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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 110.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best saw in Stihl's lineup since the MS460 I've owned this saw for a little over two years, the first job I used in on, it paid for itself 3x over. I immediately installed a MaxFlow filter and a dual-port muffler, and adjusted the carb accordingly. Just replaced both crank bearings due to clutch side bearing failure, and replaced the piston while I was in there. Part of me feels that the bearing failure came prematurely, but this saw is my primary ground saw for felling big timber. I've hauled it 80'+ up into the tops of Pines, Firs, and Cedars with a 32"/36" bar and 36RSLF chain at least a few dozen times. So part of me feels it's earned the rights to the new parts. In the past, I would cringe a bit when looking at the price tags on Stihl products. However, the higher prices are directly reflected in the quality being (at least) a notch above. And what's a couple bucks if it's making you money and keeping the headaches away?
Date published: 2017-11-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Logging Saw Have 5 of these saws running everyday. Great power sectioning out logs we cannot put through chipper. Great Saw!
Date published: 2017-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Like a sprained ankle....nothing to play with Unbelievable power...novice use caution when using this product. Like a sprained ankle it's nothing to play around with.
Date published: 2017-10-31
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Chain Great saw but just cant seem to keep the chain tight might be me I guess starts good after leaving for a while Love the saw except as I say have to keep adjusting the chain
Date published: 2017-10-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Saw!!! Good on gas, powerfull, and dependable! I have been using a 50 cc saw to cut up pulp cords of oak. I have back issues and wanted a saw with significant power to operate a 25" or greater bar so I wouldn't have to bend over nearly as far or as frequently as with my smaller saw. Man, this baby has power and cuts through the 25 to 30 inch oak logs like it's butter. I have the 25 inch bar on it and I just love how it cuts. It starts like a charm too. Great saw.
Date published: 2017-10-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best saw for the money ! Stihl is a very good product! Starts with ease and I love the cut of this saw ! No problems with this saw!
Date published: 2017-10-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent power to weight ratio. Picked my MS461 saw today for a large tree project. This saw screams and cuts thru hard maple without hesitation. This is definitely a step up for me from my MS311, but I wish I had gotten this saw sooner. If you are thinking about buying this saw; stop thinking and go get it. You will not be disappointed!
Date published: 2017-10-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome saw Great power. This saw continues to amaze me with the power to weight. It's a sweet saw
Date published: 2017-09-20
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