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What Kind of Saws Does STIHL Offer?

STIHL is a large company.

Originating from Germany, the brand offers a multitude of machines and equipment, many of those being chainsaws.

Here are the different kind and style of chainsaws offered by STIHL and their price ranges.

Battery Saws

It’s becoming an evolving and more popular form of powering equipment.

Many battery powered chainsaws are performing just as well if not better than gas powered saws.

If you’re willing to spend the money on a high-end battery powered STIHL saw, you’ll get everything you wished for and more.

Depending on the quality, a STIHL battery saw will range from $250-$900+

Homeowner Saws

Gas powered and easy to use, these saws are designed for simple tree work around the house and yard.

Based on how often and extensively you use your chainsaw will have an impact on which quality and price ‘homeowner saw’ you choose.

If you’re looking for occasional use expect to spend around $200 per saw.

For more extensive use and longer run times, expect to spend in excess of $350.

Farm and Ranch Saws

As the name suggests, farm and ranch saws are to be used on… farms and ranches.

These saws are a little more heavy duty considering the fact they need longer run times and are called in for larger projects.

Farm and ranch saws will vary in price from $350 all the way $600.

Professional Saws

Looking for extensive daily use, long running, and powerful chainsaws?

You need to go pro.

Made for extreme projects and

The most powerful chainsaws you can buy on the market, there’s a reason STIHL is the #1 selling brand of gas powered handheld saws and power equipment.

If you’re looking for a professional saw, expect to pay a hefty price.

$600 to $2,000+ depending on the model you select.

Electric Saws

Electric saws are not the most powerful and cords are not the most popular, but going electric is still an option when it comes to STIHL.

Currently offering 4 different electric saws, prices range from $200-$500.

Lightweight and easy to use, electric saws are great for simple jobs like trimming and pruning.

In-Tree Saws

In-tree cutting takes a special kind of saw and a special kind of worker.

*Only to be used by professionals, these saws are lightweight and powerful making working from a heights a breeze.

A balanced design and a top handle for greater control, in-tree saws retail for $500-$700

Rescue Saws

Made for fire, rescue, and emergency personnel.

Rescue saws are specifically designed for rescue operations when time and lives are on the line.

Unless you’re a firefighter, you’re probably not going to need this.

Retail prices start around $1,200 per saw.

How Much Should I Pay for a STIHL Chainsaw?

It depends entirely on what your looking for.

Your budget and type of work will also have an impact on the style and price of your saw.

A licensed tree company is going to be looking for some professional and in-tree saws that will easily cost over $600. An electric saw won’t cut it here.

Homeowners looking for occasional tree maintenance can expect to pay as low as $250, but if you’re looking for a quieter, no emission, battery powered saw that offers incredible power – expect to pay $800.

If you’re environmentally friendly and only do light pruning, a $200 electric saw will be perfect for you…

Other style jobs like rescue, farming, and utility workers will use their own special saws that will better fit their style of work.

It’s also a good idea to check into your chainsaw usage.

If you plan on using often, you’re going to need a higher quality saw. Check the image down below to see which gas powered saws best fit your usage.


12 Examples of STIHL Chainsaws With Prices



Retail Price: Around $300

Battery power is becoming more popular nowadays.

No fumes, less noise, and better for the environment.

But the same issue always persists…

Run time.

The saw is compatible with the AK series batteries, so your run time will depend on the size battery you purchase with the saw.

  • Run Time (AK 10): Up to 15 minutes
  • Run Time (AK 20): Up to 35 minutes
  • Run Time (AK 30): Up to 55 minutes

The saw is super lightweight, only 8 pounds including the battery. Perfect for some pruning or cutting a stack of firewood.



Retail Price: Around $900

The most powerful battery powered STIHLl chainsaw in the lineup, it’s on the same level of it’s gas competitors.

Designed for almost any work, it can run for up to 48 minutes with an AP 300 S battery, or you can upgrade to a backpack battery like the AR 3000 for hours of run time.

Super ergonomic and comfortable, the saw offers great grips for precise felling and limbing.



Retail Price: $170

The perfect saw for a homeowner, the MS 170 was designed for occasional cutting and use for smaller projects.

Not the most powerful saw of the Stihl lineup but it’s great for light fall clean up and trimming smaller trees.

And at a low price of just under $200, how could you not love this model?

Don’t forget it only weighs a total of 8.6 pounds and offers an anti-vibration system to reduce operator fatigue and increase comfort.



Retail Price: $350

Regular homeowners just don’t get it.

You start your chainsaw a lot more than those average folks. A busy homeowner is a good homeowner.

With reduced emissions and a strong powerful engine, it makes cutting firewood all day an easy task.

Comes in 16″ to 18″ guide bars for easy pruning and trimming.



Retail Price: $500

Designed for farming and ranching, the MS 311 was designed for fairly extensive use

It offers an improved engine, more horsepower, and better fuel economy over it’s little brother… the MS 291.

It’s fuel tank has also been upgraded (600cc) so you get longer run time.

At almost 14 pounds, the MS 311 is heavy duty, but will most certainly get the job done.

Not to mention it also offers ‘reduce engine emission technology’ and an anti-vibration system.



Retail Price: Around $575

The bigger brother of the 311, the MS 391 offers the same specs with a more engine power for a greater ‘power to weight’ ratio.

Also designed for farming, this saw will help you complete large projects of felling, cutting, and cleaning up after a storm.

Long run time and great for more extensive use.



Retail Price: Around $600

A chainsaw designed for professionals, the 261 has low emissions for environment suitability and a high fuel efficiency to help tackle harder jobs.

At only 10 pounds it delivers a great power-to-weight ratio, that works great in a variety of cutting conditions.

Comes with a choice of 16″ or 20″ guide bars.



Retail Price: $1,800-$2,200

The king of kings, this is the most powerful gas powered chainsaw offered by Stihl and probably the God of the Chainsaw Underworld…

Nothing can stand in the way of it’s cutting ability.

This thing is huge… Comes in bar sizes from 17″ all the way to 59″ (Different size bars will effect the price…)

Cut through the toughest and largest logs you can find no problem.

Need more convincing?

Check out the video below if you have any more doubts…



Retail Price: Around $150

Electric may not be everyone’s first choice, but with zero emissions and for such a low price, the MSE 141 is a good option for homeowners.

Super lightweight (6 lbs) and portable, this saw also offers great safety features.

  • Low Kickback Chain

  • Quickstop (Chain Braking Feature)

  • Extension Cord Retainer

It’s also powerful enough to complete basic tasks like firewood cutting, tree cleanup, and basic woodworking.

Don’t let this electric saw fool you!



Retail Price: $500

The most powerful electric chainsaw offered by STIHL, the MSE 250 offers professional power while still retaining a portable lightweight frame.

Similar to the other STIHL electric saws, it offers great safety features and is backed by countless 5 star reviews.

If you’re willing to drop $500 on a saw, consider this as an option!



Retail Price: $520

For use only by professional arborists, the MS 150 is super lightweight (5.7 lbs) to make it easy to carry and maneuver around.

The new top handle design allows from maximum control and increased safety measures to ensure a better experience for the operator as well as reducing operator fatigue.

It’s hard enough to cut wood on the ground, but the MS 150 makes it easy to cut from the trees!



Retail Price: $670+

Sometimes basic just isn’t enough.

That’s why this in tree saw offers some of the best power-to-weight ratio around.

Offering advanced features that will adjust the saws system based on fuel capacity, height, and other restrictive conditions.

This saw has a brain of its own!

With great balance and a great top handle, increase your time of use with less operating fatigue and improved comfort.