Testimonials: Chain Saws
Just wanted to let you know I'm still getting hard work out of the 041 Farm Boss I bought 35 years ago in 1978. What a machine!
Just wanted to send you a pic from KC. Spring cleaning a heavily wooded lot. Got tired of fighting the old saw that we had. My girlfriend suggested I go buy the best one made. So I did. Works great. What a fabulous line of products you all have!
Editor's note: Always wear the proper protective apparel as shown in your instructional manual.
I bought my first STIHL chain saw from a local dealer twenty years ago and used it on the property of our new home we had built. I used it for ten hard years and then gave it to our son (who built near us) and bought a new STIHL. We did not use the new one as much as the old one, as we were settled in, but the trees still needed trimming until our saw was stolen (I guess they liked the STIHL saw also, good taste on their part). I just bought a new STIHL 181 C-BE - time for more tree trimming. Our third saw in 20 years and always a STIHL. It keeps on running I could not recommend another from personal experience other than a STIHL. Y'all (that's one word) build a good product! I’m a happy Texan.
Msgt. USAF Retd.
Cedar Creek, TX
I am a Wildland Firefighter and I would like to say thank you for your chain saws they work very well in the job I do and your chain saws are easy to work on and to troubleshoot also.
I have a picture you might be interested in. I was taking a break from cutting and splitting wood and my dog sat down by my saw and wood pile. I took a quick picture with cell phone and it came out really good. My friends said I should send it to STIHL for a calendar or something.
I own a Stihl 210C and a 260 Pro. I'm going to sell them both. I purchased them both as they each had an option which made them easier to start. As I'm in my 60's I appreciated the assist. The 210C has the easy pull feature and the 260 Pro has a compression reduction mechanism. Both work admirably. They were and still are extremely fine tools. The reason I'm selling is I've replaced them both with another chainsaw. This one is even easier to start as it has electric starting. I'm speaking of the 160C which I purchased yesterday.
I was hesitant and frankly did not expect it to perform as well as it does. It is incredible! It will replace both the 260 and the 210C easily. I've worked with it for 8 hours and have yet to find a project it can't handle. As soon as it handled one task, I challenged it with an even greater one. No matter what I bit into the saw handled it effortlessly and continuously amazed me with its power and endurance. I ran out of energy long before the battery gave out. Actually I never depleted the battery as I would charge it while getting my strength back from stacking the chords of wood I had cut with it.
I almost didn't buy it as the price for the battery and charger needed for operation brought the price to well over $700. With tax closer to $800. I also was disappointed at first glance with the plastic prongs for spiking. I was almost 100 percent sure it would not take the place of my other saws and in the back of my mind anticipated selling it on E-Bay for a loss but at least knowing I tried to find an easy starting machine that I could use as I get older.
I am so pleased with the saw and how it performs I just had to tell you and thank you for keeping Stihl quality and performance in this fine saw. I can't say enough about it and the price and the plastic tines are no longer a concern of mine. It is worth the price and more. As for the plastic tines I've yet to inflict any damage to them and believe me I've tried!
Thanks again and you should market this saw in AARP publications for other old geezers such as I.
I want to thank you and the entire Stihl company for the very generous gift in support of our Tree Farm. As I said at the time I am very happy with my current Stihl gas saw and have every reason to believe it will outlast my lumbering days. What to do? As we discussed in the trailer the new battery powered saw seems like a new direction to explore (and it is a bit more left hand friendly). It would be an excellent backup to the gas saw and also be useful in situations where the gas saw is not suitable.
Update: I thought you might like a 6 month report on my electric chain saw with AP160 battery. It continues to perform beyond my expectations and leaves me with few situations where I bother to dig out the gas powered saw. The convenience of instant on and off is huge. A fully discharged battery usually recharges quicker than I do. It is ready to go before I am. The chain seems to stay sharp much longer than what I experienced with the gas saw. This time of year I use it nearly every day.
Stihl I have always been a firm believer in your product but after this past weekend I will be a loyal customer for life.
My brother-in-law acquired some property and while helping him clean some of the property I discovered inside of an old deep freezer the was cluttering his property a Stihl 017 chainsaw setting in 6 to 8 inches of water. My brother-in-law has had the property for a year so we know it has at least been setting outside, in a deep freezer, in water for at least a year. So my brother-in-law gives me the chainsaw to see if I could get it to run and to clean it up a bit. Jokingly I told him this is a Stihl I know it will run; not thinking it would after setting so long in bad conditions. I said "I bet that if I put a little gas in this thing it will fire right up." So my brother-in-law took my bet and said ill go get the gas. So after topping off gas and 5 pulls of the rip cord your product amazingly fired right up. Not only did it run but functioned beautifully, and with no cleaning or anything it went through logs like I hot knife through butter. Truly amazing product you make and in the Great USA. A testament to the work and craftsmanship of the people in this great country.
Oak Hill, WV
I just purchased the ms180cb today, not my first chainsaw.I took off today just to purchase a saw as my Poulan 16" gave the ghost up from cracked lines and a leaking tank after only 5 yrs of easy service. I had already rebuilt it myself once and was tired of messing with it. I went to Lowes as i had a 10% coupon and almost picked out a Poulan pro but did not want another problem saw, the Husquavarna was not very impressive for the price and so I waited and went to Home depot, looked over the Echo and came close to purchasing as they would also accept the 10% coupon but I hesitated again. You see I kept remembering a story my dad once said and a great memory as well, as Dad and I usually are cheap at first on most initial purchases and then we wind up having to buy a good one after the cheap one fails usually wasting our initial investment on the cheap item. We never really skimp on tools but each of us has skimped before especially on saws. My dad told me a great story on how in the 70's when i was just a kid around 11, he would go with Mr Bond the guy across the street,that always had the right tool for the job, yes he was that guy in the neighborhood whether it was car tools or saws, he bought nothing but the best period and never hesitated.
My dad would go on cold days in the winter and tag along with Bob to cut wood, Bob had a Stihl and my dad had just bought a craftsman. My dad says that all day long Bob and another friend of Bobs were cutting one old tree after another (these were the days when new homes were being built and trees were left that were cut and no one cared if you helped yourself to some firewood). My dad says the craftsman would hiccup, not start every 10 to fifteen minutes and he felt his arm getting really wornout trying to start this brand new saw. Bob finally walked over to my dad, asked him what was up and said "well, I tell you whats wrong, you need a saw." My dad realized yes he did, he took back that craftsman and they refunded his money, he bought a stihl 015. I remember the cool case the saw came in and how that little saw screamed, was an awesome workhorse. The next time my Dad went with Bob, Bob looked at his saw and said, now youve got a saw. My dad was proud of that saw for many years. About 6 years ago he was looking for a gas tank as the old gas left in it had eaten through the metal, he wound up giving the saw to Goodwill but hated to see that saw go. Well back to my experience, I drove to Cedar park and went to Tractor supply but they had Husquvarna and Poulan and no coupons would be accepted. I was sort of down and thought I wish someone sold Stihl saws around here where would I find one?
By chance, and I mean chance as I was leaving cedar park and just going to go buy the Echo at Home depot I saw an ACE hardware in Cedar park. I pulled in not really expecting anything new (maybe another Poulan or Homelight ? ) The lady greeted me and said are you looking for anything in particular? I said chainsaws? Lady said oh yes, in the back where that big Stihl sign is on the back wall. I thought wow, cool but dont get too excited these things are probably out of my reach price wise. The lady said Ill send a salesman to help you, I thought wow, no one helped me or even came by to greet me in the saw area at Lowes or Home Depot. The gentleman comes up and asks if I need assistance and I said what I always do, Im just looking, he sensed I did not want to be bothered so he left me alone. I really wanted to see the prices before I even had someone showing me the saws and I like looking them over for myself first. I asked another gentleman working there after looking at the models if they accepted the 10% coupon for Lowes, he said sorry we dont. I was going to leave at that point but he said, come on over let me answer some questions on these saws, I said okay and asked him what the differences were on the least expensive to the model I purchased and the model above mine. This saw was really what I wanted and in my price range. He then said they dont sell out of the box and they make sure the models is ready to go as delivered, I was impressed. He advised made in Germany /USA and I was sold. He took me back where he prepped and showed me each item to do and watch when servicing, oiling, gas mixture, and how to start, also advised me if any issues I can bring right back and its serviced there at the shop. Wow ! I was very pleased and got alot more than I ever expected in the sales information, the product and when i got home I used it within 10 minutes of getting home, no uppacking and reading, I am very happy, by the way, Dad came over later and looked over my purchase, he was happy to see I bought a STIHL.
Thanks for an awesome saw!
I'm a photographer who enjoys doing photo compositing work. I recently just did an image with me and my Stihl chainsaw that I thought you might enjoy - not sure if it's the image of what you want you're normal chainsaw user to be like, but it was fun doing the image. I also love my chainsaw. I have gotten a lot of use out of it - so much so that I had to recreate your logo on the bar, as it had worn off.
Editor's note: Always wear the proper protective apparel as shown in your instructional manual.
Hi, we are a non-profit conservation org. Global Insular Conservation Society. We would like to let you know that we have been using your product (Chainsaws) in the Bahamas for a restoration project.
Your product is out-standing, it cuts Australian pine like butter. We have been using it since 2009 and it starts up right away and no problems whats so ever. We posted a picture on our Facebook page with the chainsaw. Thanks for making a great product.
People don't believe me when we tell them about our most unusual wedding gift. On October 19, 1984 when we got married, the Baroody Family pitched in and gave us a brand-new STIHL 08S chainsaw as our wedding gift. Boy, were we happy. Twenty-seven years have come and gone. The 08S helped clear land to build our home and still helps with keeping it warm every winter. Our marriage and 08S are "stihl" going strong!
Jackie & Sam B.
Upper Falls, MD
I am a long time customer and I just recently had to buy a new STIHL chainsaw after my old one was dropped out of a 100 foot tree. This is the first time I have ever had to replace a chainsaw. My old one had previously been dropped from 75 feet, but worked fine for another 10 years! It was a STIHL 460 chainsaw. Thank you for making a wonderful product. I will continue to be a lifelong customer.
P.S. If you can make them stand 100 foot drop that would be greatly appreciated.
I just wanted to say how pleased I am with my purchase of my chainsaw. I purchased the MS-250 EZ w/18"bar. I bought it in November of 2006. I have used it every summer and fall since. I have a wood burning stove for my heat. I use about 12-13 Heavy pickup loads every season.
I probably should have gotten a pro series chainsaw, but with the features this one had like the EZ start and the toolless bar adjustment, I really liked it. I have been singing praises on my saw to anyone who will listen in my area. I have yet to have any problems with my saw. I am also impressed with my local dealer as well. Sargents Sales and Service made me a great deal when I bought my saw. So good in fact I purchased a weed eater later that spring. Thanks to your equipment I have stayed warm in the winter, and had a well trimmed lawn in the summer. This is a testiment to how well your equipment is made. I try not to be rough on my equipment, but my own father used to say I could break a anvil with a feather duster. That being said, your tools are tougher than an anvil in my case. If I am ever in the need of any more outdoor equipment, Stihl and Sargent's will be my first stop.Thanks for great equipment and your time.
My name is William Blandin, I am currently deployed to Afghanistan with the United States Army Infantry. We reside and operate out of a small base in the mountains with very little resources. We do, however, often times have the need to make a cut in some heavy materials and use none-other than a STIHL. I was pleased to see this is the brand of tool we were issued, as I only use STIHL products on my land back home. My grandfather purchased a STIHL 073 chainsaw many years ago, and when I inherited the land I also inherited the saw. I have all intentions of passing the land and saw to my son...someday. Every year we attended the Kansas State Fair with the intention of visiting the STIHL tent! While in Afghanistan, I have yet to find a material that your tool would not breach. My grandfather preached equipment maintenance with his chainsaw and as I educate young soldiers as to the operation of the saws, I preach it to them as well. I am a firm believer that if you take care of your equipment, it will take care of you! Again, thank you for building products that will get the job DONE!
Sincerely your biggest fans from Afghanistan,