Stihl FS90 Trimmer Review

The Stihl FS90 trimmer was compared to other top brands in the following categories...

Brand Weight to Comfort Durability Ease of Value for
  Power Ratio     Start Money
Echo 230 & 260 B B+ B B- B
Kawasaki KGT27A A+ A B- B- A
Maruyama 22-26cc A B+ B B+ A
Redmax 22-26cc A A B+ A B+
Shindaiwa T231&261 B+ B+ B+ A B
Shindaiwa T242 B B+ A- B+ B+
Stihl FS80 B+ B B B+ B
Stihl FS100RX A B+ B B+ B
Stihl FS90R B+ B+ B+ B+ A

Weight to Power: B+

The FS90s fall behind the 100RX, but still have a lot of power and torque. However, they are 1 pound heavier---and yes, it is noticeable.

Comfort: B+

Comfortable and well balanced with low vibration and noise. A smooth trimmer.

Durability: B+

This trimmer uses the 4-mix engines, which are holding up very well. After one initial valve adjustment at about 100 hours, it is a low maintenance unit.

Ease of Start: B+

Like the FS100, one or two pulls and it fires right up. If not, check the valves.

Value for Money: A

These units are about $30 to $40 less than the FS100 and can accept attachments. With a great resale value, they are a great buy for under $300.

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