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MS 461 R

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

MS 461 R
Rated 5 out of 5 by 23reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by The only "professional" saw on the market. Logger here. I do it all. Falling, limbing, bucking, stumping, driving the equpiment.Lately we've been in smaller tracks without a cutting machine, so we've been dropping the trees by hand and skidding them out. The other side of the business I work for does mulching, clearing, dozing, things like that. When I work that side I'm required to drop the trees by hand because we don't have a cutting machine on site.So, I bought a MS 461 because I knew I would need a saw that I could put through the paces. Grew up on Huskies, but I always knew I wanted a Stihl professional saw. I was not disappointed.I could sing this saw's praises all day, or sum it up for you. In this business, you get what you pay for. If you reach a little farther and buy the best saw on the market, you're going to be running the best saw on the market. People are going to notice it too. Trust me when I say, this saw is worth every single penny.I'm running my with the 25" bar. I haven't run into anything I couldn't get through yet, though some of those bigger oaks take a little bit of creativity to drop. Still, this is Arkansas, not the northwest.Finally, I will say that I do grab my old Stihl 025 when I'm just limbing trees on the set or topping trees the Skidder has dragged up. The 461 is a big saw and it saves me some effort to pull out the little guy when I just need little stuff cut. I'm not saying this is a Con, just that you are buying a big saw. Keep a little one handy to save some energy.Stihl all the way! August 5, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Primary Saw Running strong with 32 inch guide; makes 42 inch black oak child's play. May 26, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love It! Absolutely love this saw. I got it with a 28" bar. Runs very good with it. I recently burned up a husqvarna and didn't like the options I had to get it fixed (Almost the price I paid for it new). I decided, with hours of YouTube video, and meeting my with local saw shops (gotta trust your mechanic), that the 461R was the saw for me. It's lighter, more powerful than my old saw. I will most likely be getting a 25" and a 32" bar in the future. I foresee a long life together with the saw. May 25, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very nice brute Saw. All the stihl saws I own now. This saw puts them all to shame. Love this saw with a 20" bar. February 6, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best saw since the MS 044 Recently our entire wildland firefighting organization switched over to MS 461s. This is a rock solid saw that faces long hard shifts and constantly performs day in day out. I own one myself for woodcutting and couldn't be happier. November 11, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by great saw. I cant say enough good things about this saw , hopefully stihl continues with this model as it is the last of a solid dead nuts reliable breed of saws , if your lookin for a good saw to pull a 28 - 32" bar this is the one October 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tons of power Best full size saw I've ever bought. Has a crazy amount of power. I have a 36" bar with skip chain & the saw cuts through hard wood like nothin! It's not too heavy, love the wrap handle, cleaning & servicing is easy, pretty fuel efficient too. October 15, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by I like the easy start feature and easy chain adjust I am really pleased with it's performance so far. Has good power doesn't bog down when cutting large trees .Runs in any weather cold or hot . July 12, 2015
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