Quality that will make jaws drop: Drop tests at STIHL

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.

No tools needed, easy to maintain: Chain quick tensioning

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.

Weighing the options: STIHL guide bars

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.