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Stihl FS 45 string trimmer

 
Approximate retail price:
$150
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
drive shaft keep breaking
7/20/2015
Pros
Lightweight
Cons
Best Uses
Straight Edging
Comment:
keep breaking drive shafts
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Disappointment
7/2/2015
Pros
Cons
Difficult to Start
Best Uses
Weeds & Tall Grass
Comment:
The Craftsman that would not die was replaced with the Stihl FS 45. Issues from day one. Can not ever, ever get a clean start with this machine. Emailed Stihl, who refused to acknowledge the produce garbage and attempted to blame me for the issues. I have had it to the shop twice. Did not use last year 2014 because I could not start this machine. Plugs replaced, winterized etc. Still won't start. Buy a product from this company at your own risk.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Can't believe CR rated it as a Best Buy
6/30/2015
Pros
Cons
Difficult to Start
Line does not feed
Best Uses
Straight Edging
Weeds & Tall Grass
Comment:
I bought this because Consumer Reports listed it as a Best Buy. It was the first ga pwoered trimmer I ever owned. It was always difficult to cold start if it started at all. Often I would give up. It took less tiem to drag out the extension cord and use the 20 year old 14 Toro than to get this thing started. I thought it was me but other peopel had trobule starting it too. When it did run, the line would never feed. I would stop it, refeed the line start it back up. No problem starting if it was warm. After four years of hardly ever using it, I bought an Echo SRM-225. It starts every time with a couple of pulss. I guess it wasn't me after all. Either I got a lemon or Consumer reprots got this one wrong.
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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