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Choose The STIHL Best Chainsaw: A Guide

If you’re in the market for a new chainsaw, STIHL is a great brand to look into. With over 90 years of experience in the outdoor power equipment industry, STIHL has established itself as a leader in the chainsaw market. However, with so many models to choose from, how do you know which STIHL chainsaw is best for you? In this comprehensive guide, we’ll cover everything you need to know to make an informed decision.

Determine your needs

The first step in choosing the STIHL best chainsaw is to determine your needs. Ask yourself questions such as:

• What will I be using the chainsaw for? (i.e., cutting firewood, felling trees, limbing branches, etc.)
• How often will I be using the chainsaw?
• What is the size of the wood I will be cutting?
• What is my experience level with chainsaws?

Answering these questions will give you a clear idea of what features to look for in a chainsaw.

Consider the Bar Length of the Chainsaw

A chainsaw’s bar length is the length of the cutting blade. Chainsaws are available in a variety of bar lengths ranging from 12 to 36 inches. The size of the bar you require will be determined by the size of the wood you will be cutting. As a general rule, choose a bar length that is 2 inches longer than the thickness of the wood you will be cutting.

Look at engine size and horsepower

The engine size and horsepower of a chainsaw determine its cutting power. It comes in a range of engine sizes and horsepower ratings. Larger engine size and higher horsepower rating will allow you to tackle larger jobs and cut through thicker wood.

Consider additional features

Chainsaws come with a range of additional features that can make your cutting tasks easier and more efficient. Look for features such as:
• Anti-vibration systems to reduce operator fatigue
• Automatic oiling systems to keep the chain lubricated
• Comfort start systems for easy starting

Our recommendations

Here are some recommendations for homeowners and professionals when it comes to choosing the STIHL best chainsaw:

For Homeowners:

  1. STIHL MS 170 Chainsaw: This is a great entry-level chainsaw that is lightweight and easy to handle. It’s perfect for homeowners who need to cut firewood, trim trees, and tackle small to medium-sized jobs around the yard.
  2. STIHL MS 251 Chainsaw: This is a more powerful chainsaw that is ideal for homeowners who need to tackle bigger jobs. It’s easy to start, has a longer bar length, and can handle cutting larger material.
  3. STIHL MSA 120 C-BQ Chainsaw: This battery-powered chainsaw is perfect for homeowners who want a lightweight, quiet and easy-to-use option. It’s great for pruning trees and cutting smaller branches around the yard.

For Professionals:

  1. STIHL MS 462 Chainsaw: This is a professional-grade chainsaw that is designed for heavy-duty use. It is powerful, easy to manoeuvre, and has a long bar length, making it ideal for felling large trees and cutting thick wood.
  2. STIHL MS 500i: This is the world’s first fuel-injected chainsaw with a 79.2 cc engine and a bar length of up to 25 inches.The MS 500i chainsaw is an excellent choice for professional landscapers, tree service companies, and construction crews who require a dependable and efficient chainsaw for daily use.
  3. STIHL MS 881 Magnum: This is Stihl’s largest petrol powered chainsaw with a 121.6 cc engine and can be fitted with a Stihl guide bar from 25 up to 59 inches in length. It is known for its huge cutting power, quick acceleration, and excellent fuel efficiency. It is an excellent choice for professional loggers and arborists who need a strong and dependable chainsaw for tough jobs.

Choose a Trusted Dealer

Finally, when purchasing your STIHL chainsaws, make sure to go with a reputable dealer. A reputable dealer will be able to offer expert advice, assist you in selecting the best chainsaw for your needs and provide after-sales service and support.

STIHL Shop Fulham is a local Adelaide STIHL dealership that specialises in the sale and service of the entire STIHL product line. Whether you’re a first-time buyer or a seasoned user, our team of passionate and knowledgeable staff can help you find the right STIHL product for your needs. We also provide comprehensive servicing and repair, so you can be confident that your STIHL product is in good hands. Get in touch today or drop into our store to speak to us about your next STIHL purchase.

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