A fuel-efficient, low-emission trimmer with Easy2Start™ and an elongated shaft for taller users.The STIHL FS 50 C-E is a lightweight trimmer that doesn’t skimp on the features. This grass trimmer features a dependable, low-emission engine that is 20% more fuel efficient than our previous model (FS 46). It also features Easy2Start™ technology for quick, smooth starts, as well as our TapAction™, AutoCut® C 5-2 cutting head for faster line reloads. Combined with a longer shaft for tall users, this trimmer stands head and shoulders above the competition.
Adjustable front handleThe front handle is easily adjustable (360-degree rotation) for comfort.
Convenient throttle/start/run/stop controls built into the handle for easy operation.
Simplified Starting ProcedureTo 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.
Fully Lined Drive ShaftProvides smooth operation and less vibration.
High Tech Polymer HousingHousings are lightweight, withstand greater impact and are corrosion-resistant.
Protected Choke Lever/KnobHelps prevent damage.
Throttle Trigger InterlockMust be depressed before the trigger can be activated.
Air Filter CoverEasily removed for fast and easy filter cleaning or replacement.
Protected or Enclosed Control CablesEliminate dangling and loose wires.
Heavy-Duty Steel-On-Steel ClutchCentrifugal clutch is designed to reduce slippage.
Protected Spark PlugProtected yet easy to change.
Protected Spark Arrestor MufflerHas large baffles which reduce noise level and contains a screen designed to reduce the emission of sparks.
Upright Translucent Fuel TankAllows operator to easily check fuel level before starting work. Upright position makes it easier to refill.
Multi-Function Control HandleHaving 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.
Tool-Free Handle AdjustmentThe central wing nut enables easy adjustment without the use of tools. For transportation and space-saving storage, the handle can be rotated 90°.
Purge Pump PrimerBy 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.
Loop Handle (R)Loop handle grass trimmers and brushcutters are ideal for trimming between bushes and shrubs and other areas where space is limited.
Cutting Heads & Blades Selection ChartNeed help selecting a cutting head or blade for your STIHL trimmer or brushcutter?
Built in the USAIndicates products that are built in the United States from domestic and foreign parts and components.
STIHL Easy2Start™The STIHL Easy2Start™ system makes starting STIHL outdoor power tools almost effortless, eliminating the need for a strong pull of the starting cord. This advanced starting system is designed to make starting STIHL products easier. The specific system may vary by model, but in each case, a quick pull overcomes the engine’s compression to minimize the strength and effort required to start. Available on selected products.