Ordering Chainsaws from the USA

August 19th, 2013

I have to say I know very little about chainsaws, but I have learned a lot about how expensive some are in Australia compared to the USA and how difficult it is to purchase them from a USA store and have them shipped to  Australia. All of the major chainsaw brands such as Stihl and Husqvarna have licensing agreements with their distributors here in Australia. If you try to purchase a chainsaw from the USA you will be redirect you to an Australian distributor.

People have tried to get around this by purchasing the chainsaw themselves and having it shipped to someone in the US who can then forward it on to you in Australia. Unfortunately this is just not possible with chainsaws. Why? All retailers of chainsaws are asked by the manufacturer to test them prior to sale. This involves putting petrol (gas) in the tank. Although this is not an issue when chainsaws are sold within the USA since they are transported by ground or picked up in person, once an chainsaw tank has had petrol in it then it cannot be shipped by the air. This makes it illegal to ship a tested chainsaw to Australia. This is of course a very clever way of forcing Australians pay far more!

Fortunately my US partner has found a distributor of Stihl chainsaws who has agreed not to test the chainsaws before sale. Any new chainsaw purchased through Price USA will not have had any petrol put into the tank and so can be shipped to Australia. My US partner is able to get a discount from the retailer when purchasing multiple chainsaws and we pass this discount  on to you. The chainsaws are repacked by my US partner at no extra cost to you to reduce the shipping cost. Once all of this is take into account the total landed of cost can be hundreds of dollars cheaper than here in Australia. I should mention that my US partners can get any Stihl products, not just chainsaws.

If you are interested in ordering a chainsaw then just fill in my order page and I will send you a quote. PLEASE DO NOT ASK FOR A QUOTE HERE AS I CAN ONLY QUOTE YOU VIA MY ORDER FORM.

The shipping cost depends on the chainsaw and bar ordered, but assume around 20 to 30 lbs volumetric shipping weight (US120 – $175). The shipping within the USA cost is US$30 (this covers my US partner driving to the dealer and picking up it in person).

Edit.
I have added a couple of quick buys for the Stihl MS291 and Stihl MS391 since these seems to be the most popular. Not all models are worth ordering from the USA (it is model specific). You can get an idea of the US price for the other chainsaws from here. Don’t forget to take into consideration the exchange rate and the shipping costs.

Edit 2. May 2015

I should mention that my US partner can now ship chainsaws that have “trace” amounts of petrol in the tank as hazardous goods. This means that can ship other brand chainsaws, but given the weight and volume of most chainsaws it might not be worth doing so. Always estimate the likely cost of ordering from the USA and compare it to the price here in Australia as it is not always cheaper to order from the USA once you include the shipping cost into account.

Edit 3. August 2016

If you want a quote on a chainsaw please just fill in my order form. It helps me advise you better if you include what the chainsaw model you want costs here in Australia.

90 responses

  1. Carolina comments:

    Hi David

    Please fill in my order form and I will send you a quote.

  2. chad comments:

    Hi’ are you able to get any older model stihl Ms 660 magnums at all?

  3. Carolina comments:

    Hi Chad

    No 🙁

  4. Peter comments:

    Hi Carolina
    I’m intersted in purchasing a Stihl chainsaw, but am wondering about warranty etc
    What back up or support would be availble if any?
    Thanks

  5. Carolina comments:

    You in theory still have the USA warranty, but in practice because you can’t ship it back to the USA you just need to get it fixed here as though the chainsaw was out of warranty. You just need to decide if the saving is worth the lack of an effective warranty.

  6. Paul Bashford comments:

    Hey I am looking to get a quote on a Stihl MS 193T and MS 200t top handle chainsaw please.

    Cheers
    Paul

  7. Martin Mortow comments:

    Hi ,
    Can you give me a price on a stihl chain saw
    1 x 90 cc
    1x 120 cc
    Thanks
    Martin

  8. Carolina comments:

    Hi Martin

    You need to decide on what model you want before I can quote. Use the link in the post to check out the chainsaws available in the USA.

  9. Pat comments:

    Was wondering how much for a stihl ms 461 Magnum? Cheers

  10. Barry comments:

    Hello Carolina,
    Could you give me a price for Husqvarna 550XP delivered from the USA to Melbourne, please?
    In view of your comment regarding petrol in the tank is it possible to ship a Husqvarna without having fuel in the tank, please?
    Regards,
    Barry.

  11. Alan comments:

    Can you quote for husquvarna 560 xp with 20″ bar please?

  12. Lewis comments:

    Hello Carolina,
    Could you please quote me on a Husqvarna 555 chainsaw (it appears to be called the 556AT in Australia) with the 20″ bar option. Shipping to Sydney.
    Also, as per Barry’s question above re fuel please confirm if possible to ship Husqvarna.
    Regards,
    Lewis

  13. Carolina comments:

    Hi Lewis

    Please just fill in my order form and I will send you a quote. Please include the Australian price so I can advise you if it worth ordering or not (not all models are).

    Yes we can ship husquvarna chainsaws.

  14. Roy murphy comments:

    Hi Carolina I’m in Perth would like to put an order in for a chainsaw can you email me on how I do this
    Stihl chainsaw ms441 R C-M magnum

  15. Charlene comments:

    Hi, are you still getting stihl chainsaws from the USA? I’m interested in a quote for the MS211 please.

  16. Carolina comments:

    Please just fill in my order form and I will send you a quote.

  17. leo brear comments:

    please send price on 661 sthil if price is right I will by more for resale

  18. Carolina comments:

    Leo just fill in my order form and I will send you a quote. I can’t send you a quote any other way.

  19. Murray Yensch comments:

    Hi there. I would like to purchase a Stihl MS 362 chainsaw with a 25″ bar delivered to Queensland 4655 Australia. Many thanks Murray.

  20. Robert Hutchings comments:

    Hi Carolina, would you please give me a costing on a HUSQVARNA model 455 Ranger with an 18′ bar, including freight to Victoria. Australia. Thanks, Robert

  21. Carolina comments:

    Hi Robert

    I need you to fill in my order form with all the details before I can send you a quote. Please include the price here in Australia in A$ so I can advise you if it is worth ordering or not.

  22. Carolina comments:

    Hi Murray

    I need you to fill in my order form with all the details before I can send you a quote. Please include the price here in Australia in A$ so I can advise you if it is worth ordering or not.

  23. karmit arbel comments:

    we have the same problem of getting chainsaws in a good price in Israel. do you think we can use your partner to order a chainsaw that would be send to Israel instead of Australia?

  24. Nicholas comments:

    Hey, I was wondering on the price of a ms661 in Aussie dollars delivered to Western Australia.

    Thank you Nic

  25. Andrew last comments:

    Looking for a new ms 880 no bar just power head thanks

  26. shane hodge comments:

    ms 660 price 20 inch bar price in aus 2200

  27. Carolina comments:

    I would imagine so – it will be more expensive though as the rates my US partners are not as good for Israel as Australia.

  28. Carolina comments:

    Hi shane

    Just fill in my order form and I will send you a quote. Please include the A$ price when you do.

  29. Eric comments:

    Hi, 8
    I am after a price for a Stihl MS251 please delivered to Melbourne. Eric

  30. Carolina comments:

    Hi Eric – Just follow the instruction in the post above and I will send you a quote.

  31. Kenneth Nichols comments:

    Hi,im looking for the 6601 cm with 32″ bar with 3/8 skip chain for milling.Im in Adelaide ,what delivery time and cost.
    Ken

  32. Carolina comments:

    Hi Ken Just fill in my order form with the details and we will send you a quote. I can’t quote here, only if you fill in the order form.

  33. Paul comments:

    Could you please quote a stihl ms362 cm to Brisbane Australia.
    Post code 4165

    Regards, Paul

  34. Carolina comments:

    Hi Paul

    Just fill in my order form and I will send you a quote. I can’t give anyone a quote here.

  35. andrew comments:

    Hi

    Great service ! I am after a Stihl MS 251 18″ bar/chain to Melbourne. Look forward to hearing back

    Cheers

  36. Pro Cutter comments:

    Lots of good advice for Australian customers buying chainsaws.

  37. francis mahony comments:

    Last year I purchased a.Husqvarna 460 from Campbells and had it sent to New Zealand through my usa NZ post address. No problems and saved hundreds of dollars. Now I am having trouble with the company because they are unwilling to accept my Visa platinum a/c.

  38. Carolina comments:

    Francis we can help. Just fill in my order form and we will send you a quote.

  39. James comments:

    Hi Carolina, would you please give me a costing on a HUSQVARNA model 455 Ranger with an 18′ bar, including freight to Mt Gambier SA. Australia. Thanks, James

  40. Mahendra Singh comments:

    Hello Carolina,

    Is it possible for you to deliver Husqvarna rancher 460 20″ bar to blue mountains NSW, including shipping charges please?

    Regards,
    Mahendra

Leave a comment