HS 46 C-E - $359.99 DSRP


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HS 46 C-E

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Our lightest gasoline-powered hedge trimmer for homeowners featuring STIHL Easy2Start™.

With an advanced anti-vibration system that lowers vibration levels by 40% and a weight significantly lower than other gasoline-powered models, the STIHL HS 46 C-E Hedge Trimmer is specially designed to limit operator fatigue. Plus, increased blade rigidity and blade geometry improve trimming performance, and the Easy2Start™ system makes startups simple. It also features an easy-to-access data por...Read More
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HS 46 C-E 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.
Model Features
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    Built in the USA
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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.
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    Double-Sided Blades
    The dual-ground blade system provides a clean cut and is ideal for cutting through stronger, thicker branches.
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    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.
Standard Features
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    Common Features for Hedge Trimmers
    View the features common to many STIHL hedge trimmers.

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…
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HS 46 C-E is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 69.
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
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
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