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FS 40 C-E

A lightweight, reliable grass trimmer, featuring STIHL Easy2Start™ technology, a low exhaust emission engine and lightweight curved shaft.

FS 40 C-E
FS 40 C-E is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 355.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A good piece of equipment backed by a good warranty A good piece of equipment backed by a good warranty
Date published: 2017-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Easy to use and to run. Fun to use too. Easy to restring.
Date published: 2017-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use Had all other brands they are junk compared to Stiihl
Date published: 2017-09-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So far so good. The trimmer is smooth and has plenty of power. Starts easy and is comfortable to use. Like it so far. Would recommend to homeowners. Would purchase again.
Date published: 2017-09-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Prefer the Straight Shaft Trimmer Received this as a gift. Starts and runs well, but compared to my prior straight shaft Stihl, it is much harder to edge the driveway / sidewalk with, and harder to get under bushes, etc. Definitely would get a straight shaft next time.
Date published: 2017-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Glad I bought this over the cheaper brand again This has to be the best decision I have made. It's made my outdoor work much easier and faster.
Date published: 2017-09-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great trimmer Super easy starting, Runs beautifully. I wished I had bought it sooner. Does a much better job than the battery powered one that I had before.
Date published: 2017-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dependable trimmer The name Stihl means confidence and assurance in a very dependable product that has proved itself over time.
Date published: 2017-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love the features of this awesome trimmer. This trimmer is top notch.The easy start is great creating a trimmer that my wife can start.The dual line head and impressive power make short work of the biggest lawn.
Date published: 2017-08-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Initial impressions I've only used this trimmer three times, but so far it has lived up to my expectations (unlike my previous big-box trimmer). It starts easily, trims efficiently, stops quickly and is light enough for my 82-year-old muscles to handle. (I also bought a case of prefixed fuel, to I won't duplicate my last experience with a high-end trimmer.)
Date published: 2017-08-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great trimmer for the price.. Easy start works perfect .. I use it for a small lawn property at my moms and her place looks great. Awesome home owner trimmer..
Date published: 2017-08-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product This is a great trimmer. I have only used it a couple of times and I love it
Date published: 2017-08-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is very easy to run and start This trimmer is so easy to run and start love it will not buy anything else again except a stihl it also light weight.
Date published: 2017-08-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent performance Excellent for the price. Lightweight, easy to use and does an excellent job!
Date published: 2017-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The FS 40 CE is a great trimmer! I purchased a Stihl trimmer for my sister who needed one. I bought a polycut mowing head since she had weeds so tall. It cut through weeds with ease. This trimmer tackled her weeds and overgrowth, and started up every time, with no problems. We bought another of these trimmers for our own yard. Starts up, runs like a champ. I recommend this trimmer.
Date published: 2017-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works Every Time I have had this trimmer for a year and it works great. I have never had a problem with it. It starts quickly and works as expected. I would buy it again.
Date published: 2017-08-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best trimmer I have ever had !! This trimmer is so easy starting and quiet running, and very smooth, plus it's a good looking piece of equipment. My friend has one, used it, fell in love with it !
Date published: 2017-08-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to start,and easy on gas Great trimmer.Very easy starting. Good warranty and the service department is great .The people there are friendly and courteous.
Date published: 2017-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best After years of using a different brand trimmer I didn't realize the difference in power that Stihl has compared to other brands
Date published: 2017-08-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from starts great the string does not hold up at all. This is the stihl string. I put a different brand into it and it did do better. Next I may go up in string size and see if that takes care of the problem. I have 2 of these and the green Stihl string is useless because it breaks too easy.Other than that the trimmer starts and runs better than most trimmers I have used. If the string would not break so easy it would be 5 star and fantastic..............Joe
Date published: 2017-08-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Product Satisfied with the FS 40 C-E, easy to start, string replacement is not difficult.
Date published: 2017-08-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Little trimmer big result Thought it might be a bit small in power for the trimming I do, but would only use 2-3 times a year. When I started trimming I was amazed at the power it had. I was impressed.
Date published: 2017-08-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I'm very pleased with this product so far it runs great and just feels right when using it Couldn't be happier, I looked at the competion echo, husquaverna etc before making my purchase and talked to other people who already owned this product and they told me that I wouldn't be disappointed with a Stihl. I remember growing up we cut a lot of firewood to heat the house and my father didn't want anything other than his stihl, it was strong and dependable just like him. On the day I'm writing this both are still going strong thirty years later. God bless,
Date published: 2017-08-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from What I expected This is my second Trimmer and I do like it with only one thing that i would change. The line spool is to small. My previous F35 had a much larger line capacity which is the only real difference. Other than that, it's great and I would defiantly recommend !
Date published: 2017-08-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from This product needs improvement Overall, I feel that I could have done much worse. On the positive side, it starts up like a dream, which one would expect from any trimmer, but rarely experience. My dissatisfaction comes from the problems encountered with the manually wound string reel system. It jams too often while in operation and is not very user friendly as far as I am concerned. I don't think it my fault (improper rewinding) as much as an inherent problem with this type of system. Perhaps you have already addressed this concern with the external wind up system, but I was not aware of this option when I made my purchase.A suggestion; a dealer hand out comparing the features of the next 'higher' product so the customer can make a more informed decision.
Date published: 2017-08-01
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Line feed does not work Bought this from Ace, they tested it and loaded it "correctly." Line feed did it work, line broke within 5 minutes. Spent hours trying to get it to work with no luck.
Date published: 2017-07-31
Rated 3 out of 5 by from This product is good but disappointed in some features Being a 60sh woman and doing all yard work myself I needed a lightweight weed eater that I could handle and not too heavy. It was a little heavier than I would have liked but that was ok. I bought it in fall of 2016 and at the end of year decided to go back to dealer and buy a new cartridge of string as I had for all the other off brand weed eaters to find I had to purchase the complete head and it was too costly. I couldn't afford this as often as I would need it so I bought the line and fixed it myself. Very hard to get head off. When I did I realized it wouldn't feed so I have to remove each time I need more line which is about 10 times while I'm weed eating. I then bought the plastic 3 prong attachment thinking this would be better. The prongs are so short its not of any use to me. Im sorry but I will never buy a Stihl weed eater again if I have to rewind my own without the option of just buying a replacement cartridge and not the head. I should have done my homework. We have a lot of Stihl products just disappointed with this one.
Date published: 2017-07-31
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Faulty Product Line Bought one of these on stihls reputation however this model is faulty. My original purchased item leaked oil/fuel threw the orange throttle knob on the front. Warranty fixed it several times and even replaced the unit however now the new unit is leaking again now from the same spot to frustrated with it to take it back even though its under warranty. Major disappointment for this item
Date published: 2017-07-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice trimmer. I am stepping down from a commercial Stihl trimmer that I have used for 15 years, mostly trouble free. Being a senior citizen now, I wanted something easier on my back. I purchased the FS 40 C-E. This unit is not much lighter than my old unit but it has a short curved shaft. I am 5' 6" tall and it fits me well. It is well balanced for me, easier on my back and less tiring to use than the commercial model.I have used it only about 2 hours but done some heavy edging and trimming. This little unit does everything as it should. Starts easy, idles good, runs good and trims good. It advances the line good as long as you accelerate the engine when bumping the head. I like it.
Date published: 2017-07-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Trying to get used to it First gas trimmer, like not having to use power cord. Heavier than I hoped. Works good around fence etc but awkward for edging or getting weeds out of bricks, sidewalk. Line doesn't feed properly but I haven't tried rewinding it. I need to use it more to get the hang of it.
Date published: 2017-07-27
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