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.
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.
Authentic Stihl MS 440 manufacturing detail is often the the difference in identifying the authentic product and the counterfeit.
Authentic embossed STIHL logo printed in black on the sprocket cover.
STIHL never uses inferior stickers for the brand name or the model designations.
In an apparent attempt to confuse consumers, this "Swool" chainsaw copies the color scheme of the Stihl chainsaw.
This fake Stihl chain saw has the Stihl MS 440 decal, but does not have the correct Stihl color scheme.
This fake has the correct Stihl color scheme but does not have the model designation.