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.
A chainsaw can only truly turn its power into peak cutting performance with a sharp chain. We explain below how to recognise the signs of a dull saw chain.
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.
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.
The STIHL BR 450 C-EF is the first professional blower on the European market that comes equipped with ElectroStart. Thanks to this innovation, users can easily restart the tool after short interruptions to their work without having to take it off their backs first − proving very useful to landscapers and municipal cleaning operations.