After the war, Andreas Stihl is confronted with difficult challenges. Just 80 of the previous 500 employees are still there in 1945.The saw business is in a slump, STIHL is in a crisis. STIHL works its way back to success with highly motivated employees, some of them from the founding years, and with new products. The legendary “Contra” model is launched in 1959.
If the cutting performance of your chainsaw begins to decrease, it could mean that the saw chain needs to be resharpened. We have compiled a list of significant signs of a dull saw chain for you.
You can resharpen the cutting teeth of your chipper-tooth chain with a round file on your own. But a word of caution: not every saw chain is the same. The tool you use needs to match the respective saw chain, because if the wrong file is used, it can diminish the cutting performance of the chain. We explain below how to find the right round file.
The depth gauge is a part of the cutting teeth of a saw chain. It determines how deep the cutting tooth gets into the wood while using a chainsaw and the amount of wood planed off. The depth gauge setting should therefore have the proper setting to ensure peak cutting performance. We explain below what to look for.
Only those who understand how a chainsaw works can make the best use of it. In this article, you will learn about the construction of STIHL saw chains and how they function.
STIHL develops the oils, lubricants and fuels for its machines itself.
Thanks to its exceptional expertise in engines and operating fluids, STIHL achieves optimum results for people, machines and the environment.
The personal protective equipment for the forestry industry, aka PPE Forestry, is now becoming even safer. Drawing on the results of a major study, a new standard governing work clothing will come into force on 1 May 2016; high visibility orange will be changing to bright pink. Millions of foresters and woodsmen are now facing a race against time to equip themselves for the new standard.
“Wood is warm and alive. It simply has a different energy,” says the sculptor Josef Lang. In our interview, he tells us about how he started making wooden sculptures that stand over 3 metres in height, the challenges his art poses and his favourite STIHL saw.
From chainsaws and clearing saws to hedge trimmers, many of these tools start their journey to over 160 countries around the world at STIHL Plant 7 in Ludwigsburg, Germany. Plant 7 is the STIHL Group’s central sales headquarters for Europe and most of the other countries in the world. It is also the site of STIHL’s “global replacement parts warehouse”. We took a look behind the scenes of the logistics centre.