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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. 7 months ago
    Great for homeowner
    I love this saw. Easy starting (using stihl fuel), and enough power for home owner (even cuts thru the occasional 18" tree). It is a smaller saw so you have to let it get moving...and key is not to force thru cut! Wish it were easier to find the proper chain for the saw on this site! Also would love to get a hand sharpener, but this site is a bit useless for that....will have to contact stihl.
  2. 2 months 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. 3 weeks ago
    Low cost/high performance saw far better than the price!
    I needed a smaller, lighter saw for most of my sawing tasks. After asking guys on my disaster relief team and the guy in-store - universal agreement was found on the MS170. I'm glad I made the (reasonable) investment! What I didn't expect was a saw of this size and weight being able to effectively utilize the 16" bar and chain it comes with. This little saw is surprisingly powerful and can handle cutting chores I might have previously reserved a bigger saw for. I have just about worn out ... read more the original chain, yet even that keeps cutting despite being seriously worn and sharpened several times. I also like that there are many available parts/aftermarket parts as well. One that I found handy and almost necessary - metal bucking/felling dog. This saw doesn't have real ones - instead utilizing small spikes molded into the case. Yes, this works - but having metal teeth like it's larger brethren is helpful. I suppose Stihl chose to only include the built-in plastic spikes to prevent consumers from over-working the saw. Overall, I'm impressed! I've run this saw probably 20+ hours (actual run time), mostly clearing trees and limbs after a tornado in our area. Keep the chain sharp and the works reasonably clean and this think cranks every time and runs with larger saws! I highly recommend!
  1. 5 years ago
    Excellent tool and very well made
    My wife and I use this Peavey to muscle tress weighing well over 400Kg. It takes a bit of practice to use it efficiently and also to recognize that some trees just will not co-operate. Trees with really thick bark like Ponderosa Pines and Cedars can be difficult, but Birches and other thin skinned trees work perfectly. I wish the handle was about a foot longer though...
  2. 2 years ago
    I Bet You Won't Break This One !
    My old Peavey had a wooden handle that was dry rotten. I remember hearing it crackle during it's last few uses. Old or new, would you want to take the chance of one of these snapping off while jacking over a log that weighs multiple-times your own weight? That is a formula for serious injury. This Stihl (steel) 60" Peavey will last a lifetime & still won't break even if you use a "cheater" pipe as an extension! I do recommend the 60" Peavey, although it is available in 42" & 48" models as ... read more well. This tool is invaluable for turning logs to complete limbing, bucking, decking, or dogging them off to wire rope for skidding. They assist in keeping your Chain Bar out of the dirt. If you are cutting logs into firewood lengths, I recommend purchasing the optional Log Stand which bolts on to the head of your Peavey.
  3. 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
  1. 3 months ago
    Great chain, stays sharp
    Bought this chain two weeks chain i have. I'm an groundsmen and use a saw all day....this chain stays sharp and rips through every type of wood Easley.
  2. 5 years ago
    This is the chain for heavy use
    If you use your saw a lot ( a lot of cutting) This chain is for you. Very long use before sharpening. Just beware of the possibility of harder kick back.
  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. 2 years 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. 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. 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
  3. 1 year 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!
  1. 2 months ago
    This is the best starting and running saw ever it's a powerhouse
    I own 4 chainsaws, I was so tired of the starting issues I had with the other three! You see when you needed a saw if you had three of the box store budget saws one may start and run when you needed it. I purchased a Farm Boss and after I used it once I could not go back to the other 3 saws. There is just no comparison. This saw starts on three pulls on the coldest days and will idle in any position and never stalls or bogs down during use. It handles the 21" bar well with plenty of torque. Once ... read more you use one of these saws you will not be able to go back to the box store models, I am thru pulling on starter ropes on poor running saws. With proper maintenance I expect this saw to last my lifetime.
  2. 6 months ago
    Just the chainsaw I needed.
    A storm caused several trees to fall in my yard and my older saw wasn't up to the task of cutting these down to size. This saw was excellent!! It made quick work of these 15, 55 foot, trees. I didn't feel any fatigue from using this chainsaw. I also didn't feel the vibration I've gotten used to having with other chainsaws. Thank you, Stihl, for making a great chainsaw.
  3. 1 month ago
    Replaced older Stihl - newer saw is great
    I had an older Stihl for close to 40 years. It finally gave up. The new Farm Boss 271 is lighter, faster and easier to use. It is equivalent to my old AV32 but the Farm Boss runs much higher rpms allowing it to cut faster. The newer caps for the oil and gas are easier to take on and off and have better seal. Less mess this way. Good product.
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