HS 46 C-E

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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.

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Reviews

HS 46 C-E is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 76.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to start and handle ! I have never used a hedge trimmer in my life, this HS46 was extremely easy to start and use! Being a beginner, my hedge trimming looks professional! I have always been a Stihl believer as I am still using my weed eater that I purchased back in the 1990's. Very well made, wish I would have purchased the hedge trimmer years ago! I know it will pay in the long run and only critisim I could possible have is the cost.
Date published: 2019-09-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from My review this product is light weight and has more than enough power to cut through smaller branches. it does have to work a little harder to chew through the larger ones. Over all i am very pleased with this product.
Date published: 2019-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfection Outstanding high-quality well-built lightweight hedge trimmer. This trimmer is another fine example of the quality machines that Stihl builds. It starts easily, is well balanced and doesn’t vibrate a lot and just cuts like a dream on all types of hedges. I only wish the blade was a couple inches longer but I’m assuming the manufacture knows what they’re doing in terms of product offerings. I actually enjoy hege trimming now and can’t wait for the next round.
Date published: 2019-08-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for small occasional jobs I've had my HS 46 CE for about 3 months now - used it about 8 times.I've trimmed boxwood, lower braces of white pine, spirea , euonymus hedge, forsythia, yews, azalais, holy and carpet roses. All with comfort and ease - and 1/2 of time of the corded one I gave away.Gas power makes touch up fast and easy !While the 46 CE tank only holds a small amount of gas - I have never run out of Gas.I always buy the pre-mixed ethanol free fueland would advise others to do the same.
Date published: 2019-07-24
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
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