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MS 462 C-M

Lightweight, professional chainsaw featuring the STIHL M-Tronic™ engine management system

MS 462 C-M
MS 462 C-M is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 15.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well done Traded my MS391 for this saw, very pleased. Started with the 025 and have owned the MS271. My MS462 is matched with my MS261, great combination.
Date published: 2019-07-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Oh...Yeah..... This saw is a beast. It will rip through red oak like it was pine. It has 20% of the Hp of my tractor. That's amazing. Already put allot of trees through this saw. Been bucking 42"-50" rounds lately. It never fails. Starts promptly. You might think it's heavy - but after the first 4-5 days....you won't notice. Wear a face shield - otherwise those 1/2" chips and shavings will get caught in your teeth as you grin felling those 100 footers. This animal will make you feel 20 years younger. And 30 pounds lighter. Your wife will start calling you 'tiger'. And your kids will start respecting you again. Get the saw.
Date published: 2019-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This saw rips I had a 044 time to replace so I bought the new MS 462 the saw is a Beast LOVE IT !
Date published: 2019-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love the power to weight ratio! I love this saw! I ordered it with a 20" ES Light bar and duro chain. I can't tell any difference in weight between the 462 and my old 039 with regular 20" ES bar. It has tons of power to cut right through anything I've tried so far. My only complaint that I have is with the duro chain. I have that chain on all my other saws and love it. On this saw I cut up a couple little dead branches that fell during a recent storm, I ran it for less than 5 minutes and 8 cuts. When I was installing the scabbard back on I noticed one of the cutters was broke off, I checked the rest of the chain and found 5 more broke. I might have hit the dirt once or twice, but I usually hold the small branches off the ground with my foot. Maybe the saw was not intended for that style of chain. Other than that, it's the best saw I've owned!
Date published: 2019-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fast light balanced beast Reluctant to buy a smaller saw I run a 661 magnum for everything starting to wear on me ! So I been reading and waiting and just purchased a 462 from local dealer with excellent staff and maintenance department Four Ways in New Castle Pennsylvania . Unbelievable speed and response in all medium and small wood and pulls 25 inch thru big oak fast and impressive will not pull through the big stuff like a 661 but I didn’t expect it to . But overall maybe my favorite saw I ever handled ! Would strongly recommend as all around saw for everything due to light weight and great speed power combo ! Balance is best I ever expierienced on a saw with a 25 lite on it ! A must try for all serious cutters
Date published: 2019-03-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good continuation of a legend I have always liked running the 044, 046 460, 461. I have been looking forward to this saw for years. I recently compared the 572xp and this 462. There were some pros and cons for each but in the end the 462 got my vote since its very different from the previous Stihl 70cc offerings. It has m-tronic, spring antivibe, air injection prefiltration, nice canister air filter, large muffler outlet, easy to maintain with great access once taking the top cover off, and is lightweight, which now that im' a little older is nice to have. Its about the same weight as my original 044 10mm saw. I can't comment on durability since i haven't had it long, but it starts easy, oils the bar great, and easy to maneuver, and rapid acceleration. Its an absolute beast with a 20" bar, almost cuts too fast, so i'm going to get a 25" light bar to balance it out. I do say it is a very loud saw (prob due to large muffler outlet). My few cons are the spark plug is different than previous and its very expensive and it doesn't seem to clear chips as well as previous due to slim clutch cover.. In the end, i know Stihl Chainsaws hold their value very well.
Date published: 2019-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Powerful light chainsaw Going from a 40 year old 031 Stihl to this new MS 462 C-M was like night and day. Power was just incredible and truly put a smile on my face from the time I made my first cut to the time I shut it down.Very controllable saw with a 25" bar and 33RS chain. This saw is great and I'm very happy to have researched it and purchased it from Middlefield Lawn and Garden. They had my saw ready to go in a short notice and the people are outstanding to work with.I've went through 10 tanks of gas so far and this saw is just a beast.
Date published: 2019-03-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Missed the mark So let me say this, the 34 mm stroke and 52 mm bore along with lightweight components give this saw the best acceleration I have ever seen in a chainsaw. It also is a similar weight as most your 60 cc chainsaws. This saw screams with a 20” bar in most conditions. However it does not have the low emd torque of a 461 that has a 36mm stroke and heavier components. So I dont see this as a great 70cc saw....sure itll cut faster than a 362 but not fast enough to make up the fuel burning difference. The 572xp has a 39mm stroke and 48 mm bore with heavier bearings...low end torque is better and this is noticed with any bar over 20 inches. Also the plastic casing is not as heavy duty as a 461 and side cover seems less durable as well. Im sorry Stihl but in all honesty you need to keep saw with more torque around the 14 pound. If I was going to go to a lumberjack contest Id take this saw...if Im going to use the saw in normal working conditions Id grab a 461 or 572. They should make an M Tronic 461 with a slightly longer stroke and slightly smaller bore and my decision of the best new gen saw might of been different. Overall this is not a bad saw I just cant reccommend it because there are better options out there in the price range.
Date published: 2019-03-14
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