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Stihl FS 45 / FS 45R / FS 45 C-E

Stihl FS 45 / FS 45R / FS 45 C-E (page 4 of 4)

FS 45, FS 45 C-E, FS 45R
2.7 from 67 reviews



67 reviews

LindsayPetersSouth East Queensland, QLD

  • 6 reviews



Great ,, does the job , reliable, easy to start and keeps cranking, service is good and not to expensive. So do your self a favour like me and go and get one better still wait till their on special like me .
Starts great , easy to use , cheap to run,,may not be the cheapest but a bloody good piece of kit. Service is very good and cheap, not like others that break bdown all the time and coast a mint to fix.
Not many at all , I suppose the price might throw some ,, but its a quality piece and you get what u pay for.

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Exactly ! this thing is a piece of garbage and STIHL knows it. Goes thru line like [censored word removed] through a tinhorn and good luck trying to replace the line. Doesn't work. Absolute junk.



  • 2 reviews



Not impressed with the head assembly at all and would rate this part as poor, the easy 2 start is great. Put the FS44 head with a FS45 motor and Stihl would have a grasstopper!
Its a stihl.Easy to start
The seperate spring in the bump head assembly is easy to lose when renewing line. The line assembly head can be difficult to put back together after renewing the line than the older FS44 model. The bump head shield is fixed too much to the right which causes the unit to shift unexpectedly to the left as well as making it harder for a right hander to use in tight places.



Surely Stihl could make an easier starting machine by now. I had a chain saw for 23 years that worked great. The CE is a nice idea, but shouldn't be necessary.
It's a Stihl
Bought new, used it twice. Very hard to start.

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The throtttle problem seems to manifest itself when you are starting the machine aftr a lay period. Have no idea ,at moment but have pulled it down and there is a return spring out of whack
It is a fine whipper sniper with one excemption
The throttle jams and does no do as it should, something about a throttle return spring seems to be my problem



  • 5 reviews




  • 60 reviews



It's a Stihl so it's faithful workhorse and I have had no problems with it except for pulling out and changing the line.
Strong reliable and powerful whipper snipper which has a choke function to assist it getting started when cold.
Very loud and instrusive so I try to keep it on half throttle. In addition, pulling out more line can be a bit fiddly and labourless and requires that the unit be switched off otherwise the clutch will keep the spindle spinning. Good idea to buy a thick strong line and keep away from hard surfaces so that you don't have to do this as often.



  • 2 reviews



gets the job done fuel consumption ok however vibration could be better has been quite reliable only 1 minor fix required at dealer tube covering drive cable slipping out of motor unit
stihl fs 45/plenty of power,bump feed head,solid unit
vibration,typical noisy 2 stroke

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Questions & Answers

Diana R.

Diana R.asked

FS 45 C-E

What is the difference of the fs45 and the fs45c?

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Alan Coles
Alan Coles

Easy start system on fs45c, no need to pull heaps of cord, just short pulls on starting cord, more gentle recoil on spring in recoil starter. If you follow instructions on starting it is very easy

Guluzar Egilmez

Guluzar Egilmezasked

FS 45 / FS 45R / FS 45 C-E

How much is the delivery and do you Harvey Norman gift card and can we pay remainder with credit card? regards Mrs Guluzar Egilmez my email address is guluzar_egilmez@yahoo.com.au

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Blaze Tomeski

Blaze Tomeskiasked

FS 45 / FS 45R / FS 45 C-E

How to started and mixing the full.

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Ana P.
Ana P.

Do you mean how to start and mix the fuel?

Ana P.
Ana P.

You'll need STIHL 2 Stroke oil, an empty and clean fuel can & fresh unleaded fuel from a reputable petrol station. Mix at 50:1 (20mls oil per 1 litre fuel) when you're using STIHL 2-Stroke oil.

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