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FS 38

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

FS 38
Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 89reviewers.
Rated 1 out of 5 by hard to start subject to flooding I am very disappointed in this machine, I wish I'd gone with a more powerful machine, and this model floods easily. I would not buy this trimmer again. May 22, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by So far, So good. Would only make a few minor changes! The weed trimmer has been great so far. I use it for home only, but I use it each time that I mow. Once it starts I have to let it run wide open for about 15-30 seconds before it is ready to use. No problem with that! The trimmer guard does not offer much protection in comparison to other trimmers that I have had in the past, but it has plenty of power and I haven't encountered anything yet that will bog it down. This is the first Stihl product that I have owned and so far it has met my expectations. With the shorter/homeowner trimmer shaft, I would recommend a better guard above the trimmer line (which I fully expect the debris to fly when weed eating), but I think this can be improved and a lower profile loop handle. Overall, a good product and I will probably own another Stihl product in the near future. May 21, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by hated had hard time starting this, worse trimmer ever. would never purchase another. I returned to the store May 17, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by This product lives up to it's billing This product measures up to everything the dealer told me it would. Thus far best trimmer I have owned. Prior brands owned in similar price ranges don't come close. May 15, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Wish I would have looked at the string head before I bought it. I like the weed eater but it does not hold enough string to do my hole yard. May 15, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by HARD TO START This trimmer has less than 2 hours on it and is subject to flooding easily, it is very annoying. I have taken it back to the dealer for repair and was told the same.Frankly I have owned and operated Stihl products for several years from trimmers to chain saws. Your changes have resulted in a loss to your product reliability and customer satisfaction period. Fix the fuel system!Wayne Lannen May 15, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Piece of trash Bought this 10 days ago, very hard to start the first time. Ran good, finished the yard and put it away. Next week wanted to trim and wouldn't start to save my life. Followed starting procedures to the letter. Taking it back today and getting something else. It's a shame a well known company would sell a piece of junk! May 13, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by not enough power I like the "light weight" part, but you sacrifice power and line for the light weight. It is easy to start. The line feeds easily but has to be rewound frequently. I would recommend this only if you have a tiny yard. I love Stihl products but I am disappointed with this trimmer. May 12, 2015
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