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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 73reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Happy with new trimmer I've had other trimmers, usually with poor results, I've had this model for a couple of months. It starts easily every time, I have a Stihl chainsaw so a Stihl trimmer seemed to be a natural. So far I am extremely pleased with it. I do recommend purchasing the shoulder strap. Seems to have enough power and makes trimming seem easy. If the trimmer is as reliable as my chainsaw, I will be a Stihl man forever. July 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very well made. Solid product After my 11 year old trimmer died, I looked into a few brands. A neighbor suggested a Stihl. I thought it would have been too pricey, but after comparing the Stihl with another quality brand, the Stihl was $15 cheaper. I have always owned a Stihl chainsaw and theyve never disappointed me. I was happy to purchase another Stihl product and expect to be satisfied with this one as well as the chainsaws. July 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by This product is a true "Stihl" I am a very loyal Stihl user. Have owned Stihl products since early 80's and this trimmer is truly the new Stihl. Very light weight and well balanced. Easy to start and runs smooth, yet very powerful, for a small trimmer. This trimmer is just another reason why I continue to purchase Stihl products. July 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Gets the job done Great for everyday trimming and strong enough to cover overgrow. Easy and dependable start. Well balanced. July 9, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by I think stihl quality is slipping Not impressive. I had to tweek the carb adjustments to get it to run right on medium speeds. I have owned other brands such as weed eater that "come out of the box" running better. July 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by long lasting workhorse I do lawn maintenance for bank foreclosed homes. I do 2 to 4 lawn cuts a day, 5 days a week during the grass cutting season and each cut requires trimming. I have owned this unit (FS 40 C,) and only this unit, since last September (2013). After I wore out the head that came with the unit, I switched to a Stihl head that you insert the short lines in. I also had to do some maintenance on the unit. I finally had to remove the spark arrestor screen as it became clogged with exhaust. I'm not in a forest so I don't expect any fires. If Stihl sends me a new one free, I'll install it. I have yet to change the spark plug. I have cleaned the air cleaner just a couple of times and I have changed the gas filter just because I thought it might be a good idea at the time. The trimmer is an excellent unit. It still starts on the 2nd pull, every time. I have upgraded to using the 105 line and found that I can whack larger and thicker weeds with no more effort. This is just a good unit to have around. June 30, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by better than nothing seems well built but originally bought model 38 and it broke in 10 minutesfirst wed wacker that actually worked at extending string we will see after first respooling,, June 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Awesome trimmer! After having numerous name brand trimmers, I decided to get a Stihl. I currently have a Stihl chainsaw and blower. All three are great tools. Would never buy any other brand for my use. Although I've only used the trimmer a few times, I can tell the quality is tops. I would highly recommend a purchase of a shoulder strap (it doesn't come with one), it really helps with hours of trimming (mine is usually around 1 1/2 to 2 hours). June 23, 2014
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