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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 139reviewers.
Rated 3 out of 5 by Starts easy, runs well, but does not trim good! Disappointed in the actual triming. Trim line breaks very easily, and the new line spool makes it difficult to trim on the horizontal. October 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent Trimmer for larger yards I have had this trimmer for 2 years and it works great. My only issue was a broken drive shaft which was fixed under warranty (thus only Good on Dependability). We have over an acre with multiple fence lines and drive ways so there is a lot of trimming each week. I have an extra spool so I avoid a trip to the barn to replace the line (one tank of fuel = two spools of line). October 3, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Bad head First time using head stopped feeding and won't feed so I bought a new aftermarket head that uses cut pieces instead. Kinda bad when a brand new trimmer won't feed October 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Trimmer It is very light, well balanced, and has plenty of power to get through your yard work. Getting it started is a breeze tooI definitely recommend getting this. September 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by This product is a great value for the price. This trimmer is easy to start. The carburetor is protected. Easy to fuel. This trimmer is well balanced making it easy to use. September 16, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Always works I had a gas powered model FS 45 that failed on me due to "lack of use" according to the retailer. So I switched to an electric one. It's only drawback is being tied to the cord but even with 130' of cord it operates just fine. September 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Big improvement over my old trimer! We finally gave up on our old trimmer and bought the FS40C. It starts easily, runs great and does exactly what we need it to do. My wife can start it just fine as well. Love out Stihl trimer and leaf blower! Also the service we received by our local Stihl dealer was fantastic. Will definitely go back when we need things related to our Stihl products. September 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Easy to use my is light enough for me to carry around and has the power to get the job done..i have 7 acres that i mow and weed~eat and it has handled it all very problems with this weed~eater at all...i will be buying a STIHL blower soon as fall arrives and the leaves begin to fall off the trees.. September 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Perfect for small jobs I was looking to get a trimmer for my home use and didn't need anything too powerful or with a ton of features and this met my needs. It is light weight, easy to use and overall is a very nice trimmer for the money September 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nice equipment This is my first Stihl trimmer and it's a great piece of equipment. The easy to start feature saves my wrist and shoulder. I love how the head does not spin when idling. Plenty of power and it does a nice job both trimming and edging. September 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by great value Thismodel is lighweght, easy to handle,ahd very easy to start. I would highly recommend this product. August 31, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best trimmer ever This has to be the best trimmer i have ever had, can do everything i need. August 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by I highly reccomend this weedeater I am so impressed with this weed eater. I have told many folks about the high quality and value of it. August 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by easy to use. I use to work in landscaping and all I used was stihl products, now that im retired that is still all I use. it is very easy to use and easy to start. The cost might be a little more than most trimmers but it is WELL worth the price. August 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by This trimmer is great! This trimmer is great. You can't beat it for the price. Its light weight, handles just fine, easy to operate, and starts every time. This is the perfect trimmer for outdoor household use. I would absolutely recommend this trimmer! August 26, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good but not perfect Starts easily, runs well, good balance. Line advance does not always work and the head must be removed, the line pulled and the head replaced to get it working again. Never did receive a manual. August 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by EASY TO START & EASY TO USE I have about an acre cleared in a wooded area with heavy weed--blackberry, locust, hawthorn, etc. --around the edges. I bought a Stihl because that is what I saw the professionals using. This unit has the power to do the job and is the easiest starting two cycle engine I have ever used--three pulls when cold and half a pull to restart. The cutter head is designed to minimize crowding when working against a post or rock. It feeds smoothly if you follow the instructions and bump it only once and then cut. Repeat if needed. I have used up the original spool and manually rewound the spool and have no trouble. If you think you will pay a little more for a Stihl, believe me, it's worth it to use a quality tool. August 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very happy with my new trimmer. Compared to my previous trimmers, this unit has everything I need and is very easy to use and maintain. August 21, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Does the job, so far... This trimmer took on the late season tall grass, weeds, and such,and, haven't failed, so far, after switching lines from .080 to .095. I wish it had a little more power, though. August 21, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by great product Having a difficult time with trimmer feeding trimmer cord. When u tap on ground. Cord doesn't advance good. August 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by This product is very easy to start. This trimmer is just right for me since I am a small person. It starts very well and trims very well. I was skeptical about buying a trimmer because I heard they were hard to start, but this one starts with one pull. I really like it. August 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by This product is easy to start and my wife trims with it Great light weight machine that starts with ease. Priced affordable August 15, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by So So performance, not worth the extra money I got this trimmer because I have had a Stihl 180 chain saw and the performance was well above average, and the easy start is great. So I went with the trimmer. The easy start doesn't work as well, but it does work. However the trimming is far from outstanding. At a price more near the competition this would be a worthy purchase, but I would not say the extra money to get the Stihl brand is worth it in this case. August 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by The easy start feature is a big step Stihl has taken in imporoving their products. I can't believe how easy this weed eater ( FS 40 C-E) is to start, I've had other weedeaters and have had a hard time getting them to start. I certainly wouldrecommend this one to others. The sales representative was also very helpful inhelping me to make the right choice. August 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent Great power. Good price. Easy to start. My late father owned a few Stihl products and I have his hand held leaf blower and love it.I knew I couldn't go wrong with this trimmer. August 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love the choking and Easy2Start system. This is a wonderful product and I do like the way it cuts grass whether tall or short. The engine has plenty of power. This is the second Stihl product that I own and have been very pleased with both. August 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by excellent starting one pull. the line keep breaking?that only problem.for the money spent you can't do better. July 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nice tools I,ll only buy Stihl from now own. It only take half the time to do my yard now. July 23, 2014
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
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