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TS 500i STIHL Cutquik®

A cut-off machine with the world’s first electronically controlled fuel-injection system that increases power, not weight when operating 14” wheels.

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TS 500i STIHL Cutquik® is rated 3.9 out of 5 by 16.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great power. A very dependable saw. I have owned multiple 500i saws and it is the best cutoff saw I've owned or used. I primarilly use mine to cut stone, mostly hard granite. The power to weight ratio is unmatched. Very dependable, starts on the second or third pull every time! My only issue is the auto water feed which is the first thing to go. Still works on my most recently purchased saw but has failed on the older ones. Other than that it's a low maintenance machine, great power, balance, weight and dependability. I would reccomend this saw over any others on the market.
Date published: 2019-10-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Favorite Metal Cutting & Removal Tool Our primary tool for cutting structural metal decking, structural steel members, and grinding out enormous welds.Fuel injection is great for subzero starts, but a maintenance challenge in the long haul.
Date published: 2019-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Saw around We own 4 of these, have not had one single problem with them. Follow the start up instructions and it should start within 4 pulls every time. We use them everyday as we are Iron workers. It is by far the easiest starting saw I have ever used.
Date published: 2018-06-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great motor! I have the 12" version of this saw for over a year now and we use it almost daily. With one exception, the saw has fired up on first few pulls every time. Water control feature that shuts flow off once trigger is released is awesome! I have two other older carb style saws in my shop, and my guys won't touch them anymore. They have been sitting for a full year now, so they are going up for sale and I'm buying the 14" version of this saw. I was slightly hesitant about the bigger blade with the same engine as the 12" version, but it has so much power that I don't expect it to be an issue. Reading the other reviews confirms this.
Date published: 2018-05-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Saw was very stable while running. Smooth running motor allowed for nice smooth cuts. No problem with power at all. Starts right up. Wasn't sure I would like that water feature, but not having that dust bowl was really nice. Nice power, nice control and smooth running. That diamond blade was the perfect match! Nice product so far!!!!
Date published: 2017-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product has great design features The saws new water feed feature makes cutting neat and easy
Date published: 2016-08-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Use only quality fuel I am extremely happy with my Stihl TS500i. I replaced my older Stihl carbureted chain saws with the M-tronic fuel management system and could not be happier with the ease of starting and overall performance. I recently decided to replace an older cutoff saw hoping for the same dependability when starting and great performance regardless of the weather. I was not disappointed. This TS500i starts first pull once warmed up and runs perfectly. When the engine is cold, it takes 1 to 4 pulls to start. Good quality gasoline is the key to Stihls new fuel system. I understand the manual says use less than 10% ethanol. Do yourself a favor and buy gasoline without any ethanol or better yet, use racing fuel, aviation fuel or Stihl fuel. All the additives in today's gasoline gums up fuel systems leading to hard starting and poor performance. It's not the saws fault, it's just bad gas.
Date published: 2016-02-17
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Ok Machine but you have to be super careful. We had the trusty 900 model for years, we are plumbers and drainlayers so we use it a fair bit, often in mud and bad conditions.This machine does not like that.I like many things about this machine, the lightness, the noise reductions, the soft start, vibration control, lots of power.NO choke.What I hate about this machine is the absolute preciseness that you must keep your fuel no older than 4 weeks.You must have an absolute chemistry like nature to make sure the 2 stroke and petrol ratio is within as close as a tolerance as you can.If you are the boss and you know this then ok, I have about 20 staff and not all of them care, if the mixture is wrong it wont run in full power.Water ingress.Dont ask me how but we have had trouble with water getting into the machine, it just doesnt like sitting in the rain and falling over in mud and getting generally dirty and wet.We should look after it better I know, yet the old model we punished and we never had these problems of starting it, drying it, new fuel.I would not recommend buying the fuel injection yet, it is the future but not now, this model just has too many teething problems for me.
Date published: 2015-03-31
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