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String trimmers

Stihl FS 40 C-E
 
Approximate retail price:
$190
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.
Dividing line
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Type: Gas string trimmers
User Reviews
User Reviews

(5 of 5 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.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
4.0
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
9/14/2012
Pros
Easy to Handle
Ergonomic Grip
Powerful
Cons
Uses Lots of Line
Best Uses
Trimming Around Rocks
Weeds &amp; Tall Grass
Comment:
Great tool for trimming, but it's not designed for edging. Uses a lot of line but it's easy to refill. The joke of this trimmer is the gas tank cover. I've since learned there is a recall on it. The unit is a bit bulky and heavy but truely a good trimmer.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

 
1.0
Not good for periots of times
8/16/2012
Pros
Lightweight
Cons
Difficult to Start
Best Uses
Comment:
is hard to star it brakes after 2 yrs of use.<br />I wouold not buy any sthil any more.<br />The carburator gets damage if u don't use the sthil for few months
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not 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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