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STIHL chainsaws are German-engineered and built in America.* We also go a step...
STIHL chainsaws are German-engineered and built in America.* We also go a step further and custom manufacture our own guide bars and saw chains for all our machines in-house. This ensures our chainsaws meet our standards in design and performance - standards that have made STIHL the clear choice for professionals and homeowners, making STIHL the #1 selling brand of chainsaws worldwide.

Chainsaw Frequently Asked Questions

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…

*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.
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  1. 1 year ago
    MS 250
    I have owned Stihl chainsaws for over 40 years. They have always been very dependable and excellent quality. However, the MS 250 has proved to be a black eye for Stihl in my opinion. It is the hardest chainsaw I have ever tried to start. Once started and warmed up, it works exactly as it should. I have taken it to two different Stihl dealers who tell me the same thing, great saw but extremely difficult to start. The last dealer said they would check timing, full tune up to see if it helps, it ... read more didn't. I am selling the saw at a loss and will search for a chainsaw that meets my expectations. Too bad, I'm a real fan of Stihl. I have trimmers, weedwackers and other chainsaws but the MS 250 is not worth being in the family.
  2. 7 months ago
    Good saw, poor instructions
    Would not start following instructions EXACTLY. Six attempts resulted in flooding that I sucessfully cleared following instructions. On seventh attempt I selected run mode instead of choke mode and the saw started after four pulls. Since then the saw consistently starts in run mode with just a few pulls. Tips:First, my OAT is @ 85 F, so only use choke mode to start in cold conditions. Second, the Stihl 2.6 oz oil bottles provide the recommended fuel-oil mix for a gallon of gas. . If you don't ... read more want to mix a gallon, use 10 mL of oil for 16 oz of gas ( fuel tank holds 15.9 oz of fuel)..
  3. 1 year ago
    This chainsaw gets the job done.
    I am very happy with my recent purchase of this chainsaw. I had 8 trees felled by a professional in my yard that needed to go for safety reasons. I have an older Jonsered 2054 I have used since 2000 but now has oil delivery problems and the bar gets hot. My new stihl saw works very well and I have cut up about 1/2 Of those trees so far. I am very pleased with the performance and the chain adjustment is very easy to do. The gas and oil fill caps are also easy to handle with no other tools ... read more required. I recommend this saw to maintain your property.
  1. 2 years ago
    This my BACK-UP Pack!
    Great quality for a great price. I keep a pack of these with my Saw Sharpening Kit. Perfect quantity to get you through the season. A 10-pack would end up rusting on you!
  2. 2 years ago
    Strong STIHL for Razor Sharp Teeth
    I’m not sure what hey have done at STIHL to make the files but they seem to cut better than the ones ya pick up in the box store. They sharpen quicker and last a bit longer in my experience. I’m using the files on .375 RS & PM & PMM chains. They work great on all of them! A bonus is hey drop right into my 2 in 1 kit as well!! Worth the extra money!
  3. 4 years ago
    Great file
    Great cheap file most likely will last a season I use this for my ms170 as a tool to carry with me
  1. 4 years ago
    Last saw you'll ever buy!
    I've had this saw for about 5 months and I have to say I have no complaints. I use this saw for about 3-5 hours every day and it's the perfect saw. One of the main reasons I bought this saw was not only for the power, but for the curved handle, it offers so many different ways of cutting and if you're in a tough spot it's super convenient. This saw can take on any tree you throw at it. Yes, it's pricey but all STIHL is because of the quality behind the name. Like any big saw it is fuel thirsty, ... read more so get a 5 gallon gas can instead of a 2.5
  2. 6 years ago
    Commercial quality and speed
    This is one bad boy saw! Cuts like butter through 20" trees in a quick pass, I average 5 second cuts through 18-20" rounds! I own a landscaping business and we regularly remove trees and we also cut and sell wood, this is the best saw I have ever owned. I would highly recommend that, if it is within your budget, don't buy less, buy the best! Go with stihl! Always perform regular maintenance, use synthetic oil blend for your fuel, and never let the chain oil go out, and this will outlast the ... read more competitors saws :) stihl all the way! I regularly use and purchase their hedge trimmers, weed wackers, brush cutters, blowers, saws, and have yet to be disappointed! I definitely recommend the MS362-r for someone who needs a reliable, powerful, frequently used saw, and no, I did not get paid to right this review or even asked to. I am simply an extremely satisfied customer - Luke
  3. 4 years ago
    Great saw for the right tasks!
    When you're looking at all the saws Stihl offers, be very sure you're getting the right one for you. Go talk to your dealer and see what they recommend. I personally use the 362 for a variety of projects. I'm a resource conservation and fire sciences student at the University of Montana which means the saw it seeing a ton of varied use. Ranging from thinning projects, active fire use, bucking blocks for our timbersports team and even using the saw for competitions occasionally. This is a great ... read more mid size saw, I regularly use larger Stihl saws on thinning projects and at work but I come back to this saw regularly and always bring it with me!
  1. 7 years ago
    MS180 C-BE
    I bought my first chain saw this spring, Stihl MS180 C-BE and I love it. I can use it for limbing branches to bucking 22-40" logs I was amazed the saw cut thru Oak that was 22" and made it look easy. I've just got to the end of the break in period of my new saw and the power is under estimated it cuts like a big 3-4 hp saw with a bigger bar and chain would. Also the easystart is an amazing thing to have, my buddy pulled out his poulin pro when I got my new Stihl MS180 C-BE and I got the pull ... read more cord to 3/4 then with fingers, then the last 1/4 pulls is what starts the saw, no need to pull hard at all. My buddys poulin pro took 5 minutes to start and his arm hurt once it started. It's CHAINSAW TIME! Love my Stihl
  2. 2 years ago
    Small enough for delicate work, but tough too
    The Rollomatic E Mini has been in my like pruner for a few years now and it has held up perfectly. I’ve run it cutting stringy palm branch stems and it seems to not clog up at all. I use it now in North Carolina and pinched it in cuts, side loaded it while cutting fallen tree hung up in another tree and it keeps coming back for more! It’s small enough to get into right areas and make a delicate cut, but tough enough to take down some serious branches too. I run Stihl Platinum Bar and Chain Oil ... read more in it and it still looks new! Pretty tough piece of equipment!!
  1. 2 years ago
    Tough Little Bugger
    I told my husband that I was interested in an electric saw for a couple of reasons, the first being that we have a yard with some pretty stout trees that I didn't feel comfortable using his gas powered saw to trim up with. The second was that I wanted something small enough to put in the back bag of my 4-wheeler to deal with trees that fall across trails etc. without the chain saw being too large or deal with gas/oil sloshing all over the place. This little guy handles all of that. It's user ... read more friendly, light weight and gets the job done. Love It!!
  2. 11 months ago
    Great saw
    I was very skeptical at first and then I used it. Like others have said, don't underestimate this saw. I can cut 3-4 small limbs before I can start a similar sized gas saw. Its small enough to keep behind the seat of my tractor. I'm mostly doing brush and small tree clearing and its perfect. Definitely recommend this saw.
  3. 2 years ago
    Using to clean brush in woods and works great
    Really like the saw in cleaning brush out of woods. Very handy to set it down, pull brush to pile & grab saw and cut more by pushing switch, plus light weight and manuvering in brush. Some what pricey compared to gas saws and run time is limited to about 40 minutes with recharge taking roughly 4 hours. I also have a gas powered Stihl MS 290 for the heavy duty sawing and like it very well also. Overall I like the saw for what I am needing it for. Would be ideal for average home owner..
  1. 3 years ago
    I bought one and really like it, angles and depth is right on. first time you put it on the saw to use its a little awkward but after that you figure it out.
  2. 1 year ago
    raker gauge is spot on
    Bought this tool in 3/8,.325,3/8 picco for each of my saws. The hard setting on the raker gauge is spot on for me on oak, have not used the soft side of the guage. This is a high quality tool made well. Used it a lot and can still read the words soft and hard on the raker guage. Would highly recommend this to any one who hand files their saw chain.
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