HS 45 - $299.95 DSRP SAVE $50.00 on select models


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18 in. Blade

DSRP: $299.95 $249.95

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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 3.7 out of 5 by 94.
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
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Brand New would NOT start Bought this model trimmer today . They went to start for me and tried for over 30 mins would not start. flooded. Changed spark plug. Blew it out still Nothing REJECT. Only one in stock
Date published: 2018-05-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Despite alot of negative reviews.. Despite alot of negative reviews, I was slightly hesitant but decided to give the hs45 a try and get rid of my corded big box store special... I had no issues with starting or cutting... the blade were very sharp upon purchase... I keep my yard very manicured and use it about every 3-4 weeks... again no issues.. I have only ran Stihl moto mix fuel, and clean with the stihl hedge trimmer solvent/lubricant after each use... over all I am very happy... I recently switched all my yard tools over to stihl and have been very happy with all..
Date published: 2018-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great i am kinda bummed about my new Stihl hedge trimmer. It cleanly and efficiently does all I ask of it. Now I have NO excuses for not trimming our bushes, which means less time fishing and kayaking. I should have known better than to buy another Stihl tool.
Date published: 2018-04-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Very disappointed in this Stihl product Last year I bought my 2nd Stihl chain saw, an MSI 180C. Really came in handy during Hurricane Irma! Great piece of equipment. I am slowly replacing my other yard equipment, and was either getting a blower or hedge trimmer next. I got the HS 45 trimmer, and and very disappointed in its lack of power, and therefore poor performance. It seems to tear, instead of cut. Fully charged, but not up to the job. I'm back to using my old Ryobi.
Date published: 2018-03-06
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