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Quality and precision in the palm of your hand

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)
90 Reviews
  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. 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!
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  1. 4 weeks ago
    An excellent axe.
    This axe is extremely well built. I had to do a minor amount of sharpening when I got it, but it took a razor sharp edge and holds it well. The shape is good for general purposes, but leans towards chopping more than splitting. It's a good size for my needs; Small enough to fit in a backpack for camping, but big enough to take with me car camping or to process wood at the house. I haven't used it a huge amount, but it's holding up well so far.
  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. 1 year 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!
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  1. 3 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. 2 years ago
    This tool is a state of the art treasure.
    By far, the best lopper that I have ever used. Outstanding product.
  3. 2 years ago
    32 inch loppers
    i been using mine 10 years . Stihl in good shape .
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  1. 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.
  2. 2 years 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. 2 years ago
    Great Pruner
    Sharp, light, easy to use, totally recommend this pruner if you have palm trees.
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  1. 4 months ago
    This ax is awesome!!
    This is the best tool to chop firewood. The handle feels great in your hands and the steel collar is a great feature.
  2. 7 months ago
    This axe best i ran across
    I bought this after useing axe's from big box stores they where not funnest tools to use. I found this axe to be more effective and i got way less muscle aches after use than other axes. I had taken this axe to a knife dealer to put the sharpest edge he could.( sharp enough just light touch would make you bleed).after cutting 2 cords of wood still holds great edge (i cut black cherry tree and white oak) . The metal colar realy helps it on over strikes. It spit through every thing i thrown at it ... read more logs over 36 inchs.
  3. 3 months ago
    KaPOW!
    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.
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  1. 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...
  2. 3 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.
  3. 1 year 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.
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