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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.

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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. 1 month ago
    Well designed product, powerful, easy starting, great value.
    This is my third Stihl chainsaw, all have been very good, well designed saws. This MS170 starts and runs great. The saw is reliable, easy to adjust chain and clean air filter, good power, well balanced, and comparatively quiet and fuel efficient. I would definitely buy it again.
  2. 2 months ago
    Cuts through wood and cuts to the point
    I worked for years on several high-end golf courses and have used a plethora mowers, heavy equipment and landscape equipment. There are a few that have really stood out but this is the highest quality single piece of outdoor power equipment I’ve ever owned or used. Just like a great mechanic or handyman, this saw is straight forward, honest, to the point and does exactly what it says it will do. It has been perfect for my mostly-wooded 1.5 acres and clearing several small and medium trees with ... read more complete ease. I’ve even felled a 22” DBH water oak that was just a tad over 50’. I enjoyed every minute of it.
  3. 1 month ago
    So far solid tool for what I am using it for.
    I have been let down in the past by a couple of other saws. After reading some reviews and the web sites information on usage and what type of cutting I may be doing I made the investment on this unit. Still in the break in phase of the timeline, following the extra steps of their oil and highest grade gas small mixes make sure I get off to the best start I can. Hope this one will last to make the investment worth the time and money. So far so good.
  1. 2 years ago
    Fast Cutting, reliable and safe chain
    I agree with other writers, this chain has been given a few bad reviews, but it's a fast cutting, great safety chain. I put about 20 hours in 2 days cutting in maple, oaks, buckthorn and other invasive species (for a scouts Eagle Project) and it cut fast and stayed sharp. I also agree with another reviewer that you might want to to make sure all bumper links/rakes are in spec - I touched it up with the Stihl All-in-one file. The RM3 cuts fast and given the added safety is definitely the right ... read more choice for anyone that isn't cutting 50 hours a week. Keep it out of dirt - please. It didn't lose it's sharpness until a friend that was impressed with my saw wanted to try it. I realized after I looked at his cuts that he'd been grinding it into the dirt a half dozen times while cutting up a large maple (friends!) and that's when I needed to switch chains. I used my RS to finish up the tops of a few large stumps. The RS is admittedly faster, but it's also a full chisel, without the bumper/rake profile that makes the RM3 chain safer. But, the RS is not the chain I'd let other, less experienced (friends) use. Keep the RM3 sharp and you'll appreciate the quality/speed. PS - for safety, don't ever cut with a dull chain, especially when a chain touch-up only takes 10 minutes, or changing a chain takes 2.
  2. 5 years ago
    Plunge Cutting Plus
    Having multiple friends of mine in my life take out pieces of their faces from kickback made me want to go with the low-kickback chain. Being that my saw came with this chain, I cannot compare it to other chains however this chain will cut as fast as my saw wants to cut. Plunge cuts (bore cuts), I have read frequently that you cant do it with a safety chain. BULL. Well let me tell you, I can plunge right through without a problem. Maybe this chain is a little slower but keep it sharp and you will never notice.
  3. 4 years ago
    i bought two when i bought my 029 16" 15 years ago,
    they sharpen well and stay sharp. I cut about 20 trees so far rotating these two chains. I have spent the last week researching chains and bars because I am going to add a longer bar. Looking at different brands. today I decided I can not find something better to purchase so I will order the bar/chain from stihl. Mine have been durable, easy to sharpen and they have been safe. I want to buy a much bigger the largest stihl. Will need to start picking up some lotto tickets to cover the cost.
  1. 9 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!
  2. 6 months ago
    Great for a Novice
    This is my first gas powered chain saw. I already own a Stihl Easy Start blower, I let it warm up and cool down on idle, and always used only non-ethanol gas in it, so I already understood some best practices concerning fuel and starting/shut-down techniques. The saw does take several pulls (it's EZ Start, so don't overpull!), but it always fires up and runs very well with TruFuel. I am a novice chainsaw user but, in the past year, have progressed to cutting leaning trees (including trees ... read more leaning on other trees). For the past year+, this chain saw has been very reliable, and, so far, tackling all of my requirements. I quickly learned that chain saws are much more maintenance intensive than blowers and trimmers, so I bought the Stihl 2in1 chain sharpener. In 5 minutes of sharpening time, it quickly changed my sawdust cuts to good size chunks. Takeaways - Let engine warm up/down Use non-ethanol fuel Don't over-crank Keep the chain sharp
  3. 1 week ago
    Cant understand how people are leaving reviews say "cant start"
    I've had this saw for 2 days now (first stihl saw) both days I used it for about 3 hours straight turning it off and on and also idling it. This saw starts so easy with literally 0 effort, it's like pulling a tissue out of a tissue box! I was also starting the saw while standing 20 feet up in one of my trees with 0 problems! After owning sh1tty craftsman saws for years, I am very pleased with STIHL!
  1. 2 weeks ago
    Pricey- but worth the money
    I cut A LOT of wood. I'm constantly bucking logs, prepping them for splitting. I don't want to drive my neighbors nuts in the evening cutting with loud gas Stihl chainsaws. So, I purchased this unit. It cuts well, isn't too noisy and is easy to handle. I've only used it for an hour or so, so cant comment on quality. I don't miss the noise, or the stench of smelling like combusted two cycle fuel.
  2. 2 years ago
    Cut instantly, my take on the saw
    Purchased for the need to have a saw ready to go instantly . Must have 20 amp outlet . Purchased with a 20" bar and yellow chain. Experienced with stihl gas saws so I can share my experience with this comparatively. It's lighter and doesn't have that natural downward weight of the big gas saws. It feels extremely light . after several cuts non stop it did trip the red button on the saw. Just waited 30 seconds and started again. I find that if I cut a few cuts then move the wood to give it a ... read more minute break it doesn't trip off. It's only cut off once . I rate it to do the same work as the gas saws but without the need to fuel up. It has a window on the side for bar oil and the chain adjusts easily. This saw compliments my collection and is my first choice for use at home. I feel good about using the saw due to it being so quiet and non emissive . Great for use in the neighborhood and not disruptive . I have about 10 hours use so far and wanted to share my experience .
  3. 4 years ago
    For a person who needs one only a few times a year it is perfect
    I've had mine now for over 5 years and it is always ready to go. Unlike the gas models . I use mine on oak and cedar trees. In the five years I've only had to replace a switch.
  1. 3 years ago
    I purchased my MS-291 three years ago and have never looked back. This saw is hungry for wood, I had a red oak fall. The trunk was measured at 28 inches and the saw ate it up bad. I have an 18 inch bar and stock chain. After cutting the tree I did buy a new bar and chain. Though I did have the chain sharpened and the dealer said flip the bar. Ok, no problem. The chainsaw starts every time, though seems much easier to pull after cutting the 60 ft tree, I may have worn the saw a little. I also own ... read more the HT-101 and a trimmer both from Stihl. Great products, not sure what other people are doing with their saws, I own hobby store and I hear the same complaints, people are just cheap, don't know what their doing or just like to complain. Keep up the good work Stihl! Scott Spinoso New Jersey
  2. 3 weeks ago
    Firewood Workhorse
    I bought this saw to upgrade from a 170 for firewood cutting. I was split between this and the 271, but I ended up with this because of more power and the same weight. This can take on almost everything I can throw at it. I have both 20 and 18 inch bars for it. Starts up right away, has great anti-vibration features, and is easy to service. Keep a sharp chain, use the right fuel, and you’ll have a great saw. Not sure what more you could want in a firewood saw for the price.
  3. 6 months ago
    Solid firewood saw
    Bought this saw about a month ago and so far I’m very pleased. I only use it for cutting wood that is already down and I have been pleasantly surprised with this saw’s performance. It runs much smoother than the 290 or 038 super that I am used to using. The power isn’t that of the 038 but for the weight of the saw I have no complaints. There is no oil adjustment but I found that keeping the oiler clean and using Stihl bar oil provides adequate oiling. About 4 cords of hickory cut without a ... read more hiccup. I would definitely recommend this saw to a land owner using the saw to clear downed trees or to cut firewood.
  1. 7 years ago
    A must have for splitting hardwood
    Better than other wedges, does not bounce out, and splits wood with ease. 2in to 3in or less makes a wide gap in the wood. Needs demonstration models at dealerships and very hard to find in south central PA.
  2. 1 year ago
    well made and it works
    I bought two of these. They are great..there are barbs that cut down on a wedge popping back out. The twist is the secret I own all kinds of wedges and this is head and shoulders above the rest....I have a hydraulic splitter and electric but some times you need wedges...I use this wedge every time I will love it....
  3. 2 years ago
    Advantage- Twisted Wedge
    The design, materials and construction of this tool are improvements over standard metal wedges. It is lighter. The "teeth" may not look/be sharp, yet do hold the wedge in wet, icy, frozen wood quickly. The head and point seem to be somewhat hardened....hard, but have not chipped, fractured, broken; head hadn't mushroomed. The design reinforces the lower 2". (bends, doesn't break). DO NOT stress-test this wedge by attempting to split a dried bole of fatwood at a 45-degree angle to where a ... read more large limb had grown out from trunk. It was harder than Fat-Boy's head. I finally did split that mess, after nearly an hour with a 20-lb. sledge. Half of the tip was bent back on itself (I have pictures), which explains the slow progress. My X-Ray vision wasn't working so well, thus couldn't see inside the wood. Stihl replaced the wedge in short-order.
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