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Stihl FS 45 string trimmer

 
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$5.28 - $32.89
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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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1.0
Difficult to start
5/14/2015
Pros
Powerful
Cons
Difficult to Start
Best Uses
Weeds & Tall Grass
Comment:
Very difficult to start. After returning it to be repaired several times a year in it's third year a new carb. was installed for around $80.00. After storing it during the winter with an empty gas tank as is recommended I put in fresh stihl fuel. I can not get it started. Even sprayed starting fluid into the carb. and I still can't get it started.Very dissappointed.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Cure for Hard Starting Stihl
5/12/2015
Pros
Cons
Difficult to Start
Uses Lots of Line
Best Uses
Comment:
After several frustrating years of starting this trimmer and keeping it running until it warms up, I finally found the cure.<br />This was my first and last Stihl anything.<br />Sell it in a garage sale and buy an <br />Echo straight shaft. Happy, happy happy.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Unreliable starting
1/13/2015
Pros
Powerful
Cons
Difficult to Start
Best Uses
Weeds &amp; Tall Grass
Comment:
No matter what I did, or how careful I was with fuel and winterizing, this unit was a starting nightmare. I was constantly taking it back to the shop. One of the most frustrating products I have ever owned. After a couple of summers with more down time than up time, I finally put it out on the curb.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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