Find a Specific Product: Trimmers & Brushcutters

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 4.4 out of 5 by 240reviewers.
Rated 3 out of 5 by Always have had Stihl chainsaws and weed whackers but this is not one of my favorite. The trigger should be made of a different material with grooves or something so that it is not so slippery that your finger slides off or possibly more of a curve or different angle. It is somewhat top heavy and difficult to maintain a level trim.It does cut well but the manual is for several models and not clear on changing the string. October 18, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great trimmer for the average yard I recently went from a heavy duty professional grade Stihl trimmer to the FS-40 which is more appropriate for my yard size The trimmer is lightweight and has plenty of power for the average home lot. October 17, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Easy to start and use. I had a battery powered trimmer that just wasn't cutting it. I went to consumer reports and saw where this model was highly rated and went to local store to check it out. After purchasing the trimmer works great and starts great. I know it is not a commercial model but my teenage son uses it also for some side jobs in neighborhood to trim with. Great product. October 15, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by So much better than the lower priced models Great for shorter people like me. It helps to keep the back straight so back pain is almost eliminated if there is a great deal of trimming to do. The only feature that might be improved is some sort of barrier to protect the right arm from the heat of the engine while holding down the throttle trigger lockout and the throttle trigger. Otherwise, it is well designed and easy to use. October 4, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Worthless if you have to trim along fences and streets Having just bought this today I was excited to get to work with in in my yard. However it did not even come close to my expectations. Motor is plenty strong, easy to start but that is all I can say for it. the following are the issues.1. Head design is horrible - line is 2" above the bottom of the head and you have to tilt it so far over that the line angle starts to gouge your yard.2. Max line size is ok for grass but going up against fences or down a curb you have to bump the line every 3 feet because it is so flimsy.3.Upgraded to the self winding line head and that is a joke! Unless you are a gorilla it is very hard to wind.Could not even finish the yard with it because it was so bad. September 30, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Hard starting Replaced a 20 year oldstraight shaft from somebody else. It always started on one pull. easily. A fuel line broke and to save time, I bought the Stihl. 12 pulls to get it going, with harsh recoil from the pull cord mechanism. Once it is going, it's brilliant! Plenty of power. Hopefully break in will solve the issue. September 28, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best trimmer I've ever owned I bought this trimmer this spring and it has been nothing short of excellent. I had a Ryobi for eight or nine years that I could barely start even when new without my husband's help Last year it was getting even more temperamental so I bought another Ryobi. It died in only about a month so by this year my nearly an acre yard was getting pretty hard to control. Feeling burned, I decided to get a Stihl or simply give up on trimmers. I ended up with the FS40 because it is small enough I can get it in my car so I can help my elderly parents with their large woodsy yard. This trimmer commutes between our two yards. It is always easy to start and is flawless through several hours of trimming per yard. I always thought that Stihls were geared more towards commercial use and would be way out of my price range but I was completely wrong. I will be buying a Stihl blower this fall! September 27, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nice trimmer I purchased this trimmer for use around the house has plenty of power easy to start and gets the job done love it September 26, 2016
2 3 4 5... 9next>>
  • Seasonal Landscaping Tips
  • Special Offers from Your Local STIHL Dealer
  • Guides & How-To Videos
  • Maintenance Tips