Most of the STIHL products sold in the USA are made in Va. Beach, Virginia and a majority of the STIHL engines or “powerheads are built in the United States from domestic and foreign parts and components”. The carburetors are manufactured in China; STIHL purchased Zama Corporation, Ltd., Hong Kong, on December 31, 2008.
For country of origin verification, when inspecting the nine digit serial #, the number 1 at the beginning represents the product is sourced from Germany and the numbers 2 or 5 will signify USA sourced merchandise.
The acclaimed “STIHL, built in America, believing in America” line of products include the world famous Chainsaw among other outdoor power tools like their Leaf Blower, Weed Eater, and Hedge Trimmer.
The US made Chainsaw product list includes the Homeowner Saws and the Farm & Ranch Saws. All models are made in the USA, except the MS201 chainsaw and the larger chainsaws from the MS441 and up are made in Germany. The Chains are all made in their Swiss Saw Chain Plant located in Wil, Switzerland.
The US made Leaf Blower models are all US made, that includes the Leaf Blower and Shredder Vacs. Also all of the Backpack Leaf Blowers (BR Series) are Made in Virginia Beach, USA.
The US made Weed Eater or Grass and Brush Trimmers are all US made, except the FS 38 weed eater (China), and the (FS 360/460/560) Brushcutters are made in Germany.
Every Hedge Trimmer listed on this page US made STIHL Hedge Trimmers are US made. The HS 45 Hedge Trimmer is made in China.
Note: All of their electric products and lithium ion products are made in Austria / Germany. Always verify the product you wish to buy is Made in USA.
None of their products are sold in big box stores. Shop Local: STIHL Dealers Where to Buy
Chainsaw, Leaf Blower, Weed Eater, Hedge Trimmer
Virginia Beach, VA 23452Map
Made 100% in USA
Well we been sold out buy our elected officials. I just bought a stihl edger and weed eater. Manuf in USA with global parts. Whatever that means. I had a Roybi for 6yrs. It worked well. When it failed I the parts were discontinued. So I am trying to buy US made so I can get parts. Need to regulate what made in America means by percentage. 100% made in USA meaning just that.
That’s the problem with the “newer” Stihl products; they’re assembled in the USA with Chinese parts. Consequently you’ll be lucky to get 20hrs out of a saw before the first part breaks.
If it is made in China it’s been stolen from some other country, company or Co-op that they attached to with stealing their inventions in mind from the beginning. America quit buying their CRAP and become the Americans we were once were The Innovators. GOD
Saw chain carbide ordering
I ordered a carbide 20″ chainsaw blade from a STIHL dealer near me and still have NOT received it that was a month and a half ago. So much for being american made, this is supposed to be MADE IN AMERICA why 6 weeks and counting to receive a chain for my STIHL chainsaw.
I Am Sick & Tired Of Buying Something Thats Made In China, Everything I Bought Is Garbage,
Because Of Poor Chinese Quality Control. I Am Canadian, What Has Happened To made In The Good Old U.S.A. Production, I Miss the High Standard Quality of U.S.Products. please Scrap the Chinese Invasion Of Poor Products, Stick With Made In U.S.A. Business Will Improve.
All handheld equipment sold in america is made in CHINA!
Listen, The stihl brand and all other handheld brands of outdoor power equipment sold in america are made in china! They are branded in china with american names before they ever go in a box to leave port in china! There is no way that an american manufacturing facility would take on manufacturing the product themselves. It is already done for them. I am in the outdoor power equipment industry everyday, and the only outdoor lawn equipment made in the USA are zero turn mowers of select brands. Such as, Bad Boy and some others. So, to answer the question. No, Nothing in the handheld outdoor product line in america in any brand is american made!
Even Steil is garbage.
You got it right. My Steil equipment is old, 15 yrs or so. Now getting repairs are so expensive that you can purchase a new one for the price of the repairs. I just repaired a weed trimmer. $252.00! I could have purchased a new one ( or a couple of goats).
Thank you since I TRY to buy everything made in America!
Anyone know where the Kombi power heads and attachments are made?
Why can’t I get an answer as to where your mowers are manufactured? Please advise me as to location of manufacture. I’m interested but not buying if it is made in China. I already own a Stihl chainsaw, leaf blower and weed trimmer.
Why won't Stihl state the Country of Origin?
I have been asking the same question and no one from Stihl will answer.
I want to order an RMA 510V self propelled mower, but only if is not made in China.
Agreed. I thought Stihl was a USA made product.
I think just their weed eaters are made in China???
I did get a response from Stihl on Lawn Mowers specifically and unfortunately ALL of them are made in China. Many of their products are USA made (in VA BEACH) but they have a large factory in China for some items and also in Austria and Germany.
I own a USA made String Trimmer. I might purchase one of their USA made Leaf Blowers but as for Lawn Mower I will continue to search for a USA made brand (for battery powered I mean). I know of several USA made gas powered mowers and I own one now (Craftsman).
Detailed article. And you reply to comments, that's great.
I have both a Stihl hedge trimmer and a cordless Lithium-Ion trimmer. The trimmer starts every time, as does the hedge trimmer.
this is uninformed positive feedback
Great enjoy products which Chinese manufacturing paid an average of $2.00 a DAY to children about 50% of the time. It truly doesn’t matter if the product is good. We, in the USA, don’t believe in that kind of treatment for children, nor adults, nor should any other country. It has ruined manufacturing in America as we can longer compete with this unfair business advantage. Is it worth? H@ll no.
Have a battery blower .quality product and only bought it because it is a made in America product .I don’t have a problem with German engineering think they have some of the best minds in the world .hitler is two generations ago .
I’m looking to buy safety boots, hat, gloves and chaps but would like to know where the Stihl boots and other safety products are made – as in what country??
Stihl chainsaws best
I am proud Stihl owner and would never buy a different chainsaw
i have never been more disapointed in any thing i ever bought thanthis product i am 55 years old.
i have a stihl blower and its the biggest piece of junk i ever owned had it 3 mo. and already have to have service on it. had a craftsman blower and never had any trouble with it i wish i would have bought a another one instead of this stihl its junk and they will not refund my money. dont buy and stihl products because they wont stand behind them. i though i was getting a piece of professional equipment but their junk a they wont tell you that. now i have this junk equipment to drag back to the service dept. every week. dont buy this equipment you be very sorry you did and have to go buy something that you can depend on.
Varry happy with mine
How come Stihl chainsaws are used in professional competitions
Craftsman Equipment vs American made
I don’t own anything Stihl, but I know that craftsman isn’t like it was back in the 60’s. I’ve thrown out craftsman equipment, gas operated, because they are junk anymore. Yes you can return it when it doesn’t work and in this case I bought trimmers. Not to mention the cheap plastic surrounding the mechanics of the equipment. I am now only in the market for American made, battery operated and will try it once and expect the equipment to work every time all the time. I refuse to purchase anything made in China. Even my furniture is made in the U.S.
My rating below is ONLY for Craftsman.
it's time to bring all the jobs back to the American people so that we all do better
hello…I like what you say and if everybody would see it your way than America will have a stronger backbone and that translates to a stronger economy and we at least do a little better …God bless you!
When Stihl corporate office claims a product is made in the U.S.A., are ALL component parts except carburetors made and assembled in the U.S. ? Or are the parts made elsewhere, shipped to and then assembled in the U.S.?
I was under the impression all Stihl products were made in Germany?
Martha, look at Florian ratchet loppers and pruners. Made in USA. Ive had mine for over 10 yrs. easy to use and cutting is easy when using the ratchet.
I was checking manufacture sites because I had heard that the smaller Stihls were made in China, according to this article only the carbs come from China. So I will look at the Stihl again looking at the MS 180 or possibly the 170 or 171 for homeowner use. I had a Stihl weed eater and it was really good, it was a larger weed eater for farm use but it started good and the head fed string real good. Although I replaced that Stihl weed eater when it wore out with a Shindaiwa and the Shindaiwa was a much better weed eater than the Stihl. I would highly recommend the Shindaiwa weed eater.
Yes Jim, the Shindaiwa weed eater is assembled here in the USA and the engine is made in Japan.
i have a stihl leaf blower and i just love it. i use it to blow the snow off of my walkways. i keep it in my back porch all winter. much easier than shoveling when you get up in age. i live in northern minnesota so i do get snow. it will easily blow 3-4 inches of light snow.
can you guide me to an American made pair of loppers or hedge clippers?
I am searching for a pair of hand hedge clippers made in the USA. Do you know this is an impossibility!