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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)
WEIGHT
4.3 kg (9.5 lbs.)
FUEL CAPACITY
280 cc (9.5 oz.)
BLADE LENGTH
22"
STROKES PER MINUTE
3,640
POWER SOURCE
Gas
 

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 64.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from So far, so good I wanted a light yet powerful tool. This model seems to fit the bill so far. I wish it had a slightly longer blade. That blade is a available on the professional model, but that machine seems heavier too. It's a trade-off.
Date published: 2017-11-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Should have bought the product 1st I have purchased all types of powered yard tools and I should have bought Stihl first. It starts with ease and does the job without ANY problems. Now I have to purchase a blower and stihl will be my choice. Stihl brand is a little pricey but you will purchase you last tool first! It is lite and has the power to do the job making it easy to use.
Date published: 2017-10-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another great Stihl product After using Stihl chainsaws, backpack blowers and trimmers for years, I recently added this hedge trimmer to my arsenal. I decided to spend a few extra bucks on this model compared to the entry level one. Better reviews and it just felt better. Anyway it made super quick work of our bushes and is extremely well balanced. I followed the manual instructions exactly and starting was a breeze. Initial power was decent but it gets notably better with a couple tankfuls of gas burned through it. I decided to spend extra money and buy the Stihl motomix fuel. Sounds stupid but for a machine that won't get used often, it's good to have a non-ethanol fuel in the tank. Pleasantly surprised by lack of fumes and smoke. Very happy with this product and I look forward to many years of reliable use. Oh... I also bought a can of the hedge trimmer spray. Excellent solvent and lube etc.
Date published: 2017-10-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Runs and starts good This hedge trimmer is easy to start runs strong, makes trimming easy. I have had no problems with it. This is my first gas powered trimmer, i’m glad I bought the Stihl
Date published: 2017-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Floating engine--Brilliant! The engine has it's own suspension within the unit, Fantastic, Blades are very sharp (even with the safety nubs). You can trim Boxwoods into perfect spheres in minutes.
Date published: 2017-10-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Man what a Hedge Trimmer! Starts right up tackles the toughest hedges like nothing else
Date published: 2017-10-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great tool value - perfect balance with good power, easy starting, very smooth Great engine and durable long lasting blades hold an edge like no other. Feels very nimble and can take on large hedges like butter with a hot knife, doesn't wear you out. Worth every cent!
Date published: 2017-08-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love my chainsaw My father has owned several chainsaws over the years, so I have had some experiences but now that I own a this chainsaw, it has been the best so far.
Date published: 2017-08-09
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Standard Features

  • Common Features for Hedge Trimmers
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