FS 40 C-E - $159.95 DSRP


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FS 40 C-E

DSRP: $159.95

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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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    Convenient throttle/start/run/stop controls built into the handle for easy operation.
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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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    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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    Multi-Function Control Handle
    Having easy access to all of the controls on one comfortable handle makes it easy to complete tasks so the operator’s hand never has to leave the handle.
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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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    Loop Handle (R)
    Loop handle grass trimmers and brushcutters are ideal for trimming between bushes and shrubs and other areas where space is limited.
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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 456.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not the best, not the worst It's very lightweight and starts the first time, so there's the positives! Now the frustrating part. Anytime you need more line you have to stop the trimmer, unscrew the cap and manually unwind the line then realign the spool and put the parts back together. A small yard that should take no time to trim and edge, ends up taking 4 times as long. VERY FRUSTRATING!!!
Date published: 2018-09-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from ergonomics This machine has poor ergonomics unless you have large hands. Especially bad for edging, Minor design changes on the trigger would improve the handling. Difficult to edge with. Can not see fuel level without removing cap. Powerful motor; so far it has been easy to start and restart. The spool is a pain, but I don't know how one would design a spool that would work well.
Date published: 2018-09-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Gas Weed Trimmer Ever purchased Owned at least a dozen weed trimmers over the past 40 years and Stihl is the easiest to operate and maintain. Price was lower than some cheap models on the market. Excellent operation and very well satisfied. Warranty is excellent also.
Date published: 2018-09-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great little trimmer Great small trimmer. Light weight with good balance. Plenty of power. Line feed works as it should. Pick up Stihl premixed fuel, it makes for super easy starts and boosts the power. Don't forget extra trimmer line.
Date published: 2018-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from lightweight, powerful used this unit in the country for about 90 minutes on my farm. it worked so good I just bought a second one so I have one at home and one in the country. Only issue I had was line sticking in spool, either melted or glued together.
Date published: 2018-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Top Notch awesome trimmer with different cutting heads & features easy start and lots of power
Date published: 2018-09-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from This is the only Stihl I have ever owned that is truly a piece of junk!!!!! I am true believer in Stihl and Stihl products. I an so disappointed in with the fs 40 c-e. It is truly a disgrace to the Stihl family of quality products. I have spent more than my original purchase to try to keep it going. I use and abuse my Stihl products and they have been flueless until now. I hope that Stih has the integrity to recall it. When I do use it I have to have my trusty old fs 35 ready because the fs 40 has a habit of not finishing the job without breaking down.
Date published: 2018-09-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Out shines my Toro Everything about this trimmer is right. Cost, weight, power, easy to start.
Date published: 2018-09-01
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