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

FS 38
FS 38 is rated 3.4 out of 5 by 216.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from hardest starting weed eater i've ever owned I have only used it 4 times so for, so it is to early to make a good review. I have not had time to break it in yet.
Date published: 2017-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is a good product I just started a little lawn care company And I just n weed eater yeah it's hard to start but it gets the job done I really recommend this product
Date published: 2017-01-27
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Worst trimmer I ever owned. Hard to start and keep running. My son uses it. He has never had problems with other trimmers but has had nothing but problems with this one.
Date published: 2016-11-29
Rated 2 out of 5 by from BAD HEAD Kind of hard to start but getting use to the procedure that I have developed. The head is something else. Got an electric trimmer and I don't have the line feed problem like I do with this trimmer. If they get a better design head to feed the line out it would probably be a good trimmer.
Date published: 2016-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ideal homeowner trimmer I've had the opportunity to use the Stihl FS 38 around my grandmother's house for the past year. This trimmer, although the smallest gas powered trimmer in Stihl's lineup, is a very durable, powerful trimmer that is able to easily trim along sidewalks, rock flowerbeds, as well as trim thicker grass growing around the creek that runs through the backyard. It is very lightweight and easy to maneuver. This is one great Stihl product.
Date published: 2016-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from starts fine for me I bought this trimmer in the spring of 2016. After a full summer of use I have not had any of the problems I read about in the reviews. I bought this just to trim around flower beds. I have a larger stihl trimmer for my yard (2 1\2 acres). If you follow the instructions you should have no problems. It is not made for large yards.
Date published: 2016-11-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I've had a hard time to get it started the first time after the first start it only takes a couple pulls but the first time at least 10 pulls. I've had to take it in twice in less than a year to replace the pull string. Got charged for the cord and the labor because the cord is not "covered " in the warranty which got extended to 4 years because I purchased the STIHL fuel mix. If it continues to break at this rate, by the time the four years are over with, I'll be better off and buy a different brand. I told the Manager that I could put a pull rope my self but guess what then it voids the warranty incase something else goes wrong. I just hope I don't have the same problem with my chainsaw and blower because I guess I will be replacing the cords my self. They then told me not to be pulling so hard and that wouldn't happen so I asked to show me how it was done and sure enough it took them a while to start it ! but in the positive side, it looks cool ! lol...
Date published: 2016-11-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from STRING HEAD JAMMING TO THE MAX!! Why can't manufacturers design and build a string head where the string doesn't become jammed upon itself on the spool and must be taken apart every 4 minutes and untangled so the string will advance. All trimmers are bad at this but this model seems worst than most.
Date published: 2016-10-09
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