FS 38 - $129.95 DSRP


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FS 38

DSRP: $129.95

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A lightweight, value-priced consumer trimmer with many quality design features.

The STIHL FS 38 Grass Trimmer is ideal for homeowners looking for a great value. High cutting speeds and a 15" cutting width trim time off landscaping chores by providing excellent cutting performance. Its lightweight design - just 9.3 pounds! - along with an ergonomic loop handle, curved shaft and low vibration provide operator comfort as well as exceptional handling and maneuverability around la...Read More
Print Spec Sheets
FS 38 Specifications
DISPLACEMENT 27.2 cc (1.66 cu. in.)
ENGINE POWER 0.65 kW (0.87 bhp)
WEIGHT* 4.2 kg (9.3 lbs.)
FUEL CAPACITY 330 cc (11.2 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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    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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    TapAction™ AUTOCUT® Cutting Head
    TapAction™, 2-line AUTOCUT® cutting head with easy-view deflector.
Standard Features
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    Common Features for Trimmers
    View the features common to many STIHL trimmers.

Important Information
WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.p65warnings.ca.gov
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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.

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FS 38 is rated 3.3 out of 5 by 356.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from this product would be good if it had clockwise rotation If you are right handed with the counterclockwise rotation of the cutter head you will receive all the trimmings right back at you. Its strictly amazing they allow this to happen. I attempted to take it back but it was beyond the time allowed..
Date published: 2018-06-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from highly recommend this little trimmer is just what i needed ,a break from my big 4 stroke Troy-Bilt it has all the power i need yet light enough that i can "one hand" it needed. The store i bought it from Sladek Hardware in Independence Mo. went over everything i needed to know about it, Best thing since i bought a gallon of Moto-mix i got a 5 year warranty
Date published: 2018-06-11
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Suitable for small area only, weak in power. From Stihl I would expect way more.Basic model but I won't recommend.
Date published: 2018-06-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from it was what o needed for the job So far have had no trouble, I do think the gallon of gas mix I got for 30 bucks was a bit steep but if it gives me a better warranty that's what I wanted. So far the trimmer has done what I wanted it to do.
Date published: 2018-06-04
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Great product except for cutting head. I wish I had read all of the negative reviews for this product regarding the cutting line head. It's the worst I've ever used. Won't advance and limited line capacity. I bought the unit after talking with the dealer sales person. I also wish he had explained the difference between this and the next step up was more than just fuel capacity. I can't even upgrade the cutting head. Poor choice.
Date published: 2018-06-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This product is easy starting. Does the job of edging. I personally would prefer a straight shaft edger for the type of edging that I do. however the FS 38 does a good job of edging and is easy to use. I have to tap it at least twice to get the string to advance. Over all a good buy for the money.
Date published: 2018-05-31
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Won’t start Bought this trimmer two weeks ago. Followed the starting procedure. The trimmer would not start. It makes no attempt to start. Took the plug out and it was dry. A friend managed to get it started once. I used it one time worked great. Today I got it out and tried to start it. Once again it won’t start. Doesn’t even attempt to start. The start button is on so that is not the problem. I bought a Stihl thinking it was a good product. I really regret purchasing it,
Date published: 2018-05-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Easy to use I have had this trimmer for 4 years, I have not had any problems with it. I always use mid-grade gasoline and the Stihl oil. I am a 63y.o. woman and if I pull the rope 3 times and if it doesn't start, I move the choke and will start after 2-3 pulls. Starts up right after winter. I put a shoulder strap on it to help with holding the trimmer. I recommend.
Date published: 2018-05-27
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