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 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.
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.
When Andreas Stihl opens his engineering office in Stuttgart in 1926, forestry work is still hard and difficult. Trees are felled with an axe or handsaw and then transported to sawmills. Only there are chainsaws used. Stihl, graduated in mechanical engineering, has an idea: the saw should be carried to the tree, and not the tree to the saw.
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.