29 May 1998

Stihl puts damper on saw vibrations

VIBRATION levels of the new Stihl FS300 clearing saw are claimed to be 60% lower than those of its predecessor.

The saw, one of a range of 11 brushcutters introduced by the company, is intended to cater for the demands of the light to heavy duty maintenance work. Reduced vibration comes through the use of a system designed to dampen vibrations produced by the engine and cutting tool and prevent them being transmitted to the handles.

Power is supplied by a 30.8cc engine and features include an ElastoStart starter, which has rubber elements incorporated into the handle, to absorb jerk-back on starting. Price £499 (01276-20202).