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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 4.4 out of 5 by 230reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Just feels nice! Trimmer looks and feels like a quality product. Perfect for weekly home use. It has all the power you need for routine trimming. I have a new go to brand in this August 22, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Awesome This was my first purchase of a STIHL product. I always thought they were out of the price range of what I could afford.I was so tired of buying a new trimmer every couple of years, I decided to check out STIHL's. It was more affordable then I thought and having a half acre of landscaped property a good investment.The most awesome thing is it's so light, so easy to start and very sturdy. It will be around a long time!I plan to replace all my other yard equipment with STIHL as needed. August 21, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by well balanced easy to use was using a cordless trimmer for years and every couple years the battery would go bad . to replace the battery was more expensive than the trimmer itself ,finally woke up and realized I could by a quality gas trimmer with 4 year warranty for less than I spent on the cordless and have much better power August 19, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lots of power I was amazed at how much power this trimmer had for being one of the entry level models. August 19, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by excellent trimmer Has plenty of power and easy to start. Choke can be a little difficult to set for starting, but always starts on first pull. I've had numerous other cheap trimmers, and this one is by far the best. August 19, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by This product is light weight and easy to use I needed a reliable trimmer for around the yard. I have lots of flowerbeds and like to keep everything trimmed aroundthem. This trimmer works great. August 18, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by This product is very dependable, has great features. I was skeptical about purchasing this product, but, after purchasing it and using it for a month. I'm glad I did. Easy to start, very well balanced, easy use, maintain, store. I will definitely continue to purchase products from Stihl. Excellent product, excellent warranty well worth the price. I have been a mechanic going on 37 years and have worked on everything from lawn mowers to bulldozers. I know that this is the only product that I've had that actually starts on the second pull every single time! August 17, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Quality, Easy to operate. I have owned several brands of string trimmers in my 80 years of life. This model for the average homeowner is tops. August 16, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mountain yard It powered through a large area of wet mountain grass with no problem i would recommend...used a different brand a few times prior on the same area took.days to complete..this time a few hours .. August 5, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by starts good bad head bump line ever since I bought the head did not discharge wright .I bought at twin lakes ace.i want a weed wacker .that does not have a bump head.ace does not have one .I bought the weed wacker because of the sthill name .I wasted so much time with my fsc40do u sell a head that is not a bump head that would fit my fsc40 August 4, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Made in USA A finely engineered german product. Should have bought the best years ago. Always starts. Came from an undependable 4 stroke weedwacker. Actually I bought 2 stihls the same day, one for my son too. I bought them locally at a small rural dealer who has sold Stihl for years. I bought the premix so I don't have to get the mix wrong. We love our stihls and are telling others August 4, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Powerful and reliable About a year ago I got a Home Depot weedeater that was a lemon and died on the first tank. My dad went to Bud Herbert and brought home this FS-40C weedeater. I have been using it very often at our 40 acre farm and our house. It always starts right up and has plenty of power. My dad's FS-90 is still more powerful, but mine can do anything his can. It is light and easy to use. I have three heads for it, the bump head, which I like, the Polycut blade head, which I like, and the fixed string head whichbI prefer the bump head over. The only criticism I have of this weedeater is that about a month ago it started running unevenly at full throttle and had severe loss of power. We changed the spark plug and cleaned the air filter but it still wasn't right. Took it to Herbert's and it turned out to be a spark arrestor screen in the muffler that plugged up with carbon. It is there because of the EPA. It was removed for free and the machine has ran excellent since. If you have this weedeater or buy one, take it out. Overall it is an excellent machine and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a good weedeater that isn't too expensive, and with great dealer support. August 3, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Easy Starting I have always hated grass trimmers. The last one I owned actually took 20-30 pulls to get it started and then it never ran well. I bought the Stahl FS40 on a recommendation. I brought the trimmer home and gave it one pull....it started on one pull. And purred like a kitten. If it's possible to fall in love with a piece of equipment I'm there! July 26, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by This product was defective when i brought it home. So I decided to quit purchasing cheap through away after one year weed trimmers and splurge on a stihl. It was out of the box, look most sold there, when I purchased at Rural King in Effingham, IL. It fired right up but the trimmer head wouldn't turn so I called the store and all they wanted me to do it return it, except that would of been another 1 1/2 hr round trip back to the store. So after about an hour I figured out it wasn't put together right, because cable wasn't connected correctly.The tank smelled like gas when I got ready to fuel it the first time, so expect it was a returned unit. Or it was fueled to check operation at the store and they failed to notice the defect.......Either way I wasn't very happy.Troy Acree July 25, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by the trim wire gets guard all the time This was a brand new weedeater and the trim wire gets caught in the guard at start up. It was a nightmare and a re real pain in the butt. I would like to return it for another model. Not what i expected at all. July 24, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Light and powerful Lightweight and powerful, handles most jobs easily. On the downside, goes through line like crazy. July 24, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Too heavy Wife hates it compared to former lighter model. No longer comes with easy replace head. Too expensive. July 22, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great weed wacker Love this weed wacker. Went from a black and decker electrical corded wacker to this. Night and day. Works easy with 2-3 pulls and seems easy July 22, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by This trimmer is light weight and easy to handle. Gets the job done and more. I just got this trimmer for my birthday and I'm in love. I wouldn't want any other product then stihl. I love and highly recommend it. July 22, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Awesome trimmer This is by far the best weedeater out there it starts right up everytime. I have had no problems at all and very happy I bought it July 20, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Reliable Customer service were I bought was great explaining equipment. Weed eater is Easy to start,dependable and reliable. July 19, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by easy start, great USA built This is just what I was looking for in a trimmer, light weight and very dependable starts every time July 18, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very nice, easy to use and start I was quite surprised how easy this unit is to start and use. I bit heavier than the previous unit, this is much easy to start, 1 or 2 pulls. It is also much easier to use, the balance is very good and makes use in difficult terrain almost enjoyable. July 18, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by pull cord nightmare I like this trimmer when it works, it's powerful but light. BUT the pull cord/design makes this a nice long expensive paperweight. I would recommend it if the darn pull cord would keep from breaking. I've had this model for 2 years. First year the pull cord snapped, got a new cord from local Stihl dealer (way overpriced). This year I've replaced the cord 4 times. I even put in a cord rated for 60#.All I can say is buy a split ring plier if you buy this because you'll be needing it a lot to install new pull cords. July 11, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great trimmer for average size yard Bought this to replace my old trimmer that I had for over 10 years and so far it's been excellent. Just like my Stihl chain saw, it starts right up and runs like a champ. Have been using it for just a couple of months but so far so good. July 6, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great for smaller people I'm not a very big woman and I have no problems using this product. It's taking me a while to learn how to start it on my own but once it starts it stays running until I turn it off. Very lightweight and easy to use. July 6, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Easy start - everytime What I like best about this model is the easy start. (My last trimmer was a good one, too, but my kid cabbaged onto it so I was left without.) With the Stihl name and the right price, this was a no-brainer.It goes through a little too much line for my taste but I'm working against a chain-link fence so what do you expect? I'll run a little heavier line next time and see if it can handle it. It idles nicely when not in operation, but you can certainly tell when the line needs to be fed because it sort of bogs down a little. Not an issue, just an observation.But back to the easy starting ... the WIFE even runs it now and then ... what a life!Solid product I'd recommend to folks I like. June 29, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by Sorry excuse for a weed eater. Worst excuse for a weed eater I ever tried to use. The .080 line is to light. Tried the .095 and still to light. Bump head won't feed. Bump head does not hold enough line. Flat out a piece of JUNK! June 28, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Easy start Great should have bought a sthil long ago dont waste time and money on the junk they sell at home depot and lowes just buy a sthil June 25, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good Trimmer Good light weight trimmer. Good power. Started easily when hot (after stopping to refuel). Easy to replace the trimmer line. Only used it 5 or 6 times so don't know about dependability. So far, it is good. No cons at this time. June 21, 2016
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