STIHL HS 46 C-E Hedge Trimmer Petrol

STIHL’s lightest gasoline-powered hedge trimmer for homeowners featuring Easy2Start™.

For smooth and comfortable hedge trimming at home, less is more. And the STIHL HS 46 C-E is a lot less: Less weight – this well-balanced trimmer is the lightest gasoline-powered hedge trimmer in the STIHL line. Fewer emissions – compared to traditional 2-stroke engine technology. Less fatigue – its advanced anti-vibration system reduces vibration levels by 40% compared to previous models. Less frustration – its Easy2Start™ technology makes starting the trimmer nearly effortless. Less weight and emissions. Less fatigue and frustration. Less IS more! Plus, an easy-to-access data port is integrated into the HS 46 C-E, allowing for simplified servicing at your local STIHL Dealer.

STIHL HS 46 C-E features

STIHL HS 46 C-E built in the USA

Built in the USA

A majority of STIHL gasoline-powered units sold in the United States are built in the United States from domestic and foreign parts and components.

STIHL HS 46 C-E anti-vibration system

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.

STIHL HS 46 C-E double-sided blades

Double-sided blades

The dual-ground blade system provides a clean cut and is ideal for cutting through stronger, thicker branches.

STIHL HS 46 C-E 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.

STIHL HS 46 C-E long-term filtration system

Long-term filtration system

Ensures long air filter service intervals and effectively protects the engine.

STIHL HS 46 C-E unilaterally sharpened blade

Unilaterally sharpened blade

The double-sided knife is sharpened on one side. Special blade geometry ensures high cutting performance.

STIHL HS 46 C-E tank cap for easy opening/closing

Tank cap for easy opening/closing

Patented special caps for fuel and oil tank. Power tools with such caps can be opened and closed quickly, without force, and without any tools.

STIHL HS 46 C-E vertical hanging slot

Vertical hanging slot

The built-in hanging slot allows for easy storage when not in use.

STIHL HS 46 C-E electronic ignition

Electronic ignition

Fully covered electronic ignition ensures reliable starting and trouble-free engine operation. The high ignition voltage range ensures a stable ignition spark and a long spark burn. This leads to better fuel combustion and lowers exhaust emissions.

STIHL HS 46 C-E manual fuel pump

Manual fuel pump

A hand fuel pump can be used to pump fuel into the carburetor by applying thumb pressure. This reduces the number of pulls on the starter cable after a long break in the tool’s operation.

STIHL HS 46 C-E single lever control

Single lever control

The choke, starting throttle, operation, and shutdown are integrated into a single lever. Pressing the lever to the stop position switches off the engine. When the machine is ready to start again, the lever automatically returns to the Operation position. For a cold start, the lever must be moved to the Cold Start position (at the same time as the accelerator lever is activated). When the engine is started and the throttle is applied, the lever automatically moves from Cold Start to Operation. In this way, the possibility of engine fuel saturation during a cold start is essentially eliminated.

STIHL HS 46 C-E specs

SpecificationHS 46 C-E
Power sourceGas
Blade length22 in
Strokes per minute3 640
Engine power0.87 bhp
Fuel capacity9.5 oz
Displacement1.31 cu in
Note: The weight displayed is the dry weight.

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