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.
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.
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
Good power for general home yard work. goes through the line very quickly, and i am afraid to use heavy or stronger trimming line as the head has already broken, but still works ok. Re-loading line is realtively simple but you do get better and faster after a few times, as you get the knack. The first time you re-load though you think it is going to be a hassle. Follow the instructions, as they are good. Keep kids (and wives) well away from the work area, wear googgles and long trousers as it has plenty of power and does shoot loose material st...ones etc. Easy to start, (set choke and throttle, pull, then close choke, pull and its away!) as the start head works when you pull the cord out and then recoils, you get two spins from one pull on the rope. That may not be well explained but it really works. Two pulls from cold every time. I dont find the noise too bad given that it is a two stroke. Pre mix fuel in the stihl fuel container is easy, but dont forget to shake (not stir) lightly to keep the oil mixed before refuelling. It is not heavy or awkward on even flat ground, but when you are on a slope, or reaching down, it can get heavy. After a few hours work the vibration can get a bit much. Dont go anywher near young trees, as the auto line feed out very quickly - oops too late, that ones gone! Good machine highly recommended especially in the price competition. Easy to start- amazing as i hate trying to start my previous cheap model. You can see and feel the quality can get heavy on an uneven slope, and the grips dont seem to tighten up enough, they can move around and allow the machine to get out of balance
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.
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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