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FS 38

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

FS 38
Rated 3.4 out of 5 by 181reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by has good features lightweight easy to use dependable Great trimmer for great price always can depend on a stihl i used an older model that this model replaced this is a lot easier to use light weight easy to run i have no issues getting it to start on 2nd or 3rd pull depend on how u prime and choke it works great and cuts through everything it nice i can switch from string to the poly cut blades to cut down on string use age this is a great trimmer and i recommend it to people who wants a good reliable durable trimmer i will always use a stihl product and nothing else i have good luck with all brands of trimmers and saws this trimmer is everything i look for it has good power and works great have not had any problems with it can't beat the price i paid for this brand it good price and worth spending the money on i recommend this trimmer for daily use and for heavy weeding July 18, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by What a piece of junk. It would be a quality machine if it would ever start. I'm a pretty handy tool/yard person. I can run a lawnmower, pressure washer, drill, etc. This thing is impossible to start! Even my husband who is an avid outdoorsman struggles with this. Do not buy for the wife!! July 13, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by Terrible Didn't run right on the first day and killed its self constantly. All happened on first day within a couple hours July 11, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by The one time I used the trimmer, it worked very well. So far I like the trimmer. It is lightweight and easy to start. It worked well the one time I have used it. July 5, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by Is heavy for a women and the line feed is not easy or adequet Was told this was great for a women but it is heavy and the wire feed constantly need pulled out. which is not easy at all. Wish I didn't buy it. Expensive for not being happy with it. July 5, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by Not on par with typical Stihl performance If you are looking for a string trimmer that sits waiting for you to use, starts by the third pull, and runs reliably, start to finish, through your project ... this one is not for you.If you are looking for something that the local techs will be able to keep in top working order ... this one is not for you.BUT, if you're looking for a tool that gives you good reason to hang out at the service desk ... well, then, you're looking at just the right piece.I told the GUYS down at the SAW CENTER that this was either the worst buying decision I have ever made, or the tool I bought is the worst Stihl has ever made. July 1, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by Won't advance line. Hard to start and won't advance line. I've used grass trimmers pretty much since they got popular in the 70's. Trimmed our huge farm yard, my grandparent's, the cottage and a couple businesses. The one thing that makes a trimmer not worth a dime is if they won't advance the line.Loved every Stihl product I've owned. Chainsaws, commercial grade trimmers and such.Lets see what the dealer can do. June 17, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great value I was skeptical of buying the cheapest stihl trimmer but I know I made the right choice after using it for a while. It's light and easy to use. June 16, 2016
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