Our materials engineers lift the lid on a fascinating new world when they put steel under their scanning electron microscopes. The surface of the material, which STIHL uses in a variety of alloys, could be mistaken for a mountain range or other impressive landscapes.
You’ll certainly be familiar with high-tech fibres from your everyday lives: Waterproof, breathable rain jackets accompany us through many days of the year . But at STIHL, when we talk about high-tech fibres, we tend to mean another type of fabric, a material we hope you will never have to test out: cut protection fibres.
We no longer “dot our i’s” in our current STIHL logo. That’s because we capitalise every letter in our company name. Not only that, this way of writing the name also makes it clear whether we are talking about the company STIHL or the Stihl family.
Regardless whether you’re building with wood, sawing firewood, moving the lawn, trimming lawn edges, cutting bushes or getting rid of dirt, sweepings or leaves, cordless power tools from STIHL make light work of all sorts of gardening jobs. The tools offer functional design, outstanding ergonomics and powerful engine performance.
Whether it’s a chain saw, hedge trimmer or a blower, STIHL puts all tools to a thorough test. Cars have to prove their safety in crash tests before they leave the factory, and the same applies for STIHL products. From time to time, we let our tools take a real hit to see what happens when they do. These drop tests − whether simulated or real − help us to design our components even better.
Tensioning the saw chain is very easy with the STIHL chain quick tensioning system. The saw chain can be tensioned quickly and effortlessly by means of the thumb wheel, without using tools. Just undo the screw on the sprocket cover, tension the chain and tighten the cover again. STIHL chain saws with chain quick tensioning are indicated by the letter “B” in the model name.
Alongside engine units, STIHL develops its own saw chains and guide bars. This means that the three components are always guaranteed to match each other perfectly which is necessary for top cutting performance and exemplary functional safety.
The weight of the saw is also crucial to ensuring that it is comfortable and convenient to use. This is why STIHL constantly strives to make individual components in the chain saw lighter, including the guide bars.
Components made from magnesium alloys have always played a vital part in many STIHL chain saws and power tools. To ensure high quality standards in the long term, STIHL opened a magnesium diecasting plant in 1971. It was not long before leading manufacturers in the automotive and electrical engineering industries also came to rely on diecast precision “made by STIHL”. Today the plant in Prüm-Weinsheim, located in Germany’s Eifel region and the employer of around 600 highly motivated men and women, is one of Europe’s largest and most modern magnesium diecasting plants.