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Stihl FS 40 C-E String Trimmer
FS 40 C-E
This Stihl 27-cc, gas curved shaft string trimmer has a curved shaft and weighs 11.23 lbs. It uses dual.08 or.095-inch cutting lines on a 15-inch diameter head.
Description
This Stihl 27-cc, gas curved shaft string trimmer has a curved shaft and weighs 11.23 lbs. It uses dual.08 or.095-inch cutting lines on a 15-inch diameter head.

Ratings Scorecard

Test Results

Trimming

Trimming

Indicates how quickly and neatly models cut grass.

 /  5
Edging

Edging

How quickly and neatly models trimmed a vertical line along a walkway.

 /  5
Tall grass and weeds

Tall grass and weeds

Indicates cutting power in tall grass and weeds.

 /  5
Handling

Handling

Denotes responsiveness and balance.

 /  5
Ease of use

Ease of use

Denotes ease of starting, feeding out more line, and accessing controls, along with handle comfort.

 /  5

About

The Stihl FS 40 C-E is part of the String Trimmers test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, String Trimmers models like the FS 40 C-E are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

Trimming Indicates how quickly and neatly models cut grass.

Edging How quickly and neatly models trimmed a vertical line along a walkway.

Tall grass and weeds Indicates cutting power in tall grass and weeds.

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