STIHL chainsaw chains and guide bars

All STIHL chainsaw chains and guide bars are developed and tested in-house. This means we can guarantee that the cutting attachment and powerhead are always perfectly tuned to each other – ensuring the best possible performance while you work.

A man wearing safety gear by a tree, with a STIHL MS 261 C-M petrol chainsaw with Light 04 guide bar in the foreground

STIHL chains and guide bars: the perfect combination 

When you’re working in the great outdoors, you need equipment that can handle the toughest challenge. That is why we have developed a whole range of chainsaw chains and guide bars to meet a wide variety of requirements. All of our products showcase outstanding technical innovation and high production quality, and when you pair a STIHL guide bar with a STIHL saw chain you will fully benefit from the specialist expertise that goes into what we do. 

STIHL saw chains: precision on delivery

For decades, chain has been produced at our factory in the Swiss town of Wil, using specialised machines that were developed in-house. This level of focus on the product makes all the difference, and today STIHL offers saw chains in every performance class and for every brand of chainsaw. You can be assured that STIHL saw chains deliver outstanding cutting performance and a long service life. What are some of thw features that contribute towards this? 

All of these features ensure that STIHL saw chains, in combination with guide bars developed by STIHL offer optimal cutting characteristics. STIHL saw chains can also be used with chainsaws from other manufacturers. 

STIHL product in focus: .325” Pro saw chains

A STIHL saw chain beside a tool on a workbench

Our innovative .325” Pro saw chains include all of the advanced features outlined above, as well as offering 20% improved cutting performance compared to previous .325" chains. This is acheived by reducing the size of the top plate saw kerf.

STIHL guide bars: light, robust, innovative.

The guide bar is responsible for the precise manoeuvring of the saw chain with minimal friction loss, and has to stand up to the toughest strains. STIHL offers perfect guide bars for every area of application, all developed and produced in-house. Decades of research, high-quality materials, innovative production processes and ultra-modern production facilities ensure STIHL quality in every guide bar, as do our electronic production checks and the final quality control stage. This is how every STIHL guide bar proves itself in the face of the challenges it faces every day at work. 

Rollomatic E, Rollomatic ES and Duromatic: STIHL guide bars for all applications 

STIHL guide bars can be divided into three basic types. Each is designed with different requirements and areas of application in mind, from all-rounder models to professional products. We have listed the key features of our guide bars below for you. 

Rollomatic E

  • Guide bar for universal use, in a range of designs 
    • Three metal plates welded together 
    • Middle plate extensively hollowed out for lightweight design with high stability
  • For applications ranging from use in cordless chainsaws to petrol chainsaws with an output of up to 3.5 kW 
  • Available in bar lengths of 25 cm to 63 cm 

Rollomatic ES

  • Sturdy solid body with fully replaceable bar nose; includes sprocket nose
  • For professional chainsaws with outputs of over 3.5 kW 
  • Available in bar lengths up to 150cm


  • Steel solid body 
  • Carbide plating on bar nose 
  • For use with chainsaws in the middle and high performance categories
A man sawing a tree using a STIHL MS 261 C-M petrol chainsaw with a Light 04  guide bar

STIHL product in focus: Light 04 guide bars

Our innovative STIHL Light 04 guide bars now make working in nature even safer and more enjoyable, with improved system weight, optimised manoeuvrability along the trunk and lower kickback with no compromise in stability. The slim version of the Light 04 guide bar is approved for use with MS 261 and MS 271 powerheads. This means that you can easily use existing powerheads with the newly developed bar. 

Summary: STIHL saw chains and guide bars 

  • All STIHL saw chains and guide bars are developed in-house by STIHL 
  • The STIHL saw chain range includes products to suit any application 
  • STIHL saw chains can also be used in chainsaws from other manufacturers 
  • STIHL guide bars can be divided into Rollomatic E, Rollomatic ES and Duromatic types 
  • STIHL has the perfect guide bar for every challenge

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