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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 88.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from 461 not like 460 This saw has a lot less power than 460. Our old 460 blows the doors off our new 461 in a race. Buy up as many old 460s as you can.
Date published: 2017-04-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great saw This saw cuts big fir with ease. It may be a bit to much for the occasional firewood cutter - but it sure is nice for big jobs.
Date published: 2017-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Stihl priduct Bought this saw equipped with a 25" bar and chain. Have fell and cut up 2 tress with it, a 24" red oak and a 44" cherry. Saw performed great, excellent handling.
Date published: 2017-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great all around saw!!! Well guys I reaserched constantly before buying a 461....a year ago I said heck with it, I need a big saw, so I bought it....I am here to tell you this saw ROCKS....I was passing on bigger wood because my biggest saw was a ms362 with a 20" bar....well this 461 with a 25" or 28" bar cannot be stopped.....I only cut hardwood, and it has never had a problem cutiting the hardest wood here in Indiana.....guys if you are debating on buying it, don't wait another second, life is to short....this saw will save you time, save your back, and make you more firewood and money.... eat saw I have ever used, and quite possibly the best saw Stihl is currently making!!!!!
Date published: 2017-03-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great expectations met I got this saw with a 25" B&C to take down some large dead ash and maple trees (30"+ DBH). This after taking down 29 smaller dead ash, maple and cherry trees with my MS271. I also milled the large ash with the MS461 with a 36" B&C and a Granberg MK III. No problem. This past Saturday I used my MS271 and the MS461 to clear 40+ snags, leaners, and blowdowns on 2 miles of rail trail in under five hours. Lots of bore cutting... There is a very noticeable difference in the capacity of the saws! If I'd brought enough sharp chains with me I'd have done it all with the MS461! (It was TOO COLD for field sharpening!)Great saw!
Date published: 2017-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent professional saw Our company owns many saws, in every size and power range, but the 461 is our go to saw. We put hundreds of hours on them and they always perform. We start them dozens of times a day for months on end. We run various bar lengths, but mainly a 20" bar with a .325 chain for building log homes. We perform every cut imaginable, and run the saw at very high RPM's. We also operate the saw upside down much of the time with no problems. This saw, and all Stihl products, will pay for themselves in no time.
Date published: 2017-02-26
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
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