It is good
Easy to start if you follow instuctions, choke and prime, make sure primer bubble is completly full of fuel. My one starts after 2-3 pulls on starter One fault is the line needs to be heavier. As to line not feeding out, make sure you hit line feed button with full revs, I was told by dealer to do it at idle, would not work, service agent said use high revs, no more problems Meets my needs.
Purchased for A$350.00.
Worst Stihl product i ever had, hard to start keeps stalling, line wont feed, been no good since day 1. Stihl supplier at 239a beach st frankston wont do anything except to blame the user when they know it has problems keep away.
Could be perfect
Takes s 3 to 4 strokes to start off but once it starts its great till you need to change the line. It doesnt self feed alwais and you have to take the whole thing out to feed manually.
Can't give it away
Runs well. Starts with 3 or 4 pulls. However the line feed is the biggest piece of junk anyone has put on this earth. It will NOT self feed and you have to pull head apart every time. It went back to,dealer and he can't figure it out either. Don't waist your money buy another brand. If I could I would give a negitve rating of -5.
Purchased in October 2019 at Gympie for A$230.00.
I have had my FS45 easy start for about 13 years and its never given me any problems. Its mainly used around the house every week and it starts fine all the time same as my shrill blower. Would definitely by another one
Purchased in June 2006 at Sthill shop Thomastown .
Follow the suppliers directions
Have had Stihls since 1977..Firstly a brush cutter which my daughter still uses ..Two chainsaws..still going..Ten years ago I purchased an FS 45 C..For home use...Following the suppliers advice as to how to start it ...pull..prime.. .choke .and off it goes ..Has never missed a beat in all this time ..Just a new spark plug every year...if in doubt read the book . Ed Douglass
Purchased in February 1999 at Wrights Chainsaws Nowra.
Absolute piece of junk
Only had this for under 6 months, started well the first couple times, now you break a sweat trying to get it started...10 minutes later your heading for the fridge to crack the top of one. Goes through a ton of line an you gotta give it the berries to get through minimal grass.. Never again will I buy a stihl product.
Purchased in September 2018.
- FS 45 C-E
- Verified purchase
This whipper snipper is high revving and is very temperamental to start. It was purchased to replace my previous Stihl wipper snipper which I had had for many years but this one doesn't stack up to it's predecessor. It is used for my residential front and back garden and just meets my needs. I would hate to be using it in a large area.
Purchased in November 2017 at Beechboro Mowers for A$279.00.
Not the best
My machine says that it is an FS 45 C - not sure if that's a different model to the C-E. I think that we bought it somewhere between 2007 and 2010. Either way, this is the worst weed trimmer I own. It is nearly impossible to start - and I mean like, 10 minutes of yanking at the thing. I thought that there was something wrong with it so took it back to the dealer and they serviced it and explained how to start it - face SSW exactly, do it at midnight, that sort of thing. I read the starting guide from end to end and followed the steps with ...my iPad beside me. No dice, it just wouldn't start. I'm not sure how many times I've actually got it started, but when you divide them into the purchase price it's not flattering to Stihl. And it's a two stroke, so you have to mix oil with petrol etc and it's very bloody noisy. It also gets really hot, that is when it does start. So, I bought a cordless Ryobi trimmer and that was from a different planet - obviously it always starts and it's comparatively quiet. I could finish entire trimming jobs in the time that I'd still be struggling to start the Stihl. I then needed something with a little more power than the Ryobi so I did what I should've done from the start, and bought a Honda straight shaft petrol line trimmer. The Honda starts either first or second pull every time, even after being in the shed for months unused. It's also a four stroke, so no mixing of oil and it's relatively quiet. So, between the Honda and the Ryobi I've now got things covered.
Purchased in June 2007.
Gave me a heart attack trying to start it
Had near heart attack twice trying to start it, vomited, cold sweat and palpitation. I found out later that its the purity of oil used that affects how easy or difficult it is to start it. I bought their Motomix and it started easily enough. This is a powerful cutter but heavy after using it for 10 minutes. It's also very loud and it eats the line very quickly.
Descent machine for the price
Easy to start and runs consistently
Quick and easy to refill the head with line
I would recommend watching the you tube instructional for this
Used for small and medium sized jobs with no issues at all after more than 2 years of regular use on 5 properties ranging in size from a regular residential block and up to a half acre
No problem in 4 years
Bought new 4 years ago. Never had any problems even cutting far north Qld grass! Pushes 2.4mm line no problems at all. Used 2.7mm (probably being a bit hard on it) and worked ok with revs up. Always used Stihl ultra 2 stroke oil and 98 octane fuel (with ultra you’ve got a fuel stabiliser do keeps fresh in tank). Only changed spark plug and air filter once. Follow manual for starting and you won’t have a problem.
- FS 45 C-E
- Verified purchase
I'm better off with a cheapie
After 20 years of owning a cheapie line trimmer bought as an impulse buy as we moved into our new home, about 18 months ago I thought it was time to upgrade to the so-called... "BMW" of line trimmers (or so that's what the marketing dept of Stihl likes to portray). I just can't see this thing lasting anywhere near like the old impulse cheapie I bought.
Firstly, it floods itself (or starves itself) and cuts out regularly. I took it back to Stihl and they said the carby diaphragm was faulty. Well anyway, 18 months later it stihl (excuse the ...pun) cuts out. I have since worked out that it does not like less than half a tank of petrol. Gee the marketing machine is slick with the pristine showrooms, their own brand of petrol, lines, etc... just like a BMW showroom! :) After all the smooth talking, I ask what country is this made in and the answer... you guessed it... China...just like my cheapie from 20 years ago. What's in a name? Not much frankly. This thing is not a patch on my 20-year-old trimmer, which I have given away (all is forgiven... come back please).
A nightmare - never again
"Easy Start" it is - about 50% of the time. The rest of the time it is impossible and we just give up and borrow the neighbour's. Other reviewers have commented on the amount of cord it uses. I thought that must have been normal but apparently not!
Everyone in our family has tried this overpriced piece of rubbish and have the scratched and bleeding fingers to prove it. The cord is incredibly hard to wind on and, if you're lucky enough to fluke it, you'll be back doing it again in a couple of minutes to repeat the process. When you tap the bott...
Questions & Answers
What is the difference of the fs45 and the fs45c?
What size cord to use on a fs45c ?
Would like to know correct draining of fuel out of this Stihl 45c so can put fresh fuel in due to its old fuel sitting there for long time in the plastic fuel container part and want to give everything a good clean is there a video on how to do it please as want to know I’m doing it right?
I am not sure mate I have never had to drain the tank as mine is always getting used so the fuel doesn’t get a chance to get stale but I am certain if you use dr. Google you find the best way
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