FS 40 C-E - $159.95 DSRP SAVE $10.00 on select models


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FS 40 C-E

DSRP: $159.95 $149.95

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A lightweight, reliable grass trimmer, featuring STIHL Easy2Start™ technology, a low exhaust emission engine and lightweight curved shaft.

Powered by an advanced low-emission engine, the lightweight curved shaft FS 40 C-E STIHL trimmer features Easy2Start™ and a new starting system designed to help prevent flooding — so you can get started with fewer steps. High fuel efficiency, along with excellent balance, makes this trimmer comfortable on the wallet and in the yard.

20% More Fuel-efficient than Previous Model

Print Spec Sheets
FS 40 C-E Specifications
DISPLACEMENT 27.2 cc (1.66 cu. in.)
ENGINE POWER 0.7 kW (0.94 bhp)
WEIGHT* 4.5 kg (9.9 lbs.)
FUEL CAPACITY 340 cc (11.5 oz.)
CUTTING SWATH 15"
POWER SOURCE Gas
* Weight without cutting attachment or deflector.
Model Features
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    Adjustable front handle
    The front handle is easily adjustable (360-degree rotation) for comfort.
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    Simplified Starting Procedure
    To get started, simply pump the fuel primer, set the choke and pull the starter cord. The built-in stop switch allows the user to turn off the engine with a simple press of the button. When the engine is off, the throttle lock automatically returns to the “start” setting. Your power tool will be ready to be started when you’re ready to get back to work.

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    Fully Lined Drive Shaft
    Provides smooth operation and less vibration.
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    High Tech Polymer Housing
    Housings are lightweight, withstand greater impact and are corrosion-resistant.
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    Start/Run/Stop Controls on Handle
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    Protected Choke Lever/Knob
    Helps prevent damage.
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    Throttle Trigger Interlock
    Must be depressed before the trigger can be activated.
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    Air Filter Cover
    Easily removed for fast and easy filter cleaning or replacement.
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    Protected or Enclosed Control Cables
    Eliminate dangling and loose wires.
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    Heavy-Duty Steel-On-Steel Clutch
    Centrifugal clutch is designed to reduce slippage.
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    Protected Spark Plug
    Protected yet easy to change.
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    Protected Spark Arrestor Muffler
    Has large baffles which reduce noise level and contains a screen designed to reduce the emission of sparks.
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    Upright Translucent Fuel Tank
    Allows operator to easily check fuel level before starting work. Upright position makes it easier to refill.
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    Purge Pump Primer
    By pressing the bulb, this small fuel pump delivers fuel to the carburetor, reducing the number of starting pulls needed after an extended break between uses.
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    Cutting Heads & Blades Selection Chart
    Need help selecting a cutting head or blade for your STIHL trimmer or brushcutter?

    Click here to view the Cutting Heads & Blades Selection Chart (PDF Format).
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    Built in the USA
    Indicates products that are built in the United States from domestic and foreign parts and components.

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    Reduced-Emission Engine Technology - Caring for Nature
    The STIHL Inc. “Caring for Nature” seal identifies its powered products that are more environmentally conscious, producing zero or low exhaust emissions. STIHL Inc. defines “low exhaust emissions” as being cleaner than EPA and/or CARB exhaust emission standards.

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    STIHL Easy2Start™
    The STIHL Easy2Start™ system makes starting STIHL outdoor power tools almost effortless, eliminating the need for a strong pull of the starting cord. This advanced starting system is designed to make starting STIHL products easier. The specific system may vary by model, but in each case, a quick pull overcomes the engine’s compression to minimize the strength and effort required to start. Available on selected products.

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Standard Features
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    Common Features for Trimmers
    View the features common to many STIHL trimmers.

Important Information
WARNING! Improper use of any trimmer/brushcutter can cause serious or fatal injury. Read, understand and follow all safety instructions in your instruction manual. To reduce the risk of injury from blade contact, circular saw blades may be used on FS brushcutters that have a limitstop, a bicycle handle and double shoulder harness and not on FS brushcutters with a "J" handle or loop handle. Other rigid blades may be used on FS brushcutters having a bicycle handle, a "J" handle or a loop handle equipped with a barrier bar. To reduce the risk of eye injury always wear proper eye protection. Always use the appropriate deflector for the type of cutting attachment, as explained in your instruction manual.
Note: STIHL engine products with the Caring for Nature logo are cleaner than EPA Standards for exhaust emissions.
Note: STIHL recommends use of fuel with no more than 10% Ethanol content. Using fuel with greater than 10% Ethanol content may cause damage to your equipment and may void your STIHL warranty. Learn More…
WARNING! Improper use of any power tool may cause serious or fatal injury. Read, understand and follow carefully the operating and safety instructions in your instruction manual before using such products.

STIHL products sold through U.S. STIHL Dealers are for distribution in the United States only.
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FS 40 C-E is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 388.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works as advertised I’ve had this product for a few months now and it’s seems to remain reliable.
Date published: 2018-05-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great product I have had this for a year now,it starts everytime,it's not heavy and has enough power. I been buying a weed eater every season and start having problems with them shortly after I purchase 1,not with a still so far very satisfied
Date published: 2018-05-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from not to heavy I am in the early stages of owning this trimmer. So far its been great! Its a little awkward starting but I think once I use it more it will be better. It has plenty of power for a smaller trimmer.
Date published: 2018-05-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good performing product. This machine much better balanced and easy to handle than strait shaft unit it replaced. More than enough power , most work not requiring full throttle. Easy starting and smooth idle. Very pleased with this purchase.
Date published: 2018-05-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My first 'STIHL' ever! For the price;performance and great warranty.STIHL
Date published: 2018-05-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Bump head and string feed are terrible. I strongly do not recommend buying this product. I have had mine for four years and have had to bring it in to service twice already. Now it's back at the dealer and I was told that with all the work it needs that I should just buy a new one. I baby this product and it gets a very light workout during the summer. I have a small suburban yard and only do edging under a wooden fence and along the driveway and flowerbeds. Worse of all was the string feed and bump head feature. The string constantly gets tangled and I have to disassemble the head three or four times and rewind the string every time I do my lawn. I even brought it back to the dealer thinking I might be doing something wrong and they said I was winding it with the correct tension and footage of string. I'm off to buy another trimmer and it's not going to be this thing.
Date published: 2018-05-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Average trimmer Starts and runs well. Low fuel consumption. Strong cutting power when string advances. Bump string advance not reliable because string binds in the spool. (original factory loaded spool) Cutting level is almost two inches off the ground when held upright. Awkward to use for edging.
Date published: 2018-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Starts great, plenty of power, works great The trimmer starts easy and fast every time. It has plenty of power but is quiet and easy to handle. Works great in any size of weeds and or grass. My wife enjoys the light weight and easy pull starting system. We would recommend this trimmer to our family and friends.
Date published: 2018-05-14
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