STIHL is the only chain saw manufacturer to make the saw chains and guide bars in-house as well as the engine units.
The result is that all the components are perfectly matched to one another – essential for good cutting performance and exemplary reliability.
STIHL saw chains are characterised by technical innovations and high manufacturing quality. Find out on this page which convincing quality features are typical of STIHL.
Oilomatic chain lubrication system
The Oilomatic lubricating system means less friction and wear. Fine oil channels in the chain drive links pick up oil from the bar groove and deliver it quickly and evenly to the chain links and running surfaces of the cutters. Most Oilomatic saw chains are equipped with additional chain oil reservoirs.
Wear limit marks
The cutters of STIHL saw chains have marks on the heel as a wear indicator and sharpening guide. They show how much the cutter can be sharpened or how much more wear is possible.
Hard chrome coating
Each cutter is carefully made from special steel in a series of production steps. In addition, the top plate is electrolytically chromium-plated to increase wear resistance.
At the end of the production process each STIHL saw chain is subjected to a high, constant tensile load. Stretching it in this way reduces chain 'give' at first use, reduces wear and thus ensures longer service life.
Holes in the links
STIHL uses a special punching process to produce mirror-smooth holes in the links. The result is long service life and improved chain mobility.
Each rivet is inductively hardened in a strong high-frequency field. That creates an extra-strong collar.
STIHL saw chains deliver outstanding cutting performance not only on STIHL chain saws but also on other makes of chain saw.