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Stihl FS 45
 
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$5.00 - $74.89
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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
Nice, if you can get it started
7/19/2014
Pros
Powerful
Cons
Difficult to Start
Heat From Engineexhaust
Uses Lots of Line
Best Uses
Weeds & Tall Grass
Comment:
Always hard to start! Fresh fuel, new air filter, and new spark plug didn't help. By the time I'd get it started, i'd be too worn out to do the trimming. Its very powerful, which probably is why it goes thru line very fast. I'm looking for something different now.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Fussy and unreliable
6/23/2014
Pros
Powerful
Cons
Difficult to Start
Best Uses
Practicing Frustration
Weeds & Tall Grass
Comment:
I have spent more time fussing with this appliance in the years that I have owned it than I have spent using it to trim. <br />It seldom starts in the first few minute of trying - and I have been following the multi-step procedure in manual and the directions given me by my dealer. Neither works. Perhaps the directions in the most liked positive review would work. But those instructions require a very precise procedure - available only from that post and not from Stihl. I don't want to go through that careful song and dance to go out and trim some weeds. <br />Speaking of not working, the bump-feed is inconsistent and often fails. Reloading the string is a chore. <br />This string trimmer does a terrific job - when it works, but this is not, I think, a worthwhile tool for a homeowner who just wants to go out and trim some weeds when necessary. The disconnect between the way is thing works and the way I expect to use a tool was so great that I have since been skeptical of most CR reviews.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Bad product!
6/15/2014
Pros
Easy to Handle
Ergonomic Grip
Lightweight
Powerful
Cons
Difficult to Start
Uses Lots of Line
Best Uses
Straight Edging
Trimming Around Rocks
Comment:
Bought this thinking the Stihl name and Consumer Reports ratings would be reliable but was incredibly disappointed! I have owned this trimmer for less than 3 years. Very difficult to start, uses a lot of line, and is unreliable. It is so difficult to start that the pull cord broke which I ended up having to replace. I finally resorted to replacing the spark plug, air filter, and fuel filter. No avail and it still will not start. Bought a different brand and will hope for the best. Do not consider this as it is a bad product!
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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