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Stihl Battery v Petrol Driven Power Tools


May 19, 2015

We Compare Stihl’s Battery Powered Range of Cordless Gardening Tools with their Recently Launched Petrol Powered KombiSystem.

Looking for a cordless garden power tool system but can’t decide between battery or petrol power? Power tool giants Stihl have upped the anti this season with a new extended range of their immensely popular Battery Powered Cordless Tools to rival the alternative petrol powered KombiSystem.

So which system best suits your needs? We’ve compared the two systems to help you make your mind up, so read on then make your decision!

One Battery Powers All!

The last couple of seasons have seen sales of Stihl’s battery powered range rocket in our Hamilton Brothers Depots. The concept of ‘one battery powers all’ has been a great hit with gardening enthusiasts and now, with the new extended range of attachments and the option to purchase online from our Stihl Shop we’re stocked up and ready to cope with an even greater demand!

Powered by a 36v Lithium-ion Battery the garden tools have the power of petrol with no noxious fumes! Other bonuses include no power source required (other than to charge the battery) and exceedingly quiet operation, which means you can carry on gardening with impunity even on a Sunday!

PROS of Stihl’s Cordless Battery Powered Range

  • Quiet operation
  • Cordless operation ensures flexibility
  • No maintenance or fuel costs after initial purchase
  • Choice of 3 chainsaws, 2 brushcutters, 2 telescopic pruners, 4 hedgetrimmers, 2 long reach hedge trimmers and a Viking battery powered mower, leaf blower and cut off saw


  • Initial expense of £247 + for battery and charger
  • Battery power life limitations only cover a running time of 40-120 minutes before a
    recharge is required

One Petrol Engine & 12 Attachments to Ease Your Workload

Looking for a reliable and powerful multisystem which can handle all kinds of gardening or commercial grounds maintenance jobs? Then the Petrol powered KombiSystem is the one for you. Whether you want to trim lawn edges, sweep open spaces, cut hedgerows or blow leaves, you can do it all with just one machine.

Currently, the KombiSystem boasts five engines ranging from the basic KM 56 RC-E engine with Ergo Start to the revolutionary 130 R Series professional high torque 4-MIX engine and 12 attachments to meet the needs of both professionals and hobbyists.

PROS of Stihl’s Kombi Power Tool System

  • Powerful output for large scale jobs
  • 5 engines ranging from of 1.1-1.9 HP
  • 12 attachments to perform various jobs
  • Attachments such as HT-KM Pole Pruners designed to suit professional foresters
  • Practical quick-release coupling lets you change the KombiTool in next to no time so you can get
    to work right away.


  • Less applicable for small home garden projects
  • Initial outlay of £255-£552+VAT for engine

Whether you opt for battery or petrol power there is no denying that cordless gardening tools are STIHL the best! And when you purchase from Hamilton Brothers, you can rest assured you are purchasing superior, quality products with full back-up service for extra peace of mind.

Find out more about STIHL’S fantastic range of Cordless Battery or Engine Powered Garden Tools now and contact your nearest Hamilton Brothers today! You can now purchase your Stihl products online & collect your purchase from your local Hamilton Brothers Store.

Bishopton Depot

Hamilton Brothers
Greenock Road

T: 0843 886 5930
F: 01505 862221


Tarbolton Depot

Hamilton Brothers
1 Montgomerie Street

T: 0843 886 6297
F: 01292 541978


Campbeltown Depot

Hamilton Brothers
Roading Garage
PA28 6LU

T: 01586 553031
F: 01586 552875

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