HS 45 - $299.95 DSRP


Distributor Suggested Retail Price 18 in. Blade DSRP:  $299.95

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)
WEIGHT With 18" blade: 4.7 kg (10.4 lbs.)
FUEL CAPACITY 230 cc (7.8 oz.)
BLADE LENGTH 18"
STROKES PER MINUTE 3,700
POWER SOURCE Gas
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…
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 45 is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 74.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Product makes for quick work. Great product like all STIHL products. Easy to start once you understand the process. Push side button in to lock trigger... push primer 3 times, put lever to full choke and pull cord. Once it pops take full choke off and pull cord again a couple times. Once it starts do not pull on trigger throttle. Leave it warm-up. for 10 seconds or so. Pump throttle and should be good to go. Be sure to drain gas out from one season to next.
Date published: 2017-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A win for Stihl! I've owned this hedge trimmer with 24" blades for ten years now. It has been exceptional. It gets fairly heavy use from me about 7 months of the year. I just this week had the blades sharpened for the first time. It still cut ok, but I had a couple areas in high use zones of the blades that looked a little too worn, and didn't quite cut like in the past. I've been very happy with its power, ease of starting and blade life!
Date published: 2017-06-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for around the house Lightweight, easy to start, and does the job around the house. I was looking at a bigger Stihl hedge trimmer but for the price tag I couldn't be happier. I'm sure I will get many years use out of this. You can't go wrong with this model for around the house. My wife uses it also.
Date published: 2017-06-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from HS 45 Year Round Use in Florida When we moved to Florida it quickly became apparent that I needed a serious hedge trimmer. I went to STIHL and picked up the HS45. The expense was not completely out of control for what is honestlt a pro grade tool with a "homeowner" label. I see many reviews with, hard to start or carb issues, but I have not experienced this with my machine. I keep the blade sharp and oiled between uses, and run it on STIHL HP Ultra mix and 100LL Aviation Fuel. It and all my yard machines seem to run better on this fuel and fuel mix. They seem to be a bit more eager and I don't seem to develope any issues as written in other reviews. Either way, I think this machine is worth the investment and if properly cared for should perform well and last long.
Date published: 2017-06-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Spectacular time saving idea No cords, plenty of power and this thing saves me so much time that it will pay off likely after the 2nd time I've used it. I can tackle a 40' long hedgerow and shape it in about 20-30 mins. with the thing. Otherwise, I'd be fiddling around with a cord or swapping batteries out in an underpowered model and spending who knows how long trying to get the same time done. I'd be exhausted, frustrated no doubt and likely not be able to get nearly as much work done in the same day. I can speak highly enough about this rig for taking care of small to medium sized hedges and even some pretty thick stuff, but if you want larger than you need to buy larger. Cut what the machine was made for and I'd say this thing will last indefinitely, plus I bought the special oil for it to get the rebate and warranty and I only poor the stuff that was specially made for 2 stroke machines. No buying gas and mixing it anymore.
Date published: 2017-06-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Impossible to start!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If your lucky enough to get it fired, just touching the trigger will solve that, it dies immediately. Dealer says " bad gas". Using motomix and no improvement. Able to get to run only two times since I've owned and both times I finished th job with hedge clippers. Lemon from day 1. One more trip to dealer then it's goodwill time. I have three other Stihl products without issues.
Date published: 2017-06-06
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Sorry! Beware! This trimmer has been constantly at the dealer getting serviced because it won't start. It can't even sit for 45 days without an issue. I do not recommend it since it takes several days at the dealer to wait for a repair.
Date published: 2017-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great trimmer Bought this trimmer this week to trim Holley bushes and boxwoods around my house. It works like a dream compared to the previous 2 electric hedge trimmers I had before. Used to dread stringing extension cords around the house, not to mention cutting them in two when they got in the way. I own a Stihl line trimmer and chain saw and they have been so reliable that when it came to this purchase I didn't even shop around. I know I could have gotten another brand cheaper but stihl products have never let me down and I'm confident the HS 45 won't let me down either.
Date published: 2017-05-20
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