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HS 46 C-E

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

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.)
Powerhead only
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.

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Reviews

HS 46 C-E is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 54.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cut my time in half or more So the wife said to make my life easier for trimming the hedge across the back of the yard. For 12 years I have pulled out the two extension cords and electric hedge trimmer and trimmed for hours. As a current owner of a Stihl gas blower, I am becoming more loyal to the brand after having owned all the big box store gas tools for years. Studied this and the smaller household Stihl trimmer. Ended up with this one because of the longer cutting bar. Wow, what a great tool. Started trimming and other than stopping for fuel a time or two, couldn't put the trimmer down. Plenty of power, easy to use, balanced well and not too heavy. Instead of a couple of days with cords and much less power, I kept at it for a few hours and was done in time for a late lunch. Thanks to Stihl for a good product and to my wife for saying I could get it. Now it will be up to me to be sure and exercise it so it starts when I need it next year.
Date published: 2017-07-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product! Great product. Easy to use and highly recommend. The easy start feature is the best!
Date published: 2017-07-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved having my first gas powered hedge trimmer I found my new trimmer easy to start, easy to hold and it cut through most things the first time as I learned its ability to cut the right size bush. I looked back after finishing the work and felt like my bushes have never looked this good. I like having good equipment
Date published: 2017-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from excellenty improvements could not believe how much quieter it was than my older one. and my new one has the 22" cutting blades my older one had 18" blades, and yet if feels no heavier.
Date published: 2017-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to start & easy to use I love this Stihl hedge trimmer, it has a lot of power and cuts through tree branches with ease. It's the lightest trimmer I've ever owned. Glad I finally bought one.
Date published: 2017-06-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very nice product Bought this to trim shrubs and bushs around the house. Only use a couple it a couple times a year but when I do the jobs are fast easy. Always starts right up. No complaints at all. Lightweight and lots of power. Love it.
Date published: 2017-06-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Disappointed after a year of use I have lots of shrubs and also do two neighbor's yards. When I first got it I would have recommended it in a heart beat. After 8 months I started having a few problems that were fixed be the Stihl dealer. About two months ago (14 months old) it lost power and then the engine would race at the most inopportune times. The dealer has had my hedge trimmer for 6 weeks and can't seem to fix it. They pulled two brand new unit out of the box that had the exact same issues as mine. Still don't have my trimmer back.
Date published: 2017-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product for my home needs My old generic electric trimmer finally gave out. I previously switched all my home lawn and garden tools to Stihl so I purchased a new gas powered Stihl trimmer. I love my Stihl products because of their dependability, power, and available support.
Date published: 2017-04-12
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