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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.
Professional Saws
  1. 1 year ago
    Love my Stihl 251 C-BE
    I bought this saw last fall and have been using it for all kinds of tasks. I have felled several small to medium trees, maple and Cherry that were dying. I have also used it to clear lots of large honeysuckles from our property and for cutting firewood. The easy start system is awesome actually everything about the saw is awesome....easy to start, use, make chain adjustments, you name it. Stihl has a great product I would recommend this saw to friends and family and would buy another one if ... read more something bad happened to mine. Great Job Stihl!!!
  2. 10 months ago
    All good except easy chain tensioner.
    When after several days of operation from new, chain tensioner retention screws had loosened to point one must have fallen out during chain adjustment. Operated saw there after with occasional sudden chain jumping out of bar track and then finally/suddenly over tightening chain until having symptoms of no power. Off to Stihl store to purchase tiny Aluminum retention screws. Might need to use medium thread cement to stop repeat of eventual loosening. Should have learned 2 years ago from same ... read more error with my MS 181c we have on other coast.
  3. 1 year ago
    WORKHORSE Power for the Homeowner
    I previously bought a "PRO" Saw from another name brand, and took it back after the first week, for multiple reasons. This is my first STIHL Saw and I still cannot believe the difference, compared to the other, this is the " PRO" SAW as far as I'm concerned. Almost double the price I paid,, but TEN times the saw I received compared to the other! Starts easy and idles like it should. I picked up the 2 in 1 STIHL chain file and it works great as well. STIHL ALL THE WAY!
  1. 1 year ago
    This is a very good kit and works well once you are familiar with the correct way to use it. I also recommend trying the 2 in 1 sharpening tool as an even easier method. Regardless, this is a quality kit and does an excellent job maintaining a sharp chain.
  2. 1 year ago
    The whole kit and kaboodle!
    These kits are great for carrying into the woods as the pouch keeps the components secure. Its not hard to see that ORANGE laying in the duff. It might be helpful to paint the wooden handles ORANGE as well! I mark my kits on the outside (3/8"; .325; .404; etc.) so as not to get them mixed up.
  3. 2 years ago
    Filing kit
    I have three of them - 3/8P, .325 and 3/8. I use them on all of my saws.they line up well with the cutter angles and do not drop down to deep in the Gillett, as will happen when you file them free handed. They clean up the cutters on my chains in a heartbeat, no matter how dull they have become. Excellent product and at a great price
  1. 2 months ago
    Great new addition
    I wanted to wait till I had put some hours on my new 261 before I posted my findings. This saw is a great saw. More power then my ms 290 and more fuel efficient to.At 2 lbs lighter then the 290 it's much better when working for long periods over the 290. The air filter design is also much better and doesn't need cleaning near as much as the 290 does. I may just sell my 290 and get another 261. It's that good. I cut over 100 cords of firewood a year so I do a lot of cutting. Oh, the throttle ... read more response is much better as well.
  2. 2 years ago
    Lightweight work horse
    I have a Farm boss MS290 that we have used reliably for years. This saw met our need but as we moved to the mountains and put in a wood burning stove, we needed a new saw that was lighter and with good power, not only for felling but bucking as well. We had a tree service come and take down a damaged 80' maple and I saw that their "go to" saw was the MS261. We purchased one and never looked back. Great saw, highly recommended.
  3. 2 years ago
    Fantastic Saw
    I am a land owner about to build a house and needed to do some clearing of medium sized trees and dense brush. A friend came over with a small arborist saw to take care of the upper branches and I stayed on the ground with the MS 261. The saw never had a single hiccup during the entire process except a bar oil cap that popped of and drained the bar oil (user error). It handled every tree with ease. I would absolutely recommend this saw if you want a commercial line reliability/power and are ... read more willing to pay a bit more for it.
  1. 7 months ago
    Great, dependable big saw
    I got tired of working on the 20-30 year old Stihl saws we were still using and broke down and got this saw 3 years ago. If I would have known how good this saw was I would have bought a new one years ago. I use it to fall trees and cut up the trunks of the tree because it is big and heavy. If you have a sharp chain and know what you’re doing this saw will cut threw any size tree on its own. I have a 20’ and 25’ bar and chain and it runs both with ease.
  2. 2 years ago
    Farm Chain Saw
    I live on a farm with 20 acres of woods and big old hardwood trees. When they come down the Stihl MS 391 has plenty of power to cut these up. Even with a 25" bar some of these need to be cut from both sides to get through them. This machine has enough power to chew through tough oak using the full length of the bar. It starts easy enough for a saw of this size. The decompression button makes starting much easier. I'm very happy with this saw.
  3. 2 years ago
    Easily fell the largest trees I've ever sawed
    Starts on the first pull and runs great. I just cut down several large poplars that were easily the largest trees I've ever fell. I've got a 25-inch bar on mine and it's had no problem tackling whatever I throw at it. Just know that handling this saw for hours will ware you out. It's extremely powerful and is not for the faint of heart or a beginner. Highly recommend for anyone who has very large trees to remove.
  1. 1 year ago
    Keeps You Honest With Your Angles !
    This tool really eases your ability to correctly file your chain. Uniformity is everything when seeking a proper cut. It definitely aids in a straight cut which is critical when felling larger-diameter trees.
  2. 3 years ago
    Great tool.
    This guide helps keep your gullet depth perfect. Extremely important in keeping a chain cutting like new. If you hand file, this is THE tool.
  3. 1 year ago
    Lightweight, Effective, Rock Solid!!
    This is a good tool and a necessity over hand filing without a guide. It will set the depth of the file to keep you from filing too high or low in the gullet of the tooth. The tool itself is typical Stihl quality in that it’s tough and effective, BUT in this case there is a more efficient option in the 3 in 1 tool that takes down the rakers in one operation and tool. This tool will not dress the rakers down as the teeth are filed, not the worst thing but not super efficient either. Nevertheless, ... read more this tool is simple to use, effective, light weight enough for any kit and inexpensive as things go. It helps you visually line up the angles and if you do your part with keeping the file level as you push through he tooth, it will produce razor sharp teeth!!
  1. 2 years ago
    This chainsaw has a perfect power to weight ratio.
    I bought my first stihl saw about 20 years ago.It was the 066 magnum,and it sure did a great job for me. It was used to fell trees and for everyday firewood cutting. I sold this saw due to lack of work. i recently purchased the new MS 661 magnum and WOW is this the saw for me. Plenty of power and very easy to start and surprisingly light weight for its class. This saw will do it all. LOVE MY STIHL. Todd G Robertson.
  2. 11 months ago
    Hands Down best 90cc Saw on market
    Ive ran this saw with bar lengths of 20-36 inches. Unless youre using 36” or larger on a regular basis this is the largest saw you will need. I keep a 25” ES bar on it mostly. The 395xp wont out cut this saw unless you run them both with a 28” plus but this saw is alot lighter and easier to start. Ive owned this saw for a year and have no complaints, keep good ethanol free or high octane gas in it with proper mixture it will last you a couple decades or longer.
  3. 2 years ago
    Built Alaska Tough!
    I bought this saw two years ago and have used it extensively to cut old growth hemlock and sitka spruce on my land. This saw handles the big stuff like none other. I have put countless of hours on this saw under some extreme conditions and it never misses a beat! Plenty of power to cut through the biggest logs with total ease! Best investment I've made in a long time. This saw has made my life much easier!
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