Hand Pruning Saws
Compare Model Blade Style Blade Length Blade Finish Tooth Pitch
PS 10 Folding Saw Folding 5.75" Hard chrome-plated .15"
PS 30 Folding Saw Folding 6.5" Hard chrome-plated .13"
PS 40 Pruning Saw Fixed 7" Impulse-hardened .15"
PS 60 Pruning Saw Fixed 9.5" Impulse-hardened .15"
PS 70 Arboriculture Saw Fixed 13" Nickel .15"
PS 75 Arboriculture Saw
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Fixed 12" Nickel .17"
PS 80 Arboriculture Saw Fixed 16" Nickel .17"
PS 90 Arboriculture Saw Fixed 12" Impulse-hardened .15"
Hand Pruners
Compare Model Blade Finish Cutting Capacity Blades Can Be Resharpened Replaceable Blade
PP 10 Hard chrome-plated .75" Yes Yes
PP 30 Hard chrome-plated .5" Yes No
PP 40
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Hard chrome-plated .75" Yes No
PP 60 Hard chrome-plated .75" Yes Yes
PP 70 Hard chrome-plated .75" Yes Yes
PP 80 Hard chrome-plated .80" Yes Yes
Compare Model Blade Use Cutting Capacity Handle Length
PL 10 Vine 1" 24"
PL 30 Tree 2" 28"
PL 40 Tree 2" 32"
Hedge Shears
Compare Model Blade Style Blade Length Blade Finish Weight
Adjustable Hedge Shear Trimming 6.75" (17.1 cm) High carbon steel 2 lbs. (0.91 kg)
Heavy Duty Hedge Shear Sculpting/Trimming 8.5" (21.6 cm) High carbon steel 1.8 lbs. (0.82 kg)
Precision Hedge Shear
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Sculpting 7" (17.8 cm) High carbon steel 1.7 lbs. (0.77 kg)
Compare Model Overall Length Weight Of Cutting Head Handle Material
Pro Splitting Axe 31.5" 5.5 lbs. Hickory
Pro Splitting Hatchet 19.75" 2.75 lbs. Ash
Pro Splitting Maul 35" 6.6 lbs. Hickory
Pro Universal Forestry Axe 27.5" 2.8 lbs. Premium Hickory
Woodcutter Camp & Forestry Hatchet 15.75" 1.3 lbs. Ash
Woodcutter Splitting Maul 33.5" 6.6 lbs. Ash
Woodcutter Universal Forestry Axe 23.5" 2.2 lbs. Ash
Average rating for Hand Tool Reviews
(4.6 / 5)
82 Reviews
  1. 7 months ago
    Strong handle and Replacable blade
    Awesome bite while using little effort, though blade is not all that strong.
  2. 3 years ago
    Extremely sharp when new. Very nice saw for trimming when you don't want to fire up the chainsaw. Mine dulled quickly when cutting roots, but it isn't really made for that. Luckily replacement blades are available.
  3. 3 years ago
    Almost as good as their chain saws
    I bought this saw about 2 years ago for pruning limbs of Crape Myrtles and other shrubs and trees. It has a good heavy solid feel to it that fits the hand nicely. It folds closed like a pocket knife to make it compact and to protect you and the blade. Like most other pruning saws, the curved blade and a pull cutting stroke make this a very fast cutting saw. I keep it in my truck all the time just in case, you never know when you will need it. Stihl also sells the file to sharpen these saws but ... read more it does take some patience and skill to get right so just buy a new blade or new saw when this one dulls and practice on the old one, then test it against the new one. All in all you can't go wrong with this saw.
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  1. 1 year ago
    Brutally Efficient
    I've never split firewood. I know how to swing a sledge hammer, and I'm pretty efficient outside, so it was a pretty fast learning curve. The review is not meant to imply that this tool makes splitting firewood easy right away. We just moved and my new fireplace needs something to burn. It seemed like no fun to get split wood delivered, so I in addition to the tree that I just had taken down by a local arborist, I found a local place that had plenty of rounds to deliver. I decided on this maul ... read more because I think big box stores carry awful striking tools. A few days after my local dealer got it in, I started on the cord outside. This felt natural from the beginning. The weight is just right and the hickory handle cuts out on vibration and has a great feel. The neck and connection are well built. Some of the wood from the felled tree was pretty wide and I needed a wedge. The head did just fine. It took me a while to figure out why there was a hook (duh), but it was a great addition. After a few sessions, I'm just about done the cord. The maul shows zero signs of wear and tear unlike my right tricep, which I assume is the sign of inexperience and age rather than being the fault of the maul.
  2. 10 months ago
    None better
    Pay the price and get this maul. When your out there beating your brains out with a cut rate maul and jarring your teeth out with poor results you will only then truly appreciate this tool!
  3. 1 year ago
    This is a wood smashing beast!
    Huge face for driving my wedges. Awesome sleeve for over strikes. Excellent head attachment. Makes me feel like Thor when I'm using it. Not for wimps. Super satisfying feel when using compared to all the other mauls I have ever used. Hook on end of ax face is super handy. An instant favorite tool of mine. Just get it and swing it like you mean it. You'll be glad you did.
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  1. 11 months ago
    High quality axe!
    I just finished my itnitial use of the Forestry Axe. I used it to assist my power splitter in finishing off pieces which don't completly split during the normal cycling of the hydraulic splitter. The balance and ease of use are great. I also used it to split some pieces and it is very effective although I didn't purchase it for use as a splitting maul. I plan to take it to the woods for removing small limbs and branches and to set plastic wedges. The shorter overall length (27") is very nice for ... read more striking accuracy and seems to make it very efficient. While not a cheap tool, it is built to last and is very well made. The steel sleeve is a very nice feature for those of us who might tend to overstrike once in a while.
  2. 2 years ago
    Awesome Forestry Axe!!!
    Wow what an axe, size, weight, balance and a Great 5 piece head design. I can't see this hickory handle ever breaking with this new long steel sleeve attached or the head ever coming off with this 5 piece system. Stihl did it again...one of a kind and another awesome product made in the USA. Thank you Stihl...
  3. 1 week ago
    Best Axe Ever!
    I bought this axe because my local dealer didn't have the Pro Splitting Axe in stock. Best axe I have ever owned. No other is even close. Splits smaller logs easily. The locking mechanism is impressive and you never feel the head move. The handle guide is study and large enough to protect from over strikes. I usually have buyers remorse but not on this axe. One of the best purchases I have ever made. I bought the Pro Splitting axe also and love it also.
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  1. 2 years ago
    Great Pruner
    Sharp, light, easy to use, totally recommend this pruner if you have palm trees.
  2. 1 year ago
    Excellent design and functionality.
    I feel certain that this fine product will provide many years of dependable service. It is a joy to use. You just can't go wrong with this saw.
  3. 3 years ago
    Perfect hand saw for trimming limbs.
    I've had my PS 60 Pruning Saw for the last five years and it is still as sharp as when I bought it! It has a very comfortable hand grip and seems to be just at the right angle to make cutting almost effortless. The saw carrier is well made and easy to wear on your belt. If you don't want to get the chainsaw out to cut small branches, get yourself one of these,it's a real time saver.
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  1. 2 weeks ago
    Outstanding Axe with Excellent Craftsmanship
    I recently purchased this axe. The first thing I noticed was the quality. I used it to split 24" to 36" red oak logs without issue. The axe exceeded my expectation as it split the wood with no problem virtually blowing the wood apart. The design allows for the axe to power its way through the wood. The quality of the steel and the excellent edge allow for this axe to out perform any other axe I have ever used. This axe consistently powers its way through anything that I have thrown at it. The ... read more quality of the axe is beyond comparison. Everything from the hickory handle, the overstrike protection and the craftsmanship of the blade put this axe in its own class. Another incedible product from Stihl.
  2. 1 week ago
    I had to re-learn how to split wood with this axe. Im so used to dropping a heavy swing and this monster just plows through Pinion and Ash like they aren't even there. even splitting unseasoned rounds is a breeze. best axe I have ever used.
  3. 2 years ago
    This axe is amazing!
    After breaking the third handle on my hardware store splitting maul, I stopped by my local Stihl Dealer and buought the "Pro Splitting Axe" to complement my PA50 splitting axe. This thing is amazing! Goes in like an axe and the weight of a maul to carry it through the nastiest of wood. Beautifully crafted and indistructable. The last axe you will ever buy!
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  1. 2 years ago
    PP 70
    This hand pruner is the best I have ever used, let alone held! The locking feature is easy to unlock but is very secure when not in use. The price may scare some homeowners/landscapers away, but the quality of the blades are amazing and can be removed to be sharpened, unlike many professional hand pruners out there. Amazing hand pruner for all jobs, from cutting flowers to trimming small branches! I do recommend the hand pruner leather sheath for easy transport!
  2. 2 years ago
    Very nice.
    Great leverage and action. Light and strong. We have had 3 pairs. Sort of difficult to buy as local dealers don't all carry the hand tools.
  3. 2 years ago
    Best hand pruner I've used for pruning apple trees
    I have a 100 tree apple orchard that I manage. Annual pruning takes a sizeable amount of time. My old Stanley pruners caused hand pain and finger fatigue. The Felco pruners that I tried kept slipping out of my hand as they seemed to be end-heavy. Stihl's PP70 pruners are the best by far. No fatigue or hand pain after hours of pruning. Better still, they seem to be an extension of the hand and are easily maneuvered around and between branches when pruning. I oil the blade and the pivot point ... read more after each day of pruning.. A touch up sharpening with the diamond stone is needed once or twice during the season. The price is a tad high but you get what you pay for. I've purchased a second set to have as a spare. On the down side, I've busted the spring twice due to fatigue, but Stihl has replaced it both times without question under their lifetime warranty.
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