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STIHL Precision Series™ hand tools don’t run on gasoline, electricity or wishful thinking. They’re hand-powered. Your hands. That’s why our hand tools have the features professional and discriminating homeowners demand the most. Our tools are sized to the user’s hands and have features like comfort grips and ergonomic handles; carbon steel blades that can be re-sharpened and replaced; lightweight materials that increase portability without sacrificing durability. We make sure every single component has a purpose, so your hard work, works harder.

Whether you use your hands for delicate hedge sculpting or heavy-duty log splitting, STIHL offers a selection of quality hand tools for your unique task. You’ll trim with confidence with our STIHL Precision Series™ hand tools, including pruning saws, hand pruners, loppers, hedge shears and STIHL precision axes. Best of all, STIHL Precision Series™ hand tools feature a limited lifetime warranty. So let us show you how we’re putting the hand back in handiwork.

Average rating for Hand Tool Reviews
(4.6 / 5)
104 Reviews
  1. 1 year ago
    Handy saw
    Riding ATVs for years, I don"t leave the shed without one of these in the tool box. I've cut trees up to 5 inches with this saw, you have to work from different angles, but you can open up that trail instead of heading back. these are great saws and you need one if you go out side for yard work or trail riding. Just get yourself one and see how good it really works.
  2. 1 year ago
    great survival tool
    Ive had mine for 4 years now. I used it all the time doing tree work, and now keep it in my truck for use on limbs keeping salvage at bay. I did break the tip off of it. I'm sure that I over worked it. I've used it on tree limbs, pvc pipes, tires, the list goes on. Love it!
  3. 4 years ago
    nice tool for the truck
    i have this tool form small tree pruning jobs to a camp fires. have used it a lot a its still sharp as it was when i bought a year ago
  1. 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.
  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. 3 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!
  1. 4 years ago
    Lightweight and a pleasure to use!
    The PL 40 Lopper is a very durable,lightweight tool that does the job with ease. You will be amazed at the little effort it takes to cut branches up to 2" in diameter. What I like the most about the PL 40 is the aluminum handles that make it so light. Believe me, this tool is no lightweight when it comes to pruning branches. GREAT value for the price!
  2. 3 years ago
    32 inch loppers
    i been using mine 10 years . Stihl in good shape .
  3. 2 years ago
    Really Nice Product
    Light-weight Well constructed - aircraft aluminum Sharpened easily Long lasting quality Lifetime Warranty
  1. 1 year ago
    Seems high priced but it worth the price
    Looked at the maul alot online and in the dealer after spending a lot more with all the hardware store JUNK should of bought this one would of been cheaper plus it is much better then any other used splits easier than the others i split about 7-8 cord a year and it would of saved me half the time
  2. 1 year 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. 5 months ago
    Veery great product
    Bye far the best one I have ever used it splits any kind of wood with no problems I just done a whole truck load of hickory with it no problem great product if I have to bye a new one I will go back to this one for sure
  1. 7 months 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.
  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. 2 years 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.
  1. 2 years ago
    perfect tool for the outdoorsman
    Excellent handling and striking force. Used it to take down our Christmas tree this year. Perfect easy chopping even with one arm swing do to rotator cuff tear in shoulder. Highly recommended!
  2. 2 years ago
    Interesting design
    Thin bit cut deep and clean on green birch. Ample striking surface for pounding soft wedges. Choke up to extended shoulder to split kindling for good balance. Seems to hold a decent edge so far. Easy to carry in an aluminum scabbard.
  3. 5 months ago
    Found this tool very durable as a timber felling axe for driving wedges
    Started using this axe this year as a trial to see how it held up to driving wedges as part of my job felling timber. Well it held up surprisingly well and even though its a little on the light side I found I could get a good powerful fast swing that could drive wedges into a heavy side and back leaner that was 45" dbh. The handle at the head of the axe is strong and with all the heavy wedge work the head is still holding tight. Only issue I had was the second axe I bought I did not check the ... read more grain orientation in the handle and it snapped right at the upper bend when I was driving my first wedge with it. So make sure you check the grain on the handle and make sure it is oriented vertically and not horizontal for the strongest axe handle. They are guaranteed for life if the handle fail premature so that is a nice feature from Stihl. Fits into metal scabbards well. Overall great timber falling axe that I would recommend.
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