Stihl Line Trimmer FS80 Review

The Stihl line trimmer FS80 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+

While very powerful, the unit is a bit heavy.

Comfort: B

Pretty comfortable. However, it does vibrates a little, is loud, and a bit heavy.

Durability: B

While a tough machine, it has occasional problems with coils.

Ease of Start: B+

A basic two cycle machine. Fires up very easily. If you do have any difficulty starting, check for spark (coil).

Value for Money: B

The Stihl name has a long tradition in producing great products. The Stihl FS80 is great trimmer, but doesn't come cheap. A big plus for Stihl is their resaleability

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