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
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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.)
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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    Convenient throttle/start/run/stop controls built into the handle for easy operation.
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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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    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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    Loop Handle (R)
    Loop handle grass trimmers and brushcutters are ideal for trimming between bushes and shrubs and other areas where space is limited.
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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! 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 3.2 out of 5 by 392.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Hard to start Use the recommended premix, still very very difficult to start. Going back to the shop only 6 months old
Date published: 2018-08-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from worst product ever This is the most disappointing purchase in years. The tap string mechanism jams nonstop, all you do is constant rethreading of line. The engineer who designed this should go back to digging ditches. Do yourself a favor and spend $100 less on something that works.
Date published: 2018-08-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from VERY HARD TO START!!! Would NOT buy again. VERY HARD TO START! Would NOT buy again. To much of a pain to deal with
Date published: 2018-08-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Basic yard work Exactly as promoted. Great for homeowner that needs to whack some weeds and maintain a yard. Decent power. Easy starting. Hassle free. Good price. Good fuel economy. Good warranty (buy the fuel/oil mix 6 pack at time of purchase and double your warranty).
Date published: 2018-08-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Garbage What a total piece of garbage this trimmer is. I've never owned a gas powered tool with so many starting problems in my life! You follow the directions to a "T" and still it floods out. Forget about trying to restart it after it's warmed up! I will never ever buy another Stihl product. Total crap!
Date published: 2018-08-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fs 38 This is a great machine i dont get where everyone say its hard to start or quits cause it dont.
Date published: 2018-08-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Reliable and powerful Great product for homeowner use. Powerful enough for heavy weeds, perfect length for taller people and for those hard to reach areas, well balanced, lightweight.
Date published: 2018-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Runs Great and Light Weight! Tons of power. Less vibration than a lot of trimmers. Mine always starts easy, but does have a lot of compression... thats a good thing. Great value for a simple residential model. Always use fresh gasoline and the highest quality 2 stroke synthetic only oil! Use Stihl oil, and your start run power problems reported will not occur. If you put cheapo oil in, or over mix too much oil of cheap brand, you are asking for possibly permanent damage to the engine.
Date published: 2018-08-07
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