If you use power tools with a starter cord, it’s worth knowing that STIHL ErgoStart technology takes much of the work out of starting them.
STIHL ErgoStart is an innovative system that makes it possible to start STIHL power tools with a minimum of effort. This is thanks to an additional spring between the crankshaft and starter cord reel. You can identify which STIHL power tools feature ErgoStart by the “E” in the product designation.
While activating a standard starter cord system requires quick, jerky movements, if your power tools have STIHL ErgoStart you only need to smoothly and gently pull the starter cord – the ErgoStart system from STIHL does the rest.
A smooth pull with two fingers is all it takes. Compared with conventional ignition systems, STIHL ErgoStart not only means less physical strain, but also reduces by two-thirds the speed required to activate the starter cord.
A smooth pull on the starter cord primes the spring between the cord reel and crankshaft. The engine starts as soon as the stored spring force is greater than the engine compression, thereby preventing arm and hand strain caused by the engine compression.
The STIHL ErgoStart system can be retrofitted to chainsaws and other tools, with specific conversion kits for STIHL power tools available from dealers. If you have a defective STIHL ErgoStart system, want to buy spare parts, or have questions about repairs, you can of course contact your dealer.