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Homeowner Saws

Homeowner Saws

If you’re looking to choose a chainsaw for work around your home, you’ve come to the right place. For one, it’s hard to imagine a better selection of chainsaws than STIHL. What’s more, many of our chainsaws are German-engineered and built in America.** To help you identify model features, look for these corresponding symbols: C = Comfort feature, B = Quick Chain Adjuster, E = Easy2Start™, and Q = an additional chain braking feature.

You may be surprised to learn that you can own STIHL quality for less than you think. STIHL chainsaws, even those designed for occasional use around the home, come with anti-vibration technology, our STIHL Quickstop® Chain Brake and a Master Control Lever™, making start-up easy.

If you are looking for something lightweight for use close to the house, check out one of our powerful yet quiet electric chainsaws. They start with just a pull of the trigger.

For a side-by-side comparison of all STIHL chainsaws, download our Chainsaw Comparison Chart.

**A majority of STIHL powerheads are built in the United States from domestic and foreign parts and components.
*The actual listed guide bar length can vary from the effective cutting length depending upon which power head it is installed.
Compare Model Displacement Engine Power Powerhead Weight Guide Bar Lengths* (Recommended Ranges)
MS 170 30.1 cc (1.8 cu. in.) 1.3 kW (1.7 bhp) 3.9 kg (8.6 lbs.) 30 to 40 cm (12" to 16")
MS 250 45.4 cc (2.77 cu. in.) 2.2 kW (3.0 bhp) 4.6 kg (10.1 lbs.) 40 to 45 cm (16" to 18")
MS 171 30.1 cc (1.8 cu. in.) 1.3 kW (1.7 bhp) 4.3 kg (9.5 lbs.) 30 to 40 cm (12" to 16")
MS 180 C-BE 31.8 cc (1.9 cu. in.) 1.5 kW (2.0 bhp) 4.2 kg (9.3 lbs.) 30 to 40cm (12" to 16")
MS 181 C-BE 31.8 cc (1.9 cu. in.) 1.5 kW (2.0 bhp) 4.6 kg (10.1 lbs.) 30 to 40 cm (12" to 16")
MS 211 35.2 cc (2.2 cu. in.) 1.7 kW (2.3 bhp) 4.3 kg (9.5 lbs.) 30 to 40 cm (12" to 16")
MS 211 C-BE 35.2 cc (2.2 cu. in.) 1.7 kW (2.3 bhp) 4.6 kg (10.1 lbs.) 30 to 40 cm (12" to 16")
MS 251 C-BE 45.6 cc (2.78 cu. in.) 2.2 kW (2.95 bhp) 5.3 kg (11.9 lbs.) 40 to 45 cm (16" to 18")
STIHL ROLLOMATIC®
MS 251 WOOD BOSS® 45.6 cc (2.78 cu. in.) 2.2 kW (2.95 bhp) 4.9 kg (10.8 lbs.) 40 to 45 cm (16" to 18")
STIHL ROLLOMATIC®
MSA 160 C-BQ -- -- -- 25 to 35cm (10" to 14")
MSE 170 C-BQ -- 1.7 kW (14.2 amps) 3.8 kg (8.4 lbs.) 30 to 45 cm (12" to 16")