Handling brushcutters well in any situation

Handling a brushcutter

There's always a lot to do in the garden. STIHL brushcutters offer versatily and power to get the job done quick and easy.

In this section you will find useful tips on how to use your brushcutter effectively  plus a step by step guide on how to start your STIHL trimmer or brushcutter.

Before starting

In this section you will find which oils and lubricants your brushcutter needs and the correct way to refuel a STIHL brushcutter.

Personal protective equipment

Good protective clothing provides you with the best possible protection...

Selecting and installing cutting attachments

Here's how to assemble your brushcutter and prepare it correctly for use ...

Starting the brushcutter

Find out how to start your STIHL trimmer or brushcutter.

The correct way to store brushcutters

Find out how to get your brushcutter safely through the winter. …

Mowing technique

Correct mowing technique saves you a lot of time ...


The instructions on the following pages should be regarded as supplementary to the Instruction Manual supplied with your STIHL brushcutter. The pictures are only examples of brushcutters. Different brushcutter models may have different controls. So, before starting to use your brushcutter please familiarise yourself with the machine, read the Instruction Manual carefully and if you have any questions please contact your local STIHL representative.

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