Get even more out of your STIHL

When most people buy a STIHL tool, they have a specific task in mind. But your STIHL can do more. We’ve put together a list of recommended uses for STIHL tools that help you get even more versatility out of your quality equipment.

While this list contains some lesser-known applications for your equipment, they still fall within proper operation guidelines set forth by STIHL. STIHL equipment should only be used as directed in your product's instruction manual. Please refer to your product's full instruction manual for more information.


1. Clean the gutters

Clogged gutters may become a thing of the past with a gutter kit for your STIHL blower. A series of plastic tubes attach to your handheld blower and can extend to more than ten feet, providing the additional extension needed to reach most residential gutters. Great for removing dry leaves and debris. For use with BG 55, BG 56 C-E, BG 66 L, BG 86, BG 86 C-E and BGE 61 models.


2. Transform your tool with its interchangeable gearbox

Did you know that some select STIHL trimmers, pole pruners, hedge trimmers and edgers feature an interchangeable gearbox? These models allow you to detach the cutting head of the tool and replace it with a wide range of compatible attachments. Attachments include a cultivator, edger, power scythe, pole pruner, hedge trimmer, sweeper and more! For more information, download our Interchangeable Gearbox Compatibility Chart.


3. Clear a hunting path

Set up your hunting area with STIHL woodcutting tools. With our powerful and lightweight chainsaws and pole pruners, you can remove fallen limbs from trails, take down obscuring branches and clear dense brush from just about anywhere. Please refer to your product's full instruction manual for more information on approved product applications.


4. Remove light snow

Forget the broom. With your STIHL blower, you can remove light snow from your walkways, patio, car and more. STIHL blowers make quick work of snow - even in those smaller, hard-to-reach areas.


5. Show off your artistic side

For those with an artistic flair, STIHL offers lightweight tools that feature great control for delicate cutting. For wood carvers, STIHL recommends the MS 193 C-E chainsaw for its lightweight design, low vibration levels and consistent power output, thanks to its IntelliCarb™ technology. For hedge sculptors, STIHL recommends the HS 87 T hedge trimmer. Its single-sided blade is specially designed to give sculpting professionals ultimate cutting control. The hedge trimmer is also lightweight and includes low vibration technology. Please refer to your product’s full instruction manual for more information on approved product applications.