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MS 461

A well-balanced, professional chainsaw that is fuel efficient and low maintenance.

MS 461
Rated 4.9 out of 5 by 27reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Stihl MS461 Should of bought this saw when it first came out. I bought it to feed my outdoor wood furnace. Trees on my property was just to big for the 032 and 028. I bought it with a 25 inch and 32 inch bar. It is a great saw for felling big oaks. Ive had the 32" bar buried with maybe an inch hanging out the other side with no loss of power. I would recommend this saw highly. It has about 10 cords worth of use so far. If it holds up like my 032 or 028 I will be a happy man. March 2, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ms461 Very good saw lots of power light the only saw I will ever need February 28, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great All Purpose Saw My "go to" saw for most work. More torque and power with a 25" bar and chain than the MS 441. This would be the perfect 5 star saw if it had the air filtration system and Mtronic features of the MS 441 January 31, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by solid chainsaw Good handling for a larger saw. Well built and does a number on most any tree. Puts out 6hp, lotta power and has no problem with the bigger bars but handles good with the average 20" er. January 30, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by A Workhorse I've been using Stihl saws and other products for over 30 years. First Stihl product was an 028 Super based on recommendation of Lee's Outdoor Power in New Haven Indiana. It still runs like new. 046 Magnum with 25 inch bar and full chisel chain has the horsepower to cut easily through dead hard ash. I'm looking forward to getting a new 461 to add not replace. I wish all saws had the screw caps. I always use ethanol free gas with Stihl Ultra Oil. It's great that any parts or service from friendly professionals are as close as the nearest independent Stihl dealer. Not at at any big box stores. January 8, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by stihl ms 461 lots of power good balance I bought a new ms 461 stihl chainsaw 6 weeks ago. it starts easy(with compression release) runs great, and no end to the power. I had the saw set up with a chisel chain. I looked at a husky 372, but I have always had stihl chainsaws with little or no issues. so I stuck with stihl, no regrets. a little pricey, but you get what you pay for, usually. I would recommend this saw to anybody looking for a powerful, great saw. I have been in the woods with other guys with no name saws and all they did was work on their saws instead of cutting wood. time is money too. December 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great saw The 461 is a great saw, and while there are bigger, faster, heavier saws, this one is a really nice balance of all the attributes I look for in a saw. It eats wood, doesn't easily bog, and chews right on through the wood. I like it and it's my Go-To saw when the wood starts getting big. I even bought the carrying case, as I always do, because it deserves that extra bit of care. December 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Only saw to own Years ago my dad bought an 046 brand new and still runs it today. I started out running an 038 magnum which dad ended up trading off for a new ms461 which is sitting in his house now for a year without a drop of gas ever put in it. I downgraded to using an 029 and sometimes got the pleasure of using dads 046 and i finally decided I'd buy a new ms461, which has been so far the best saw iv ever attacked a tree with. I decided on it because I thought dad 046 was a powerhouse. From the first drop of fuel Iv run thru my 461 to now I couldent be happier with it's power and cutting speed, it will work dads 046 backwards. I thought the power of the two saws were suppose to be the same but that couldent be much further from the truth, my 461 is a beast of a saw and I couldent be happier with it November 27, 2014