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From an idea to a saw – Part 2: Manufacturing

Last week, we reported about the development of the STIHL MS 150. Now our journey continues. Today we’ll show you how we manufacture a chain saw at our plant. Most of the individual components the chain saw is made of come from STIHL plants around the world. The key components of the MS 150 – crankshaft, crankcase, piston, cylinder and engine housing – are made in house. Take a look behind the scenes.

From an idea to a saw – Part 1: Development

Without bright ideas, there can be no new chain saws. We’ll show you how a new STIHL product is born − from the initial idea up to the moment it hits store shelves − by taking a look at the MS 150 chain saw. In part one of our three-part series, we’ll take you to our plant and give you a look behind the scenes at how the STIHL MS 150 was developed.

Christmas tree

Ritual tree worship dates back to pre-Christian times. Back then, decorated evergreen trees were seen as a symbol of life and fertility and worshipped around the winter solstice. In the Roman era, New Year’s customs included placing branches and deciduous trees in heated rooms to force them to bloom. These customs have evolved over the years, with the blossoms replaced by candles to become today’s Christmas tree, a symbol of gift giving and light.

One-of-a-kind presents made of wood: Star

If you want to surprise your family and friends to mark a special occasion, why not give them something you made with your own hands? Maybe a custom wood ornament you made with your chain saw would be just the thing? In recent years, carving has gone from a way for professional woodworkers to pass the time on rainy days to a popular hobby for all.