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String trimmers

Stihl FS 40 C-E
 
Approximate retail price:
$189.00
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Summary: This Stihl 27.2-cc, gasoline-powered string trimmer has a curved shaft and weighs 11 lbs. It uses dual.080-inch cutting lines.
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Community icon12 people have reviewed this model.
Type: Gas string trimmers
User Reviews
User Reviews

 
2.0
2nd time used trigger broke
7/11/2014
Pros
Easy to Handle
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
be gentle with it as as it cost $140 to replace plastic trigger.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Stihl Trimmer
5/18/2014
Pros
Stihl What Can I Say
Cons
Best Uses
Anything
Straight Edging
Comment:
I have a older Stihl trimmer and it just keeps starting 2nd or 3rd pull everytime. I am not going to tell you I have been nice to it it either. The quality of the Stihl stuff I own screams out. I also have two blowers (one hand held and one backpack) plus a chain saw. Make sure you have the job ready to go because you pull the rope and your doing bussiness. No I do not work for Stihl or have any interest in the company. You get what you pay for folks. Spend a couple extra $$'s and forget about it!!! I can add attachments to mine like the lawn edger and broom plus a few other things.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Super easy to start
6/1/2013
Pros
Easy to Handle
Ergonomic Grip
Lightweight
Powerful
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
Review for the FS40C-E (Easy2Start)<br />After struggling for years to get my Stihl FS46 trimmer started, and to keep it running, I feel like I am in trimmer heaven. This jewel starts on the first pull every time. It also seems to trim much better than the 46. I was told to use both Sta-Bit Ethanol additive and Stihl Ultra 2 cycle oil(synthetic) in the fuel to avoid carbureator problems.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
The Stihl FS 40 C-E is part of the String trimmers test program at Consumer Reports. The Stihl FS 40 C-E String trimmers features and specs include Dual line, Engine size, Four-cycle engine, Weight (lbs.), Shaft. In our lab tests, String trimmers models like the Stihl FS 40 C-E are reviewed on Overall score, Tall grass and weeds, Trimming, Ease of use, Edging, Handling. Consumer Reports subscribers share reviews of the Stihl FS 40 C-E based on personal experience. The user reviews of the Stihl FS 40 C-E include star ratings, pros, cons, best uses, and a bottom line review to help guide your purchasing decision of the Stihl FS 40 C-E.
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