STIHL Trimmer Common Features


A - Protected Spark Arrestor Muffler has large baffles which reduce noise level and contains a screen designed to reduce the emission of sparks.
B - Protected Spark Plug is protected yet easy to change.
C - Air Filter Cover is easy to remove for fast and easy filter cleaning or replacement.
D - Upright Translucent Fuel Tank allows operator to easily check fuel level before starting work. Upright position makes it easier to refill.
E - Smooth Clean Design has no rough edges to snag on clothing or brush.
F - High-Tech Polymer Housings are lightweight, withstand greater impact and are corrosion-resistant.
G - Purge Pump Primer lets you prime the carburetor without flooding it.
H - Protected Choke Lever/Knob helps prevent damage.
I - Heavy-Duty Centrifugal Clutch is designed to reduce slippage.
J - Throttle Trigger Interlock must be depressed before the trigger can be activated.
K - Fully Lined Drive Shaft provides smooth operation and less vibration.
L - Adjustable Front Handle adjusts for comfort.
M - Protected or Enclosed Control Cables eliminate dangling and loose wires.
N - Protected Throttle Trigger helps prevent damage. Professional models only.
O - Clip for Strap or Harness.


  • Long-Life Cylinders provide maximum wear life, better cooling and lubrication, more power output.

  • Electronic Ignition provides easier starting and smoother running.

  • Superior Balance and Design help reduce operator fatigue and make handling easy.

  • Family Engine Concept includes many interchangeable components across model lines, enabling fast field fixes.


These features are found on some STIHL power tools.

  • Easy2Start™ System (E): This starting system reduces the strength and effort needed to start the engine. Available on select models.
  • ElastoStart™ Handle has a built-in shock absorber for smoother starting.
  • IntelliCarb™ Compensating Carburetor measures air on clean side of air filter and adjusts metering diaphragm in carburetor. Keeps RPM level even when filter begins to clog.
  • Interchangeable Gearboxes fit many models, allowing for one machine to do a variety of tasks.
  • AutoCut® Trimming Head is a proven and dependable TapAction™ cutting head. Other cutting attachments available on most models.

*STIHL trimmers, brushcutters and lawn edgers have many common features. However, all models may not have all the features shown here.