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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. 2 months ago
    Great saw
    I purchased this a few weeks ago after returning a competitive brand to the Big Box store. I was shown how to properly start it, brought it home with fuel and oil installed , ready to go. Got it home and it started on the second or third try. Did the job I needed it to do. I demolished a stockade fence and removed one tree so far with more trees in my sights. This a great saw for its size and money. I'm very pleased.
  2. 2 months ago
    Easy to start and use around 1 acre property
    This saw is a dream come true. Light, easy to start and easy to use. It has plenty of power to cut 6 to 8 in h oak trees down on my property and pruning trees is a breeze. Highly recommend this MS 170 for home use. Best chainsaw I have ever owned and priced right. Great Value.
  3. 2 months ago
    I had average knowledge of chainsaw use and products for a 45 yr old man from the Colorado mountains. Then after a devastating storm I knew I had to purchase a Stihl to be able to get the aftermath cleaned up. After 4500 hrs and a few tons of fallen trees and 18 months, my ms170 is still running and cutting like new. From 12 inch Oak to 60 inch Anacua.
  1. 5 months ago
    Great light saw for trimming
    I really like this saw for light duty around the home. The only downside is that the battery takes a long time to charge. Could you design a fast quick rate charger?
  2. 1 year ago
    Great for carving
    This small electric saw works indoors or out doors and is very good for carving
  1. 5 years ago
    i own five stihl chainsaws
    I have ran the safety chains and full comp chains. but as soon as I figure out that I could buy a chain that cut faster and sharpen faster because there less teeth to sharpen. I honestly don't think I would buy a stihl saw that you could not a skip chain. my oldest saw is ten or so years old a ms 310 and still has the orginal bar. I have ran other skip chains but the stihl chain run the coldest on the bar.
  2. 1 year ago
    The Fast and the Fewer
    I recently purchased my first full skip chain 33RSF-114 and running it on a 36” Rollomatic ES Light with a MS661. It’s an awesome combination. I was previously using a full comp. chain and it was great but with the larger wood the full skip chain really shines and cuts faster. It allows more room for chips to clear into as the again pulls through the wood. It does seem that it’s more “grabby” as it cuts into the work though. It also seems to have more vibration than the full comp alternative. In ... read more all if you need a fast chain on a long bar, these are great, I wouldn’t plunge with it (just my own limit). It’s also fewer teeth to file which helps to get up and running with a sharp chain quicker. Great tool if you are very comfortable with using a chainsaw
  3. 6 years ago
    Fast Cutting on Long Guide Bars
    Skip and square cutter chain from stihl is just flat out awesome. The RSF chain is perfect on long bars in hard wood. You really don't get any benefit on short bars. Full comp chain cuts much fast until you start using longer guide bars. I use this chain on the ms 362 with 25 inch guide all the time. Now if I was using a 20 inch guide bar I would stick with the RSC chain. When using a longer bar saw dust and dirt get trapped in the chain. When that happens the chain can not discharge it fast ... read more enough. Skip chain does a much better job in these situations. Also since there is about 33% less cutters it does allow the engine rpms to stay much higher. Which in turn does make it faster cutting with longer bars. Not to mention it takes less time to touch it up when your out in the woods or in the field working.
  1. 7 years ago
    Great tool for out in the woods!
    I've owned a STIHL Stump Vise for the last twenty-five years and use one often in the woods to hold my saw while sharpening the chain. It pounds into the stump easily,and pulls out just as easy. Very durable, easy to use, must have piece of equipment for the serious chainsaw user.
  2. 1 year ago
    GREAT for Those Born Without "ThREE" HANDS !
    Knock 'er in; tighten 'er down; dress 'er up; take 'er out; fire 'er up; back to work! Simple as that. Just by lookin' at it , it might work as a replacement tip for your cattle prod! Always multi-tasking. Use your "walkman" tool to tighten 'er down...simple. Enjoy your work day with another great Stihl tool!
  1. 5 years ago
    Great Tool a must have if you log or mill timber :)
    This tool is tough,reliable and worth its weight in gold to anyone that works with or around timber. I have two of the 48" model, a log carrier and a smaller version as a cant hook, note: if you are milling timber the cant hook doesn't dig into the good timber like the peavey spike does and will save you from loosing good timber.
  2. 1 year ago
    A must have!!
    This tool is worth its weight in gold and a must have!! The log stand should be included though... not only is it great for rolling and holding logs off the ground as you cut them up but it also saved me from a major problem while trying to fall a massive dead tree... after I made all the cuts in the trunk the tree started to fall then the top got caught in surrounding canopy causing the trunk to slip off the stump and free stand the entire tree on the ground!! After a few min of trying figure ... read more out how to solve my little problem I realized my peavey was there, so I put it on the trunk and was able to spin the tree (with ease) allowing it to break lose from the snag in the canopy.. without the peavey i would have been screwed
  3. 5 years ago
    Essential Wood Tool
    Had this peavey now for 4 years and don't know how I worked without it before. I've used it on at least five separate big jobs that wouldn't haven been possible without it. I've manhandled Oak rounds I estimate were at least 300+ lbs with easy. Takes some time getting used to how best turn and leverage but after a short learning curve you'll never split without bringing it along. It's indestructible btw. Great tool!
  1. 10 months ago
    Small stud holding bar and cover on into thin plastic molded fuel tank!
    This is the first STIHL chain saw that I purchased that I use for climbing trees on the weekends that works for me. The saw has worked flawlessly until recently when cutting some limbs off and the chain jumped off. After looking onto the problem, found that the stud holding the bar and cover on pulled out of the plastic mount {it is approximately size of a 5/16-18 bolt but metric}. Took it my local STIHL dealer and said it is a common problem that they can't fix so I fixed by taping the hole out ... read more to 7/16-14 and making a new bolt on my lathe. But the plastic molded around the stud is very thin with little support in the fuel tank. Good luck on your decision. Bill
  2. 2 years ago
    Good saw for the money,
    Cuts excellent, lite and manageable to handle. Only complaint is that from time to time when the trigger is released,the saw will die. This is especialy notable if the saw is operated at a mid range rpm briefly and the rigger is abroply released. One pull the cord will immediately restart it. When operated at full rpm it runs like a champ and cuts threw oak, ash and locust up to 8" thick with ease. Other then the stalling problem it is a great little saw ideal for limbing and trimming.
  3. 2 years ago
    Perfect small saw
    Have a MS210 w/16" and MS210 w/20", but as I approach 70, needed a smaller saw to use more. I have 8+ acres with lots of trees, and the need for a saw is often. Got the 193 C+E for light weight, starting ease, and maneuverability. Great choice for me in that it does what I ask , when I ask, without falter.
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