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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 148reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by This trimmer starts very easily every time. I bought this trimmer last summer and have no complaints. It is easy to start, has good power to get the job done, and feels balanced. January 20, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very great tool I have a very small lawn care company I did not want to go to a professional grade trimmer yet so I got this little trimmer. Has not broken down for 2 years. Dependable, easy to use. Best trimmer I've used so far. January 3, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by A nice machine for use around the house easy start, lightweight and gets the job doneThe trimmer string is easy to rewind and can be done quickly November 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Five stars for a reason This Stihl trimmer, like its predecessor, is always ready to get the job done. November 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Easy to Start Light weight, I am a big guy so its easy for me to use, some may need a shoulder strap. Great power and simple to own! Love the new design! November 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Easily gets the job done Great trimmer! Works as expected and then some. I suggest buying the pre mixed oil and gas canisters to fuel the trimmer takes away any guess work. After being stored for 2 weeks it started with one pull after hitting the primer a few times. I've never had a gas trimmer start this easily. It does blow through the trimmer line but it is fairly easy to re-spool. I have not had any issues with the line auto feeding unless I had the line spooled incorrectly. I also like the fact that my local hardware store services the product under warranty. October 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nothing but Stihl products now I will buy nothing but Stihl products from now on. Excellent trimmer. Easy to start. October 26, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by This trimmer is good ... haven't used it enough to recommend it to others. Purchased because of high rated / recommended 3rd party reviewstarts relatively easy, easy to handleOnly owned for about 60 days so not sure about reliability. October 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great quality for the price! Checked out Stihl at my local landscape store. I was surprised at the pricing. I bought the homeowners model to replace my old homelite bandit I had for 13 years. I was surprise & amazed with the power this trimmer has. Easy to start if you follow directions. Runs great & is cheaper than less quality competition brands at home improvement stores. Thanks Stihl! October 9, 2014
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
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