HS 45 - $299.95 DSRP


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18 in. Blade

DSRP: $299.95

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This hedge trimmer is lightweight and easy to use, ideal for trimming around the home.

Designed for homeowner use, the HS 45 is available with 18" dual-reciprocating, double-sided blades with integrated cutter guard. High-torque engine adds power without adding weight. Standard features include a heavy-duty gearbox and a large front handle for multi-position cutting.

Print Spec Sheets
HS 45 Specifications
DISPLACEMENT 27.2 cc (1.66 cu. in.)
ENGINE POWER 0.75 kW (1.01 bhp)
FUEL CAPACITY 230 cc (7.8 oz.)
BLADE LENGTH 18"
STROKES PER MINUTE 3,700
POWER SOURCE Gas
WEIGHT* With 18" blade: 4.7 kg (10.4 lbs.)
*Dry weight.
Model Features
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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.
Standard Features

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 45 is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 98.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Overall satisfied Light runs great cuts nice. Only complaint is that it's sometimes difficult to start.
Date published: 2018-07-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tough, dependable, lightweight and week worth the price. I trim about 900 feet of Osage Orange hedge 3-4 times a year. I've owned many trimmers over the years and this is the best. I've used this one for 6-7 years and it's still going strong.
Date published: 2018-07-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Can always count on a stihl Works great. It is a little heavy for my wife who does most of the hedging, but it is a gas engine.
Date published: 2018-07-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great cut on the first use and continues to work nicley. Been about 15 refills on the tank and still running smooth and strong. starts right up and cuts nice. balanced and easy to operate.
Date published: 2018-06-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from hs 45 pretty good for professionals i have been trimming hedges for a while now and use this hs 45 trimmer for rounding off corners for the tops of hedges, as i use the the hl90 on the kombi system to do most of the work (rather pricey but well worth it in the long run). Stihl produces amazing reliability i have also used the hs 82r ( in the professional series and find the hs45 ran just as well and cut event better. i just sold my old hs 45 as it has a bent blade and needed a carb kit. just bought a new one at a very good price
Date published: 2018-06-10
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Stay away. Needs improving I own all stihl equipment for personal and business use. I have had no issues with anything I have ever purchased. But these HS45 hedge trimmers are ( for lack of a better word) horrible. They don't cut cleanly and this is after trying them on a variety of bushes and shrubs. It shows especially on yews and boxwoods. Maybe it's the teeth, maybe it's the design of the blades as a whole. As well once they get warmed up they are difficult to start and I trim 100s of bushs a year. Highly disappointed. I would suggest to anyone thinking about purchasing these to not and go to the next level above.
Date published: 2018-06-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cuts what the electric one wouldn’t excellent power Purchased a new home with 138 bushes and shrubs electric one just couldn’t get the job done on bigger bushes no power stihl cuts right through larger branches like butter should have bought it five years ago One season one trim on most bushes it’s a great tool some also had two cuttings
Date published: 2018-05-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Well balanced performer. I bought my HS 45 because I have hundreds of feet of hedge and many shrubs around my home. I quickly tired of dragging electrical chords and underperforming electric trimmers. I bought this trimmer almost on a whim when I saw it at my local ACA Hardware Store.Having been a customer and fan of Stihl for many years, I had no doubt about the quality and performance expectation. Which brings me to that missing star. The motor se ms a bit finicky when it comes to ambient temperature and hot/cold starting. I just can’t seem to find the sweet spot for the carburetor adjustments.
Date published: 2018-05-22
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