Stihl 015 L Chainsaw Specifications

Stihl 015 L Chainsaw Specifications

The Stihl 015 L Chainsaw is a reliable and efficient tool designed for light- to medium-duty cutting tasks. It was manufactured by Stihl Andreas Maschinenfabrik in Stuttgart, Germany, and was introduced with series or assembly number 1116.

This chainsaw features a compact and lightweight design, making it easy to handle and operate with just one person. Its powerful 1.8 DIN horsepower engine with an engine displacement of 32 cc (1.95 cu. in.) provides enough cutting power for various applications. The Stihl 015 L Chainsaw is equipped with a rigid handlebar system and automatic oil pump, which help improve its performance and reliability.

Additionally, its Walbro HDC 17 carburetor ensures smooth and efficient fuel delivery. In this article, we will take a closer look at the specifications and features of the Stihl 015 L chainsaw.

Stihl 015 Different Versions

  • Stihl 015: The original version of the chainsaw, introduced in 1971.
  • Stihl 015 AV: This version featured anti-vibration technology to reduce operator fatigue and improve comfort.
  • Stihl 015 L: This version was designed with a lightweight and compact design, making it ideal for one-handed operation and light-duty cutting tasks.
  • Stihl 015 AVE: This version combined the features of the 015 AV and 015 E, including anti-vibration technology and a lightweight design.
  • Stihl 015 AVQ: This version included a Quickstop feature, which enabled the chain to stop within seconds of releasing the throttle trigger or activating the chain brake.
  • Stihl 015 LQ: This version was similar to the 015 L, but included the Quickstop feature for improved safety.
  • Stihl 015 AVS: This version added a decompression valve to make starting the chainsaw easier.
  • Stihl 015 AVEQ: This version combined the features of the 015 AVE and 015 AVQ, including anti-vibration technology, a lightweight design, and the Quickstop feature.

Years First Introduced

  • Stihl 015: 1971
  • Stihl 015 AV: 1976
  • Stihl 015 L: 1977
  • Stihl 015 AVE: 1980
  • Stihl 015 AVQ: 1982
  • Stihl 015 LQ: 1982
  • Stihl 015 AVS: 1984
  • Stihl 015 AVEQ: 1987

It’s important to note that the production runs for each 015 version may have varied, and some versions may have been available in certain markets or regions around the world before or after their official introduction year.

Stihl 015 L chainsaw Specifications

Engine TypeTwo-stroke
Engine Displacement32 cm (1.95 cu. in.)
Power Output2.3 hp (1.7 kW)
Fuel Capacity0.35 US pt (0.17 L)
Oil Capacity0.19 US pt (0.09 L)
Chain Oil Capacity0.25 US pt (0.12 L)
Weight (without bar and chain)7.5 lbs (3.4 kg)
Bar Length Options12 inches (30 cm)
Chain Type3/8″ LP
Chain Pitch0.375 inches (9.52 mm)
Spark Plug TypeBosch WSR6F, NGK BPM7A, Champion CJ7Y
Idle Speed2,700 rpm
Max RPM (no load)12,500 rpm
Sound Pressure Level103 dB(A)
Vibration Level (front/rear handle)5.5 m/s² / 7.8 m/s²
Stihl 015 L chainsaw Specs

Note: These specifications are based on the Stihl 015 L chainsaw model, and may vary slightly depending on the year of manufacture or region of purchase.

Stihl 015 L Chainsaw Technical Data Specifications

ManufacturerStihl Andreas Maschinenfabrik Stuttgart, Germany
Bore38mm (1.52 in.)
Stroke28mm (1.12 in.)
Cylinder TypeAluminum with chrome plated bore
Crankshaft TypeForged
Series or assembly #1116
Carburetor TypeTillotson HS-60A or Walbro HDC 17 (year dependent)
Air Filter TypeFlocked, foam prefilter
Fuel/Oil Ratio40:1
Starter typeStihl automatic rewind
Ignition System TypeBreaker point magneto
Ignition Timing30° before TDC
Ignition Coil Air Gap0.010 inches (0.25 mm)
Flywheel Nut Torque25-30 Nm
Crankcase Bolt Torque12 Nm
Muffler Bolt Torque7 Nm
Clutch Drum Sprocket Nut Torque60 Nm
Spark Plug Gap0.020 inches (0.5 mm)
Fuel Pump Diaphragm MaterialNeoprene
Intake methodPiston ported
Manufacturer HP1.8 DIN @ 8,500 rpm
Carburetor Rebuild KitTillotson RK-21HS
Air filter systemFelt pad
Oil pumpAutomatic
Maximum engine RPM12,500
Idle RPM2,800
Ignition timing2.2mm (0.88 in.) before TDC
Breaker point settingNone
Flywheel/coil air gapPosition is fixed
Fuel oil ratio25:1
Recommended fuel octaneRegular
Mix oil specificationStihl two-cycle chain saw mix oil
Shortest guide bar25cm (10 in.)
Longest guide bar30cm (12 in.)
Stihl 015 L chainsaw Technical Specs

Note: The technical data is intended for professional users and may require specialized knowledge and tools to properly apply. Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions and safety guidelines when servicing your chainsaw.

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