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Professional Saws

Professional Saws

When it comes to logging, farming, land clearing, tree service and big firewood cutting jobs, professionals trust the unique features that make STIHL the #1 selling brand of gasoline-powered handheld outdoor power equipment in America**. And at STIHL, we have a particular fondness for our professional category chainsaws. It’s where we built our reputation in the first place. To help you identify model features, look for these corresponding symbols: C = Comfort feature, E = Easy2Start™, Q = an additional chain braking system, R = wrap handle, and M = STIHL M-Tronic™.

Andreas Stihl developed the first electric chainsaw in 1926 and our first gasoline-powered saw in 1929. And not unlike the early automobiles of the Roaring 20’s, our chainsaws’ essential components – engine, bar and chain – remain familiar, though very much advanced, elements of our original chainsaw. Today, STIHL continues to put a high value on engineering and performance, we remain the only gasoline-powered chainsaw company that designs and manufactures its own guide bars and saw chain to ensure optimal performance in the field.

For a side-by-side comparison of all STIHL chainsaws, download our Chainsaw Comparison Chart.

** "Number one selling brand" is based on syndicated Irwin Broh Research as well as independent consumer research of 2009-2014 U.S. sales and market share data for the gasoline-powered handheld outdoor power equipment category combined sales to consumers and commercial landscapers. ©2015 STIHL

*The actual listed guide bar length can vary from the effective cutting length depending upon which power head it is installed.

 

Compare Model Displacement Engine Power Powerhead Weight Guide Bar Lengths* (Recommended Ranges)
MS 241 C-M 42.6 cc (2.6 cu. in.) 2.3 kW (3.1 bhp) 4.5 kg (9.9 Ibs.) 30 to 40 cm (12" to 16") STIHL ROLLOMATIC® E
MS 261 C-M 50.5 cc (3.08 cu. in.) 2.9 kW (3.9 bhp) 5.2 kg (11.6 lbs.) ROLLOMATIC® E
40 to 50cm (16" to 20")
MS 261 C-MQ 50.5 cc (3.08 cu. in.) 2.9 kW (3.9 bhp) 5.5 kg (12.13 lbs.) ROLLOMATIC® E
40 to 50cm (16" to 20")
MS 362 C-M 59.0 cc (3.6 cu. in.) 3.5 kW (4.69 bhp) 5.8 kg (12.8 lbs) 40 to 63 cm (16" to 25")
MS 362 C-MQ 59.0 cc (3.6 cu. in.) 3.5 kW (4.69 bhp) 5.9 kg (13.0 Ibs.) 40 to 63 cm (16" to 25")
MS 441 C-M MAGNUM® 70.7 cc (4.3 cu. in.) 4.2 kW (5.6 bhp) 6.6 kg (14.6 lbs.) 40 to 80 cm (16" to 32")
MS 441 C-MQ MAGNUM® 70.7 cc (4.3 cu.in.) 4.2 kW (5.6 bhp) 6.7 kg (14.8 lbs.) 40 to 80 cm (16" to 32")
MS 461 76.5 cc (4.7 cu. in.) 4.4 kW (5.9 bhp) 6.6 kg (14.6 lbs.) 40 to 80 cm (16" to 32")
MS 461 R 76.5 cc (4.7 cu. in.) 4.5 kW (6.0 bhp) 6.9 kg (15.2 lbs.) 40 to 80 cm (16" to 32")
MS 661 C-M 91.1 cc (5.56 cu. in.) 5.4 kW (7.2 bhp) 7.56 kg (16.67 lbs.) 40 to 80 cm (16" to 32")
MS 661 R C-M 91.1 cc (5.56 cu. in.) 5.4 kW (7.2 bhp) 7.66 kg (16.8 lbs.) 40 to 80 cm (16" to 32")
MS 880 MAGNUM® 121.6 cc (7.42 cu. in.) 6.4 kW (8.6 bhp) 10.1 kg (22.3 lbs.) 43 to 150 cm (17" to 59")
MS 880 R MAGNUM® 121.6 cc (7.42 cu. in.) 6.4 kW (8.6 bhp) 10.3 kg (22.7 lbs.) 43 to 150 cm (17" to 59")
MSE 250 C-Q -- 1.8 kW (15.0 amps) 4.2 kg (9.4 lbs.) 40 to 50 cm (16" to 20")