FS 38 - $129.95 DSRP


Distributor Suggested Retail Price FS 38 DSRP:  $129.95

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A lightweight, value-priced consumer trimmer with many quality design features.

The STIHL FS 38 Grass Trimmer is ideal for homeowners looking for a great value. High cutting speeds and a 15" cutting width trim time off landscaping chores by providing excellent cutting performance. Its lightweight design - just 9.3 pounds! - along with an ergonomic loop handle, curved shaft and low vibration provide operator comfort as well as exceptional handling and maneuverability around la...Read More
Print Spec Sheets
FS 38 Specifications
DISPLACEMENT 27.2 cc (1.66 cu. in.)
ENGINE POWER 0.65 kW (0.87 bhp)
WEIGHT* 4.2 kg (9.3 lbs.)
FUEL CAPACITY 330 cc (11.2 oz.)
CUTTING SWATH 15"
POWER SOURCE Gas
* Weight without cutting attachment or deflector.
Model Features
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    Adjustable front handle
    The front handle is easily adjustable (360-degree rotation) for comfort.
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    Fully Lined Drive Shaft
    Provides smooth operation and less vibration.
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    High Tech Polymer Housing
    Housings are lightweight, withstand greater impact and are corrosion-resistant.
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    Start/Run/Stop Controls on Handle
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    Protected Choke Lever/Knob
    Helps prevent damage.
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    Throttle Trigger Interlock
    Must be depressed before the trigger can be activated.
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    Air Filter Cover
    Easily removed for fast and easy filter cleaning or replacement.
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    Protected or Enclosed Control Cables
    Eliminate dangling and loose wires.
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    Heavy-Duty Steel-On-Steel Clutch
    Centrifugal clutch is designed to reduce slippage.
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    Protected Spark Plug
    Protected yet easy to change.
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    Protected Spark Arrestor Muffler
    Has large baffles which reduce noise level and contains a screen designed to reduce the emission of sparks.
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    Upright Translucent Fuel Tank
    Allows operator to easily check fuel level before starting work. Upright position makes it easier to refill.
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    Purge Pump Primer
    By pressing the bulb, this small fuel pump delivers fuel to the carburetor, reducing the number of starting pulls needed after an extended break between uses.
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    Cutting Heads & Blades Selection Chart
    Need help selecting a cutting head or blade for your STIHL trimmer or brushcutter?

    Click here to view the Cutting Heads & Blades Selection Chart (PDF Format).
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    Multi-Function Control Handle
    Having easy access to all of the controls on one comfortable handle makes it easy to complete tasks so the operator’s hand never has to leave the handle.

Important Information
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.
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FS 38 is rated 3.3 out of 5 by 288.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Hard to start Had FS 38 for 1 month, second time to use it, it wouldn't start. Took it back to Ace Hardware, they could not get it to start either after at least 30 pulls. They gave me a new one,took several cranks to get it started, I took it home , cranked it several times, would not start, took it back and got my money back.They do not know what the problem is . I'm not going to hurt myself with trying to crank it. May go back to the electric one. . Very disappointed in the still.
Date published: 2017-06-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product is very reliable & powerful I wanted to upgrade from a cordless trimmer to a gas one. After researching I found the Stihl has a great reputation for reliablility, power, along with a great warranty. The user guide was very straightforward and helpful. This trimmer is easy to start and starts every time. It's easy to use, delivers plenty of power and gets the job done.
Date published: 2017-06-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from First STIHL product My oldest Son talked me into this trimmer and I am very glad he did. The FS38 has out performed all trimmers I have ever owned. it is light, Balanced and has plenty of power for what I need to do. I am now a STIHL man.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great brand - high price I know you usually get what you pay for in most cases. This is the most money I've ever dropped for a trimmer which was a pretty penny after buying 1 gallon of pre-mix to get the 2 yr warranty.My last trimmer was 31cc for almost half the price of this model that is 27cc.The trimmer head only allows for small gauged line - i therefore need to whittle down my .095" line to utilize the thicker/better line.The STIHL trimmer starts up without a hitch and appears to be reliable. I loaned out my last trimmer and it never worked properly afterwards. I definitely won't make that mistake with this pricey one.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from stihl ....nothing but quality I bought this stihl weedeater knowing or thinking it would be great ... i was right ..nice nice pc. To add to my already stihl collection .I love u stihl and always wihl scott v. Bowser moline illinois
Date published: 2017-06-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Big Headache My FS-38 has been nothing but a headache from the first day. Stalls, hard to start and dies off. It has been in for repair three times including a carburetor replacement and it still does not run anywhere close to right. My dealer asked me to contact Stihl directly so I filled out the Stihl on-line inquiry forms twice and they never answered. I thought I was buying a quality product from Stihl but instead it has been a total headache.
Date published: 2017-06-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This product is great features This product is reliable, easy to use and starts every time no problems it is lightweight and has more than enough power
Date published: 2017-06-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great except for string assembly string breaks easily which requires many string advances which are unreliable. I have had to stop motor and advance the string manually.can the fs38 use a better strong string than what came with it? Is there a fix for the poor string advance?
Date published: 2017-06-12
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