATH 16.5"
POWER SOURCE Gas
*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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    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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    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.

STIHL products sold through U.S. STIHL Dealers are for distribution in the United States only.
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    AutoCut® Line Head
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Rated 4 out of 5 by 68reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great trimmer! I have used "throw away" trimmers in the past that cost almost as much as my Stihl. There is no contest! The ease in starting is unmatched. I am in the process of replacing ail of my yard tools ( 3 so far) with Stihl with just a few to go. Thank you for making my yard work easier! September 19, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Awesome! Set up was easy use is easy! Fires up within two pulls every time! September 6, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by powerful trimmer Works well but seems to vibrate too much. Plenty of power for trimming and edgeing. September 5, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Easy starting and use! The trimmer was easy to use and started right up. I have a big lawn with ALOT of trimming and the with the shoulder strap and bike handles it makes it the job way easier. August 22, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great ditch weed whip! I have owned several different weed whips,this is my favorite so far! This unit starts on the 2nd pull every time , starting it is a breeze. I bought this model because of the extended shaft , I'm 6'1" and it works well. I let my dad borrow this trimmer once and the next weekend he bought one too! I also use the the Stihl premix premium fuel sold in the 32 oz tin can. When the trimmer runs on this fuel, there no smoke, and very little Odor. Ive had this trimmer for 2 seasons now , I've also added a Stihl leaf blower and chain saw to my lineup . Stihl products are dependable , easy to use, easy to maintain , and priced fair. August 21, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by Head is horrible on this trimmer Head doesn't work properly & have to pull out string. August 15, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by I love the easy start system, and the light weight I love the easy start system, and the light weight. July 21, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best weedeater ever! I bought this weedeater in may or june and i absolutely love it! The first time i replaced the line was a little difficult but now im used to it. I trim over 2 acres of land that has heavy brush and thick grass but this weedeater gets the job done. My line wears a lot probably because of the stuff i trim but im happy i bought it. Definitely recommend it and being 6'3" i dont really have to hunch over to trim. Great product. Also have a stihl FS 72 that my grandpa bought back in 1995. So thats why i bought this one to replace the old one when it finally goes. July 10, 2016
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