STIHL Launches World’s First Lithium-Ion Powered Cut-off Machine

STIHL paves the way with yet another world’s first, the battery-powered TSA 230 STIHL Cutquik cut-off machine starts with ease and changes the game for the jobsite, delivering maneuverability and solid cutting performance in a lightweight, compact package. With zero-exhaust emissions, the TSA 230 enables indoor cutting in enclosed spaces and other jobsites where users are not permitted to use traditional gasoline-powered cut-off machines. Wet cutting is made easier with onboard water connection and control which suppresses dust.

“The groundbreaking lithium-ion-powered TSA 230 enables professionals to complete a variety of tasks with one lightweight (8.6 lbs.) machine. Quick startups, excellent balance, and portability make it easy to use.”

said Mike Poluka, STIHL Inc. product manager.

The cut-off machine is fueled by a low-maintenance, brushless, commercial-grade high torque electric motor, creating little noise. Low vibration and the lightweight design help reduce operator fatigue and increase maneuverability, while providing the power needed to get light hardscaping and construction jobs done.

An addition to the well-established family of STIHL battery-powered products, the TSA 230 joins a line of tools which utilize the advanced 36-volt lithium-ion battery system. This first of its kind tool eliminates the need for fuel, saving users money and minimizing required maintenance.

The breakthrough battery technology of the cut-off machine provides operators with up to 15 minutes of quality and high performance with no gradual drop in power. The re-charge rate is quick, especially with the optional Rapid Charger.

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