STIHL ignition systems

A starter cord means that power tools can be physically demanding before you even start work. STIHL ignition systems are designed to support you. 

STIHL takes the effort out of starting your power tool

When working with petrol-powered tools, you can start to feel the strain before you even begin working. The jerky movements and associated load peaks when using a starter cord for ignition can negatively impact your wrists and shoulder joints – not least because in certain conditions, getting the engine started may not be straightforward. STIHL has developed innovative ignition systems that make it easier and more convenient to start work, and enable you to save your energy for the task at hand. 

STIHL ignition systems are designed to make your work easier

A manual fuel pump in your STIHL power tool can make starting the engine considerably easier. Innovation in STIHL ignition systems doesn’t end there; we have developed several starter systems to enhance our power tools. 

A STIHL MS 180 C-BE petrol chainsaw with ErgoStart on grass, being started up

STIHL ErgoStart

The innovative STIHL ErgoStart system minimises the physical effort that needs to be exerted on the starter cord. It does this by means of an additional spring between the crankshaft and the starter cord reel. With ErgoStart there is no need to pull quickly; you can use a gentle and smooth move.
Find out more about STIHL ErgoStart
A man in protective equipment holding a STIHL petrol chainsaw with ElastoStart and Light 04 guide bar

STIHL ElastoStart

The ElastoStart special shock absorber grip ensures a smooth start-up process with no need for jerky movements. This is thanks to an integrated damper that mitigates the load peaks from the starter cord, protecting your muscles and joints.
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Close-up of a STIHL MS 261 C-M petrol chainsaw with M-Tronic

STIHL M-Tronic

The innovative STIHL M-Tronic ignition system offers precise, electronic regulation of the ignition timing and fuel metering in all operating states, taking into account external conditions such as temperature, altitude and fuel quality.
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Benefits of STIHL ignition systems

STIHL ErgoStart STIHL ElastoStart STIHL M-Tronic
Makes manual starting easier  Convenient starting  Improved starting reliability thanks to electronic regulation
Very easy to retrofit Very easy to retrofit  Optimal engine performance at all times 
Start with 2/3 less effort  An inexpensive way to upgrade your STIHL power tool  Memory function 

Summary: STIHL ignition systems 

  • STIHL ignition systems make it easier to start power tools with starter cords 
  • There are a range of STIHL ignition systems to choose from

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