FS 70 R - $289.95 DSRP


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FS 70 R

DSRP: $289.95

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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.)
CUTTING SWATH 16.5"
POWER SOURCE Gas
*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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    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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    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…
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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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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    Deflectors
    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 4.4 out of 5 by 242.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good product easy to use very reliable I bought myself one for my birthday and i love this trimmer helps me get the job done it never fails to start it has excellent performance i will definitely buy another
Date published: 2018-08-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Head deflector Great power, easy start ! That's it ! There is No protection to the operator ! I've had 5 Stihl pro rated trimmers, this is by far the worst model for protecting from Any flying debris that you encounter ! When you use this model, be sure to wear your bullet proof gear, you're going to need it ! Sorry Stihl, great trimmer, terrible user protection. I've been a stihl user exclusively since 1987. That brush cutter still runs great and protects great ! Not this one
Date published: 2018-07-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Trimmer I have only had 2 trimmers in the last 15 years. Both were Echo's and the first one was 6-8 years old when i got it. So i know you pay for quality. This is my first Stihl trimmer, but i already owned a Stihl chain saw and backpack blower so i was willing to give the trimmer a try. Myself and my wife are very satisfied and actually impressed with the performance so far. We have about a 5 acre yard and then we mow some commercially so we use them a lot. I am anxious to see how this one holds up to what i'm used to on the Echo's. So far, so good. I am happy about what i bought.
Date published: 2018-07-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Pure garbage!!! Wow! I cannot believe stihl would consider this to be or even try to sell this product as commercial grade. I have been in the landscape industry along time and have ran homeowner wipes that I would consider before this one. So straight out the gate the first thing you will find to be of poor quality and design is the head, you have to use some type of object to pop it open, then you get to feel how light and cheap it is I could burn right through it in a day without trying, to load the head you have to have two separate pieces of line that you can't even keep in place, I'm sorry this is a commercial piece of equipment it should be fast and easy to load while you are on the otherside of a property than the truck and load it with ease and without tools. I run my wipes at full throttle 65% of the time, this head cannot take it the line welds it self together or it gets tangled up inside and you have to get your tools to take it apart and so on and so on. The choke was over engineered everyone of my guys have just about broken it right out the gates. The intake cover you need a tool to take off what happened to good ol wingnuts? Nope can't do that must make them care yet another to around with them. The handle suchs and that piece of black trash between the throttle and handle what is that? Are you trying to see how hard you can make it to care. I could keep on pointing out all the Flaws I'm just going to say my last and final words: "For the same price as this homeowner 101 whip (trimmer) you can get yourself a true commercial grade one, I wish I could say the brand name but I'm not going to out of respect for still, and all I ask if don't sell this as a commercial product because it is no.DO NOT BUY FOR COMMERCIAL USE PLEASE!!!
Date published: 2018-07-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality Product First Stihl product I have purchased. I am impressed with the quality, design and ease of operation of my purchase. Power is sufficient for what I need to accomplish, but did bog it down several times during operations. I could have upsized, but am confident that the FS 70 will do what I need it for, for years to come. I highly recommend Stihl!
Date published: 2018-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome trimmer This trimmer works great. I have a small lawn care business and we use the fs 70s as our main trimmers. It is light and dependable.
Date published: 2018-06-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Trimmer I Love this trimmer.I have no doubt this baby will run with no problems, for years.Workhorse, doesn't skip a beat.I have no problem with flooding it as some others have,...just follow the directions !Don't waste your money elsewhere, buy Stihl !!
Date published: 2018-06-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worthy of the STIHL name This is the best trimmer for the money that I have used. That is why I only use STIHL products.
Date published: 2018-06-24
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