Professional hedge-cutter with double-edged blade for cutting back. Low weight and low vibrations. 3000 strokes per minute. Lower blade speed and a more powerful cut. 60cm/24″ version (STIHL HS 81 RC-E) comes with STIHL ErgoStart for exceptionally easy starting.
Double-sided cutting blade
The cutting blade is sharpened on both sides. The sophisticated blade geometry makes for a job well done.
Intense vibration at the handles of power tools can lead to long-term effects on blood vessels in the hands and arms. STIHL has therefore developed an effective anti-vibration system whereby the oscillations from the machines engine are dampened which significantly reduces vibrations at the handles.
Cutting variation (R)
The R variations of the STIHL HS 81 and STIHL HS 86 are designed specifically for large volume cutting. They feature a cutting blade with wide tooth spacing and longer tooth height. The gearing allows a high cutting power at a medium stroke rate. The R variations provide the possibility of cutting thicker branches and completing clearing work faster.
Dual ground blade system provides a clean cut. Excellent for cutting stronger, thicker branches.
Swivelling multi-function handle
The handle rotates by 90° to the left and right, ensuring the best cutting position at all times.
Long-life air filter system
Ensures longer cleaning intervals and better protection of the engine.
Tool free filler cap
Patented special filler caps for fuel and oil. These filler caps can be opened and closed again quickly and easily, without tools.
Electronic ignition module
This ensures reliable starting and trouble-free running. The ignition system is fully encapsulated and thus protected from damp and dirt.
Manual fuel pump (Purger)
A small fuel pump delivers fuel to the carburettor at the touch of a button. This reduces the number of starting pulls required following extended breaks in operations.
Displacement cm³ 22.7
Blade length cm 60. 75
Tooth spacing mm 38
Stroke rate 1/min 3.100
Total length cm 120
Weight kg 1) 5.5
Power output kW/bhp 0.7/1.0
Vibration levels left/right m/s² 2) 1.7/2.5
Sound Pressure level dB(A) 3) 93.0
Sound power level dB(A) 3) 104.0