Handling a STIHL chain saw

Handling a STIHL chain saw

Want to start your chain saw? We show you how to do it – step by step, with lots of detailed pictures. You can print out all the information so that you always have it handy when you are using the machine.

Choosing a chain saw

Follow our guide to choosing a chain saw.

Before starting

We show you which oils and lubricants your chain saw needs and the correct way to refuel your chain saw. …

Step-by-step starting

Find out how to start your STIHL chain saw from detailed descriptions with illustrations.

The right way to fit the chain and bar

Find out how to assemble your chain saw and prepare it correctly for use.

The correct way to store chain saws

Correct storage ensures trouble-free restarting even after taking an extended break.


The instructions on the following pages should be regarded as supplementary to the Instruction Manual supplied with your STIHL chain saw. The pictures are only examples of a chain saw. Different chain saw models may have different controls. So, before starting to use your chain saw please familiarize yourself with the machine, read the Instruction Manual carefully and if you have any questions please contact your local STIHL Dealer.