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String trimmers

Stihl FS 45
 
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$5.00 - $79.99
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Summary: This Stihl 27-cc, gasoline-powered string trimmer has a curved shaft and weighs 10.5 lbs. It uses dual .080-inch cutting lines.
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Type: Gas string trimmers
About - Stihl FS 45
Trimming: Denotes how quickly and neatly trimmers cut grass around walls, trees, and foundations.

Edging: Denotes the speed and neatness of trimming a vertical line along walkway.

Tall grass & weeds: Reflects cutting power and speed in two foot growth.

Handling: Responsiveness and balance while cutting.

Ease of use: Includes ease of starting the engine, feeding out new line, use of controls, and handle comfort.
About This Brand

Stihl is a leading manufacturer and marketer of gas string trimmers. These premium-priced products are for consumers and pros. Stihl string trimmers are available with both two- and four-cycle engines. One model in the line is electric, and many have split-shaft designs for attachments. Some models claim features that reduce noise, emissions, weight, and vibration. Consumers can find You'll find Stihl string trimmers at dealer stores; prices range from $130 to $400.

Features & Specs - Stihl FS 45
info Weight (lbs.) 10.5
info Engine size 27-cc
info Shaft Curved
info Four-cycle engine No
info Dual line Yes
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User Reviews - Stihl FS 45
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4.0
Great Product!
10/11/2014
Pros
Easy to Handle
Lightweight
Powerful
Cons
Best Uses
Straight Edging
Weeds & Tall Grass
Comment:
I use my trimmer to edge, trim hedges, trim ivy, and maintain mulch boundaries. The Stihl is easy to use, well balanced, and powerful. Not sure why some write it is hard to start. I've owned for three years and it always starts easily. If the engine is cold just push the bulb 3-5 times until the bulb shows gas. If the engine is warm just pull the cord.<br /><br />I do find reloading the string spool when empty a pain but doable. Overall a very good product!
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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4.0
FS 45 Won't Start?
10/6/2014
Pros
Easy to Handle
Lightweight
Powerful
Cons
Difficult to Start
Best Uses
Hedging
Straight Edging
Trimming Around Rocks
Weeds &amp; Tall Grass
Comment:
After immense frustration trying to get it to start, I was told by our local Stihl dealer to try and remove the spark arrester as they get plugged with carbon from the exhaust. Took it out and it started immediately and ran better than when I first got it!<br />Now I can finally recommend..
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
5.0
Excellent trimmer
9/1/2014
Pros
Easy to Handle
Easy to start
Lightweight
Powerful
Cons
Best Uses
Trimming Around Rocks
Weeds &amp; Tall Grass
Comment:
Prime twice and it starts right up.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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