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Rescue Saws

Rescue Saws

When STIHL set out to design a chainsaw specifically for fire and rescue personnel, they only had to look as far as their own backyard – the Virginia Beach Fire Department (VBFD) – for professional input. Highly respected throughout the country for their expertise in rescue work, the VBFD has been actively involved throughout the design of the specialized STIHL “Rescue” chainsaw. STIHL chainsaws with an (R) designation are equipped with a wrap-around handle.

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

Chainsaw Frequently Asked Questions

*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 461 R Rescue 76.5 cc (4.7 cu. in.) 4.5 kW (6.0 bhp) 7.0 kg (15.4 lbs.) 40 to 63 cm (16" to 25")* STIHL ROLLOMATIC® ES
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