Written on: 19/11/2011 by SupremeConstructor (2 reviews written)
This saw went above and beyond what it should have been subjected to. It has cut poles to 450mm dia, trees to 600 diam. Tree roots that defy description. Except for plugs & new bars (I have worn out at least a dozen chains) I have never had it serviced. Bought in 1989, it just started getting tempermental. Probably needs a carb kit. But it is tired in compression, so RIP little saw. 2011!!!! Overhead- wonderful Upsidedown- wonderful-,if it was full of gas I reckon it would run under water if... (read more)
Written on: 10/10/2011 by OrangeDogFarm
I have had my Stihl 021 with 15" bar since 1995 it has never had a dealer service only home clean up and new plug every couple of years. It gets used all year round on the farm. It has been used to lay 1000m of hedge, cuts all the fire wood for the farm and clears any fallen trees. I also have a larger saw with 18" bar, this is in the back of the workshop someplace and never gets used. Occasionally I get my big saw a 36" bar but only on trees of 18" and over! Well my little Stihl cut a... (read more)
Written on: 28/08/2010
I've had this saw for about 10 years now and whenever I used it I pushed it beyond its designed use to extremes sometimes. I clean it once a year and thats it. Never needed anything but one spark plug in all that time. I can honestly say that I chopped at least 20 power poles (old untreated ones) into 450mm pieces for firewood. If that does not show you how good it is nothing will as its not meant for this kind of work. Build quality is excellent, chain saw made in Canada and bar in... (read more)
Written on: 08/07/2009
I have had my Stihl 021 saw now for 16 years and it has been perfect. I get a kick out of the "Low End" comments of one of the previous owners mentioned. The 021 is manufactured to the same specs as their other models. It's a great machine. (read more)
Written on: 30/04/2009
Bought the Stihl 021 in 1998 for tree work; its been so reliable as the amount of work its done is incredible .The saw might be small but looked after correctly and sharpened ,you will be impressed. (read more)
Written on: 17/02/2009
I've had an 021 for 12 years. It's always run strong, started easily and has cut oak up to 20 inches in diameter. Of course it's designed for smaller trees but in a pinch it's cut everything I've needed. I use it mainly for climbing but it's cleared a few lots and has been a really good saw for storm cleanup. It's lightweight makes it an excellent saw when you need to climb a tree to cut limbs...pulling the saw up with a rope is effortless and it's small enough that you can manoeuvre... (read more)
Written on: 02/01/2009
My old Stihl 021 finally gave up the ghost. Before it did, I used it in clearing several acres of thick forest. I calculate I felled several hundred trees ranging from small Yupon up to 24" diameter oak. I cut most of the oak into Firewood and cut up the limbs for the burn pile. This chainsaw outlasted my Poulan and McCulloch by several times over and was not as tempermental.
There are some keys to remember about Stihl chainsaws; they are designed to work best with Stihl chains, bars... (read more)
Written on: 15/09/2008 by roadee1963
I think there is just a little more power needed on the Stihl 021 it cuts fine as long as the wood is not too big. Does great for the work it is intended to do. Just like any other piece of equipment you take care of it and it will take care of you.
Written on: 01/09/2008
This little saw does everything it is intended to and more. The Stihl 021 is great for trimming and small firewood cutting. It always starts and runs great. Take care of it and it will take care of you. (read more)
Written on: 27/05/2008
People buy the low-end Stihl's just to have the name brand, but the low-end models are not reliable OR well-built, compared to others. When I went to the Dealer for service, and they see it's a low-end "consumer" model, they just shrugged me off like when you have a Harley Sportster, and not a "real" Harley. (read more)
Written on: 18/04/2008
After the Stihl 021 chain saw I bought, I'd never buy another Stihl anything again after the way I've been treated.
Bought a chainsaw in 2005.
Used it sparingly for domestic use cutting a few branches for my log fires.
Wouldn't oil the chain.
Was told by service agents that a bearing had broken and this had hit the casing, cracking it, causing oil to flow out and not into lubricating the chain.
Cost as much to replace casing as buy new one.
I phoned Stihl, they said two year... (read more)
Written on: 29/12/2007
I have had the Stihl 021 chainsaw for 9 years, and it is still going strong! (read more)
Written on: 09/07/2006 by Ed2 (5 reviews written)
The chainsaw is perhaps 6 or so years old now, it has been serviced once, had minimal parts replaced (excluding wear and tear e.g. the chain or a nut etc.), and taken a fair amount of abuse. Whilst I have used it for heavier work and it managed, it is not intended for that. A good lightweight chainsaw. (read more)