Testimonials: Chain Saws
I am the Senior Landscape Architect for the City of Clearwater, Florida and a Certified Arborist. As part of my job, I have developed the "Tree Preservation Specifications" and project guidelines for all of our projects. In addition, I personally have to authorize and oversee the trimming and removal of trees both on our projects and within our City right-of-ways. Over the last twenty years, I have dealt with many tree care professionals, including our own Urban Forestry Division here in the City. I have observed and used a variety of chainsaws and power tools, but STIHL products are the best. STIHL products are all our crews use here in Clearwater. I personally own two STIHL chainsaws, and I always encourage coworkers, friends, neighbors and family members to do the same. These days there are few products that can be counted on every time you need them, and STIHL products do just that. They are the best. Keep up the great work.
Tim K.Clearwater, FL
You may have heard of the mountain pine beetle invasion in the northern Rocky Mountains. In Estes Park, Colorado, we are currently fighting to save as many of our trees as possible. On our property we had a number of "hot" trees -- trees with live beetle larvae. We recruited old friends from across the country to come and help. In June, 2010, a crew of 12 women with 2 STIHL chainsaws took down 32 trees, cut them up and hauled off the logs for disposal.Local tree experts estimate that 3 trees are saved for every "hot" tree destroyed.In two days, we saved nearly 100 trees. I have several pictures of the group sitting on logs with the two STIHL chain saws.
Estes Park, CO
My compliments on a great product - MS290 "Farm Boss" chainsaw. Not only an excellent product but your operating manual is first rate. Really appreciated the clear instructions and excellent safety guidance. I will recommend your product! Very good. Keep up the great work!
In 1999 I bought 105 acres in Vermont to build my home and the building site required some trees to come down. I went to Home Depot and purchased a McCulloch chainsaw (made in Mexico). After 1/2 day the chain tensioner had stripped. Returned it and was given another. The next day the same thing happened. Went to an equipment store and bought a Stihl 025 a real chainsaw. It cut like a dream, easy starting, well built.I then moved in Burlington, into a condo and had no need for cutting trees. I recently bought a home which the backyard had been unchecked for 30 years. I dugout the trusty 025, put new gas and bar oil in it. It had not run in 9 years and it started up on the 4th pull!
AMAZING! This past weekend it made firewood out of 6, 45+ foot box elders. In a day and age of companies producing disposable products, I would like to thank the engineers and production workers of STIHL for producing a solid, dependable piece of equipment that is made to last.
I purchased a 028 WB in the '70s from Anderson Dist. in Bismarck, ND. This saw has cut hundreds of cords of wood, corner posts, even some carpentry. The only thing I have ever done to it is buy new bars, change the spark plug and an occasional power wash. This amazing saw rode in the back of a pickup in all types of weather and never once failed to start with a few pulls.Congratulations on a fine product.
Belle Fourche, SD
Hello, my name is James Grebenc and I would like to say thank you for making such a quality product, I will say that the saying"quality over quantity" rings true with STIHL you pay for a product that is going to last for generations, I am using the chainsaw that my father bought in the early '80s now, we cut 10 cords min. every year to heat the house, now that same saw cuts trails and maintains the property.
Thank you for such a quality product.
My Dad used to work for Weyerhaeuser Corp and he ran STIHL chainsaws. This is about his STIHL 075.
When my dad worked for Weyerhaeuser they used to hide their saws behind trees instead of packing them in every day. Well, one night, there was a wind storm andthe tree that my Dad's STIHL 075 was hidden by blew over and my Dad could not find the saw.
Fast-forward a year or two later. The family went up to where the saw was supposed to be and we started digging around and found the saw buried about three feet deep, upside down with the gas can and oil can. The saw still had gas and oil in it and it fired on the second pull. I am going to start restoring the old saw shortly.
Coos Bay, Or
I would like to say that I am an owner of STIHL products and I had what could only be said to be a depressing performance from Echo. I bought an Echo CS-670 saw with the intent that this would round out my tree business. But it has not!
I had to go into the shop twice in 5 months. So I have to rely on my MS 200T to do all the work and for the last five years of trim work and felling this saw has performed! Thank you for making the best saws in the world.
I am an economist and statistician by trade, and a volunteer trail builder and volunteer wild land firefighter arising from my sense of responsibility to my community. I am in the Intermountain Region of Colorado, just on the west side of Pike's Peak.
As a sawyer crew, we are not very often tied-up in the heart of a fire; we are the advance guard, cutting way for the hand crews chinking-in line just behind us.Apart from making way, our task is fire observation, for, in the most odd twist of fate, one cannot see that which surrounds thee, which leaves the responsibility to those ahead of the fire.
Whence cometh the searing embers and burning pinecones that are the harbingersof death? It is our job to report; to protect those in the thick of the smoke with information.
For what it is worth, that chain saw has served me well. It has not failed me in my hour of need.
I just got done running my MS 441 with a 25-inch bar. Today I was buried in 35-inch hickory logs. Well, needless to say, holy cow.
It was like a hot knife through butter. I ran a 25-inch bar with an RSC chain and was sold. I think it was the best time I have had in a long time. The MS 441 is a really great saw and I ran less than a gallon of gas in it for about 4 hours of cutting.