FC 70


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A professional curved-shaft edger that blends low emissions with high performance.

Equipped with advanced fuel-saving technology, the STIHL FC 70 is the ideal blend of performance and efficiency. This curved-shaft edger is powered by a low-emission, fuel-efficient engine that saves you time and money with longer run times between refueling and up to 28% fuel savings when compared to previous models. The semi-automatic choke lever helps prevent flooding.

Print Spec Sheets
FC 70 Specifications
DISPLACEMENT 27.2 cc (1.66 cu. in.)
ENGINE POWER 0.9 kW (1.2 bhp)
WEIGHT 5.9 kg (13.0 lbs.)
FUEL CAPACITY 340 cc (11.5 oz.)
BLADE SIZE 20.3 cm (8.0 in.)
ARBOR SIZE 25.4 mm (1.0 in.)
GEAR RATIO AND BLADE SPEED 1:1.24 8,300 rpm
POWER SOURCE Gas
Model Features
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    Built in the USA
    Indicates products that are built in the United States from domestic and foreign parts and components.

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    Reduced-Emission Engine Technology - Caring for Nature
    The STIHL Inc. “Caring for Nature” seal identifies its powered products that are more environmentally conscious, producing zero or low exhaust emissions. STIHL Inc. defines “low exhaust emissions” as being cleaner than EPA and/or CARB exhaust emission standards.

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    Skid Plate
    All STIHL edgers come equipped with a skid plate to protect the gearbox during use.
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    Adjustable Depth Wheel
    The feature allows the user to easily adjust the wheel to the desired cutting depth for creating precision cuts.
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    Stop Switch
    With the Stop Switch, the equipment’s ignition is always ready for starting. Products with this feature shut off easily by pressing and holding down the switch. When the switch is released, it returns to the start position automatically, reducing the number of steps needed to start the product.
Standard Features
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    Common Features for Edgers
    View the features common to many STIHL edgers.

Important Information
Note: STIHL recommends use of fuel with no more than 10% Ethanol content. Using fuel with greater than 10% Ethanol content may cause damage to your equipment and may void your STIHL warranty. Learn More…
WARNING! Improper use of any power tool may cause serious or fatal injury. Read, understand and follow carefully the operating and safety instructions in your instruction manual before using such products.

STIHL products sold through U.S. STIHL Dealers are for distribution in the United States only.
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FC 70 is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 11.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This product has great features! This product has great features, but Start up is trouble some with little to overall effort which is required for similar products.
Date published: 2016-10-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I am very pleased with the edger. Some of our sidewalks had not been edged this season, so I had to move slowly through them the first time with the edger. Now I can walk at a normal pace while edging and get it done quickly. Love everything about the edger and would recommend it for average homeowner use.
Date published: 2016-09-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from FC 70 E-Z Edger Very important piece of equipment in my arsenal of things I use to keep my yard looking beautiful. I like how my engine runs strong when I need it and holds up under full speed requirements of lawn edge maintenance. I've got a routine down that takes less than an hour and does not wear me out thanks to the efficiency and lightweight feel of the Stihl design. The blade to exhaust port engineering is a masterpiece of balance and versatility.
Date published: 2016-09-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy Start Edger The FC70 Edger is great for the house. Effortless start and easy to use. Great product!
Date published: 2016-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product! Great power for the price and model type. Great overall product, very reliable. Plenty of power for a homeowner. I live on a corner lot so I have a lot of sidewalk a lot of driveway, to edge, Works great ! If you're using it as a homeowner I would recommend this model, don't need anything bigger or heavier.
Date published: 2016-07-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exceeded My Expectation I purchased the FC70 which is the entry level professional model. It $40 more than the home owner model which is probably all I needed but got a few small upgrades but also it looks more like a true Stihl product versus the homeowner version that looked a bit cheap with more white plastic versus orange.I wasn't sure about this style edger. How well will it work? How will it compare to the traditional style edger? Well let me tell you this thing is the real deal. Performed better than expected. Easy to handle and does a great job. I couldn't be more pleased.
Date published: 2016-06-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Home Use It appears as though many reviewers are disappointed with this unit for commercial use. I purchased this for home use and it is great. Two years of use, plenty of power, easy starts, very reliable.
Date published: 2016-05-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Junk Have had it 2 years. Too weak no power. Have gone thru 2 carbs and a pain to work on.
Date published: 2016-04-22
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