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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 160reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great value for the money. Great trimmer, light weight, easy to start and has good balance, it does not fatigue you like older trimmers do. August 26, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Easy to start but small gas tank...carry your gas can with you. Great product but gas tank too small,runs out of gas before I can finish my small yard.If you have a very large yard carry your gas can with you. August 25, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by How do amke you line come out with weed eating? I cant seem to find out where in the sam heck you "bang" the thing to make your string come out while you weed eat. Like when your line gets too short, and usually (with other weed eaters) the string comes out when you bang on the end....HOW DO YOU GET THE SRTING TO COME OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! August 16, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Amazing trimmer My Dad has a FS 45 that he has had for a few years now as well as a handful of Stihl chainsaws. He loves each of his Stihl items and hasn't had an issue with any of them other than normal wear and tear. He recommended that I get a Stihl for my first trimmer and let me tell you it has been the best equipment purchase I have ever made. It is super easy to use, easy to start, easy to clean and runs like a champ. Love it! August 10, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by awesome weedeater been wanting a Stihl for a while finally did and so glad I did.feels great less vibration, less noise, less weight, started on third pull run like a dream. have an acre and did whole yard without getting a backache,never happened before with all the other trimmers I've had .decent price too well worth the money, July 28, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Will last forever with proper fuel and maintenance I'm the equipment manager at a golf course. We have three FS 45s been running them for six years other then A plugged up exhaust that is all the problems I've ever had we have recently bought an FS 40.. Been using it all summer long, expect it to be as good a machine as the 45 FS. These are home machines in a commercial setting. Each machine gets ran 20 hours a week. Would recommend for home or commercial use excellent machine! July 23, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by you can feel the quality I just love the FS 40 C-E its so easy to start and you can feel the quality built in the unit. no gas leaking and no exhaust fumes on cloths , just a fine piece of machinery July 21, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Disappointed The trimmer starts easily enough and runs well but the forward line assist is cumbersome and often ineffective. In order to feed more trimmer line the user must push the head of the trimmer Into the ground. I find this rarely works the first time and usually requires multiple attempts. I think the design could be improved upon and I find the loading of more trimmer line to be convoluted. July 20, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lightweight and reliable I have always owned Stihl products and have always been completely satisfied with the performance. July 20, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by product is great great weedeater. light weight, starts easily, easy to install cord great ptoduct July 15, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by As good as advertised Happy with my new trimmer. Have been several over the years but never a Stihl. Wish I made the jump many years earlier. Only issue to date is with the line feeder. It does not feed out new line when I tap it on a hard surface. Thinking that maybe the line that initially installed was not installed properly so I will have to take it a part and try installing line based on the directions provided. July 13, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great trimmer I am very happy with my purchase. The dealer was extremely helpful. They even put gas in it and started it up. They also taught me how to use it. Very impressed! July 11, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by great value Good quality for the price no issues so far light and easy to start July 10, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent Machine Easy to use and easy to start. Runs great with no problems. July 2, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good, not great Had this trimmer for 2 months. Halfway thru the second use, it ran out of line. Have put new line in it and it is fairly simple to install. Maybe the line that came with it initially was not a full spool.Engine is heavy so it takes getting used to to balance the trimmer during use.Start up is not strenuous so that is good. June 30, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great cutting trimmer This is a great little trimmer. It is extremely easy to start and pull. It usually take me one or two pulls to get it fired up.Line capacity is great. I have a small yard that is completely fenced in. I will go months before rewinding the head.Lightweight design is easy to handle and it doesn't wear you out.My only complaint is the actual length of the trimmer. I am 6'2" tall and I find myself hunching over at some points to use it. If you are a tall person looking for a trimmer, I would recommend going with the linger model of this trimmer stil makes. This one has plenty of power. June 29, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Good machine I have had 4 string trimmers now and I finally bought a Stihl. I believe that I will stick with this as it starts easily and quickly every time. I have 2 acres so I have extra spools of string they change easy and quick.Nice machine June 29, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Stihl USA made quality! This trimmer has plenty of power for homeowner use. It starts easily and runs flawlessly. Stihl dealers also provide old school "service and support after the sale" unlike many of the big box stores. I myself have been through too many of the "cheap" trimmers and realized I should have bought a Stihl long ago. You can get other trimmers a little cheaper but it's worth paying just a little more and having the equipment last a lot longer. Remember the old adage: YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR! June 27, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by don't waist your time Bought it put gas in it it ran for 5 min and started missing taking it back tomorrow my buddy bought a echo 210 it lasted for 15 years June 26, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent trimmer for home use. Have used this trimmer multiple times and it has worked perfectly. June 26, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by The perfect trimmer for a homeowner I bought this trimmer to use at my house. I have 1/2 acre with a fenced in backyard. The trimmer is very durable, lightweight and easy to use. The Easy2Start technology is great. I highly recommend this Stihl lawn equipment. June 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great trimmer...dependable product Very dependable products!!! Bought a chainsaw and weedeater this year..they perform great and start everytime.. Wish I would have invested years before in a stihl.... June 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Product Just traded in my FS-45 for this model and I am very pleased. runs smooth, start up is very easy and it will last forever because its a Stihl. I had my FS-45 for 5 years with no problems at all. After all that time it started first pull every time. Stihl has great tools and now with the trimmer it is painless to start. it is perfect for aging people that still want to do there yard work but dont have the strength to be yanking on a string. if you can lift a 2 liter you can start this trimmer. 5 stars June 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best over weedwacker It starts easily and I like the centrifugal clutch. It idles without the head spinning. Very efficient at trimming the grass. Is not necessary to rev the trimmer very much to cut. June 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by no regrets Finally quit buying cheap big box trimmers once per year and invested in the Stihl trimmer- wow I should have done this a long time ago! Easy starting every time, efficient and powerful, cuts through anything on my acre of grass. Easy to string, bump feed works great, no welding of trimmer line. Good balance and lightweight too. You can't go wrong with this one. I love it! June 16, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by line feeding is poor When dirt and grass get caught in the head it is hard to get apart to clean it and line feeding is difficult. I really like the ease of starting the unit. June 16, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great buy Bought one this summer and I'm very happy, no complaints at all. Should have bought one a long time ago. June 15, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Worth it overall its a great weed wacker the one thing that I do have a problem with is that it does not have a automatic feed so I must keep stopping shutting it off and pulling out the string and that is very very very annoying..but other then that it's a good one well worth the price starts easy and runs smooth I run a lawn service so I use it daily June 13, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Nothing But Trouble Have had nothing but problems with it! Had to have carburetor rebuilt after running it 40 minutes. Have problems loading string unto spool. String tap & feed is unreliable to feed out string also. Heavy & bulky to use for older person. June 13, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by This product is totes gnarls. I call my trimmer Ser Choppy of the Lawn and chop it does. June 10, 2015
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