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MS 461 R

Fuel efficient and low maintenance, now with a wrap-around handle (R).

MS 461 R
MS 461 R is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 33.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from awsome equipment I am a Professional sawyer in the service of the US Government, I love the dependability and Availability of the 461R. Never fails when needed
Date published: 2017-10-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well balanced and strong powerband I've always wanted a large displacement chainsaw and the time finally arrived to buy one. My friend bought the ms461 with wrap handle and I bought the ms661 with wrap handle. I've ran about a gallon of fuel through it so far and it's ran fantastic. I have cut both ash and oak to date. On large oak cuts even against the grain the 661 pulls like a boss. Fuel consumption is decent for a saw this size. Currently I'm running a 25" bar with a 3/8 chain which seems perfect for cutting the larger sized trees in this area. The fit and finish and ergonomics verse the comparable 395 husky is better on air cleaner servicing, fuel caps, trigger and basic control layout. I value attention to detail on design. I do wish stihl had a sock that went over the air cleaner that helped shed off larger sawdust chips as the Oem design clogs up quick. I would recommend this saw!
Date published: 2017-07-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from There's a Right Tool for Every Job and for trees over 8 foot diameter; this is the right tool. I have never had a chain saw make me feel like a kid again as an adult. I knew it would have plenty of power but I didn't think it would make me feel small again. It made me smile to feel small again if only for a little while.
Date published: 2017-03-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Saw! I run Sthils 36" "Light" bar on my 461R and couldn't imagine running anything else on the saw. No it has never bogged down because of it. Ive got 4 smaller Sthil saws and I enjoy reaching for an appropriately sized saw for what I'm cutting. I wish Sthil made "Light" bars for all their saws. They are AMAZING! My 461R came with the standard 36" bar and it felt real nose heavy. I swapped for Sthils "Light" bar (yes it cost more) and the saw feels lighter than my MS310! The extra money is worth every penny in my opinion.
Date published: 2017-03-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best all around saw This saw is easy to start, maintain, and use. Great power to weight ratio.
Date published: 2017-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just an awesome saw! Purchased the saw new in august with 28 bar". I have put through it's paces. The emerald ash borer decimated my trees. Long story short, saw hasn't missed a beat! 40 face on the fence right now! I love running this saw, and will add that it is less tiresome to run than my older MS 310. I can't wait to run the 20" bar on it. Erik
Date published: 2017-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The saw the pro loggers use the most here. I got this as I have to work some big trees and I needed a powerful saw. I have a 25" and 28" bar, it will take a 32". With the 28" it cuts through logs fast. This saw makes work get done.
Date published: 2017-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding saw This is a very reliable model and a beast of a chainsaw. I used almost every day, it's very easy to handle and has been easy on my body. Very easy to start and maintain, best of all it cuts through everything I throw at it with ease. This saw is probably overkill for the average user but a must for those who need a heavy duty reliable saw on a daily basis.
Date published: 2016-12-26
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