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FS 38

A lightweight, value-priced consumer trimmer with many quality design features.

FS 38
Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 50reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by another great STIHL product Runs flawlessly just like my 12yr old chainsaw! Best products in the industry. August 23, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by I hate it! This is the worst trimmer I have ever owned it is hard to start. I used it 3 times and it doesn't run anymore. I will never buy another one! August 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by typical Stihl product, works as it should, dependable starting lightweight, efficient, good starter, doesn't hurt your back when used for extended periods, I use a shoulder harness with it, and it makes it easier to handle. I have several other Stihl products that have proven to be a good value. All of them work well and start easy, and easy to service. August 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Product Had a friend lend me his older Stihl trimmer for a few weeks to try it. Needless to say I was sold on it and just bought a FS-38 a few days ago. Absolutely love this machine. Very easy to start, runs great and Stihl has alot of dealers in my area just in case I need something fixed. August 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Easy To Use I have used the FS 38 twice. It is easy to start and use and does not seem to throw the grass back at me like my previous trimmers did. All of my previous trimmers lasted about two to three years before carburetor issues surfaced. I hope that the FS 38 will be as reliable in that regard as my Stihl blower has been - six years of use and still going strong. August 1, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by It's just not good. Hard to start; gulps gas/oil; goes thru line at a ridiculous rate;Live in a small town and local hardware store carries Stihl.First and last Stihl purchase. Not hardware stores fault, just poorly engineered piece of equipment. Sorry to be so negatve. I hope my experience is the exception. July 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Good value for the price Was surprised at first as I've owned Stihl chainsaws for years that this wasn't easier to start. It had the dealers mix in it and was a pain to start at first. Maybe it was just me because after the first 5 uses or so it is very easy to start or maybe I've found out what works. Cuts well and feeds line well. Looks like another long term Stihl product in m garage. July 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great curved shaft unit! I was looking for a new "low priced" trimmer when i found this model and was excited to see the Stihl name on a unit at this price. I also knew of the disadvantages with a curved shaft trimmer. It happens that our yard/situation is perfect for this type of trimmer.Went home, read the reviews, formed my own opinion and decided on this unit. I have sold outdoor power equipment in the past, and know of the importance of fresh, properly mixed fuel in small engine applications, so I was very pleased when the salesman let me know that the 6 pack of Stihl oil I wanted would extend my warranty from 2 years to 4! This thing runs and works perfect. Starts predictably and has plenty of power for my homeowner needs. I very seldom run it past 3/4 throttle. Looking to see how long this unit performs with proper maintenance. VERY satisfied so far! July 18, 2014
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