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Has anybody had one of these and how do they like it. Light as a feather.

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I have the next model "down" from that - the FS 90 R.

28.4 cc on the 90 vs 31.4 cc on the 100

11.7 lb on the 90 vs 10.8 lb on the 100


I went with the 90 because, as the literature says, "Its solid, straight driveshaft works with a variety of cutting attachments—giving you more flexibility in trimming applications".

I've been happy with it (this will be season #3) and the ability to add different attachments saved me several hundreds of dollars my first season.

I will say this though - if buying solely for the attachment capability - go with the Kombi System or the Echo PAS unit. While the FS90R will take several attachments, you can NOT get an extension for the pole pruner which makes that attachment an expensive version of a chainsaw and a stepladder.

I use the articulating hedge trimmer attachment - a LOT. I haven't found a need for any of the others yet. (Although the edger would be nice to have)
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I have heard many good things about the FS-90 and the kombi system. Have not heard much about FS-100
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I will say this though - if buying solely for the attachment capability - go with the Kombi System or the Echo PAS unit. While the FS90R will take several attachments, you can NOT get an extension for the pole pruner which makes that attachment an expensive version of a chainsaw and a stepladder.
Not sure what you are talking about but I was able to purchase an extension for my pole pruner



Here's the link http://stihlusa.com/multitask/access...ml#HTextension
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Not sure what you are talking about but I was able to purchase an extension for my pole pruner



Here's the link http://stihlusa.com/multitask/access...ml#HTextension
I have the extension also, we use two of the Combi systems mainly for pruning and I have three of the larger FS units but not the model you reference. I have only had a small issue with any of the Stihl gear and it was fixed right away, their equipment has treated me far beyond what I expect, especially the chain saws.
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Not sure what you are talking about but I was able to purchase an extension for my pole pruner



Here's the link http://stihlusa.com/multitask/access...ml#HTextension

Yeah. You obviously have the Kombi System.
You can NOT add an extension to the pole pruner attachment for the FS90R.

The Kombi attachments are completely different attachments - they are not interchangeable between the Kombi powerhead and the FS90R.
That's why I suggested a Kombi System if you're really interested in getting the most useful attachments.
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OK I guess I should say. I have a Kombi KM 130 R with almost all the attachments. but when I am doing lawns I am switching every stop to a edger and and string trimmer. gets old already had 1 broken cupling from switching out so much (cheap fix just annoying). so I want to have the Kombi with the edger set up all day. then just grab the other trimmer when I string trim. Also when the string trimmer is set up and your doing big job that thing is soooo Heavy..

The question I have about fs 90 is it under powered?
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OK I guess I should say. I have a Kombi KM 130 R with almost all the attachments. but when I am doing lawns I am switching every stop to a edger and and string trimmer. gets old already had 1 broken cupling from switching out so much (cheap fix just annoying). so I want to have the Kombi with the edger set up all day. then just grab the other trimmer when I string trim. Also when the string trimmer is set up and your doing big job that thing is soooo Heavy..

The question I have about fs 90 is it under powered?

Hahahahahahaha!!!


Gimme a minute to find some pics...



ETA: Here, check out the crap I cut down with mine. Not even using a brush blade...
http://www.gopherforum.com/showthrea...Trimmer&page=2

I guess if you needed to cut jungle brush on a daily basis, it may be underpowered, but for trimming "normal" stuff it's got plenty of power.

If you just want a dedicated trimmer though, maybe the 100 is a better choice though because it's lighter.
Like I said, the FS90R does NOT use the same attachments as the Kombi system.

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OK I guess I should say. I have a Kombi KM 130 R with almost all the attachments. but when I am doing lawns I am switching every stop to a edger and and string trimmer. gets old already had 1 broken cupling from switching out so much (cheap fix just annoying). so I want to have the Kombi with the edger set up all day. then just grab the other trimmer when I string trim. Also when the string trimmer is set up and your doing big job that thing is soooo Heavy..

The question I have about fs 90 is it under powered?
I dont like the kombi system for everyday use. I would go nuts switching attachments constantly. If I was only using it around the house that would be different. I would start watching Craigslist for a dedicated edger.

I have the 110 and in heavy grass it is underpowered. For every day basic trimming it is perfect. It will cut overgrown weeds/ grass but it takes much longer than if I use the 250.
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Has anybody had one of these and how do they like it. Light as a feather.

http://www.stihlusa.com/trimmers/FS100RX.html
the only thing about a stihl trimmers is you will have to do some valve adjustments as they are not true 2cycles anymore. I know the litature tells you that they are better then they were but this is just to meet epa requirements. So make sure you get a repair manual for them.
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