The path leading up to the new STIHL MSE 170-250 electric chainsaw range has been a long and successful one for STIHL. The first STIHL saw was an electric saw. Production started in 1926. With a power output of 2.2 kilowatts and a weight of 37 kilogrammes or more, it took two people to operate the chainsaw.
An anti-vibration system is a standard part of chainsaws today. But that hasn’t always been true. Back in the old days, the handles were attached directly to the engine of the chainsaw, which meant that users could really feel the vibrations of the machine.
The first one-man saw, the legendary STIHL Contra, revolutionised forestry when it was launched in 1959. The Contra allowed forestry workers to trim trees with a chainsaw instead of an axe for the first time. However, this also meant that chainsaw operators were exposed to higher vibration loads.
The start of autumn and winter also marks the start of the annual chain saw season. It’s time to get your chain saw out of your shed and get to work cutting wood for your fireplace as well as many other jobs that need doing. But before you get going, you should check to see whether your chain saw is working properly.
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.
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.
No matter if you’re just starting up, working away or restarting your chain saw after a break, M-Tronic takes perfect control of ignition timing and fuel dosage whatever the operating status, and with electronic precision. Find out more about M-Tronic technology and the details that make sure you always benefit from optimum engine performance.
STIHL electric chain saws are emission-free and can be used anywhere where an electrical (power) outlet is available. The new generation of these saws comes in a variety of performance classes. So whether you’re a hobbyist or a professional, there’s a saw for you.Today we would like to show you a few of our new high-power models.
A chain brake is essential. This is why all our saws are equipped with the STIHL QuickStop chain brake. Actively pressing the hand guard activates the chain brake manually and locks the saw chain.