Masseys DIY Store

Stihl Chainsaws Info

Stihl chainsaws are world renowned! They combine the latest innovative technology together with high performance and low weights. Stihl are heavily focused on research and development and their chainsaws continue to evolve in to a range of chainsaws to meet every application – from home owner use through to agricultural and forestry use.

Masseys DIY StoreMasseys are Stihl chainsaw dealers based in Swadlincote, Derbyshire. We are within 40 minutes of Leicester, Nottingham and Birmingham. In store we have over 50 chainsaws on display and the store and our coffee shop are open 7 days a week.


Stihl Chainsaws for domestic use

There a great range of Stihl chainsaws for the occasional user for pruning and firewood. The models include the Stihl MS170, Stihl MS171, Stihl MS181, Stihl MS211, Stihl MS231 and Stihl MS251. These models are available as basic versions or comfort models (C), Quick Chain Tensioning (B) and ErgoStart (E) for jerk free starting.

Stihl chainsaws for agriculture and landscaping

The Stihl petrol chainsaws designed for help on farms and landscapers etc. They feature the same advantages as the compact range of chainsaws, but with a far greater engine power. These modesl include the Stihl MS271, Stihl MS291 and Stihl MS391.

Professional Stihl chainsaws

These chainsaws are designed for the professional user and they feature a range of options including Quick Chain Tensioning (B), M-Tronic engine management (M), Quick Stop Super Chain Brake (Q), Comfort (C), ErgoStart (E), Heated handles (W) or Heated carburettor (V).

Choosing the right Stihl chainsaw

People often think that bigger chainsaw bars are better. However, they can be less well balanced and increase the weight of the chainsaw unnecessarily. Consider your task and remember that a 30cm guide bar can cut almost twice its length – that’s a half metre diameter log.  When choosing a chainsaw think about the ease of use – do I need the Ergostart option to make it easier to start? Do I want a petrol engine or would an electric or cordless chainsaw be better for me?

Advice from Stihl:

For maximum safety while working you need to wear specified clothing and protective equipment when operating a chainsaw. Clothing must be sturdy and snug-fitting, but allow complete freedom of movement. Never wear anything that could catch in wood or scrub. Do not wear a scarf, tie or jewellery when operating the machine. Long hair must be securely tied back.Stihl chainsaws