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How to Select the Right STIHL Chainsaw

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If you're considering purchasing a new STIHL chainsaw but you aren't sure which one is right for the tasks you have, the STIHL How-to series can help. Consider the following when making your choice: 1. How experienced are you with a chainsaw? 2. What do you plan to cut? 3. How big is the wood you plan to cut? For more info about STIHL chainsaws: http://www.stihlusa.com/products/chain-saws/
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slpip (11 days ago)
Stihl is NOT EASY to start. Pull cord is so hard to pull.
Technie87' (12 days ago)
As a professional feller , I specifically use the Stihl 2018 MS 201 C-EM pro model with a 12 inch bar.For more power, I turbo charge it with a mini Garrett turbo and run a K&N filter on the intake.Stock it comes with 2.41 bhp , however after the turbo @ 10PSI of boost I get 269HP and 420Nm of torque on the dyno. With this mod I can easily outperform the Stihl MS 880 Magnum that only gets 8 bhp. The little saw shreds right through 50 inch logs in an instant and yet it stays light and very maneuverable. Just stay with the 201 and mod it , its all you need.
slpip (23 days ago)
I thought I wanted a professional chainsaw. My neighbor has a 37" Stihl chainsaw. I barely can hold it but I couldn't start it. The pull cord was too hard to pull. Then I went to a Stihl dealer and player around all the Stihl chainsaws in the showroom. I couldn't pull any chainsaws in the display. I was disappointed and walked out with nothing. I ordered a 24" bar Husqvarna 460 Rancher. Husqvarna is easy to pull start at no more than TWO pull. Husqvarna 460 Rancher is powerful and well balanced. My Husqvarna 460 Rancher is even better than my brother's Stilh MS360. No Stihl for me.
David Grundowski (1 month ago)
Let me start by saying that I think the ms271 is a perfectly fine chainsaw. My question is in this video he states that the ms271 is built for constant heavy duty use correct? I thought the commercial saws were built for constant heavy duty use. From what I understand I didn't think there was much difference between the farm and ranch / homeowner saws other than size. I thought they were labeled Farm and Ranch because they were just bigger more powerful saws then the homeowner saws. I know there's a big difference between Pro Models and homeowner and farm and ranch saws. Maybe someone can enlighten me on this LOL
tangoalpha 675alpha (1 month ago)
I couldn’t make it to the thumbs down button fast enough. I can’t understand how they could push the emissions crap with a straight face.....
gil caputi (1 month ago)
Can't finish :; reruns of Lavern & Shirley on the radio !
Cody Welter (2 months ago)
Hows ms260 hold up
Mohd amin Mohd amin (2 months ago)
Sir ya machane katna ke ha
Andrew Jernigan (3 months ago)
Hey guys guess what I know what jobs you will use a chainsaw for cutting trees
Jeff Bang (5 months ago)
Don't forget to ask if you want your chainsaw to start when you pull the cord, if So, Don't buy a Stihl, Like Maytag, They are just riding on their old reliable name, My new stihl never ran, had to return it. what junk!
Peter Samoa (5 months ago)
dont go for made in china stihl saws like this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jkPmmyxiCE
white lives also matter (5 months ago)
We cut trees for a living the sthil is our go too saw, We have echos shindawa Johnson reds all very good but sthil is by far the best. Previously I owned a husky 350 which was discontinued, it was the biggest piece of shit I've ever used. I've heard absolute horror stories about that type of saw.
Gerald Legault (6 months ago)
Video title should say "Picking yhe right chainsaw." If thats the case...cross off Stihl automatically ^^ That leaves Dolmar, Husqvarna, Echo, 3 brands that still make quality equiptment...
tjlovesrachel (7 months ago)
Show us some of those saws on the bottom shelf 😍😍😍
MADAN DEBNATH (7 months ago)
I'm a sale mane
James (8 months ago)
I'm glad to see that you did not feature the woman here who knows nothing about chainsaws.
Real World (8 months ago)
ih sprcen dozen maximum 880
*Hey, very cool video. I invite you to my channel, I have over 40 films recorded on STIHL machines.* Greetings
Skiatook Scott (8 months ago)
Got a 271 and ran it hard for 2 hours (after working 10 hours) and cleared 60'. I have 1340' to clear just for a road. This thing is a beast. Couldn't be happier.
stihlpower gamer (9 months ago)
Hey we can help too join us "canadian chainsaw club" on facebook
Ola Normann (9 months ago)
Stay awy from Stihl 261. My Stihl 261 broke down (crankshaft) after only 3 years of cutting firewood. Stihl said it was my fault because I didnt use the Stihl oil and alcylat gasoline! 026 was a much more robust saw and I had one for allmost 20 years and used shell oil and 95 gas mixed 2%. Not happy with the Stihl 261 and Stihl support.Warranty dont count if you dont use Stihls own oil or alcylatgas
Andy Healion (9 months ago)
German shit.
Henry Huffman (9 months ago)
Doesn't matter how big a chain saw, they're all dangerous.  Stihl is very over priced compared to other saws, but they last longer and made in the USA.  I won't buy anything else.
Mike Fu (1 year ago)
Fuck that....ALWAYS buy bigger than you need. If you get hit with a tropical storm and got a Massive dinosaur tree fall on your fucking house....you'll be glad you got a 30" Saw..... Or buy one Big saw....then buy a crappy china saw for small shit, like climbing on a ladder and trimming.
Jason Dailey (1 year ago)
Mike Fu those huge saws don't do much though when it comes to light work. My MS271 with an 18 inch bar does all I need for both big and small jobs.
Chrispin Lal (1 year ago)
Haiii iam working stihl in India
Arminz1 (1 year ago)
Didnt anyone notice the guy squirming throughout the video??????
ericshunful (1 year ago)
Too much saw is not even a thing.
Real World (1 year ago)
ms 880
philip stevenson (1 year ago)
I want to undo my wheel nuts on my car which chain saw would you recommend?
DeepWaterBlack (11 months ago)
880 mag with a 42" bar
SMiller5488 (1 year ago)
How to pick a Stihl chainsaw, first make sure it has a thin black stripes around it, second get the largest saw that has a thin black line around it that you can hold strait out for 2min., this will get you a 261, 362, or 441. Your welcome...
Bahrul Rul (1 year ago)
Kuwalitas media stil dan prosling Asli nomor 07.11
Kyle Carlsten (1 year ago)
Use caution, expect that if you have an engine issue they'll claim fuel issue and deny your claim and you're left with nothing
tureencahill tureen (1 year ago)
What bar chain are best for cutting through human bone and flesh?
nyrebel352 (1 year ago)
replaced the rope now my easy start won't turn the engine over dogs come out rope pulls fine idk I'm lost hurricane dam blew a tree down and I need to cut it up any help would be great
Cody Thompson (1 year ago)
thank you for the informative video, however i still have some lingering questions i am a softwrae developer and not very muscular, but i need a saw with lots of power, capable of moving the blade fast enough to remove limbs between 4 " and 10" in diamter within 2 seconds. which saw would be best for limbing my incompetent support staff? but serious question, i want to buy a saw that will last for the rest of my life, like 30 years at best if i stop drinking today, why wouldn't i want to buy a professional grade over a homeowner?
C Jacob (1 year ago)
Since my chainsaw was new, it does not start easy. In fact IF you get it to start, your so tired. How do you make it to start easily?
Bill Gebhart (2 months ago)
I have asked that question for 20 years.
Mark Burkey (8 months ago)
I have an Stihl ms250. Had it for 4 years. It starts on the 3rd or 4th pull even after sitting for 6 months. When its warmed up i can drop start it 1st try every time.
Todd Stoner (9 months ago)
I had to get a Catholic priest to perform an exorcism on my stihl so it would start! Why can't I just buy a Honda chainsaw? Why am I the only one asking this question?
WyoHorseman994 (1 year ago)
C Jacob you're probably flooding it I made the same mistake I flooded my engine multiple times and got frustrated after trying for an hour to start it come to find out I was flooding it by trying to start it with the choke on. First set the choke on and then pull no more than 3 times or until the chainsaw burps. then switch it to half choke and then pull until it starts which for me usually takes one or two pulls
Ralf Risberg (1 year ago)
Ms170 is a good choice for me anyway , i have it in my car when camping and such !
Jason Dailey (1 year ago)
Ralf Risberg I know many who have this saw for camping, clearing out hunting areas and just a small saw to keep in the trunk during the winter months.
Sidney Mathious (1 year ago)
I have a Stihl chainsaw which I purchased new and it never have been a good saw for me. The main problem I have is starting it, and when I did get it started it didn't do much, as I mainly use it my saws to cut limbs, and brush I can't get to with my tractor and brush hog around my rural home. There is my older Poulan saw which still works and have taken care of my place since I got it after the Winter storm we had in 2000, and I still have to depend on it. I purchased a new Stihl weed trimmer, and it works better than the saw I got, but I will never buy another Stihl saw.
Guy Azbell (1 year ago)
Hi some call me the chainsaw Massacre an I sometimes get the itch to cut folks up like the peacefully Muslims right down the block from me I was just wondering what would be the proper fine saw to use on this kind of task.
Mike Rotchburns (1 year ago)
just out of curiousity, why did all companies start making chainsaws out of plastic and not metal frames? obviously the chainsaws in this vids arent pieces of shit but its hard for me to take plastic framed ones seriously. couldnt they have just kept using lighter metals? it would be a great way to reuse old aluminum
Jason Dailey (1 year ago)
Because they are lighter weight, absorb more vibration and don't that. High polymer plastics are not entirely a bad thing. If you haven't noticed, many pistols and even rifle stocks are made out of polymer. Lighter weight, absorb recoil and less very durable. Mind you, a plastic saw will not last if dropped put of a bucket truck, but neither would steel or aluminum. Even the pro saws that are made out of magnesium, have a fatal flaw, and that is they are very brittle in sub zero temps. All in all, plastic is not terrible. Take care of it and it will last a lifetime.
Stan B. (1 year ago)
Go to another store and buy an Echo, they are easier to start. I have both and got tired of fighting the Stihl.
Bruce Courtney (1 year ago)
Don't waste your time with something small. What are you gonna do when you're like "oh I'm glad I have a chainsaw for this situation. Wait... I don't have enough power."
Elsa Curraj (1 year ago)
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Fahai Sadeeyamu (1 year ago)
Anthony LoCoco (1 year ago)
nice watch man, what kind is it? ...oh yeah good video too.
Stephen Msckenzie (1 year ago)
10
I chose my correct stihl saw, i chose a husky!!!
AdamBatchelder (1 year ago)
The non pro Stihl s are heavy and clunky and cheaply maid, I would go pro
Charlie K (1 year ago)
It appeared that this man forgot to address easiness of start.
I brought one of your mini boss saws love it !!
Phi Chai (1 year ago)
Wise advise in this Stihl Chain Saw Video. Helping customers decide which Stihl Chain Saw is best for their tasks is an important in Buriram, Thailand as in the United States. My family owned tool shop is proud to offer Stihl Chain saws and garden tools in Isaan, Thailand.
Chris Hickey (1 year ago)
The best all around chainsaw is the 362 imo, can do small stuff and pretty large stuff depending on bar
0j0nn (1 year ago)
A German company selling their stuff way cheaper in the States compared to Germany. Way to go, Stihl.
Evillain (9 months ago)
i think, it's just because Stihl Inc. manufactures their Chainsaws in the US. So the end product doesn't has to be imported with extra taxes. the other thing could be the varying value-added taxes between both countries. when i*m honest...i don't know exactly^^
Shawn Bottom (1 year ago)
When you sell a saw to homeowner Joe, you should sell them at least one extra chain and inform them they'll be spending half as much as the saw cost at the dealer every couple of years. That's to put a carb kit in along with other tune up maintenance. Most won't learn how to do any of those tasks properly and they should know what the true cost of ownership is. Also they won't be as likely to get frustrated when they need their saw and it doesn't run right. That's when people blame the brand and it was actually lack of maintenance or operator error.
Aldous Huxley (1 year ago)
These are the best.
Natty Bumppo (1 year ago)
Not impressed by this brand of saws. I have less than five hours on it and it broke down. It's now in the shop. Last time I buy this brand.
Charles Power (1 year ago)
Natty Bumppo what broke or needed repair?
man9170 (1 year ago)
what model?
Bhiwan Rai (1 year ago)
how to know original ??
Jay Davis (2 years ago)
I like the fact that he said they are easy to pull to get started. I have a bad shoulder and just can't yank those things like most of you can. But I wished he'd started a couple so we can see it. One other thing is I could never get my foot in the handle to hold it down to start it. I can't even remember which one I had but I sold it anyway to get rid of it. Wonder why they can't make them with a bigger handle to get your boot into it.
Bill Gebhart (2 months ago)
Yeah...Not to mention if you're left-handed too.
Charlie Arehart (9 months ago)
Jay Davis The easy pull really is easy. You just pull it up. No yanking, no tugging, no "throwing" the saw away from you. It can remain on the ground or a step or a log. The pull spins up a mechanism in the engine which "releases" at the top of the pull, thus turning the engine over. It really does work well. Have had mine over a year, and being in my 50s I do appreciate it.
Matea Medvidovic (1 year ago)
Jay Davis
Bawaton The (2 years ago)
Can you tell us about the bosses
Reece634 (2 years ago)
3:19 anyone else lol?
DJ GUMIŚ (2 years ago)
Reece Morrone coś zrobił to jest co to jest kiła
aferdita hasani (2 years ago)
Reece Morro
PBS #007 (2 years ago)
please state the prices on the different saws
max Blake (2 years ago)
we have a ms 880 the biggest saw that STIHL make
Limit Less (2 years ago)
I have a question and I hope you can help me. is it OK that I don't add oil to the gasoline for my chainsaw? thanks.....
Andy's Shop (2 years ago)
Ummmmm... No. You ALWAYS need oil in a 2 CYCLE. No oil is for a 4 CYCLE. You need to buy the correct oil and put it in your gas according to the manual immediately. If you don't, your chainsaw will cease. Hope this helps!
El jínete Negro (2 years ago)
Limit Less u always need oil mix .. That keeps the engine cooler and strong!
El jínete Negro (2 years ago)
Limit Less u always need oil mix .. That keeps the engine cooler and strong!
younes benmokhtar (2 years ago)
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fred wing (2 years ago)
good work
walter mccue (2 years ago)
he was saying "this saw has a reduced emission engine" Like that's a good thing.
Darth Trump (3 months ago)
i dont see any irony here less toxic fumes for the operator of the saw, for ex a logger who spends a big part of the day running it trough career it hell sure sounds beneficial if power isnt compromised too badly
A Person (10 months ago)
Its ironic because they say they are 'caring about the environment' but I'm literally using a chainsaw to cut down a tree and cut it up for firewood lol.
N smith (1 year ago)
for the tree hugger that still wants to kill trees.
Nazreena Sabreen (2 years ago)
hub hug
Morpheen999 (2 years ago)
They never mentioned any pro series saws... This should be listed as a safety video, just yapping at people to buy a small saw so they don't hurt themselves
James Carter (29 days ago)
+coffeemaddan A regular saw will injure you just as fast as a pro saw will. 3hp will hack your arm off just as fast as 4hp will, but it really sucks when you need more power and don't have it.
Joe Davis (5 months ago)
My pops has a huskie that he's been running for 35 years...I just bought my first big-boy saw, and it's a Stihl MS271...all my dad had to say was "that's a real good saw"....a good tool is a good tool. Both Stihl and Husqvarna make some damn good tools, and when it's comes to pro arborists and loggers, you'll pretty much see a 50/50 split between the two brand. I think we can all agree though that it just ain't worth it to get a Poulan, Echo, or Homelite....those are *not* good tools...
kandress1985 (5 months ago)
The easiest answer, walk out, go to Husqvarna.
Dick Springfield (1 year ago)
Morpheen999 they would get an ms 271 as per the video
man9170 (1 year ago)
this video is for people who have never used a chainsaw
Everon Railways (2 years ago)
I made the mistake of buying the hand tightening chain system....^*@# junk. Spent more time adjusting the chain and putting it back on than I did cutting wood.
Anna'Staisha Bracey (2 years ago)
Just
pbbeast (2 years ago)
i like that instead of pushing us to buy the bigger saws you put an emphasis on not buying too much saw
Fahai Sadeeyamu (1 year ago)
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AWESOMESAUCE (2 years ago)
Hey stihl,or anyone out there who really knows!!!...question Are the engine parts the same in the PRO saws vs farm saws? Will the pro saw last longer?
Jason Dailey (1 year ago)
AWESOMESAUCE in short, yes. They are built to last longer, because they are for the ones who will rely on their chainsaws to make a living. These saws are also much easier to repair, rebuild and parts are readily available, whereas the homeowner and ranch saws are a clamshell engine in a plastic case. Some call them "throw away saws", where people throw them out and go but new. These saws can be repaired and rebuilt, if you know what you are doing. If you take it to a shop, they purposely charge more per hour to make the time and parts in the saw make it more than what the saw is worth, and want you to buy a new saw. If you have the know how and a few hours of evening, you can repair and rebuild these saws that will work even better than they did brand new.
Blake (2 years ago)
Stihl not sure which fucking chainsaw i want
aintgonnahappen (2 years ago)
I went in to buy a new STIHL chainsaw for a mill but was told, by 2 different dealers, that they would only sell the chainsaw that was on display. I asked for one from the back that hadn't been handled by the public and was told they don't do business that way. I will probably buy a husqy...
aintgonnahappen (2 years ago)
+Rumpole Del Bailey LOL, Woodworker, but now I can see why people buy them.  They work f'n GREAT! 
Rumpole Del Bailey (2 years ago)
He probably works for husqvana anyway.
pbbeast (2 years ago)
+aintgonnahappen the one on display could have been damaged and the dealer may not have wanted to sell it
aintgonnahappen (2 years ago)
+The Brotherhood of Freedom Yep.  Or he's a liar. One of the two.
aintgonnahappen (2 years ago)
+joeandmollysantamour Strange, I emailed STIHL and they said it is policy to sell the display.  Your dealer either doesn't know what the policy is or you're a liar; either way...
Wayne Johnson (2 years ago)
good thing they disabled the comments on the splitting wood to the proper length video, first of all you cut wood to the proper length and if he cant split that bigger chunk he needs his man card revoked. get rid of the stihl maul and get a fiskars far better.
Denis Ukau (2 years ago)
Can you show the381 model,i don't see it anyway around the still show on YouTube,sorry😀
H A Z R I N (2 years ago)
4:06 POWER RANGER MIGHTY MORPHIN
Mark Visconti (3 years ago)
He forgot to let everyone know that they are all Chinese garbage now German engineered , Chinese parts and Built in America and Asia they suck . You want a German saw go Dolmar (Makita) Solo is a great saw too but Germans said f you America and your emissions , you want Italian buy Efco, you want more china Husky, Redmax, Jonsered (Redmax use to be good when Zenoah/Kamatsu owned them Husky ruined them) if you want Japanese quality like my self go Echo/Shindaiwa Yamabiko Corp. Yes Yamabiko is producing Shindaiwa saws again . Pretty much Echo different color. There saws are by far the best . Anyone out there looking start checking out there saws and climbing saw 355 T bad azz. Remember Stihl German made parts are gone , the name is there but quality went when they handled over to China
Coleman Murphy (10 months ago)
Mark Visconti Sthil is made inMerica
Mr Cow (11 months ago)
Well since it says on the saw made in Germany it isn't Chinese garbage
Mark Visconti (1 year ago)
Dick Springfield Honda makes a GCV China and Honda also makes a GX Japan . BTW Husky sells in box in Home Depot. There pro saws you'll find at a dealer that sells commercial turf and tree equipment. Echo Shindaiwa are the same you won't find there big boys at Lowe's and Home Depot just therr small residential saws. So what your saying is since Lowe's carries John Deere tractors all John Deere suck ? Lmao sorry your dad was wrong . I have a 5000 series Toro that was close to 10 grand out the door but since Home Depot sells walk behind Toro they are junk? Look around at your golf courses 99% Toro, John Deere and Jacobsen equipment. Stihls marketing strategy brainwashed the ignorant consumer . Nice try though
Dick Springfield (1 year ago)
My dad was an echo husky and snapper dealer for many years growing husky and echo were what I was raised on my dad told me. Once they started selling in the box stores they'd be junk. You know he was right. When I switch all my equipment to stihl I never will go back to anything else I won't even put a snapper mower on my trailer ever again. Echo needs to take a serious look at why Stihl & Husky are the top performers for professional chainsaws.
Mark Visconti (1 year ago)
True not biggest have big saws and we will not see them here in USA because of EPA. I can really care less about biggest cc . Echo I believe has like an 87 or 89 cc and Stihl has 100+. Honestly the best saws I ever used were Solo and they are based about 40 miles from were I live. You won't see anymore coming here because of EPA. What's left in distributer stock are some of there smaller saws but I loved there 651sp. Anyways , after Stihl went the China route I gave up on them. My last saw was a MS390. I hated that saw from day one. It was a bitch to start every freaking time so I sold it. After 2006 it was all down hill from there. You have to understand , that place is down the street from me and runs 24 7. They have a night shift on the assembly line and there are some tired ass Americans putting together the product. It's not like it use to be . I'm in the turf management tree business here now and went Shindaiwa /Echo on everything. We run the piss out of them and never ever have any issues with the saws besides chains, blowers straps weed eaters heads. I still have two Stihls pole saw and old HS85, but there was one always over looked too was Redmax Zenoah Kamatsu. I have one of there trimmers and been using it for ten years 5 days a week forever. It's my choice everyday and it still runs it's ass off. I gave up on Redmax when Husky bought them out. So I stuck with the Japanese quality and stayed ever since.
Eustacius (3 years ago)
Set up is all wrong! I've got a Stihl 390 that is totalled after only 10 hours. Defective fuel tube (2x) allowed saw to suck air and burn the cylinder and piston. POS truly! Stihl is garbage!
Mark Visconti (1 year ago)
Eustacius they are garbage!
Maczust63 (3 years ago)
I own two t540xp's , 550xp, 372xp, 390xp. The company i worked for before used all Stihl used 261, 200t, 201t, 362, 461, 066/660, and a 088. that was usually what was on the trucks depending what one. I would grab the 461 or the 066 99% of the time 066 had a 28" bar. 088 had a 6' bar used it for big silver maple stumps and nothing else. 461 is the go to brush saw with a 24" bar
Maczust63 (3 years ago)
I've used every professional Stihl, Husqvarna and some other brands. If you cut wood a lot but aren't a feller or arborist get a good professional saw my favorites for small brush and nice all around saws are the ms261 or 026 and 550xp husky both of these saws if kept in order clean and sharp are nice light saws with power. if your cutting a lot and you are experienced buy a ms461, 046, 562xp, or 372xp best all around saws going. If you own a 3120 or 088, 084, 880..... Then i hope its cutting big wood safely because they are FUCK'N sweat!
TRICK-OR TREAT (3 years ago)
I'M STIHL NOT SURE WHICH ONE TO BUY !
Chris Benavid (26 days ago)
Get the pro man. You never know when you'll have to chainsaw your way out of a situation (in terms of power and durability)
Jason Dailey (11 months ago)
pnutbutrncrackers it is a great choice. Love mine.
Hop (2 years ago)
+TRICK-OR TREAT Sounds like a great choice.
TRICK-OR TREAT (2 years ago)
+pnutbutrncrackers GOT THE MS271 WITH A CASE FOR $385.
Hop (3 years ago)
+TRICK-OR TREAT Hush, be Stihl.
Military Chevy (3 years ago)
I have a 180, 290, and 2 460 magnums. Use them ALL. lol The 1st 460 is stock and the 2nd has the dual port.
Military Chevy (3 years ago)
+pnutbutrncrackers Cool! lol 
Hop (3 years ago)
+Military Chevy Thanks for the response. I'm a Chevy man, btw. :)
Military Chevy (3 years ago)
+pnutbutrncrackers My 460 is what I use the most as I usually get the heavier job. lol But the 460 and 660 are my favorite saws.  
Hop (3 years ago)
+Military Chevy Do you have a favorite? (I know the answer varies with the job, but which one do you find yourself using the most?)
savges gamers (3 years ago)
looks great
Michael Dobbin (3 years ago)
i ll stick with my 1074 pioneer...
Piper Peter (3 years ago)
I was wondering if Stihl dealerships have special savings event? Ex blackfriday etc
Lj Pretendtohidebehind (2 years ago)
just laff as dealers seldom have an actual deal on sale. the few i asked gave me the same answer "that is up to stihl. they have nothing to do with it" this is another reason i stopped buying their unsupported product. i would buy used before new as the dealerships ive stopped in are not very customer or public oriented.
matthewsaluh (3 years ago)
re: the title of this video. step one: go to a dolmar desler and buy the competitive model and get a better saw for the money.
G.Work.Specials (3 years ago)
+matthewsaluh not true. I have a stigl ms 311 (600-700$) and the best model dolmar that was available near me (600$). And I just have the say, not only the power is way different (4.2 vs 3 hp) the vibration is also a lot more noticable on the dolmar. The chain doesn't run as smooth and it creates a lot more wear on the bar. (using stihl thin oil on both)
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bud axtiff (3 years ago)
i'm using ms181c and 251c...take care of your mchine like u take good care of your wife...hehehe..STIHL the best machine.......mlysia...
john d gurk (3 years ago)
just recently purchased a brand new 251. was instructed on how to properly mix the fuel, even purchased a six pack of their oil. Now, I have many high end machines, red max and echo units, so i am not a novice at mixing my oil and gas. saw ran perfectly for the first week then suddenly the engine seized. This is after a week of light use! Took it back to my dealer and was told that i used the improper mix and that there was nothing they could do about it. Blew a hole in the piston...after one week of use!  I basically had a $350.00 paper weight. They did tell me to leave it and they would look into it a bit further but not to get my hopes up, the techs are usually right about these things.  I am on my third John Deere lawn tractor from this dealership so naturally, I wasn't pleased with their response. Went home and called Stihl who passed me along to "Josh at Northeast Stihl". Josh instructed me to call the dealer and have them contact him. A few days later i received a call asking me if i used premium gas...which i did not. Then waited a few more days to receive a phone call from the dealer telling me to come pick up my new saw! It seems that they are finding out that these engines run best on premium gas. I was told that they will telling all new customers to use premium in their mix for all their new saws. My hope is that no-one else run in to this problem. Ask your dealer when you make your purchase what kind of gas to use in these units. In closing, I must say that although i am pleased that they finally replaced the unit, I feel that I had to fight for it, really fight for it!  so be careful, I think these folks are a bit tough on covering their warrantee claims.
Michael Warfel (1 year ago)
john d gurk I would have to disagree with your ending. My experience went with a new saw having an oiling issue. simply told dealer I didn't want to purchase a repaired saw the boss said"no problem, give him a new saw Stihl has a 7 day no questions asked return policy". hooked me up with a replacement and away went a Happ customer. I could see a burnt piston taking a bit of looking into... surely you understand it as well. good luck!
enfelice (2 years ago)
+john d gurk MyStihl dealer(have 3 Stihl chainsaws and 2 Stihl concrete saws has always recommended premium gas because of that useless Ethanol shit in our gas. Usually wait until Thursdays to buy when premium gas where I live is the same price as regular. Too bad you had to fight to be compensated though
STIHL suck end STIHL oils too
Jason Dailey (1 year ago)
ΚΩΣΤΑΣ ΠΑΠΑΤΡΕΧΑΣ that's why they are the number one selling saw in the world?
themarion23 (3 years ago)
Now a days sthil chainsaws are just a pice of chit
Jason Dailey (1 year ago)
Opinions vary
G.Work.Specials (3 years ago)
+themarion23 not true
2014cwajts71 (3 years ago)
I've had two stihl MS250 saws. They were both junk. Never getting a stihl chainsaw again.
Epic dance Logan (3 years ago)
Hey I love stihl but every saw is dangerous. Don't let this office jockey fool you
James Obine (3 years ago)
I just buy one of each.
diogo magalhaes (3 years ago)
+James Obine LOOOOL
OUARGLI sam (3 years ago)
hllo.is.ABDssmade.is.Sam.from.ALGAER.///13.3.2015. LOV.KOTATOMY.+2130774545894.///.+213.0777.81.92.85. STIHL.23.071
Nestor Reyes (3 years ago)
I actually go to lumberjack competitions and I will make sure to spread the word, especially in Kapuskasing, Ontario. About how your dealers are crooks and that you can only use the chainsaw once or twice and then it breaks I would rather use an axe before putting any money towards a Stihl product........POULAN IS MUCH BETTER
barry onefull (3 years ago)
+Nestor Reyes way to go Man! stihls are made in china now thats why they won't start LOL!!!!!
Nestor Reyes (3 years ago)
Are you kidding me?  DO NOT BUY STIHL. THEY DO NOT HONOUR THEIR WARRANTY. Stans rental on Thickson in Whitby in Ontario, Canada is crooked - they invent reasons why they cannot honour the warranty, after they fill out your warranty  card wrong.  Will never buy stihl again and will tell everybody I come into contact with what they did to me!!
N G (3 years ago)
Good saws spoilt by so called development of features like the easy chain tensioner that dosn't work because it makes it difficult to get the correct tension - the proper system of two nuts & screw driver always works. Flippy caps that are fiddly, collect dirt in all the sections which ends up in the tank, also leak & break. The 015av I used years ago seemed a better saw to be honest.
G.Work.Specials (3 years ago)
+N G those plastic caps for the oil and fuel and a breeze to use compared to the shitty design of the high end dolmars. I already broke the one of the fuel. (my uncle has a ms271 which the plastic caps are still going strong after 7 years) Also you apparently don't own a newer stihl because only the low end has that plastic tensioner. My ms 311 stihl has the 2 nuts and i have to admit, that is a must.
ray704ful (4 years ago)
i have a log 5 feet  wide would a ms650 do the job
Mark McIntyre (4 years ago)
Stihl 660 magnum is the way to go if your cutting some serious wood. It's worth the price, cuts like butter . I have both 660 & 880 an I don't think the 880 is worth the extra money for the extra power. The 660 will do everything you need to do. I have a 24/28/32/41/60 inch bars and I usually use the 32 cuz it has just enough power while still having a pretty big bar . Bigger bar less power. That's not to say the 60 inch doesn't get the job done. Happy chainsaw hunting !
MrD1ss (4 years ago)
The cheapest stihl in australia is $800 + fuck the cunts here. I now bought a ryobi 18 inch for $189. Its gone through 3 red gums. 1 dry and hard like concrete. Amazing. I will by another 3!!! And for half the price will outlast a stihl. Fuck you stihl for making it so hard for australians!!!
G.Work.Specials (3 years ago)
+jeffy0807 my ms 311 is made in germany
jeffy0807 (3 years ago)
According to the stihl dealer here, pretty much everything stihl including their blowers and line trimmers are also built in china but very recent information from them is that they are all going back to german made
jcb 3cx 98 (3 years ago)
+jeffy0807 as far as I know the 171 and 181 are built in china,here in Europe a 251 is still built in Germany I have a 261 german built
jeffy0807 (3 years ago)
+MrD1ss All bar the MS660 and the MS880 are made in china too so technically all home owner size stihls are stihl shit

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