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FS 40 C-E

A lightweight, reliable grass trimmer, featuring Easy2Start™ technology, a low exhaust emission engine and lightweight curved shaft.

FS 40 C-E
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 117reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by starts easy Can't ask for a better machine. Starts first pull every time. Suggest getting extra spools for no down time May 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by From An Ol' Craftsman To This! Awesome product, highly recommend, helps keep my yard looking good, very proud to own this tool! May 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Beats any other trimmer I started with sthil with a chainsaw purchase. I love love love the easy start on my chainsaw and brand new trimmer. I barely pull the cord and it fires right up. I dreaded making the decision to buy another 2 stroke and pull the cord until I either gave up because it wouldn't start or if I did finally get it started I aWas worn out.The trimmer has two strings vs 1 on most trimmers offered at home improvement stores. I am becoming a sthil convert. Love the product and that it is made in USA.My last piece of advice is to buy the pre mixed fuel to feed your toys. I started out using the oil and gas mix, avoiding ethanol. But at the end if the season would have to find a place to take leftover fuel. The moto mix I has a much better shelf life. In the long run I believe it to be the best option for me. No mixing or leftovers. May 21, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Bad This product is worthless. It is difficult to start!!!!! It has a gas cap that leaks all over your leg. I would not recommend purchase. To get to the engine to clean the spark plug uses odd tools to get to it. In reality I wish I had not gotten this product!!!!!! May 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Works great so far Only used it once but love it so far only complaint is that the "wire" or whatever everyone calls it is a little weak to me just going around the house and some trees and it was breaking pretty easy so as soon as my spool is empty I'll be buying a new head that has the 3 sticks of wire that just slide in May 17, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Stopped running during 1st time using it. I can not believe that a NEW trimmer stops running after less then 1 hour of use. I took it to the dealer & he said that it needed a new carburetor. UNBELEVABLE! May 6, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent homeowner trimmer After my second box store trimmer ( Bolens in '05 and a Troy built in '06 ) quit after 3/4 of the mowing season I finally got a Sthil FS 45 C in the spring of '07.I have 32 trees in my front and back yard and three large flower beds, along with a back patio and a long driveway. my fencing is mostly a square of 115' x 65'The first two years the trimmer ran flawless, I forgot to drain the fuel tank the fall of 2009 and it ran very rough and died a lot the spring of 2010 so I took it in and had it serviced and it ran great again. Since then I have been putting STP fuel stabilizer in all my yard equipment gas and have never had any trouble again, even leaving fuel in the tank over winter ever since then.The easy to start is awesome, the only way I can describe it to the uninformed is just very slowly pull the cord out about 3/4 of the way twice until you feel it "catch" and the spring assisted start you just wound up releases and starts it right up. My dad used it once and I thought he was gonna break it yanking on it like he is used to on trimmers :-pIn 2014 I had to replace the center cap/bump deal since it had worn through the plastic all the way to the bolt. The only other complaint I have about it is the size of the line being 80 instead of 95 or larger. After the holes for the line in the head had worn a little and got big enough I started using the 95 line and it made a big difference in line life.I recommended going with Sthil to my brother after he killed a box store trimmer in a year and he bought one and loves it too. April 10, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by This trimmer starts very easily every time. I bought this trimmer last summer and have no complaints. It is easy to start, has good power to get the job done, and feels balanced. January 20, 2015
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