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 new blade geometry improve trimming performance, and the Easy2Start™ system makes startups simple.

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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)
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
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…
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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HS 46 C-E is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 46.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gets the job DONE! I always knew Stihl was the best but after a few of the box store hedge trimmers, I was ready for something that could get the job done. My Stihl hedge trimmers are powerful but lightweight. You pay more for a quality product. I could have bought 2 of these for what I have spent on the box store brands.
Date published: 2016-10-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product is awesome I've used this product commercially and love it always starts right up and has lots of power and is very lightweight and easy to use and I and i am even thinking about buying a second set for my guys and getting rid of the other brands that we aren't happy with this is a awesome set of hedge trimmers
Date published: 2016-10-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not good for what it stated it would do This is product is not acceptable for the job I needed, used less than 20 minutes and tried to return to the store and they gave me a very flat NO. Will never again spend this kind of money with no return available if it turns out not to work for the job intended.
Date published: 2016-09-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lightweight but powerful This was my first gas powered trimmer. I wanted a light weight yet powerful enough trimmer to cut 1/2" size limbs. This fit the bill. Starts easily and runs smooth.
Date published: 2016-08-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Product This was the first gas powered hedge trimmer I"ve purchased, I have been very impressed. I have used it to cut a variety of hedges and it's made short work of all of them. Not only could it not be easier to start and operate, this machine has plenty of power to make any job much easier. I look forward to my hedges growing again in the near future.
Date published: 2016-07-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Almost a light saber I own lots of Stihl tools, finally bought a hedge trimmer. It definitely outperforms my old one. the blade is fantastic, cut through 1/2 boxwood limbs without a problem. One swipe and trimming is done. No debris caught in between blades, clean cuts.Light, powerful, the anti vibe is a welcome change. Never any fuel issues with 91 octane and platinum mix.
Date published: 2016-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for home use I am glad I invested in still products. They are dependable and easy to use
Date published: 2016-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome product This is the first Stihl product I've owned. Not sure why I've waited so long. The quality of this product surpasses all my expectations. Stihl will be my first choice for any future home care products.
Date published: 2016-05-29
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