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HS 46 C-E

HS 46 C-E
Our lightest gasoline-powered hedge trimmer for homeowners featuring STIHL Easy2Start™.

Product Description

For smooth and comfortable hedge trimming at home, less is more. And the STIHL HS 46 C-E is a lot of less: Less weight – this well-balanced trimmer is the lightest gasoline-powered hedge trimmer in the STIHL line. Less emissions – compared to traditional 2-stroke engine technology. Less fatigue – its advanced anti-vibration system reduces vibration levels by 40% compared to previous models. Less frustration – its Easy2Start™ technology makes starting the trimmer nearly effortless. Less weight and emissions. Less fatigue and frustration. Less IS more! Plus, an easy-to-access data port is integrated into the HS 46 C-E, allowing for simplified servicing at your local STIHL Dealer.

Model Features

  • Built in the USA
    Indicates products that are built in the United States from domestic and foreign parts and components.

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  • Anti-Vibration System
    STIHL has a system for minimizing the vibration levels of handheld outdoor power equipment. The STIHL anti-vibration system helps reduce operator fatigue and provides a more comfortable working experience.
  • Double-Sided Blades
    The dual-ground blade system provides a clean cut and is ideal for cutting through stronger, thicker branches.
  • STIHL Easy2Start™
    The STIHL Easy2Start™ system makes starting STIHL® outdoor power tools almost effortless, eliminating the need for a strong pull of the starting cord. This advanced starting system is designed to make starting STIHL® products fast and easy. The specific system may vary by model, but in each case, a quick pull overcomes the engine’s compression to minimize the strength and effort required to start. Available on selected products.

Specifications

DISPLACEMENT
21.4 cc (1.31 cu. in.)
ENGINE POWER
0.65 kW (0.87 bhp)
FUEL CAPACITY
280 cc (9.5 oz.)
BLADE LENGTH
22"
STROKES PER MINUTE
3,640
POWER SOURCE
Gas
WEIGHT*
4.3 kg (9.5 lbs.)
*Dry weight.

Important Information

Note: STIHL recommends use of fuel with no more than 10% Ethanol content. Using fuel with greater than 10% Ethanol content may cause damage to your equipment and may void your STIHL warranty. Learn More…

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.

Reviews

HS 46 C-E is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 72.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great Cuts fast and even, handles well. No start up issues.
Date published: 2019-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Quality Product This hedge trimmer is such a time safer. Easily cuts through all of our larger bushes. Easy start and lightweight. What an improvement over my old electric hedge trimmer. Sorry I waited so long to purchase. All pros and no cons on this one.
Date published: 2019-03-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from not work it is somewhat expensive for its malfunction, and it brings a single edge and is not comfiable, other than it does not work
Date published: 2018-10-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ANOTHER satisfied purchase from Stihl The appearance is great. It looks like a professional piece of equipment. Well balanced in my hand as I use it. Starts easily. If it doesn't start easily, I'm doing it wrong. Plenty of power. It's had no problem slicing through thick bush branches. Not too loud. The only bad mark I'd give this piece of equipment is it's price. It looks, operates, and is dependable like you would expect from Stihl and it certainly has that high end Stihl price.
Date published: 2018-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from As always Stihl is the best. By far the best set of trimmers I’ve owned they have plenty of power and starts first pull every time. It’s a Stihl enough said.
Date published: 2018-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Home run STIHL has done it again! Delivered a quality product that exceeds all expectations! Ease of operation, power and perfect balance makes it a pleasure to use. Do yourself a favor and buy a STIHL and not a no name machine that will last a year or two. For an example I purchased a STIHL 039 saw back in the late 80’s early 90’s and it’s still as strong as the day I bought it. In these throw away times when things are meant to be disposable of STIHL makes a product that will last a generation or longer. German engineering and built in the USA!!! Need I say more? Pay a bit more and do yourself a favor and buy once!!!!
Date published: 2018-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stihl does it again - great! This product was very easy to use and start. It was very light weight and made my trimming look like a pro did it.
Date published: 2018-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid dependable choice Perfect machine for around the home and if you have a yard business that does some spring yard clean up. I might have chosen a longer blade, but this has the same engine size and I didn’t want to under powered. Easy to start and runs smooth. I’ve had Echo trimmers and after a season I have experienced problems, be sure to follow proper storage at seasons end and you should be happy for seasons to come. I bought this from a local business and probably paid $20-30 more than at a national chain but the service is worth it.
Date published: 2018-04-09
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