In this day and age there is a wide variety of companies offering many different types of weedeaters. There are cheaper brands out there, and then there are brands like Stihl. You might have noticed that Stihl trimmers tend to cost a little more than the competition. Is the little extra cost justifiable? The short answer to this would be yes. The reason they cost a little extra is due to several factors which we will talk about below.
Stihl was form over 85 years ago in Germany, and over the years has come up with many amazing and innovative products in the gardening industry. They have been making weedeaters for over 30 years, and during this period of time have managed to make a superbly refined product. With this wealth of experience in the weedeater field, you can be sure you are getting a top notch product at the end of the day. Their weedeaters in particular contain a variety of patented technologies, so keep this in mind when you are wondering if you should fork out that bit of extra cash for one.
What are some of the more popular Stihl weedeater models?
Stihl offer quite a large range of models, so which one will be best for your needs? To start off with, they offer a range of weed eaters for the home user, and also a range of weed eaters for professional usage. The range designed for the ordinary homeuser is know as the HomeScaper Series, and the professional range is known as the proScaper Series. The home series is generally numbered between 45-60, for example the Stihl FS55. The Pro series is numbered between 70 and 350, so there are quite a few to choose from. Below we will take a look at two of the more popular Stihl models from both product ranges.
Stihl FS 55R
Stihl FS 130 R
Where is the best place to get one?
There are quite a few places where you can find these units for sale, including your local garden store/nursery, and even in bigger retail shops. Nursery prices are normally somewhat inflated, so we wouldn’t suggest looking for one there. The pricing at retail shops isn’t too bad, but the selections are normally a bit limited. The best bet is normally to look online first to check what kind of deals you can get. Some of the bigger online shops offer a big range of models at discount prices, and you can always compare prices against some of the bigger competing shops with a few clicks of your mouse. So we would recommend you check online first to see what you can find, otherwise have a look in some of the bigger retails stores to see what they have in stock.
Remember to look out for some of the features we have talked about today, and compare prices before you settle on one particular model. A Stihl trimmer is a great investment, and should give you many trouble free hours of trimming!