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HS 46 C-E

Our lightest gasoline-powered hedge trimmer for homeowners featuring STIHL Easy2Start™.

HS 46 C-E
Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 38reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great buy for the money and what a time saver! I used to trim bushes by hand for many years. I was a little apprehensive about spending the money on this. Once I did purchase, I wondered what took me so long. This cut my trim time by 75%. Best purchase I have made in a long time. This trimmer meets all of my expectations and more. The dealer was very helpful in helping me make my purchase. They were very knowledgeable and friendly at that. July 23, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Outstanding Power My son in law told me about Stihl, love my son in law. What an outstanding trimmer. It is easy to hold and control for a 65 yr. old, and the power is unreal. It allows me to trim everything in record time and I do have a lot of bushes and shrubs. July 11, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by problem with product purchased this trimmer on 5/9/15. it worked great for 2 1/2 days then wouldn't start. took it to the dealer who told me it had a faulty carburetor and that they didn't have one in stock and would have to order one. surprised they didn't have a carb in stock or a loaner hedger to let me borrow til mine was repaired. greatly disappointed in this hedge trimmer. the saw is light weight and cuts super good when it's working. don't like the controls on this trimmer and wish it just had a cold start switch or a pull choke which in my opinion would be much better than the controls on this trimmer. don't like the controls at all!!! was going to purchase a stihl weedeater as well but have changed my mind based on my experience with this trimmer. May 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Replaced my electric trimmer Replaced my electric trimmer and I am so happy. Lots of power, cut my trimming time in half. I've only used it twice since purchase so I'm a bit ahead of myself with quality and dependability ratings but I've had a Stihl weed wacker/brushcutter since 1998 and it's still going strong. Counting on this lasting as long. April 20, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by This product is lightweight, easy to start, fast and trims shrubs with ease. This is my first gas hedge trimmer previously I used an electric. Wow I can't believe how much faster and easier the HS 46 C does the job. It cuts larger shrubs with ease and it took me about 1/3 the time to do all my shrubs than before. I always had to worry about the extension cord and I can't tell you how many of those had been cut. I would recommend this to any homeowner. If I would have known how fast, lightweight and better this unit is than my electric I would have bought one a long time ago. Don't procrastinate go out and get one you won't be disappointed! November 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by light weight with plenty of power This hedge trimmer is awesome. It is light weight, powerful, and easy to use. It is by far the best trimmer that I have ever used. November 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by First gas trimmer - makes a quick job of trimming shrubs. My corded electric hedge trimmer died, and my neighbor has used Stihl for years and recommended this gas powered one. It is light weight,well-balanced, surprisingly quiet, doesn't get stuck or stall on branches, and is much easier and quicker to use. No more cutting through power cords. I love it and wish I would have bought one years ago. I particularly liked buying the Stihl 6-pack of oil and getting my warranty doubled to 4 years. With this positive experience, I bought the vacuum/blower with attached collection bag, and next spring I'll be buying the Stihl weedwacker. August 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by The HS 46C has many great features and will let you go for hours at a time with its lightweight and well balanced design. I purchased the Stihl HS 46C to attack some landscaping that hadn't seen attention in a few years, so you can only imagine... EVERYTHING was overgrown. The Stihl HS 46C did a great job and is very reliable every time I reach for it off the hanger. I used to landscape part time and have used the pro series, and this model will rival the pro series!Pros: easy to start, plenty of power, lightweight and durable, cuts great and runs smooth!Cons: none. July 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by So far, I thought I made the right purchase. I have to rate the dependability and value as average. Ask me after two years. But, if this trimmer is like my blower, weed trimmer, and chainsaw, I will not be disappointed. I burned through my hedges better than my old electric and battery powered trimmer. This gas powered trimmer is the cat's meow! June 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Wonderful upgrade I have used the HS46 for a couple of years and enjoyed it's reliability and ease of use. I didn't know it could be improved until I purchased the HS46C-E and totally loved the improvements. It is light, easy to start, reliable, quiet and wonderful to use. I totally recommend it. The swivel handle would have been nice, but I still love it. March 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Hedger I had an electric corded hedge timmer for years. I used to always hate trimming the bushes. Now with this… it's one of my favorite projects. I've had it for 2 years and it's been very reliable. It makes even major bush reshaping a breeze. I'm very pleased. December 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great product to have My new Stihl Hedge Trimmer has increased my productivity. The HS 46 C cuts through large bushes with ease reducing the need to stop and retrieve additional tools. Its a must have power tool for landscaping. December 1, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Powerful and easy to run. Just bought my Stihl trimmer and gave it a substantial test. I had 80' of hedge to trim back before winter set in. I was cutting through 3/8 to 1/2 limbs and knocked it all out in 20 minutes tops. I was doing the Tim the Tool Man Taylor grunt sound the whole time. November 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great new lightweight - easy to handle I am a female and bought this to trim the hedges - 6 ' tall. The lightweight made it much easier for me to use and I could cut alot more and not get tired. Great, sharpe blades. Weighted perfectly. Very easy to operate. November 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fast and powerful. This trimmer reduced the amount of time it takes me to trim shrubbery and ornamental grass to less than half. It has the power to cut larger branches so that I don't have to stop and use pruning shears to get the job done. I like the balance and light weight of this trimmer. November 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Another excellent product An excellent product as is all equipment from Stihl. A little more expensive than I would like, but worth it for the quality. Cut my trimming time and effort by about 75%.No more heavy bulky cords to drag around. A good investment that will last for many years. I am very pleased. November 13, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great trimmers I've been working for a landscaping co. For 5 yrs. we have always used red max trimmers and weed eaters. I now use stihl products and have never been happier! These hedge trimmers are awesome!! November 4, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Difficult to Start Purchased a new home, and all New Stihl products. This trimmer has been a problem from the beginning, and returned to the shop 3 times. Its very hard to get started, and still does not work. However when it did run, I had zero issues with cutting tasks. October 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent power, makes trimming easy and fast Excellent machine, makes trimming faster and easier. Also used this trimmer to clear paths to hunting stands, makes short work out of clearing wild roses!! September 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent trimmer! Nothing but Stihl, great quality! Sure beats the old electric trimmer! August 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by For the weekend warrior in all of us Quality, power and value for the price paid you cannot go wrong. Like the rest of the STIHL line of products My HS 46 C makes the job so much easier and safer.I've tried other brands ( Japanese) and electric models and done nothing more thanwaist my time and energy. Now I understand why the professional's use STIHL. August 7, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great power to weight, easy to start My wife used this trimmer after I brought it home and she loves it! We able to get our hedges under control and with the ease of use, we will keep them in shape all season. August 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Beast This hedge trimmer will tame any kind of overgrown bush you have. Plenty of power to cut like butter, even through thick branches. I trimmed 20 bushes in about 1.5 hours. Two of the bushes required a ladder too. I would recommend using ear plugs as the engine noise can be loud and annoying over time. Even though it feels fairly light, after 20 bushes my arms were starting to feel the burn. Overall I am happy with the trimmer. July 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Trimmer Once Started I too am new to gas powered trimmers and found this trimmer difficult to start when the engine is cold. But once it's started, it's about as much fun as you can have doing yardwork. It cuts shrubs and hedges like they're made of soft butter. The yard looks great! June 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Power Hedger Used my new 46-C hedger on our country road to clear brush --- very pleased with the overal performance!! After several hours of work my hands still did not "tingle"!! June 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great machine! Easy to start, super-sharp blades, lightweight. Easy to use for both myself and my wife. May 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Trims Though Things that Electric Can't I was fed up using an electric powered hedge trimmer and always cutting extension cords so I decided to go buy a gas powered hedge trimmer. I went down to my local Stihl dealer and the guy there recommended that I get the HS-46CE, adding also that the pros love them and that they sell like hot-cakes. I took up his offer. When I got home and started it up, I could not believe how much it has. It could easily handle branches up to 1 inch thick and was also extremely light. I had no issues maneuvering this hedge trimmer at all and finished trimming my hedges in a quarter of the time it would take me using my electric one. The best thing about this hedge trimmer is that well, NO CORDS!. May 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best Hedge Trimmer Awesome product easy to start and power left over. All in all the BEST Hedge Trimmer I have ever used! May 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best trimmer The best trimmer I have ever used. Takes all the hassle out of trimming hedges and grasses. Thank you Sthil March 28, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good trimmer but hard to start The hedge trimmer in very had to start when it is cold but once starts runs good December 16, 2012
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