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Improvements Introduced With Stihl Chainsaws

Mar 20, 2008
Stihl has been around for over 80 years in the chainsaw market and the Stihl chainsaw is known to loggers and arborists as a product of the highest quality. With over 30 models of chainsaws and as many special features, Stihl chainsaw is a hot favorite among professional arborists and it is increasingly becoming popular for home garden management. Following is a brief description of the improvements brought in by Stihl Chainsaws, which have made them the preferred choice of a huge number of saw users.

Improvements in the Engine

Today's Stihl chainsaw uses a two-ring piston instead of the older one-pin piston, a modification that adds to the life and efficiency of the engine. In addition, the engine has been modified in such a way as to minimize the vibration of the saw during operation, saving the user's energy and reducing the feeling of fatigue. The incidence of slippage has been reduced by improving the engine's clutch. Stihl has also notably improved the cooling and lubrication of the engine while increasing the power output of the device.

Easy Startup and Smooth Running

The Stihl chainsaw is easy to start, demanding lower muscle power for pulling the startup cord owing to its specialized decompression valve and the incorporation of an electronic ignition mechanism. This ease in starting has earned it numerous positive product reviews. Stihl has also improved the chainsaw's carburetor so as to make the engine run smoothly and cleanly. Further, the carburetor has been made easy to adjust for the user.

Greater Safety and Easier Maintenance

To provide protection against the risk of kickback injuries, the Stihl chainsaw has been equipped with a dual braking system for stopping the chain immediately in case of an emergency. This system works both manually and by the inertia of a strong kickback. The rear hand guard of the saw has been designed in a special way so as to minimize the risk of injury.

The 'chain-catcher' feature is a special aspect of a safer design that distinguishes the Stihl chainsaw from other brands. It reduces the risk of the user coming in contact with the chain in the case of an accident. New models of Stihl have also made the chainsaw's maintenance easier and less costly.

Lubrication of the saw been made better by incorporating an automatic bar and chain-oiler. Using the inboard chain brake has also made the removal of the sprocket easier. A unique feature of the saw's improved maintenance is the chain adjuster system that adjusts the chain tension without requiring any special tools.

Variety of Models

Stihl chainsaws vary impressively in their model designs according to their purpose. There are these light and handy chainsaws driven by gasoline (petrol) for the purpose of property maintenance (garden and landscape), for shaping trees, and for managing wood. More robust chainsaws manufactured by the Stihl Company are also powered by gasoline and used for agricultural and landscaping purposes. Special gasoline-driven Stihl chainsaws are manufactured for forestry works like thinning and harvesting timber and felling medium density wood.

Stihl's arborist chainsaws are especially produced for use in trees by qualified tree service professionals. Another uniquely designed type of Stihl chainsaws are rescue chainsaws, which are meant for use by trained rescue personnel like those working in emergency services. Finally, the comparatively less powerful but quite and easily manageable electric chainsaws of Stihl are ideal for use in building and finishing trades.
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Robert Knechtel is a writer and creator of websites addressing a variety of topics, including Cheap Chainsaws, How to Buy Them, Husqvarna Chainsaws and Stihl Chainsaws.
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