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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 month ago
    GREAT SAW !!!
    Light weight , cuts GREAT !!! Works for trimming and big larger parts of trees that fall . Stihl QUALITY !!! This saw will cut and the light weight is great for someone with a bad back !!! My Dad swore by his Stihl chainsaws . I had to buy one of my own . I am completely satisfied !!!
  2. 1 month ago
    Well designed product, powerful, easy starting, great value.
    This is my third Stihl chainsaw, all have been very good, well designed saws. This MS170 starts and runs great. The saw is reliable, easy to adjust chain and clean air filter, good power, well balanced, and comparatively quiet and fuel efficient. I would definitely buy it again.
  3. 1 month ago
    So far solid tool for what I am using it for.
    I have been let down in the past by a couple of other saws. After reading some reviews and the web sites information on usage and what type of cutting I may be doing I made the investment on this unit. Still in the break in phase of the timeline, following the extra steps of their oil and highest grade gas small mixes make sure I get off to the best start I can. Hope this one will last to make the investment worth the time and money. So far so good.
  1. 2 years ago
    Very Helpful tool!!!
    This tool makes a day of cutting firewood a whole lot easier. I was able to move good sized logs around very easily. Once we coupled the Can't Hook with a Stihl Log lifter it became two tools in one. I would recommend this tool for any one cutting a substantial amount of wood. It will save your back for sure!!
  2. 7 years ago
    Essential if you work with fallen trees or large logs.
    If you are doing anything related to cutting trees and large logs its pretty much as important as a chain saw. Move/roll/position and even raise above the floor single handed to avoid cutting into the dirt. I even have a version with a 6" extension to raise logs off the ground when working on hard surfaces like concrete or asphalt.
  3. 2 years ago
    Beefy tool
    This is just a heavy duty hook that's easy to use. It's strong but not too heavy to work with. Great for your weekend warrior or professional tree company.
  1. 10 months ago
    Power and durability
    This saw has the power to pull large chains in hardwood. I found the 661 to be the right combination of power and weight for falling and sectioning large oak. Lots of chain speed for a big saw. Best saw I have had the opportunity to handle. Love it.
  2. 5 years ago
    Out cuts My MS660
    I own 4 Stihl pro saws, MS362 Arctic, MS461R full wrap MS660R full wrap and now this MS661R full wrap. I cut dead seasoned locust almost exclusively and the saws all eat it up very fast. My 660 has a dual port muffler and is tuned to run but it seems this saw may have it beat, I was skeptical about the M Tronic as this is my first saw with it. Judging by the performance and easy starting I will own more. My MS362 was the last non M tronic saw they had and now I wished I'd have waited and bought ... read more one with it. Time will tell over the long term but I am very happy with the saw so far and it only has one tank thru it, its definitely going to gain power as it breaks in.
  3. 1 month ago
    Runs great,outstanding power, easy to start
    I was a little nervous about electronic engine control after reading some negative reviews, but I have had zero problems with this saw a couple of weeks in. Power is excellent - it feels like a lot more than my trusty 460, but I don't have numbers to back that up. The new start system works great and you don't have to guess about which start cycle to use. My last 90cc saw was an 056 Magnum II, and starting that was a complete Jane Fonda workout. Probably didn't help that the crank seals were ... read more shot. The 661 does go through a lot of gas on full throttle, but I have never seen a saw pile up sawdust like the 661 - you're ankle-deep before you know it.
  1. 5 years ago
    Best bar I have ever used.
    The Stihl Duramatic E . Proving it's durability, this bar has been through a lot of cutting in the amount of time spent using this, it's really shown that it can handle whatever is thrown at in the past few years. I have cut everything from small limbs to felling, to bucking, to flush cutting 40 inch stumps, this bar has stood up to the punishment. Proving itself and outlasting any other bar 3 to 1. This is my bar of choice!
  2. 1 year ago
    BEST Choice for Demanding Conditions & Plunge Cutting
    I opted for this Bar in a 41" length on my MS-880 R "BAKERIZED" Hi-Performance/Timbersports Custom Pro Chainsaw. This saw's aftermarket engine modification is cranking-out unreal power. I prefer to stay away from roller tips when cutting dirty logs or close to the ground, such as flush-cutting stumps. However, I also recommend a solid tip whenever plunge cutting. Since I have boosted horsepower, I also opted for an 8-Tooth Sprocket and the resulting higher Chain speed. I'm running .404/.063 ... read more RSF Chain. The increased arc over the length of the Duromatic E Bar helps keep your cuts straighter than those using the Rollomatic-series Bars. This Bar does not flex as much as the Rollomatic-series, so it should be the obvious choice when opting for an extra-long Bar. The newer Duromatic E Bars do have the angular Oil Delivery Holes. However, I have not run into any problems with adequate Oil delivery to the Chain on my 41" Bar. The Oil Delivery Holes on the longer Bars are of larger diameter. My MS-880's Oil Pump is set at the nominal factory "E" setting & my 41" Bar is plenty wet as it should be.
  1. 4 years ago
    The MSE-250 is great if you have electric power access
    I picked up my MSE-250 a few weeks ago and have used it on a downed tree in my back yard. The saw is awesome in that it has great power and gets the job done quickly and is a dream to handle.
  2. 4 years ago
    This is a superior piece of equipment
    This chainsaw is incredible. I have a Stihl gas chainsaw that is of equal power to this electric chainsaw. This electric chainsaw is 33% faster cutting compared to the gas chainsaw. I cut wood for almost 1 hour the chainsaw never got hot in fact the entire chainsaw was cool to the touch. This is the most superior cutting tool I have ever used and I would recommend it to anyone. I will probably never buy another gas chainsaw. If I have to Cutwood where there is no electricity I will probably just ... read more buy a gas generator and use this chainsaw. Again I would recommend this chainsaw to anyone.
  3. 2 years ago
    Cut instantly, my take on the saw
    Purchased for the need to have a saw ready to go instantly . Must have 20 amp outlet . Purchased with a 20" bar and yellow chain. Experienced with stihl gas saws so I can share my experience with this comparatively. It's lighter and doesn't have that natural downward weight of the big gas saws. It feels extremely light . after several cuts non stop it did trip the red button on the saw. Just waited 30 seconds and started again. I find that if I cut a few cuts then move the wood to give it a ... read more minute break it doesn't trip off. It's only cut off once . I rate it to do the same work as the gas saws but without the need to fuel up. It has a window on the side for bar oil and the chain adjusts easily. This saw compliments my collection and is my first choice for use at home. I feel good about using the saw due to it being so quiet and non emissive . Great for use in the neighborhood and not disruptive . I have about 10 hours use so far and wanted to share my experience .
  1. 3 months ago
    Great saw!
    We have our own arborist business, and must say that this saw is used more than any other saw daily. It starts on first pull after warmed up. When you are starting a saw dozens of times in a day you need it to start the first time. Power is very good for the cc size. This saw will last 2-3 years before we need a new one. Will the bar wear yes but that is a replacement part. I have never had a stihl chainsaw go bad. Take care of them use good 2 cycle oil and mantain them and they will last.
  2. 3 years ago
    Outstanding performance
    First few tankfuls of fuel the saw seemed to load up and wanted to die. After about 4-5 tankfuls it has come around and runs much better. Spent nearly eight hours cutting nothing but mesquite of various sizes with no issues and much less fatigue than I would have with my bigger saws. Mesquite is a true test for me as to what a saw can handle, it is brutal on equipment. Keep a sharp chain on this unit and it does the work as designed. I keep this saw in my jeep for clearing trails around ranch ... read more and deer lease, It has proven itself exceptionally versatile for its size.
  3. 6 months ago
    Excellent, lightweight and agile chainsaw.
    A great, lightweight and agile chainsaw that helps prevent fatigue while trimming low branches, limbing felled trees and small trees and to clear large brush (like large lilac bushes). A great second saw to complement a larger saw. This chainsaw will also work great for urban homeowner use. The only con is the price. Despite the saying “you get what you pay for” this chainsaw is a little over priced in my opinion. I highly recommend this saw to anyone who understands the value of this ... read more chainsaw and how to get the best use of this chainsaw that will provide the best return on their money.
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