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! 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 340.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Performed well for 3 seasons I'm a homeowner with a standard residential lot. Used this unit for 3 seasons (approximately 6-7 months each season) to just trim the edges of my lawn. For this application it has worked very well with no issues. This season during my first use the bearing in the trimmer head failed and melted the surrounding plastic parts. With the light use it received I feel this type of failure does not speak well for a STIL product. My dealer estimated the repair will cost almost the same as buying a new unit ( which he recommends I do). Previous trimmers I have owned lasted far longer and I normally sold them in garage sales when I was done.
Date published: 2018-05-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Starts and trimmes 5 inch weeds with ease Light and easy to use . Starts after 3 pulls and I use only the Stihl fuel which gave another year on my warranty.
Date published: 2018-05-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from received excellent training, but no operator manual. Would like to have operator's manualStore training is soon forgotten.
Date published: 2018-05-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This trimmer is an excellent choice for home use. Starts right up even after sitting all winter. Runs great and does a very nice job for what I need it for.
Date published: 2018-05-15
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Extremely difficult to start! It works great on the rare occasion you can start it. Really shouldn't require three people tag teaming to start the thing.
Date published: 2018-05-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from The FS 38 is impossible to start This FS38 IS lightweight and easy to use...on the rare occasion my son and son-in-law have been able to start it. Otherwise it is a waste of money. The starter needs to be reworked for those like me who purposely chose a lightweight product.
Date published: 2018-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Starts easily and very lightweight. A pleasure to use. I haven't maintained my own lawn for years and I recently retired. I figured why not maintain my lawn, save a few bucks and also get some exercise. I purchased the FS-38 trimmer and it has been so easy to start and use, I felt like I was a pro after all these years. Thanks for an easy to use, affordable product that has a great reputation!!
Date published: 2018-05-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Trimmer I have owned this trimmer for around 7 years with no major problems. I cut 4 yards a week with this trimmer and it has never left me unable to complete a job. The only negative would be the power. This trimmer has more than enough for regular cutting, but overgrown grass and weeds make this trimmer struggle. Can't beat it for the money. Very dependable and tough machine.
Date published: 2018-05-08
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