Legendary performance that's known all over the world

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. 9 months ago
    THE best chainsaw brand !
    Finally broke down and bought a new "bigger" chainsaw. My 028 Wood Boss that i've owned since 1982 just did not have the power anymore> Very pleased with the easy starting and the power this MS 250 has! Stihl has made great advancement in the vibration department and the muffler also! Very easy to use and not too tiring. The extra noise reduction is great.If this saw lasts me 36 years like the 028 did, i'll not need another one. Great value for the money!
  2. 1 year ago
    Happy I went with this saw
    I was looking at the 180 and I am happy I went with the 250. The extra power has been great. I do wish I had a little more power but over all it has the power most homeowners will need. The only thing I wish Stihl would do is make a tool holder on the side of the chainsaw. I have already forgot my chain tool once. This is my 1st chiansaw I have owned. I have used others. For the price this was a great value. I am very happy with all my Stihl products and that is why I keep going back.
  3. 10 months 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.
  1. 6 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. 2 years ago
    Farm Chain Saw
    I live on a farm with 20 acres of woods and big old hardwood trees. When they come down the Stihl MS 391 has plenty of power to cut these up. Even with a 25" bar some of these need to be cut from both sides to get through them. This machine has enough power to chew through tough oak using the full length of the bar. It starts easy enough for a saw of this size. The decompression button makes starting much easier. I'm very happy with this saw.
  2. 12 months ago
    Purchased in 2013 long term review
    I purchased this saw sometime in 2013 to use for felling and bucking large logs. This saw is a bit on the heavy side but 5 years later I am still satisfied with it and have cut up a lot of wood with it. Using a sharp chain you can cut through oak and other hardwood with ease and it will keep going long after you are ready to call it quits. My only complaint is that you have to follow the starting procedure exactly or it will flood and you are going to spend some time getting it going. Otherwise ... read more it has been great
  3. 4 years ago
    I have used chain saws all my life in Federal Government work ; but until my recent flood mitigation efforts in the Modjeska and Silverado Canyons in Orange County, I have never used Stihl chainsaws. In some of the most demanding and dangerous Canyon tree and bush mitigation work in deep canyons the Professional Stihl Products performed without failure in the safety mode at all times. The light weight made it easy in deep Canyon work as I was lowered by rope and cable down these Canyons. Thank ... read more you Stihl Products for a job safely done at all levels without a single failure.
  1. 1 year ago
    Jack 'er Up... Cut 'er Off !
    This easy-to-install & easy-to-remove option for your Peavey or Cant Hook is an economical tool-enhancer. You can do a lot more with your Peavey or Cant Hook using one of these! There are 4-hex head fasteners (with tool provided & attached to the Log Stand). The Log Stand will assist you in limbing, bucking, decking, dogging-off for skidding, or cutting firewood into lengths. I suggest sliding slightly-larger-diameter "cheater" pipes over the ends of the Stand, on each side, to assist when ... read more using on uneven or infirm ground. (Perpendicular extensions on the Log Stand may work better for you in situations where your Chainsaw Bar may come in close contact with the extensions! These can be fabricated with pipe w/ tees in the center that slip over the ends.)
  2. 1 year ago
    Great tool!!!
    This stand works great when paired with the Stihl Can't Hook
  3. 7 years ago
    Works well for getting logs off the ground.
    I purchased the log stand with a 60" STIHL cant hook and find it to be very useful in raising logs off the ground far enough to keep your chain from hitting the dirt. An added benefit is that the stand is easily removed for using the cant hook alone. Easy to use and very durable.
  1. 5 years ago
    Works well, even for plunge cuts
    This the chain that came with my saw. I could have swapped it out for a non-safety chain but after having a couple friends of mine take chunks out of their nose from kickback I decided I would take the safety chain. The big thing I keep hearing is that you cannot plunge cut with a safety chain. This is a myth. Most of the wood I harvest is from windblown trees and I have to do plunge cuts to safely dropped them. I have done a number of plunge cuts without a problem. Keep it sharp and it will eat ... read more through wood like a hot knife through butter.
  2. 2 years ago
    Long Lasting Performance - RS Chain
    I bought a 20” Rollomatic and 2 RS Chains to break in a new MS661 R C-M Saw to keep the mileage off my RSK chain, and give the Saw some drag to load the motor for break in. I’m actually pretty impressed with how smoothe the chain cuts and it’s pretty quick for a safety chain. I’m cutting soft pine but It’s still razor sharp 2 tanks into the break in. The 2nd chain has not even come out of the box!!! It’s not as cheap as the “O” brand chain but I’m sold on it. I’d buy another one to keep around ... read more just for the small stuff.
  1. 2 months ago
    Powered through 5 tons of ASH
    I recently had an ash tree fall over in my yard, and this product was recommended for purchase from a friend. My friend has been a long time STIHL fan, and told me it was a little workhorse for a good price. With the 16" bar it did take a few extra cuts to get through the larger section of trunk, but it didn't quit on me. It chewed through the smaller sections with no issue, and after three days I am able to supply a couple of cords of firewood as gift to my friends with wood burning stoves in their houses.
  2. 1 year ago
    First chainsaw I ever had that always starts!
    I hated to get a new chainsaw because they always work great day one then after that you spend more time trying to get them to start or stay sharp then it takes to do the job you want to do and every time after that that you go to use them. This one starts every time, works great and has been a great addition to my home tools. I recommend this brand and saw!
  3. 9 months ago
    Good overall design
    Light saw, good power for Smaller wood. I am Finding Refueling before empty, Bringing to high rpm before shutting off helps warm starting, Cold Start a few times has been an issue - ( This saw likes a good warm up ), pulled plug, cleared cylinder started on full choke, always Idles fine warm. moving from off to full run setting when warm works best. After using for about 10 hours I Don't see the point of a 16" bar as it likes smaller wood.
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