A look back in time: With 8.5 hp and a weight of 67 kilogrammes, the STIHL ice saw was a powerful heavyweight that was first used in the 1950s. The ice saw made it possible to free ships that were trapped in ice and to make ports negotiable. Warehouses also benefited from the saw. Here’s a first clue: They used it to cool a very popular beverage.
When Andreas Stihl developed his first chainsaw in 1926, his aim and vision was to “ease people’s work with and in nature”. STIHL has been the world’s best-selling chainsaw brand since 1971. Since the company was founded by Andreas Stihl, it has developed from a one-man operation into an internationally active manufacturer of chainsaws and […]
In Guyana, STIHL supports the Caiman House Field Station research project. It provides help to the alligators and the inhabitants of the small village Yupukari.
In the late nineteen-sixties, Andreas Stihl increasingly withdraws from the company for reasons of health. His son, Hans Peter Stihl, becomes a personally liable partner in 1971. He and his sister, Eva, have already been pursuing a clear strategy for some years: They want to take control of sales operations.
Forest areas, farmland, urban parks – nature is multi-faceted. This is one of the reasons why our products are used in such a wide range of fields. Whether landscaping, forestry, the furniture industry, tea production or bush fire prevention – as a global group it is our aspiration to cope with challenges of every possible kind.
If you don’t use your chainsaw for more than three months, you should store the device properly in the meantime. We have put together a list of six things you must always do to make sure your device restarts properly when you want to use it again.
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.