Stihl Chainsaw Production Years: Years Made For All Stihl Chainsaws

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What were the production years for such and such Stihl chainsaw…?

Whether for interest’s sake or something more technical, the years made for Stihl chainsaw models is a very common question.

Just this week I’ve seen people ask:

  • What are the Stihl 025 years made?
  • Does anyone know the Stihl 028 AV Super years made?
  • What were the Stihl 011 AVT production years?

So we decided to put together the definitive list of Stihl Chainsaws years made from 1950 to the present day.

Stihl Gas Chainsaws Years Made

stihl chainsaw production years
The Stihl Contra was in production from 1959 – 1968

Here are the series, model, and production years of all the Stihl gas chainsaws from 1950 to today.

The first Stihl chainsaw was patented by Andreas Stihl in 1926 – it was also the first electric chainsaw.

The second Stihl chainsaw was one of the first gas chainsaws. This was the Stihl Type A which was produced from 1929 – 1932.

Early Stihl Chainsaws

  • Stihl A | 1929 – 1932 (two-man, 235 cc, 46 kg)
  • Stihl BD | 1934 – 1939 (two-man, 300 cc, 53 kg)
  • Stihl BBU | 1936 – 1954 (two-man bow saw, 158 cc, 30 kg)
  • Stihl B 2 Z | 1937 – 1938 (two-man, 450 cc, 59.8 kg)
  • Stihl KS 43 | 1943 – 1971 (two-man, 247 cc, 37.5 kg)

This isn’t ALL the oldest Stihl saws, but you can find more info on these early Stihl chainsaws here.

We’ll pick things up from the 1950s, as that’s when we meet the modern era of chainsaws. Stihl saws were originally made in Germany, but Stihl chainsaws are now produced around the world.

Series 1101

  • Stihl BL | 1950 – 1959

Series 1102

  • Stihl BLK | 1954 – 1973

Series 1106

  • Stihl Contra 06 | 1959 – 1968
  • Stihl Contra S 06 | 1964 – 1968
  • Stihl Contra 070 | 1959 – 1968
  • Stihl 070 | 1968 – 1977 – 070 review
  • Stihl 090 | 1968 – 1977 – 090 review
  • Stihl MS720 | unknown – MS 720 review

Series 1107

  • Stihl 07 | 1961 – 1965
  • Stihl 07S | 1965 – 1968

Series 1108

  • Stihl 08 | 1963 – 1965
  • Stihl 08S | 1965 – 1994
  • Stihl S10 | 1968 – 1973
070 identification
The Stihl 070

Series 1109

  • Stihl 090G | 1969 – 1985

(There are also rumors of a 096 chainsaw – it may or may not exist).

Series 1110

  • Stihl 040 | 1966 – 1967
  • Stihl 041 | 1967 – 1975 – 041 review (all versions)
  • Stihl 041FB | 1976 – 1986
  • Stihl 041AV | 1967 – 1986
  • Stihl 041AVE | 1968 – 1973
  • Stihl 041AVS | 1977 – 1983
  • Stihl 041AVQ | 1981 – 1985

Series 1111

  • Stihl 050 | 1968 – 1972
  • Stihl 051 | 1972 – 1985
  • Stihl 075 | 1974 – 1980 – 075 review
  • Stihl 076 | 1980 – 1986

Series 1112

  • Stihl 041G | 1969 – 1975

Series 1113

  • Stihl 030 | 1970 – 1971
  • Stihl 031 | 1971 – 1982 – 031 AV review (all versions)
  • Stihl 031E | 1973 – 1982
  • Stihl 031Q | 1980 – 1982
  • Stihl 032 | 1978 – 1985

Series 1114

  • Stihl 020 | 1971 – 1979
  • Stihl 020AVP | 1972 – 1979 – 020 AV reviews
  • Stihl 020 Super | 1979 – 1994

Series 1115

  • Stihl 045 | 1974 – 1980
  • Stihl 045 Super | 1977 – 1980
  • Stihl 056AV | 1980 – 1985 – 056 review (all versions)
  • Stihl 056AVSE |1980 – 1984

Series 1116

  • Stihl 015 | 1973 – 1980 – 015 review (all versions)
  • Stihl 015L | 1973 – 1983
  • Stihl 015AV | 1976 – 1983
  • Stihl 015AVE | 1974 – 1983
  • Stihl 015AVEQ | 1978 – 1983

Series 1117

  • Stihl 042AV | 1976 – 1980
  • Stihl 048 | 1980 – 1985

old stihl chainsaw production year

Series 1118

  • Stihl 028AV, 028WB | 1979 – 1980 – 028 review
  • Stihl 028AVEQ | 1979 – 1983
  • Stihl 028AVS | 1983 – 1990

Series 1119

  • Stihl 038AVE | 1980 – 1985 – 038 specs and versions
  • Stihl 038AVEFB | 1983 – 1985
  • Stihl 038AVS | 1982 – 1985
  • Stihl 038AVSFB | 1985 – 1993
  • Stihl 038AVM | 1984 – 1989
  • Stihl 038 MAGNUM | 1985 – 1997

Series 1120

  • Stihl 09 Mini Boss | 1993 – 2006
  • Stihl 009 | 1980 – 1989 – 009/009 L review
  • Stihl 009LE | 1982 – 2009
  • Stihl 010AV | 1978 – 1982 – 010 AV review
  • Stihl 010AVE | 1982 – 1985
  • Stihl 011AVEQ | 1980 – 1990
  • Stihl 011AVT | 1980 – 1982 – 011 review
  • Stihl 011AVET | 1982 – 1996
  • Stihl 012AVE | 1986 – 1994
  • Stihl 012AVET | 1986 – 1989
  • Stihl 1121 024AVEQ | 1982 – 1985 – 024 versions

Series 1121

  • Stihl 024AVEQWB | 1985 – 1994
  • Stihl 024AVES | 1984 – 1989
  • Stihl 026 | 1988 – 2002 – 026 review
  • Stihl 026 Pro | 1996 – 2002
  • Stihl MS 260, 260 Pro | 2002 – 2011 – MS 260 review

Series 1122

stihl ms230 chainsaw for sale

Series 1123

  • Stihl 021, 023 | 1990 – 2002 – 023 review
  • Stihl 023C, 023L | 1996 – 2002
  • Stihl 025 | 1991 – 2002 – 025 review
  • Stihl MS 210 | 2002 – 2008
  • Stihl MS 230 | 2002 – 2012 – MS 230 review
  • Stihl MS 250 | 2002 – Current – MS 250 review

Series 1124

Series 1125

  • Stihl 034AV | 1984 – 1993
  • Stihl 036 | 1991 – 2001 – 036 review
  • Stihl 036 Pro | 1996 – 2001
  • Stihl 036QS | 1997 – 2002
  • Stihl MS 360, 360 P, 360QS | 2002 – 2005

Series 1127

Series 1128

  • Stihl 044 | 1988 – 2001 – 044 review
  • Stihl 046 | 1996 – 2001
  • Stihl MS 440 | 2001 – 2012 – MS 440 review
  • Stihl MS 460 | 2001 – 2012
  • Stihl MS 461 | 2013 – 2018 – MS 461 review

Series 1129

stihl 064 av specifications

Series 1130

Series 1132

  • Stihl 019T | 1997 – 2002 – 019T review
  • Stihl MS 191 T | 2002 – 2006

Series 1133

  • Stihl MS 270, 280 | 2003 – 2010

Series 1135

  • Stihl MS 361 | 2004 – 2010

Series 1137

  • Stihl MS 192, 192 T | 2005 – 2014 – MS 192T review
  • Stihl MS 193, 193 T | 2014 – 2020
  • Stihl MS 194T | 2020 – current

Series 1138

  • Stihl MS 441 | 2007 – 2012
  • Stihl MS 441 C-M | 2011 – 2019

Series 1139

Series 1140

  • Stihl MS 311 | 2009 – Current – MS 311 review
  • Stihl MS 391 | 2009 – Current – MS 391 review
  • Stihl MS 362, 362 C-Q | 2010 – Current
  • Stihl MS 362 C-M | 2014 – Current
ms261c vs ms260 vs 026 chainsaw
The Stihl MS261

Series 1141

Series 1142

  • Stihl MS 462 C-M | 2019 – Current

Series 1143

Series 1144

  • Stihl MS 661 C-M | 2014 – Current

Series 1145

  • Stihl MS 201 T C, 201 C | 2011 – 2015
  • Stihl MS 201 T C-M, 201 C-EM | 2015 – Current

Series 1146

  • Stihl MS 150 C-E, MS 150 T C-E | 2013 – Current

Series 1147

The Stihl GTA 26, released in 2021, is Stihl’s mini chainsaw that is great for pruning tree branches and shrubs.

And, in 2022, the Stihl MS 162 was released (not sure which series this falls under yet). It’s another small entry-level saw similar to the 170.

Stihl Electric Chainsaws Years Made

stihl msa 160 t review

This includes the early corded electric and more modern battery chainsaws (Stihl electric chainsaw reviews).

Series 1202

Series 1203

  • Stihl E15 | 1967 – 1985

Series 1204

  • Stihl E10 | 1973 – 1984

Series 1206

  • Stihl E14 | 1984 – 1997

Series 1207

  • Stihl E20 | 1985 – 1998
  • Stihl E220Q | 1999 – 2002
  • Stihl MSE 220 | 2003 – 2014

Series 1208

  • Stihl E140, E180 | 1998 – 2002
  • Stihl MSE 140, 141, 180 | 2003 – 2014 
  • Stihl MSE 141 C-Q | 2017 – Current

Series 1209

  • Stihl MSE 170 C-BQ, 210 C-BQ | 2014 – Current

Series 1210

  • Stihl MSE 250 C-Q | 2015 – Current

Series 1252

  • Stihl MSA 120 | unknown
  • Stihl MSA 140 | unknown – Stihl MSA 140 review
  • Stihl MSA 160 | 2014 – Current
  • Stihl MSA 161 T |  2019 – Current
  • Stihl MSA 200 | 2020 – Current
  • Stihl MSA 220 | 2020 – Current

Stihl Production Years Made

stihl chainsaw production history

Stihl Chainsaw’s history is fascinating, and it’s fun to check out the look of all the old Stihl chainsaws.

Even better is the opportunity to see and feel one in real life and even start one up.

Stihl’s biggest chainsaws are another great subject to delve into!

Whether you were looking for the production years made for antique Stihl chainsaws or one of the more modern models, we hope you found the answer here.

We know you’ll also enjoy this post on what the C on Stihl chainsaws means!

Please feel free to leave us a note in the comment section if you have any further questions or comments. We’d love to hear from you.

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23 thoughts on “Stihl Chainsaw Production Years: Years Made For All Stihl Chainsaws”

  1. Had a Stihl dealership in Lincolnton, NC tell me that Stihl never made an 021 chainsaw. This was two gentleman in their service department. I told them they didn’t know about there own products and should study the history of Stihl chainsaws. I own one and know better.

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  2. I’m looking for fuel tank and carburetor parts for a 1969 saw. Where can vintage saw parts be found? It was dropped, and before that, it was the best chainsaw I ever used. It’s big, heavy, and sounds like a big dirt bike. I don’t have the make at this time, just looking where and how to get parts for the old beast.

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    • Tom, eBay is going to be your best bet for saw parts. Also, if you’re on Facebook, you might have some luck on their “marketplace” or better yet, joining a group page dedicated to buying and selling Stihl parts.

      Best of luck,
      Reggie

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  3. Did Stihl ever make a MS391 pro? with a decompression button? Or just the farm and ranch MS391? Ive never heard of a MS391pro but a guy has one for sale and is telling me its a pro because of the decompression button. Is this true or is he full of s***?

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  4. A friend found an electric Stihl model 606 in his yard. Anybody have info on this? Would be appreciated.

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      • Thanks Dan. I just read your email. I acquired my 011 AVT a few years ago after a friend of mine’s mother passed away and my wife was helping her clean out her house. She and her husband had no use for a chain saw so during the clean out she asked me if I wanted it (among other things). I already had a chain saw but it was running very poorly, if at all. The 011 AVT was not running at all after many years (decades) of non-use. I took it home and stared working on it. I found dry and broken fuel lines among other problems. The chain oiler also needed work. I finally got it fixed and found this little saw was a great little saw. It starts and runs very well every time I use it for pruning, small tree removal and cutting cord wood for my fireplace. I believe it will outlive me. Thanks for the info about the “AVT”.

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