I Hate My Stihl FS40C Trimmer

MizAnnThropeSeptember 4, 2013

Besides the fact that it's just sooo loud, the string breaks constantly. Took it back to the place I bought it, and they said the string it came with had grooves in it, so it tended to break more easily, plus they made sure it was loaded correctly, which it was. They sold me new Stihl string - .080" dia - but it breaks just as often. Not happy that I paid $200+ for this thing, hate it, and never use it, so I'm hoping that someone might have some advice to help me like it/use it.

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Will it support a hard blade? That was my solution and ear muffs. Otherwise I feel there is a Commercial adapter that will allow much heavier pre cut line (that you can cut yourself). I noticed them used along the parkâÂÂs walking trail and was told the line wears out vs breaking (another piece is threaded in).

Basically itâÂÂs an aluminum disc the pre cut line is treaded onto. Hopefully, someone will know this item and share a Pic or link.

    Bookmark   September 4, 2013 at 1:53PM
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Have you tried advancing the line more often? How long do you trim for at a time?

    Bookmark   September 5, 2013 at 2:07AM
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txtom50(8a texas)

I have a pair of earplugs on a string that work well for me. If you shop at Walmart, their sporting goods section has ear plugs, ear muffs, and safety glasses with ear plugs attached.

Grass Gator is one brand of trimmer head adapters that was previously mentioned.

    Bookmark   September 5, 2013 at 4:37AM
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