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Welcome to the STIHL USA Blog

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Adventures with STIHL: Stories from the Field

One of the great things about working with STIHL is the stories we get from our fans.  They range from cute, to funny, to downright moving.  It is humbling to hear what part STIHL plays in the life of our customers and we share these stories with our employees here in Virginia Beach as a way of reminding ourselves why our jobs are important and why we love what we do so much.

We want to share these stories with our fans as well, so in addition to dedicating a space on our STIHL USA website, we are now featuring one or two of them each month right here on our blog and also on our Facebook page.

Our first Featured STIHL story comes from Bob:

Mom and Dad,

I'd like to express my sincere thanks, once again, for the STIHL "chaps" you got for me a few years ago to wear for protection while using my STIHL chain saw. Having them today most certainly prevented a very serious injury and possibly the loss of my leg.

As you can see in the pictures, the chain saw cut into, but not completely through, the protective chaps. What a blessing I had them, and that they worked!


We appreciate Bob sharing that story with us. Based on what I am seeing Bob's parents gave him the gift of life, and good on Bob for wearing them.

To all of you who use chain saws, please remember that they should only be used with the proper care, protective apparel and training as described in your instruction manual.   We want to keep our STIHL fans around a long time!

Read more viewer submissions at the STIHL Testimonials page. And if you’ve got a great story to share, please send it in and we just might feature it here and on our Facebook page one day!