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STIHL chainsaws are German-engineered and built in America.* We also go a step further and custom manufacture our own guide bars and saw chains for all our machines in-house. This ensures our chainsaws meet our standards in design and performance - standards that have made STIHL the clear choice for professionals and homeowners, making STIHL the #1 selling brand of chainsaws worldwide.

Chainsaw Frequently Asked Questions

Note: STIHL recommends use of fuel with no more than 10% ethanol content. Using fuel with greater than 10% ethanol content may cause damage to your equipment and may void your STIHL warranty. Learn More…

*A majority of STIHL gasoline-powered units sold in the United States are built in the United States from domestic and foreign parts and components.

  1. 4 weeks ago
    This saw is perfect
    For the money this saw is great it powers through oak and locust wood like nothing. Even with using the full long of the bar it still just keeps cutting. For a little over 200 dollars you can get a saw that starts every time no problem so quit wearing out your shoulder on that old saw and get this saw! You have one life to lift don’t spend it pulling a chord on a junk saw that starts 2 out of the 500 times you pull the chord! This is a game changer saw for for anything 16 inches thick or under.
  2. 9 months ago
    Nice lightweight saw
    I've owned other lightweight home use saws before but this was my first Stihl. I will saw it is a fine quality saw. It's light enough that you won't fatigue too quickly. The cutting power is good. I cut a 8-10" red oak and it handled it but did struggle at times. On the small branches it was flawless. I hope for many years of service and would buy it again. I went with Stihl, as they have a good reputation and I own one of their gas blowers and it has severed me well. Also, the dealer did an ... read more excellent job talking about the different saws, features, and demonstration of operating it.
  3. 8 months ago
    Absolutely love my 180
    The 180 is a great all around small saw! I have owned my 180 for about 8 years now and never had an issue with it. It’s great quality it runs hot has plenty of power for what it is. It’s always my first go to saw out of the 4 that I own. I have even fell many small trees with it and it goes everywhere with me on my UTV with me. I would highly recommend this saw to anyone looking for a small affordable saw!
  1. 6 years ago
    Pricy but Very Handy Chainsaw for Suburban Use
    This is a small, quiet, light battery operated chainsaw that has already proven to be extremely useful and capable. I used it to cut down a 8" diameter hardwood tree that was over 20 ft tall. One battery was enough to cut down the tree and convert it into firewood and there was still a little battery power left when I was done. The tank of bar oil roughly lasts for one battery charge. It is extremely easy to use and maintain with no headaches relating to carburetors ruined by bad gas, starting ... read more the engine, or other problems associated with gas chainsaws. This saw slices through wood - I really did not notice any speed difference between it and my Stihl gas saw -- this was very impressive. It is also substantially faster than using a Dewalt 18 volt reciprocating saw for tree trimming. This chainsaw can handle 90% of the tree cutting, tree trimming, and firewood cutting chores in my suburban neighborhood. The other 10% requires my larger Stihl gas chainsaw. It's sweet spot is for cutting 1" to 8" diameter trees or branches -- although it can cut larger diameters your larger Stihl gas saw is better for the thicker cuts.
  2. 3 years ago
    reliable chainsaw for small jobs, excellent product!
    We purchased this battery-powered chainsaw after having purchased a battery-powered Stihl trimmer. Both my wife and I have found it to be a superior addition to our battery of tools to remove vegetation along our fence rows. It is lightweight and sufficiently powerful for the small trees along the fences. Its operation is quiet and without the annoying fumes that accompany our other chainsaws. We also purchased the AP 300 Lithium-Ion battery that provides approximately 45 minutes of continuous ... read more operating time with the chainsaw. We recommend it without any reservations.
  3. 6 years ago
    A quiet and powerful saw
    We had severe thunderstorms pass through northwest Ohio last night (6/23/13) and I lost the top of my hybrid poplar tree. At 6:00 am on the 24th I was cleaning up the tree damage without waking the neighbors. The MSA 160 C-BQ saw was powerful enough to cut up 5 and 6 inch branches with ease and it was remarkably quiet. In an hour's time the clean-up was done and I was on my way to work at my regular job. What a great little chain saw! Thank you!
  1. 2 years ago
    Incredibly easy to use
    I have owned many chainsaws in the past. Many used and new saws. The last saw I purchased before my first Stihl saw I had only used 3 times and started having issues with it. When I took it to a local saw shop they informed me that the saws were now being produced overseas and it would cost more to fix it than to replace it. Imagine my frustration. I finally broke down and spent a little extra and bought my first Stihl and I must say, this is an actual case of "you get what you pay for." From ... read more the first pull of the easy start feature to the very first cut into a tree, I knew I had made the right decision. This little saw cuts like a dream. I went through 3 trees on my property in a very short amount of time. With my past few saws that would have taken twice the time or longer. I am now a Stihl fan, and will not purchase another brand saw ever again. Thank you for producing such a great product.
  2. 5 years ago
    52 yo woman 21 acres with hedge tree surround, excellent saw!
    As the title explains, I am a 52 yo woman and this is my first real chainsaw. I have old hedgerow surrounding my property (21 acres) and I have cut trees that are easily a 30 inch diameter on down to saplings. This saw has been wonderful, this is my second season with it. It starts easily and runs until my body says no more, today I cut for a solid 7 hours. . The chain has stretched so that I can't adjust the tension any tighter so I will be out to buy a new chain before I can continue my projects.
  3. 6 years ago
    Light on power = good on fuel
    Overall, this is an underpowered saw that sips on fuel. The saw is light and easy to handle and great for trimming and small jobs. You are not going to cut a winter’s worth of wood with this saw even though it comes with a 16" bar. I have not had any problems starting the saw, a few pulls, even if it is cold, and it fires right up. I do question the oiling dependability, especially in colder weather. The oil reservoir is inconsistently at different levels between fueling up. I will be taking ... read more this back in to see if it is a mechanical issue. The toolless features on this saw are awesome. The anti vibration system on this saw with the light weight will let you work all day, which you may need since you will have to work twice as long to get any amount of work done on bigger projects. I do recomend this product since it is is a great saw for light work. Do not buy if you heat your home with wood or have large jobs to do around your home.
  1. 6 years ago
    Idiot proof
    Easy to use even comes with a DVD can't go wrong great for beginners. Even better for cowboys who think they know it all lol
  2. 4 years ago
    Best guide for Stihl Sawchain.
    Solid build , no better way to hold a correct angle. With the Stihl File and guide keeps Stihl Saw Chains razor sharp. Save your chains by using this combo. Grinder sharpening at a shop heats the chains and burns the temper out of the cutters. And sharpening at a shop these days can be expensive .
  3. 6 years ago
    Makes sharpening easy
    I bought this after trying to file my chains by eye or use different tools with diffrent methods. I saw it on youtube, went to a local dealer, but it wasn't in stock, so he had it ordered. Now I'm able to sharpen or touch up my chains in about 15 minutes. Happy with the product and it doesn't break the bank.
  1. 9 months ago
    Power and durability
    This saw has the power to pull large chains in hardwood. I found the 661 to be the right combination of power and weight for falling and sectioning large oak. Lots of chain speed for a big saw. Best saw I have had the opportunity to handle. Love it.
  2. 2 years ago
    Like a hot knife in butter.
    As a timber farmer here in the PNW, I have been running saws for almost 30 years, and this is the best Stihl that I have ever used. My old 066 used to vibrate so much that after 4 hours of use I could not feel my hands. No more. This saw has a very much improved isolation system and even more power. My dealer told me to be careful with its fuel, and I have not had it long enough to comment. But I bought the Stihl canned gas just in case I give the chainsaw work a break for a few months. Want the ... read more best? Spend the money and get this saw.
  3. 3 years ago
    Saw is a BEAST!
    This saw was a power house right out of the box. The only modifications I have made to mine were replacing the exhaust with a dual port and removing the spark arrester. This saw, with a good sharp chain, will make VERY quick work of ANY size tree! I have have this saw, an older 066 Magnum, 056 Magnum 2, 056 Super and even an 045 Super. All of these saws, even after DECADES of HEAVY use, still run great! Some have need repairs over the years from massive amounts of wear, but these saws are tanks. ... read more Built for professionals. They are all I will ever buy, hands down.
  1. 4 years ago
    Great file
    Great cheap file most likely will last a season I use this for my ms170 as a tool to carry with me
  2. 1 year ago
    Strong STIHL for Razor Sharp Teeth
    I’m not sure what hey have done at STIHL to make the files but they seem to cut better than the ones ya pick up in the box store. They sharpen quicker and last a bit longer in my experience. I’m using the files on .375 RS & PM & PMM chains. They work great on all of them! A bonus is hey drop right into my 2 in 1 kit as well!! Worth the extra money!
  3. 2 years ago
    This my BACK-UP Pack!
    Great quality for a great price. I keep a pack of these with my Saw Sharpening Kit. Perfect quantity to get you through the season. A 10-pack would end up rusting on you!
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