FS 38 - $129.95 DSRP

Distributor Suggested Retail Price 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
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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.)
* 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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    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.

Important Information
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 38 is rated 3.3 out of 5 by 294.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best trimmer i ever purchased. This trimmer is so easy to use and care for that I'll buy other Stihll trimmers in the future.
Date published: 2017-06-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great product I really love my new weed trimmer. starts easily and runs great. the only problem I have is I never got my warranty info. I was supposed to get something from stihl co. on my e-mail, but never did. could you please help me out with that? thank you van!!
Date published: 2017-06-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy Start, Great Safety Features This purchase was to replace another brand of weed eater, Had trouble with the other brand from day one. This unit is trouble free. I have other Stihl products also, and they are also very dependable and satisfactory.
Date published: 2017-06-21
Rated 2 out of 5 by from This product needs work This product is very hard to start. Read the manual and followed directions. Started 1 time out of the 3 times I've tried to use. Going to return it and see if it can get better. If not going to get a different one.
Date published: 2017-06-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Perfect Homeowner Purchase I have now owned my FS 38 around 2 months and use it twice a week I have a decent sized yard and it normally takes me 2 days after I get off in the evening to get it all cut. I have owned 5-6 trimmers in my life so far and love this one the most. It is powerful enough to tackle anything a homeowner when is in his yard it is lightweight and runs like a dream. in the past I have gone with cheap trimmers from competitors and could tell right away I was not going to be happy. I am over 6 foot tall and this is very comfortable as well. This comes with a warranty which adds to piece of mind. I have already recommended this to several of my neighbors and co-workers. This would be the perfect house warming gift or just gift in general to the handyman(or woman) in your life. I think for the price there is not a better trimmer I am aware of and trust me I shopped around.
Date published: 2017-06-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the easy start! I have dealt with alot of trimmers over the years but this is my first stihl! So happy with the easy start and string is easy to work with! I got this one so my wife can use it if I'm stuck at work and wont have to worry about it starting or string binding up! Buying at the dealer was also a great experience! Love me some stihl!
Date published: 2017-06-20
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Hard to start Had FS 38 for 1 month, second time to use it, it wouldn't start. Took it back to Ace Hardware, they could not get it to start either after at least 30 pulls. They gave me a new one,took several cranks to get it started, I took it home , cranked it several times, would not start, took it back and got my money back.They do not know what the problem is . I'm not going to hurt myself with trying to crank it. May go back to the electric one. . Very disappointed in the still.
Date published: 2017-06-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product is very reliable & powerful I wanted to upgrade from a cordless trimmer to a gas one. After researching I found the Stihl has a great reputation for reliablility, power, along with a great warranty. The user guide was very straightforward and helpful. This trimmer is easy to start and starts every time. It's easy to use, delivers plenty of power and gets the job done.
Date published: 2017-06-17
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