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Chainsaws

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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
    Great ChainSaw, I find no issues
    It might make a difference, I bought mine from a Stihl dealer/repair shop. The shop tuned and broke the saw in, mine runs like a top. If you know how to start this saw, it will start on 3-4 try cold each time (can flood easy). I really like my saw, I cut 12"oak, and could not get it to bog, (Super Sharp Chain). The chain oils great, not to little not to much, does not leave a puddle of oil when stored. I have owned a lot of chainsaws over the years, I have never had a Stihl saw give me problems ... read more starting, (it has to be tuned, and carb in good shape). I can recommend this saw without hesitation, it's a good saw.
  2. 2 months ago
    A Great Value and Dependable
    We've owned our MS 250 for about 7 years and we've used it for tree trimming and for cleanup after many hurricanes. This is our second review on this unit. It has been a real work horse. In the first review years ago, we explained that at first we were hesitant to buy the MS 250 because we had read a couple negative reviews about problems starting. But the folks at Sanford Mower told my husband the trick is to choke it, pull the cord, (usually about twice) until it gives that first sputter then ... read more take the choke off. That's the trick to a dependable start every time. It's been a great little saw. Light weight, powerful, and dependable. We buy the pro-series chains and use the Stihl 2 in 1 filing guide to keep them sharp... The pro-series chains bite deeper so they may have a tendency to kick back easier. So be careful.
  3. 1 year ago
    Finally!
    I'm 62 years old and have had several chainsaws. Purchasing, I always went the cheap route and now I have several paper weights in my garage. Stepped up and finally purchased my MS 250. Should have bought this in my thirties and I'd still have it and it would still start and cut wood better than most other saws. This saw CUTS wood! This saw starts! When you first use this saw you immediately notice it's functions and adjustments are a little different than the average saw.....and ALL for the ... read more BETTER!!! Should have done this 30 years ago. Would have saved a lot of money, still have the same saw, and would have cut all that past wood a heck of a lot of easier! Haven't been this happy since Christmas of '63!!!
  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. 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!!
  2. 6 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
  1. 2 months ago
    Pricey- but worth the money
    I cut A LOT of wood. I'm constantly bucking logs, prepping them for splitting. I don't want to drive my neighbors nuts in the evening cutting with loud gas Stihl chainsaws. So, I purchased this unit. It cuts well, isn't too noisy and is easy to handle. I've only used it for an hour or so, so cant comment on quality. I don't miss the noise, or the stench of smelling like combusted two cycle fuel.
  2. 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 .
  3. 4 years ago
    For a person who needs one only a few times a year it is perfect
    I've had mine now for over 5 years and it is always ready to go. Unlike the gas models . I use mine on oak and cedar trees. In the five years I've only had to replace a switch.
  1. 7 years ago
    stihl full skip tooth chain
    These are the best chain,s that I have found.it,s very fast and don,t bog down in a cut I would highly recommend this chain
  2. 5 years ago
    The chain cuts good
    I use it to cut dead oak trees it cuts the trunk by the ground faster then the other chains and cuts through the oak like a knife through butter. One chain usually dulls after cutting an oak into firewood but this stays sharp longer
  3. 6 years ago
    chain is awesome
    The best chain I have ever used. it is very fast and lasts a long time between sharpening. Very good for the money but why do I have to tell you St IHL products sell themselves the best there is. Thanks St IHL for the great products.
  1. 4 years ago
    Awesome Chain, Long Lasting
    I used my first carbide blade staring 3 years ago. After cutting about 10 cords of wood and falling many trees, it finally started to show wear. During this entire time I never sharpened the blade. Without hesitation I purchased another blade waiting for my first to be sharpened and the second one was just as good as the first. The wood I was cutting was a combination of hard and soft wood - dried (felled) oak, walnut, cotton wood, ash, etc. This blade chewed through big logs easily. For me, ... read more this is the only chain I will use going forward. I had none of the other issues some of the other reviews noted such as breakage. I try to keep the blade out of dirt and grime and so far the results are awesome.
  2. 3 years ago
    Great Product !!!!!
    I don't know why there where poor reviews for this chain? This chain is the only one to buy , if you use your saw to work with. We cut 8 inch treated pilings (devil poles) and it goes right thru them. Regular chain cuts about three poles and is done. Old dirty wooden bulkhead, nails never misses a beat . its worth every penny.
  3. 2 years ago
    Explanation
    To everyone, please understand this product. The carbide tipped are soldered on to the steel chain. The solder becomes brittle at low temperatures. Problems can be averted by simply warming the saw and chain up prior to use and keeping it at the proper operating temperature. As to the subject of hitting nails and hard objects, it goes without saying that only the products listed in the "rescue products" sections are rated for that kind of abuse. The tips on those are actually welded and not ... read more soldered. Just remember the old saying of "the weakest link".
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