TS 500i STIHL Cutquik®

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A cut-off machine with the world’s first electronically controlled fuel-injection system that increases power, not weight when operating 14” wheels.

Product Description

Abrasive cutting just got more cutting edge. STIHL introduces another industry first with the

TS 500i STIHL Cutquik® cut-off machine – the first handheld outdoor power tool to offer an electronically controlled fuel-injection system. This system increases power and performance over 15% while remaining lightweight and well-balanced. The fuel injection system makes starting easier and more reliable by eliminating the choke. Just set the switch to on, prime and pull.



Lightweight, powerful and fuel-injected, this 14” cut-off machine is designed for superior balance and handling during your toughest jobs. And just like a powerful sports car, you will be impressed with the amazing acceleration of this machine, getting you back to speed faster than you thought possible. The STIHL TS 500i also features a high-efficiency engine with low exhaust emissions and optimal torque throughout its RPM range. Its Electronic Water Control (EWC) allows for easy water flow adjustment while cutting and its X2 air filtration system maintains an incredible 99.96% cleaning efficiency. This machine has it all, so very little can stand in your way.



NOTE: Abrasive wheel included. Diamond wheel (shown) sold separately.

Important Information

WARNING! Never use carbide-tipped, wood cutting or circular saw blades on cut-off machines. They can cause severe personal injury or death from reactive forces, blade contact or thrown tips. Never cut wood of any type.

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…

WARNING! Improper use of any power tool may cause serious or fatal injury. Read, understand and follow carefully the operating and safety instructions in your instruction manual before using such products.

STIHL products sold through U.S. STIHL Dealers are for distribution in the United States only.

Model Features

  • Reduced-Emission Engine Technology - Caring for Nature
    The STIHL Inc. “Caring for Nature” seal identifies its powered products that are more environmentally conscious, producing zero or low exhaust emissions. STIHL Inc. defines “low exhaust emissions” as being cleaner than EPA and/or CARB exhaust emission standards.

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  • Electronically Controlled Fuel Injection System
    The fuel injection system makes starting easier and more reliable by eliminating the choke. Just set the switch to on, prime and pull.
  • Electronic Water Control (EWC)
    Electronic Water Control allows the operator to easily adjust the flow of water while cutting and stops the water flow when the machine is at idle.
  • X2 Air Filtration System
    The X2 Air Filtration System revolutionizes the cut-off machine industry by allowing air filters to last up to a year, based on cutting conditions. Outside air enters the system in a swirling motion, removing 80% of dust particles. This pre-cleaned air is then routed through the primary and secondary air filters before being sent into the engine. The X2 Air Filtration System is virtually maintenance free and maintains an incredible 99.96% cleaning efficiency.
  • Anti-Vibration System
    STIHL has developed a system for minimizing the vibration levels of handheld outdoor power equipment. The STIHL anti-vibration system helps reduce operator fatigue and provides a more comfortable working experience.
  • STIHL ElastoStart™
    The ElastoStart™ starter handle is a feature of STIHL. It is a starting grip with a built-in shock absorber that helps reduce the effort when pulling on the starter cord. The ElastoStart™ starter grip noticeably reduces the sudden peak forces (compression) normally felt during cranking. The forces which occur at the grip after the first compression stroke are smoothed out.
  • Semi-Automatic Belt Tensioning
    With consistent semi-automatic re-tensioning, this feature increases the service life of the belts and shaft bearings.
  • Ergonomic Grip
    The ergonomic top-handle bar design provides an optimal comfortable grip in any working position.
  • Decompression Valve
    The decompression valve reduces the compression in the combustion chamber during cranking and helps reduce the effort needed to pull the starter rope.
  • Bayonet-Style Fuel Cap
    Includes retainer for easy use, even with gloves on.

Specifications

DISPLACEMENT
72.2 cc (4.41 cu. in.)
ENGINE POWER
3.9 kW (5.2 bhp)
WEIGHT*
10.2 kg (22.5 lbs.)
FUEL TANK CAPACITY
725 cc (24.5 oz.)
ENGINE SPEED
9,000 rpm (Elec. Gov.)
MAXIMUM SPINDLE SPEED
5,350 rpm
ARBOR SIZE
20 mm
MAXIMUM WHEEL SIZE
350 mm (14")
MAXIMUM CUTTING DEPTH
125 mm (4.9")
POWER SOURCE
Gas
*Dry weight includes water attachment and guard. Shown with optional STIHL diamond wheel.

Important Information

WARNING! Never use carbide-tipped, wood cutting or circular saw blades on cut-off machines. They can cause severe personal injury or death from reactive forces, blade contact or thrown tips. Never cut wood of any type.

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…

WARNING! Improper use of any power tool may cause serious or fatal injury. Read, understand and follow carefully the operating and safety instructions in your instruction manual before using such products.

STIHL products sold through U.S. STIHL Dealers are for distribution in the United States only.

Reviews

TS 500i STIHL Cutquik® is rated 3.9 out of 5 by 16.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from WORKHORSE I had purchased this saw one year ago. I was concerned after seeing a few bad reviews but with my experience with this saw has been great. Im a masonry contractor and the only issue I have had was the string breaking and the bracket for the water hookup breaking, This thing starts easy,runs strong and cuts great.STONE ,BRICK ,BLOCK and CONCRETE
Date published: 2015-03-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Landscaper's best friend I own a landscaping company and we mostly do pavers and slabs patio, walkway and driveway. Some days the saw run 10 hours and we never had any problem except a water connector that broke. Other than that the TS 500 i start like a charm. It is a lightweight saw for the power it produce. Any dummy can do the maintenance on this saw. Thank you Stihl for this quality product !
Date published: 2014-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Saw ever I use to love the TS400s but since I've purchased this 500 I will not even bother trying to fix the 400s. It is a completely dependable saw, way better then the TS420s, which I bought and did not like, they felt weak. But this TS500i hasn't given me any trouble, it starts up right away and has a whole lot more power. Can't say it enough, Great saw Stihl.
Date published: 2014-02-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of the best saws on the market I have had this saw for a year now. This saw is great my guys love it because it is easy to start and it can still run if your cutting above your head (like a masonry cut out for windows etc).I have hear every complain from my guys about any of my equipment but with this saw they love it. I hear no whiny from them about this saw.I also have Hilti saws and also a stihl 420 they won't even use it now I am trying to sell them so I can buy another 500i. Just make sure you keep the fuel clean if not it could get stuck in the injector but that has never happen to me yet and we use the saw almost every day. I you look at a new saw buy the 500i I can see all small engines going to injectors in the future
Date published: 2014-02-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from This is the worst Stihl tool I have ever owned We are a heavy highway construction company. We have always purchased Stihl Products. We have always been very happy with the dependability and performance. Until now!!!! This saw has some new electronic fuel injection system. When it gets hot outside or you use the saw heavily for a short time, you might as well shut down and go to lunch. You have to keep cooling it off, putting it in the shade so you can start it. Out of an 8 hour day, I am lucky to get 5 hours of production. I don't know why they had to change something that worked so well. I wouldn't recommend this saw unless you worked at the north pole cutting ice. There is not a choke and all you have to do in the morning is pump the primer a couple of times and it fires right up. That is the only good thing I have to say about this saw. What a pain!!! All day, wasted time, and manhours messing with this thing!!!!
Date published: 2013-08-20
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Bad saw GARBAGE!!!!!!!!!!!Do not not waste your money on this saw.I am most definitely the best person to rate this saw. I have a masonry company so no one uses saws like we do.I bought 2 when they first came out and you know what????? I no longer have them they both broke down in less than a year. I took them in for repair several times during that year and now that I think about it it hasn't even been 1 year. The 1 thing that Stihl does not understand is that this is not lawn equipment my guys turn on these saws on and off at least 50 times per day in a slow day. My guys hate this saw and get very aggravated when they struggle to turn it on. The saw works great but what use is it if you can't turn it on. I have now changed to husqvarna and my guys love it. One pull and it turns right on. Today was the first time that I've had to replace the pull cord. And that was our fault for not using it properly. I have bought 5 husqvarna this year and they are still going strong. Sorry Stihl I was a very loyal costumer for the past 10 years but I will never buy one of your saws again. Unless you bring back the ts400 witch was the only good model.
Date published: 2013-07-19
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Saw cannot take the heat- Literally I bought this saw in May 2013. I have used it twice cutting a total of about 80 linear feet of pavers and bluestone.The saw is powerful and cuts well, but I have had two Major problems with the saw...both heat related. While working in 90 degree temperatures when left in the sun, first the starter handle softened and became pliable enough to slip right off the shock absorber grommet on the starter cord. But of course I couldn't get is back on. In an effort to keep working I jury rigged the handle back onto the starter rope thereby ruining the handle.Second and The bigger problem... When sitting in that same sun, the saw will not start. I think it is ethanol fuel related and the saw is getting vapor lock from the vaporizing ethanol in the fuel. If I put the saw in the shade, I can start it... But this is very inconvenient, having to unhook the saw from the water source every time I stop cutting and walk all over the site chasing the shade. Very time consuming and exhausting when working a large job.I suspect this has to do with the fuel injection system in some way. I have much older and lower tech normally aspirated two cycle machines that do not have this issue. I am using premium pump fuel 93 octane and stihl two cycle oil.Really unacceptable.The power and cutting ability of the saw is exceptional but the effort involved to start it and manage this quirk is unlivable. I need to return the saw.As a side note the quick connect for the water control is very flimsy and was leaking. I tightened up the fitting and stopped the leak but I don't expect the fitting to last very long before it breaks right off.Professional who is very disappointed.
Date published: 2013-07-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good product This has been a good product. I have only had the TS 500i for about two months. So far so good. The Saw has lots of power. This is a great light weight Powerful saw. I have used it to cut Paver stone's and have completed two paver patios with the saw. When I use the saw I use it dry. I have not used the EWC water control function yet. My rating of this product is based upon the two months that I've had the saw. My only concern is this new electronic fuel injection system for the Saw. I hope it's a long lasting reliable engine.
Date published: 2012-11-17
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