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Dont buy a stihl saw
I maintain 11 stihls saws for the forest service....cant get a parts catalog for the saws....so I can order without coming into town.....the replacement parts are a huge rip off....the whole forest service has been ordered to not buy stihl saws....because they have not addressed exploding gas cap issue.....do not buy....go with a husky
Bought a chainsaw at a dealer 15 miles from where the saw was going to be used. Got to parents house and tried 4 hours to get it started, called dealer in Shamrock TX to see how to return it and was told 1st that "most people flood them", and so I informed the manager...Read more
I didn't like
We have a small lawn & landscape business. Our Professional $400 trimmers keep losing these tiny metal pieces located inside the head which guide the string properly and keep the string in place. Of COURSE you can't buy them...you have to buy new heads. Not too bad...Read more
Stihl - Hard to start, or keep running,only 2 tanks of ethanolfree g
Owner error per vendor not quite 2 tanks used w/ethanol free gas..german made Pos..I don't need to contact stihl thats what vendors are for!..never again!
Purchased $2,000 dollars in Stihl products one problem.
I have a bran new Stihl Farm Boss. Cut about 1 hour. The retaining ring came off the clutch. Stihl won't cover. It is my fault I did not catch it before more damage done.
I bought a Stihl blower, after 3 or 4 uses it became more difficult to start. I used exact oil mixture and made sure not to choke too long. After a few more uses it would not start at all. I took it to an “authorized” service center for service. After I brought it home it would not start once. These products are awful - I will never purchase any Stihl product. I would be willing to pay twice as much for a reliable machine, as it is worth avoiding the frustration.
Stihl - Ms 261 junk
Rebuilded a ms 261. It ran for about 45 min and ate the piston. And now after A new cylinder and piston it cut for 10 min using 40-1 mix it did it again. WTF are theses saw just a piece of *** ?
Years ago I had a Stihl mid size that ran well and lasted a couple of decades but it was heavy and not easy to start. I sold it and bought a Husqvarna 372 and it was the best saw ever. Recently I gave Shihl another try and bought their MS 170. It ran good for the first...Read more
I bought a Stihl chainsaw a few years ago and used it sparingly and gently, at least on those rare occasions when it worked. It has been in the local Stihl dealer repair shop twice, no warranty coverage, so the repairs were 100% out of pocket. Last time they "fixed" a...Read more
Had a stihl ms390 too. used it for a weekend of tree trimming then followed the storage instruction and stored it. A year later brought it out to do my annual tree trimming after using the stihl pre mix fuel I started the chain saw it ran but had no power or r.p.m....Read more
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