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How to identify counterfeit Stihl MS 440 Chain Saws

Stihl: MS 440 Chain Saws

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Edited: Aug 14, 2014

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STIHL warns about imitations

Take care: what looks like a bargain may turn out to be very expensive, as the low price of counterfeit chain saws goes hand in hand with shorter life, less power and reduced safety.

However counterfeits are not always offered at low prices. In many cases the prices are only a little lower than the original product prices. This is done to create the impression that they are original STIHL products.

STIHL distributes its products exclusively through its network of STIHL Approved Dealers thus guaranteeing original products, service and advice. At your STIHL Approved dealer, you can be sure of getting full STIHL quality, and not some cheap imitation. 

 


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Warnings / Hazards:

Often the counterfeit machines break down after only a short time in use, and as spare parts are not available they cannot be repaired. Moreover, safety-critical devices may be faulty or totally absent. For example, the hand guard for the automatic chain brake - the most important safety device on a chain saw - was found to be broken when one counterfeit saw was unpacked.

Recommended Action:

If in doubt, please e-mail your questions to us at info@stihl.com

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City:
Virginia Beach, VA 23452

Country:
United States

Phone:
(757) 486-9100

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Product Information:
Manufacturer:
Stihl 

Model Name:
MS 440 Chain Saws 

Model Number:
MS440 
How to Identify a Fake Product :
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This is the genuine $900 Stihl MS 440 chainsaw with the correct Stihl branding on the casing and guide bar.

Some counterfeits are priced as low as $200, an obvious indication they are counterfeit.


 
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Authentic Stihl MS 440 manufacturing detail is often the the difference in identifying the authentic product and the counterfeit.


 
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Authentic embossed STIHL logo printed in black on the sprocket cover.

STIHL never uses inferior stickers for the brand name or the model designations.


 
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In an apparent attempt to confuse consumers, this "Swool" chainsaw copies the color scheme of the Stihl chainsaw.


 
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This obvious fake lacks the Stihl branding.
(photo US Customs)


 
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This fake Stihl chain saw has the Stihl MS 440 decal, but does not have the correct Stihl color scheme.


 
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Imitation with the MS 440 sticker, but incorrect chain cover.


 
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This fake has the correct Stihl color scheme but does not have the model designation.


 


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