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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 125.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product I have been very satisfied with the saw. It handles anything you throw at it.
Date published: 2018-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent power to weight I own two homes, one in town and the old family farm 60 miles away that has 60 acres (25 of them are woods). I wanted a saw powerful enough to handle the large Pecan and Oak trees on my farm, but light enough to use most of the day. That’s what led me to this saw with a 25 inch bar. This saw is a beast and doesn’t have any issues chewing it’s way through large timber with all 25 inches buried! If you have large timber and only want one saw, you just found it. I have a feeling that I will be picking up a smaller pro saw (like the MS 261 CM) to use on smaller jobs and limbs as I get tired at the 4 hour mark using this saw, but I think that’s respectable for an office worker. I also have my eye on a chainsaw mill and would like to get the MS 661 CM for that. Here’s the thing though, I’m in no hurry for either of these other saws as this MS 461 is a the perfect one saw does it all solution for me!
Date published: 2018-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Everything I want in a chanisaw I have already cut several cords of firewood with this saw from small limb wood to a 30" black oak that had fallen in a storm. After deciding it was time to trade in my 044 which I had used for 28 years, I was stuck deciding if I wanted to go w/ a smaller saw or this slightly bigger saw. I'm very happy I went w/ the new MS 461 as I can push it as hard as I want, knowing its built tough enough to handle it.
Date published: 2018-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ran a ms 361 for 13 years upgraded to a 461 wish I purchased one sooner I own many saws 025,026 ,ms361,2101xp husqvarna and by far I can get more cut with less fatigue with my 461 with a 28" bar would recommend to any one cutting wood larger than 24" consistently
Date published: 2018-01-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A REAL HANDFUL OF SAW!!! I have purchased other big box brands and decided 5yrs ago it was time for a REAL saw, I purchased a ms 271/18" bar, works excellent, needed longer bar so my dealer recommended an ms461, it came with a 20" bar I also purchased a 25" bar. First time out was a 28" hickory....wow, next up a 42" elm..again wow. The power of this saw commands your respect, not for the inexperienced user, im a big guy 275# and this saw has put me in my place more than once, and I love it,I use both saws weekly. As far as cold starting...1.Stihl oil, non-ethanol premium gas, 2. Full choke until it pops, then one click up and it will start every time. I heat with wood, burn 7-8 cord a year, I depend on my Stihl saws,
Date published: 2018-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great saw I have had an MS290 for about 8 years now for firewood and I just bought this for the bigger trees. The weight and balance is perfect with a 25 inch bar, but I got a 32 as well for the big stuff. The power is amazing, anti vibe works great. Decompression valve is nice for starting when the saw is hot. Elastostart works really well too especially when I don’t use the decompression valve.
Date published: 2018-01-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great power to weight saw. This saw fills its size perfectly.Great power, 20 to 32 inch bars and easy weight to handle.I put the wide cover and big spikes on mine with standard handle.
Date published: 2018-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cheap on as gas with loads of power This saw runs awesome, cuts smoothly and has loads of power. Cheap on gas a bonus too.
Date published: 2017-12-02
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