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MS 461

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

MS 461
MS 461 is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 82.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great saw Needed more saw than my 290 had and bought a 461 for felling. I now have 10 gallons of fuel through the 461. With a 28 inch bar and a yellow chain the saw is an absolute beast. It's a big saw, it's a bit heavy but it does big heavy work with ease, I love it....
Date published: 2017-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Saw ! One of the best chainsaws made by Stihl ! Has plenty of power and torque. This is my go to saw
Date published: 2017-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One bad mamma jamma This saw is something to behold with power. I got this with the 32 in bar on it. I had a 72 in and over 70 foot tall Silver Maple that sustained a lot of storm damage and was always losing very large branches every wind storm. The quotes I was getting to remove and cut it up (I wanted to keep it for firewood) would have bought me two of these saws. Long story short, this saw is perfect for those extra large trees and everyday firewood cutting. You'll look at a big job and think it's going to take you forever, but with this saw it is over before you know it. Another plus, once coworkers know you have it, it starts to pay for itself with favors for helping them cut up trees that are too large for their saws.
Date published: 2017-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 460 magnum I bought a 460 magnum used, cut a hundred cord of wood never failed as far as I'm concerned best saw I ever had ,some body broke into my sheds stole all my stihl saws.i had three my wife bought me my first stihl 026 ive had one ever since until now I would recommend stihl to everybody, you want a good piece of equipment buy a stihl, but keep them hid
Date published: 2017-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very durable saw As a professional the ms 461 with a 25inch bar has done it's job day in and day out with very minor problems over the last 8 months I have used the saw it hasn't failed to impress on every job site cutting 48" hard wood trees with no problem. I am very happy with this product even with the high price of the saw it is worth the money
Date published: 2017-02-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The power to satisfy! I cut 12-16 cord a year to heat my home. I replaced a Stihl 361 with this saw, and I am impressed. The 361 was a great saw, had a lot of power for its size, but this 461 is the Paul Bunyan of the woods. It takes a very large log to even make this saw break a sweat or grunt, even with a 20" bar. This saw spits wood chips like a beaver on steroids chuggin' energy drinks. Easy to start, even without the decompression valve, which I never use. I thought is was a little thirsty on gas compared to the 361, but when I looked at how many more logs I can cut with a single tank of gas with the 461, I think it is just a s fuel efficient. Great all around saw.
Date published: 2017-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from STIHL Pride This saw is full of power but then again it's STIHL the only saws/brand I will ever buy period! Very easy to maintain clean and identify components I bought it with a 28 and just been very happy and satisfied I purchased this saw. Saw has very bogged down I even cut though a 46 inch locust log and still didn't hesitate at all , love this saw so full of power.
Date published: 2017-01-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice saw but a little heavy I bought this saw when I retired my ms 440. Saw is noticably heavier than my 440 but has better power. It cuts great with the 25" bar but cannot handle the 32" bar with a yellow chain. The chain just stops dead on the log so I switched to a skip chain and was able to finish the job but I'm still not impressed with the power on the big bar. I think this saw should max out at 28" bar length. All that aside I still love the saw but I need a bigger saw for extra large wood.
Date published: 2017-01-03
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