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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 4.3 out of 5 by 515.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Decent trimmer IF you can get it to start Stihl trimmers work well, IF you can finally get them to start. Ever since I purchased the trimmer, on any given day, there’s only an 80% chance it will start. The other times (seemingly when you need it most), the trimmer is worthless. So overall, the trimmer works well, but is entirely unreliable.
Date published: 2019-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great value, quality and dependability. Stihl products last a long time and have the capacity to get the job done. Great value, quality and dependability. Stihl products last a long time and have the capacity to get the job done.
Date published: 2019-07-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product! Easy to start, good idles, light weight, well-balanced. Great price. I really like it.
Date published: 2019-06-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from FS 40 C I had bought the FS 45 C several years ago probally 12 year ago not sure it had always served me well just gota new FS 40C has plenty of power starts easy great product
Date published: 2019-06-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Trimmer is good. Line feed is junk!!! The trimmer starts and runs fine. The bump feed is named wrong. It should be named manual feed!! Almost every time you bump it the line will not feed out. You have to take the spool out and pull the line out. This started the first time it was used. I have had it one year and had it back to the dealer's shop every time I used it!!!! i bought the blade head and wore out the blades in 30 minutes. I am very temped to return it and buy the cheapest weed eater like I had 40 years ago!!!!!!!!! When I read the reveiws I should have belived them when they said the bump feed was junk!! I thought they just didn't know how to us it properly. I have been a mechanic for over 50 years and couldn't find anything wrong with the bump feed, and neither could the Stihl trained technicians at the Stihl dealer's shop. It needs to be redesigned.
Date published: 2019-06-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Absolute trash - don't buy Absolute trash don't even consider this trimmer .... EVER! Bought the trimmer used it once then throttle stopped working, still operated but no throttle control. Next time I tried to use it I could not get it started without using starting fluid. Took it to the local dealer here in Calgary to have it tuned up - after 12 days they told me the carburetor needed to be replaced - parts plus labor cost was high enough that they recommended buying a new trimmer. This after using it less than 4 times. This is the last time I buy a Stihl product. And ever go back to Brothers two small engines in Calgary.
Date published: 2019-06-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Starting Procedure How about a new Starting Procedure Video online for this product.? Your current one goes so fast it is useless.
Date published: 2019-06-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great trimmer - terrible spool action and trim trimline and spool It is a shame that a great piece of equipment has such a completely crappy spool and trimline attached to it. I really like the motor, the easy start-up, and the balance of the Trimmer. However, I came very close to taking it back to the store I bought it from because of the very large hassle of trying to keep enough trim line out in order to cut weeds. To be specific, the trim line winding on the spool was evidently done by a machine because the line was wedged in between other lines on the spool and had to be pried out to unroll it. Also, in several places on the spool, the line was fused lightly to the spool and I had to physically break it loose. With all of this, the "bump" advance function of the spool was ineffective. I am glad to say that when I wound new line on the spool, it was working better, so I am hopeful that these problems that I've had won't continue. Also, the line on the original and the second spool that I bought, was old and brittle and broke off very easily when I was operating the Trimmer. It doesn't do your products much good to put a very good machine out to consumers that is such a pain to operate, due to the spools and trimline, as you have in my case. I like Stihl products, but if the problem doesn't get better with new trimline on the spools, this will be the last Stihl product I buy.
Date published: 2019-06-21
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